Psychology Internship Consortia

Building a professional pipeline, especially for underserved areas

Among WICHE Behavioral Health’s Program’s (BHP) fastest-growing initiatives are the psychology internship consortia it supports in a fast-growing group of Western states.

Each of these programs are locally directed by state behavioral health leadership. WICHE contributes an administrative framework, APA accreditation, and other advisement and operational support for these operations in participant states, each of which has its own standalone website. These states and websites include:

In all these states, WICHE-supported psychology internships help build a network of highly qualified professionals, particularly in rural/remote areas, who are well-suited for behavioral health clinical care and for the distinct nuances of rural culture. Through this program, the BHP fulfills a foundational goal of WICHE in supporting the workforce development and professional education to serve communities throughout the West.

Hawai'i Psychology Internship Consortium Graduation, 2018

“Without the WICHE Behavioral Health Program’s support and guidance, the Hawai’i Psychology Internship Consortium program literally would not exist.”

— LESLEY A. SLAVIN

CHIEF OF PSYCHOLOGY, CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEATH DIVISION
HAWAI’I STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

For more information, please contact:

Liza Tupa

Director of Education and Research, Behavioral Health Program


303.541.0224

ltupa@wiche.edu

Erin Briley

Research and Technical Assistance Associate, Behavioral Health Program


303.541.0229

ebriley@wiche.edu