The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler Psychology Internship Program began its first training cohort in July 2015, after participating in the Lone Star Psychology Internship Consortium for two years. In October 2016 the program was APA accredited, with full accreditation awarded October 28, 2018.
To reach the APA with any questions or concerns, please contact:
The American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
Dr. Jacqueline Remondet Wall, Director
750 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20002-4242
Internship Program Admissions
Date Program Tables are updated: 08/23/2021
Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:
Interns are selected based on a number of factors. Preferred are: a self-described interest in working in an integrated behavioral health setting, a desire to work with rural populations and the underserved, an interest in working in an academic health center, and strong essays and letters of recommendation. Other preferred factors include a doctoral program with APA accreditation and a clinical psychology and/or health or medical psychology program emphasis. Also important are applicant characteristics that lend diversity, fresh outlook, or unique skill(s) to the cohort. Completion of the dissertation proposal is required. The number of hours of experience in testing and psychotherapy, while important, are less so than the above elements.
Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:
|Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours||N||Amount: 400 (preferred)|
|Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours||N||Amount: 50 (preferred)|
Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
Applicants must be able to use a computer and cell phone and drive a vehicle to state hospital rotations.
Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*
|Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns||$30,000.00|
|Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns||n/a|
|Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?||Yes|
|If access to medical insurance is provided:|
|Trainee contribution to cost required?||No|
|Coverage of family member(s) available?||Yes|
|Coverage of legally married partner available?||Yes|
|Coverage of domestic partner available?||No|
|Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)||96|
|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 (please describe):
Teacher’s retirement system, life insurance, vision, and dental insurance, at intern’s expense. Lunch provided at Grand Rounds presentations. Interns gain one year of Texas State service.
*Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table.
Initial Post-Internship Positions
(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)
|Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts||24|
|Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree||0|
|Community mental health center||0||1|
|Federally qualified health center||2||1|
|Independent primary care facility/clinic||0||0|
|University counseling center||0||0|
|Veterans Affairs medical center||1||0|
|Military health center||0||0|
|Academic health center||6||3|
|Other medical center or hospital||1||3|
|Community college or other teaching setting||0|
|Independent research institution||0||0|
|Independent practice setting||2||1|
|Not currently employed||0||0|
|Changed to another field||0||0|
Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time. For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.