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    Qualifications Applications Procedures

    Qualifications to Apply to CPMC

    Applicants will be considered for the CPMC Psychology Internship Training program who meet, at a minimum, the following requirements:

    1. Current enrollment in an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology.
    2. A minimum of 300 face-to-face direct clinical hours.
    3. Successful completion of comprehensive examinations (advanced to Doctoral candidacy).
    4. Documented approval of internship readiness by academic training director.
    Additionally, the applicant must demonstrate good writing skills as evidenced by the essays required for submission in their application packet. Finally, the strongest applicants to the program will be those who seek training in a primarily psychodynamically oriented program that also values the contribution of science based practices to delivery of services.

    Accreditation Status and Stipend

    The CPMC Psychology Internship Program is currently in the process of conducting and writing a self-study in hopes of APA accreditation for the 2014-2015 training year. This endeavor will be accompanied by changes to our program to include assessment and greater community involvement. Regardless of APA outcome, we are pleased to announce that interns will be provided with $20,000 - $25,000 stipends (exact amount TBD) for the 2014-2015 training year.

    Applying to CPMC

    CPMC will be participating in the APPIC match for the 2014-2015 academic year. We are not listed in the APPIC directory because CPMC is not currently a member of APPIC; however, we are participating in the match as a non-member, APPIC match code number 2262. Please consult with your graduate school’s placement office for updates on our accreditation.

    Internship applicants are required to use APPIC’s AAPI On-line service which allows applicants to complete a standardized internship application and submit their application electronically. Applicants must register for the APPIC Match using the online registration system at

    Application materials must be submitted via the AAPI On-line service and must include:

    • Completed AAPI (APPIC Application for Psychology Internship)--this application can be accessed through the Applicant Portal on the APPIC website. More specific details regarding the online AAPI can be found there.
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Three letters of reference including at least two from clinical supervisors who are familiar with your clinical work.
    • Official transcripts of all graduate work.
    • Cover letter (including a statement of preference for the track(s) offered, statement of interest, training goals, and future professional plans)
    • All application materials must be uploaded to the AAPI online by November 15, 2013 by midnight.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    It is the policy of the CPMC Psychology Internship Training Program to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This policy of the CPMC Psychology Internship Training Program relates to all phases of employment, including but not limited to, recruiting, selection, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, the use of all facilities, and participation in all intern training activities.

    Affirmative Action

    As part of the training program’s equal employment opportunity policy, The CPMC Psychology Internship Training Program will take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and executive orders to reach out to minority groups and persons with disabilities in their recruitment and selection process for psychology interns during each annual recruiting and interviewing cycle. The goal is to ensure that minority group individuals and qualified disabled persons are consistently being sought out and brought into our training program to create a diverse cohort each academic year.

    Adherence to APPIC Policy

    The CPMC Psychology Internship Training Program adheres to all APPIC policies regarding the intern application and selection process. At no time will any person within our training agency solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. Any internship positions that remain open after Phase I of the APPIC Match will be offered in phase II.

    Background Check

    CPMC Sutter Health conducts background checks on all new hire employees. All candidates for full-time and part-time assignments with CPMC must authorize a lawful background check as part of the application packet. An offer of employment is contingent upon verifying the accuracy of the information provided by the candidate and the background check results will determine his/her suitability for employment at CPMC.

    Selection Process

    Applications will be reviewed by the clinical faculty members and selected applicants will be contacted for an on-site interview in January 2014. Applicants will be notified of their interview status by December 13, 2013 through e-mail. As an APPIC member, we follow all APPIC policies and procedures regarding selection and notification.

    Contact Information:

    For more information please call the Outpatient Mental Heath Department at 415-600-3247.