Important Covid-19 Updates

Applicants’ Required Hours: Minimum training hours have been reduced to reflect challenges graduate students may have had in clinical placements following COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions:  Assessment Hours have been reduced from 100 to 90 hours, and Intervention Hours have been reduced from 350 to 300 hours. Please detail in your cover letter potential barrier to obtaining required hours if your hours are fewer than the required hours.

Professional Conduct:  In the APPI, there is currently a question inquiring about convictions for anything other than a minor traffic incident. Please provide details regarding a “yes” response, so that appropriate consideration may be provided if this was endorsed  due to peaceful protests related to Black Lives Matter movement.

Didactics: Internship wide didactics have been delivered via zoom since March 2020 and will continue in this format in keeping with the School of Medicine policies regarding safety consideration regarding COVID-19.

Clinical Service Delivery: Interns follow COVID-19 safety precautions mandated by the Department of Family Medicine and the School of Medicine. As such, clinical service delivery is a hybrid of in person and telehealth delivery.

Intern Status: Interns are regarded as “essential employees” and follow all clinical service delivery and safety precautions mandated through the Department of Family Medicine and in keeping with Occupational Health https://research.cuanschutz.edu/ehs/home/divisions/occupational-health

Interviews in January 2021:  All interviews will be conducted via zoom. Each major rotation will select 2 or 3 of the following dates: January 12, 15, and/or 22, 2021.

 


HOW TO APPLY 

The University of Colorado School of Medicine Internship in Clinical Psychology Program is accredited by the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association and participates in the APPIC Internship Matching Program.  Applicants must complete the APPIC on-line APPI. ​This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / Email:  apaaccred@apa.org
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

 
Applications for consideration must consist of the following in order to be reviewed. 

  1. A completed on-line APPI
  2. Cover Letter (part of on-line APPI) designating your major rotation preference with number (see listing below)
  3. Curriculum Vitae (part of on-line APPI)
  4. Three letters of recommendation, two of which must be from persons who have directly supervised your clinical work.  Supervisors must have provided supervision by regularly and consistently meeting with you in person.  Letters from supervisors who have provided electronic or other “distance” supervision are not acceptable.
  5. JFK applicants must include one complete psychological testing report.  Please delete all identifying information from the report. (uploaded to the APPI as supplemental materials)
     

It is the candidate's responsibility to see that all application materials are completed by November 1, 2020.  

Any questions can be directed to the Director of Training at audrey.blakeleysmith@cuanschutz.edu.

All interns must pass a background investigation as a condition of employment with UC SOM.

In addition, we abide by Children’s Hospital policy related to drug screening for JFK Interns. Interns must complete a 10-panel drug screen (i.e., Barbiturates, Cocaine, MDA, Methaqualone, Propoxyphene, Amphetamines, Benzodiazepines, Methadone, Opiates, Marijuana).The company that completes the drug screen is responsible for documenting if the drug screen is a pass or fail. A non-employee’s refusal to consent to a drug screening will result in the immediate discontinuation of the assignment. Non-employees who test positive for drugs that are illegal under any federal, state or local law are subject to termination of the assignment and are not eligible to perform work at Children’s Hospital Colorado for a 12-month period following a positive drug screening.

Rotation Numbers

Contact:

Audrey Blakeley-Smith, PhD
Training Director
audrey.blakeleysmith@cuanschutz.edu