Indian Health Care Resource Center Pre-doctoral Psychology Internship
Indian Health Care Resource Center's (IHCRC) psychology internship program is conducted in partnership with the Northeastern Oklahoma Psychology Internship Program (NOPIP). NOPIP is a fully accredited American Psychological Association internship consortium comprised of several agencies committed to providing quality clinical training in the provision of basic psychological services. There are currently five placement sites available at NOPIP: IHCRC, Oklahoma Forensic Center, Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital, the University of Tulsa Counseling and Psychological Services Center, and Tulsa Center for Child Psychology.Our 2000-hour psychology internship emphasizes training interns to provide behavioral health services in an outpatient interdisciplinary medical facility while emphasizing cultural competency in providing service in the American Indian community. The program offers a general psychology internship with specialized experiences available in adult services, child, adolescent and family services, substance abuse services, and assessment. Adult Services
Interns have the opportunity to provide individual therapy to adults with a wide range of mental health issues. These may include acute issues, such as dealing with an immediate stressor, as well as more chronic, long lasting issues, such as posttraumatic stress disorders.Child, Adolescent, and Family Services
Interns gain experience in provision of individual therapy to children and adolescents presenting with internalizing disorders (e.g. generalized anxiety, posttraumatic stress, and depressive disorders), externalizing disorders (e.g. attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and oppositional defiant disorder), developmental disorders (e.g. autism spectrum disorders), and chronic health issues. Group therapy is also provided, and may include topics such as anger management, depression and parenting.Addiction Treatment Services
During the internship year, interns may gain experience substance abuse treatment through conducting evaluations, providing individual therapy and/or co-facilitating a substance abuse group.Assessment
Psychological assessment experiences are offered throughout the internship year. Interns work closely under the direction of a supervising psychologist, learning new assessment measures, observing experienced providers administering measures, being observed administering measures, and ultimately conducting assessments and writing reports more independently. Interns gain assessment experience with children, adolescents, and adults. Common reasons for assessment referrals include the following: academic/achievement, cognitive, developmental disabilities, attention, memory, and court ordered psychological evaluations.Supervision
Throughout the internship year, interns will be provided a minimum of two hours of individual supervision each week. Initially, interns participate in a period of orientation, observation and supervision during which interns works more closely with their supervising psychologists. The interns gradually take increasingly independent roles in clinical services. Supervision is structured to change in focus according to the needs and abilities of an individual intern throughout the year. By the end of the internship year interns are expected to function as relatively independent clinicians, albeit with continued supervision.NOPIP Program Description and Application:
For a complete NOPIP program description and application information, please go to the NOPIP website at NOPIP.