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APPIC APPLICATION OF PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP (AAPI)

Adapted for use by: The Menninger Clinic Postdoctoral Fellowship
Application Date:      
SECTION 1: BACKGROUND AND EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION
A. BACKGROUND


  1. Name:      



  1. Home Address:

Street Address:      

City, State, Zip code:      




  1. Phone (Cell):      



  1. E-Mail:      



  1. What is your country of citizenship?

U.S.

Canada

Other (Specify)      


  1. Non-citizen visa status:      



  1. Is this visa current and valid?      



  1. Does this visa permit you to work?      

(If you are applying to another country; you may need to begin the process of researching these issues now.)


    1. EDUCATION


Current Academic Work



  1. What was the name of your graduate program? This will likely be the same as or similar to the subfield of your degree (see the next question) but it could be different (e.g. Clinical, School, etc.)

     


  1. What is the designated subfield of your doctorate in Psychology? (Only choose one)




Clinical (adult track)

Clinical (child track)

Clinical (general)

Counseling

Developmental

Educational

Health

Neuropsychology

School

Respecialization Program

Combined (Specify:      )

Other (Specify:      )






  1. What is your primary theoretical orientation? (only choose one)

Behavioral

Biological

Cognitive Behavioral

Eclectic

Humanistic / Existential

Integrative

Interpersonal

Psychodynamic / Analytic

Systems

Other (Specify:     )





  1. What degree did you obtain? (only choose one)

Ph.D.

Psy.D.

Ed.D.

Ph.D./J.D.

Certificate / Respecialization (Specify:      )

Other (Specify:      )




  1. Name of Training Director:      




  1. Training Director E-mail:      



  1. What was the status of your doctoral training program when you were in training? (put an “X” next to all that apply)

APA-Accredited

APA-Accredited, on probation

Not Accredited

CPA-Accredited

CPA-Accredited, on probation





  1. What was your Department’s Training Model (ask your Training Director if unsure):

Clinical Scientist

Scientist-Practitioner

Practitioner-Scholar

Practitioner



Other – (Specify e.g. Developmental, Specialty, Local Clinical Scientist)


  1. When did you complete (or do you expect to complete) your doctoral coursework, including dissertation and internship hours (if applicable)?


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  1. Please list names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of individuals who will be forwarding letters of recommendation: (only 3 required)




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SECTION 2: ESSAYS
Instructions: Please answer each question in 500 words or less.


  1. Please provide an autobiographical statement. (There is no “correct” format for this question. Answer this question as if someone had asked you; “tell me something about yourself.” It is an opportunity for you to provide the internship site with some information about yourself. It is entirely up to you to decide what information you wish to provide along with the format in which to present it.


     


  1. Please describe your theoretical orientation and how this influences your approach to case conceptualization and intervention. You may use de-identified case material to illustrate your points if you choose.


     
SECTION 3: DOCTORAL PRACTICUM & INTERNSHIP DOCUMENTATION


  1. INTERVENTION EXPERIENCE – How much experience do you have with different types of psychological interventions? Please check the patient contact you have had in each of the following areas:




  1. Individual Therapy

  1. Older Adults (65+):      

  2. Adults (18-65):      

  3. Adolescents (13-17):      

  4. School-Age (6-12):      

  5. Pre-School Age (3-5):      

  6. Infants/Toddlers (0-2):      




  1. Group Therapy

  1. Adults:      

  2. Adolescents (13-17):      

  3. Children (12 and under):      




  1. Family Therapy:      




  1. Couples Therapy:      



  1. INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PRACTICUM AND WORK EXPERIENCE




    1. TREATMENT SETTINGS –Please check the settings in which you have worked.


Child guidance Clinic:      

Community Mental Health Center:      

Department Clinic (psychology clinic run by a department or school):      

Forensic/Justice setting (e.g., jail, prison):      

Inpatient Hospital:      

Military:      

Outpatient Medical/Psychiatric:      

Clinic & Hospital:      

University Counseling Center/Student Mental Health Center:      

Schools:      

Other (Specify):      

Total Hours in all Treatment Settings:      




    1. What type of groups have you led or co-led? Please describe.      



    1. In which languages other than English (including American Sign Language), are you FLUENT enough to conduct therapy?      


SECTION 4: TEST ADMINISTRATION
What is your experience with the following instruments? Please indicate all instruments used by you in your assessment experience, excluding practice administrations to fellow students. You may include any experience you have had with these instruments such as work, research, practicum, etc., other than practice administrations. Please indicate the number of tests that you administered and scored in the first column and of these, please indicate in the second column, the number of reports that include an interpretation of this test. Please designate your experiences of the instruments listed below, without changing the sequence in which they are listed. Then, you may add as many additional lines (under “Other Tests”) as needed for any other test that you have administered.


