Welcome to the NV-PIC website. We’re glad you’re here! According to the Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services Committee Brief (Nevada Research Division Legislative Counsel Bureau, 2021), more than 25% of adults in Nevada have a mental health disorder and in almost 5% of adults the disorder is so severe that it causes major impairments in daily living activities and the overall quality of life. According to the Health Resources and Services Administration, the state of Nevada is designated as a health-care professional shortage area. This includes nearly every type of health care professional. Although the number of providers has grown in recent years, it has not kept pace with increases in demand for care. Nevada’s health care workforce rankings, as compared to the nation, have not changed significantly over the past 20 years, and the number of health care providers per 100,000 population remains significantly below the national average. For example, according to the Health Workforce in Nevada: A Chartbook, the state would need an additional 728 psychologists to meet the nationwide average number of psychologists per 100,000 population. Even though the state has taken steps to improve mental health services in recent years, Mental Health America’s most recent analysis of Adult Data ranked Nevada as low for access to care (ranked 46 of 51) despite having a high mental illness prevalence rate (ranked 51 of 51).
The Nevada Psychology Internship Consortium (NV-PIC) represents the collaborative effort of training sites at two state agencies, within the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH), to share resources and faculty for the purpose of providing a diversified educational program for psychology interns. One of the reasons why the NV-PIC was developed is to increase the mental health workforce and ultimately help the public access mental health services. NV-PIC offers a one-year, full-time doctoral internship beginning and ending in August each year. The 4-digit general APPIC Program Code for NV-PIC is 2323. Training takes place at two training sites in or around Las Vegas and Carson City.
The consortium sites are:
Rural Clinics – Carson City (RCCC): The APPIC Program Code for RCCC is 2323-14. *
Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (SNAMHS): SNAMHS offers two internship tracks, a clinical-general track and a clinical-forensic track. The tracks are described further in the NV-PIC brochure (below) and on the SNAMHS page.
Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (SNAMHS) (Clinical-forensic track): 2323-15 (2 positions for 22-23)
* Please note: for the 2022-2023 year, Rural Clinics Carson City will be inactive. Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services will be the only site accepting applications. Please check back for updates and/or changes to this status, or email Dr. Slife at email@example.com.
SNAMHS is a state facility that serves vulnerable populations. Therefore, individuals working at SNAMHS must be fully vaccinated. There is a process for submitting religious or medical exemptions.
Per NAC 441A, this position has been identified as a position that must enter an institution for vulnerable populations. Department of Health and Human Services new hires, who must enter an institution for vulnerable populations within the normal scope of their employment who are not vaccinated for COVID-19 must receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine prior to the hire’s start date and must receive all necessary doses of the COVID-19 vaccine necessary to become fully vaccinated to maintain employment.
The consortium currently offers 3 full-time internship positions. Applicants may apply to as many sites within the consortium as they wish. Each consortium site has its own unique Match number, including a unique Match number for each track at SNAMHS, so applicants are able to rank sites or tracks according to their preference.
NV-PIC participates in APPIC’s online AAPI procedure. Please visit www.appic.org for more information about the process and to submit an online application. Applications for the 2021-2022 internship year are due by November 1, 2021. Applicants will be notified regarding their interview status on or before December 15. Please see the Application Procedures page for more information.
Questions regarding NV-PIC or the application and interview process may be directed to Dr. Emily Slife, NV-PIC’s Training Director [DPBHNVPIC@health.nv.gov, (702) 486-0711]. Site-specific information also can be directed to the Site Directors, whose contact information can be found on the NV-PIC Faculty page.
NV-PIC is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. NV-PIC has been accredited since May 18, 2017. Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
NV-PIC is a proud member of APPIC and participates in the APPIC match (#2323). 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. Member information through the APPIC online directory can be found here.