The Central Arkansas Psychology Internship Consortium (CAPIC) is a joint program between three cooperating organizations, the University of Central Arkansas Counseling Center (UCACC), Counseling Associates Inc. (CAI), and the UCA Department of Psychology and Counseling (DPC), to offer pre-doctoral internship training for qualified students in professional psychology. All three organizations share the coordinating roles for providing program administration, supervision, and didactic experiences.
The training program is designed to provide an integrated, yet individually tailored series of pre-doctoral training experiences in professional psychology. The program is a 2000-hour internship that must be completed in no less than 12 months (full-time) and no more than 24 months (part-time). The program is offered at two agencies:
- University of Central Arkansas Counseling Center (UCACC)
- Counseling Associates, Inc. (CAI)
The Consortium accepts applicants from clinical specialties in psychology (e.g., counseling, school, or clinical programs). The training program is designed to be in full compliance with the rules and regulations of the Arkansas Psychology Board. This is the first year of the program and it is not yet accredited by APA or APPIC. The Consortium is committed to obtaining accreditation at the earliest opportunity.
One full-time position at the University of Central Arkansas Counseling Center (UCACC)
Two full-time positions at Counseling Associates, Inc. (CAI)
- Two thousand (2000) hour pre-doctoral internship (12 month full-time).
- Generalist training within a university counseling center or community mental health center.
- Training objectives negotiated within overall Consortium goals, individual site competencies, and intern career interests.
- Monthly diversity training (guest speakers, seminars, etc.) is provided and required.
- Two hours of peer interaction and discussion per week.
- Minimum of 4 hours per week of supervision by licensed psychologists (2 hours of individual plus 2 hours of group supervision.
- Two hours per week allotted to didactic/in-service training activites.
- One hundred (100) hours allotted for doctoral research (may be used for dissertation).
- Regular meetings with site Internship Coordinators to monitor intern progress and provide program feedback.
The Consortium has a strong commitment to supporting diversity through the recognition of the personal and environmental strengths of individuals independent of differences in age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, spirituality, sexual orientation, disability, language, and socioeconomic status. Interns are expected to be interested in and value working with individuals from diverse backgrounds with a variety of mental health issues. Consortium supervisors and staff act to ensure a supportive and encouraging environment appropriate for the training of diverse individuals and the provision of training opportunities for a broad spectrum of individuals.
The Central Arkansas Psychology Internship Consortium provides high quality pre-doctoral internship training in professional psychology.
Central Arkansas Psychology Internship Consortium
Department of Psychology and Counseling
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Avenue
Conway, AR 72034
J. Arthur Gillaspy, Jr., Ph.D.
James Guinee, Ph.D.
University of Central Arkansas Counseling Center