  1. ADULT TESTS




Name of Test

# Administered and Scored

# of Reports Written

Bender Gestalt

     

     

Millon Clinical Multi-Axial Inv. III (MCMI)

     

     

MMPI-II

     

     

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

     

     

Personality Assessment Inventory

     

     

Projective Sentences (includes Rotter Sentence Completion and other Sentence Completion Test)

     

     

Projective Drawings (includes Draw-a-Person Test and Kinetic Family Drawing Test)

     

     

Rorschach (scoring system:      )

     

     

Self-report measures of symptoms / disorders

(e.g., Beck Depression Inventory)



     

     

Strong Interest Inventory

     

     

Structured Diagnostic Interviews (e.g., SADS, DIS)

     

     

TAT

     

     

Trail Making Test A & B

     

     

WAIS-III

     

     

Wechsler Memory Scale III

     

     

Other Tests: (list below)







     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     




  1. CHILD AND ADOLESCENT TESTS




Name of Test

# Administered and Scored

# of Reports Written

Connors Scales (ADD assessment)

     

     

Diagnostic Interviews (e.g., DISC, Kiddie-SADS)

     

     

MMPI-A

     

     

Parent Report Measures (e.g., Child Behavior Checklist)

     

     

Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test

     

     

Rorschach (scoring system:      )

     

     

Self report measures of symptoms / disorders

(e.g., Children’s Depression Inventory)



     

     

WISC-III

     

     

WPPSI-R

     

     

WRAT

     

     

Other Tests: (list below)







     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     




  1. INTEGRATED REPORT WRITING


How many supervised integrated psychological reports have you written for each of the following populations? An integrated report includes a history, an interview, and as least two tests from one or more of the following categories: personality assessments (objective and/or projective), intellectual assessment, cognitive assessment, and/or neuropsychological assessment. These are synthesized into a comprehensive report providing an overall picture of the patient/ client.

    1. Adults:      

    2. Children/Adolescents:      


SECTION 5: PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
Please answer ALL of the following questions with “YES or “NO”: (If yes, please elaborate)


  1. Has disciplinary action, in writing, of any sort ever been taken against you by a supervisor, educational or training institution, health care institution, professional association, or licensing/certification board?


     


  1. Are there any complaints currently pending against you before any of the above bodies?


     


  1. Has there ever been a decision in a civil suit rendered against you relative to your professional work, or in any such action pending?


     


  1. Have you ever been suspended, terminated or asked to resign by a graduate or internship training program, practicum site or employer?


     


  1. Have you ever, in your lifetime, been convicted of an offense against the law other than a minor traffic violation?


     


  1. Have you ever, in your lifetime, been convicted of a felony?


     
SECTION 6: APPLICATION VERTIFICATION
I certify that all of the information submitted by me in this application is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that any significant misstatement in, or omission from, this application may be cause for denial of selection as a fellow or dismissal from a fellowship position. I authorize the training site to consult with persons and institutions with which I have been associated who may have information bearing on my professional competence, character and ethical qualifications now or in the future. I release from liability all fellowship staff for acts performed in good faith and without malice in connection with evaluating my application and my credentials and qualifications. I also release from liability all individuals and organizations who provide information to the fellowship site in good faith and without malice concerning my professional competence, ethics, character and other qualifications now or in the future. I authorize the fellowship site to consult with APPIC should the need arise.
If I am accepted and become a fellow, I expressly agree to comply full with the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) policies, the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct and the General Guidelines for Providers of Psychological Services of the American Psychological Association, and with the standards of the Canadian Psychological Association which are applicable. I also agree to comply with all applicable state, provincial and federal laws, all of the Rules and Code of Conduct of the state or Provincial Licensing Board of Psychology and the rules of the institution in which I am a fellow.
I understand and agree that, as an applicant for the psychology fellowship program, I have the burden of producing adequate information for proper evaluation of my professional competence, character, ethics and other qualifications and for resolving any doubts about such qualifications.

Applicant’s Signature: ____________________________________________
Date:      





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