Program Structure, Aim, and Philosophy

Program Structure

The Consortium offers one-year, full-time doctoral internships beginning and ending in August. The start date for the 2020-2021 cohort is August 3, 2020.

NV-PIC provides a range of clinical and didactic experiences that represents the necessary depth and breadth required for future professional practice within psychology. Interns have a primary placement at one of three sites, with the possibility of receiving additional training experiences with faculty from other sites within the consortium.

Program Aim

The aim of the Nevada Psychology Internship Consortium (NV-PIC) is to prepare and retain high quality and culturally competent psychologists to provide integrated public behavioral health care for the people of Nevada.

Program Philosophy

NV-PIC trains clinical psychologists who are effective consumers of research and who utilize scholarly inquiry to inform their practice. NV-PIC offers generalist training, with the opportunity for specialized training that varies across training sites. More information about each training site and the resources and opportunities offered by each is provided under Site Descriptions.

Focus on Diversity

Nevada is a highly diverse state with a large population of underserved individuals. NV-PIC is committed to promoting diversity in its training program, which includes an investment and commitment to recruiting and retaining staff at all NV-PIC sites who represent culturally and individually diverse backgrounds. NV-PIC also is committed to recruiting and retaining interns who represent culturally and individually diverse backgrounds. Diversity is a core emphasis of the training curriculum, and it is woven into every component of the internship, which creates a supportive learning and employment environment for our interns and staff. Individuals interested in applying for staff positions within NV-PIC's training sites may see the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) Employment Information website for information about openings.