Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Application 

To apply, submit the APPIC Application for Psychological Internship with graduate transcripts by December of the current year. Section B of the Authorization for Security Background and Sanction Check Form will need to be completed ONLY if you are invited for an interview. It does NOT need to be submitted with the AAPI. 

Internship Program Admissions 

The Clinical Psychology Internship is a generalist program with opportunities for emphasis in one of three different clinical domains: Psychodynamic, Forensic, and Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. Thus, in order to be a good fit for this internship, an applicant should have a primary interest in developing a strong, general foundation for Clinical and/or Counseling Psychology. Secondarily, a strong candidate for the Internship should have a specific interest in one or more of the clinical domains represented by our tracks. Please see the general applicant requirements stated below.

Program Admissions

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? No
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours No Requirement
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours No Requirement
Enrollment in an APA- or CPA-accredited Program Required
Dissertation Proposal Completed by Start of Internship Required
Experience with Both Child/Adult Populations Preferred  but not Required

Date Program Tables are updated: 8/15/2018

Interview Policy

An in-person interview is encouraged, but not required. We do not conduct phone interviewsWe are pleased to have you visit with us or correspond by e-mail. Please be advised that if you are asked to come for an interview, we will ask you to either supply us with a photograph or we will take one of you on the day of the interview. The photograph will only be used to help faculty accurately recall each applicant and are in no way used for decision-making or evaluation.

Each student is appointed as an Intern in Clinical Psychology by the Department of Psychiatry. The appointment is for the 12-month training period from July l to June 30.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-Time Interns: $25,000

Program Provides Access to Medical Insurance for Intern Yes
Trainee Contribution to Cost Required No
Coverage of Family Member Available (Purchased) Yes
Coverage of Legally Married Partner Available (Purchased) Yes
Coverage of Domestic Partner Available with Declaration of Informal Marriage Documentation (Purchased) Yes
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (Vacation and Personal Days) 120
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 96
In the Event of Medical Conditions and/or Family Needs that Require Extended Leave, Does the Program Allow Reasonable Unpaid Leave to Interns/Residents in Excess of Personal Time Off and Sick Leave? Yes
Other Benefits: Paid Malpractice Insurance (Interns Must Be a Student Affiliate of the American Psychological Association) Yes
Other Benefits: Hours of Administrative Leave (for Graduation, Post Doc Interviews, Dissertation Defense and Conferences) Up to 40

Date Program Tables are updated: 8/15/2018

As noted earlier, intensive supervision is an important element of this program. In addition to being assigned supervisors for each clinical assignment, Interns have a preceptor whose duty it is to help maintain the student’s orderly progression through the training year.

Interns are also asked to evaluate the program and do so at the end of the year. Additionally, they rotate to attend meetings of the Psychology Internship Training Committee, a body which meets monthly to review and discuss training issues. Hence, there is ample opportunity for student input to the program throughout the training year.

At the beginning of each rotation, each intern and preceptor develop specific training goals for the first few months and for the year. Every three months, after input from the training faculty and their preceptees, preceptors develop a detailed evaluation of the resident, reviewing performance along a number of key dimensions and make suggestions for pertinent learning experiences. The final evaluation is submitted to the trainee’s graduate department.

A trainee’s year at the UT Health San Antonio is very busy. Work activities typically extend beyond 40 hours, with a 45- to 55-hour week being the more common experience. The work consists of demanding clinical assignments, which provide the interns with a genuinely gratifying opportunity for professional growth.

We arrange for twelve (12) days of vacation during the year and expect that interns will split vacation days between rotations. In addition, we may allow five (5) administrative days for conference attendance, etc.

If invited for an interview
, applicants for our internship program must clear a screening process to ensure that they are not listed by a federal agency as excluded, suspended, or otherwise ineligible for participation in federal programs. UT Health San Antonio will perform the screening at no cost to interns. A drug screen and/or immunizations may be required by a training site. Since many of our sites are not located within UT Health San Antonio, reliable transportation is essential.

Initial Placement Data

Initial Post-Internship Positions 2014-2017
Total # of interns who were in the last 3 cohorts (2014-2017) 32
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 2
PD=Post-doctoral residency position; EP=Employed Position PD EP
Community Mental Health Center 4 n/a
Federally Qualified Health Center n/a n/a
Independent Primary Care Facility/Clinic n/a n/a
University Counseling Center n/a 1
Veterans Affairs Medical Center 5 n/a
Military Health Center n/a n/a
Academic Health Center n/a n/a
Other Medical Center or Hospital 3 n/a
Psychiatric Hospital n/a n/a
Academic University/Department 5 1
Community College or Other Teaching Setting n/a n/a
Independent Research Institution n/a n/a
Correctional Facility 3 2
School District/System n/a n/a
Independent Practice Setting 6 n/a
Not Currently Employed n/a n/a
Change to Another Field n/a n/a
Other n/a n/a
Unknown n/a n/a

Date Program Tables are updated: 8/15/2018