Welcome to Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology (NICPP)
The Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology (NICPP) comprises seven cooperating agencies that together offer a broad range of professional experiences for qualified doctoral students in psychology. The mission of the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology is to provide psychology interns with intensive professional training experiences within the context of a scientist-practitioner model. NICPP specializes in training professional psychologists with child, adolescent, college student, and family interests. The Consortium sites; Department of Health and Human Services of Nebraska, Boys Town, Catholic Social Services, Student Counseling Services-Creighton University, UNL Counseling and Psychological Services, UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute, Nebraska Medicine Psychology Department, and QLI are located in the cities of Lincoln, Omaha, Kearney, Grand Island, Chadron and Beatrice, Nebraska. The internship program is one full year (12 months/2000 hours) in duration. See the Current Interns page for more detailed information on internship requirements.
NICPP is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). The Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology completed the APA re-accreditation process in 2016 and was granted full accreditation by the American Psychological Association.
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[00:00:05.188]Hello, I'm Beth Doll
[00:00:06.506]and the Training Director
[00:00:07.607]of the Nebraska Internship Consortium
[00:00:09.959]in Professional Psychology.
[00:00:11.961]We are the oldest
[00:00:13.413]and largest internship
[00:00:16.166]by the American Psychological Association.
[00:00:22.789]We have brought doctoral candidates
[00:00:26.793]our highly acclaimed internship
[00:00:28.945]in professional psychology.
[00:00:30.830]So my name
[00:00:32.332]I work at
[00:00:34.367]over in Omaha.
[00:00:35.902]And one thing
[00:00:37.431]that I really like about
[00:00:39.122]is the opportunity
[00:00:40.023]to connect with other interns
[00:00:41.541]who are at different sites.
[00:00:43.343]It's really nice to be able
[00:00:44.160]to share experiences,
[00:00:45.712]some that are similar
[00:00:46.579]in some of their different
[00:00:47.881]and get that opportunity
[00:00:49.282]to both socialize and learn
[00:00:51.201]and kind of a collaborative environment
[00:00:53.848]The consortium began
[00:00:55.369]when Dr. Jane Close Conoley,
[00:00:57.501]a faculty member
[00:00:58.441]in educational psychology,
[00:01:00.560]convinced three Nebraska
[00:01:02.245]mental health agencies to band together
[00:01:05.849]an internship stipend
[00:01:07.467]and substantial supervision
[00:01:09.619]to the department's
[00:01:11.688]in professional psychology.
[00:01:13.823]Within five years,
[00:01:15.175]30 interns had completed
[00:01:16.976]an NICPP internship
[00:01:19.229]at one of the 13 different agencies.
[00:01:22.165]Today, more than 40 interns
[00:01:25.101]their accredited internship
[00:01:27.020]at one of our eight
[00:01:28.254]NICPP member agencies.
[00:01:32.242]the Department of Health
[00:01:33.243]and Human Services of Nebraska
[00:01:35.662]Catholic Social Services,
[00:01:37.730]Creighton University Center
[00:01:39.415]for Health and Counseling,
[00:01:41.401]the University of Nebraska Lincoln's
[00:01:43.403]Counseling and Psychological Services.
[00:01:48.691]of the University
[00:01:49.642]of Nebraska Medical Center,
[00:01:51.895]the Psychology Department of Nebraska
[00:01:55.686]and Quality Living Incorporated
[00:01:59.302]You can find a virtual open house
[00:02:01.521]for each of our member agencies
[00:02:03.439]on this website
[00:02:05.191]under the Consortium Sites tab.
[00:02:08.244]In every case, NICPP
[00:02:10.680]interns are supervised
[00:02:12.115]by highly qualified
[00:02:15.756]So my name is
[00:02:17.487]and I am completing my internship
[00:02:19.522]with the Munroe-Meyer Institute,
[00:02:21.858]under the school,
[00:02:24.077]based mental health track.
[00:02:26.012]And my experience
[00:02:27.564]thus far has been pretty amazing.
[00:02:30.834]that I've had the pleasure
[00:02:32.252]of working with
[00:02:33.019]have been extremely supportive
[00:02:35.672]from my direct supervisors
[00:02:37.257]all the way
[00:02:37.707]up to the Director of Training,
[00:02:41.281]Dr. Allison Grennan,
[00:02:42.713]as well as
[00:02:43.553]Dr. Beth Doll.
[00:02:44.964]Just the communication
[00:02:46.166]and the support overall
[00:02:47.450]climate in general is just amazing here.
[00:02:50.520]Open door policies.
[00:02:52.939]Able, I'm able to go in
[00:02:55.558]and pretty much talk about and express
[00:02:57.260]any concerns that I have.
[00:02:58.978]I feel extremely supported here,
[00:03:01.047]and so it's been amazing this far.
[00:03:03.499]Specific clinical opportunities will vary
[00:03:06.236]from one site to the next.
[00:03:08.271]And so I encourage you to visit
[00:03:10.323]each site's web page.
[00:03:14.627]allows us to provide unique
[00:03:16.312]opportunities for residential
[00:03:18.781]and community-based services in medical
[00:03:21.568]or community agencies within
[00:03:24.228]remote rural, or culturally diverse
[00:03:27.891]and with Nebraska's
[00:03:31.344]Through site visits and monthly seminars,
[00:03:33.780]we are able to create
[00:03:35.148]a collaborative community
[00:03:38.785]across all eight of our member agencies.
[00:03:41.938]I'm Kayla Frodsham
[00:03:44.244]in Omaha, Nebraska,
[00:03:46.159]and that's a post
[00:03:50.813]And to be honest,
[00:03:54.200]I don't think I could have
[00:03:55.218]picked a better internship.
[00:03:56.836]It's such a good match.
[00:03:58.438]And not only do I love the team
[00:04:01.858]aspect at QLI,
[00:04:03.526]but I've learned so much
[00:04:04.460]about brain injury and
[00:04:08.514]It was my top choice and I got it
[00:04:09.832]and I wouldn't change anything about it.
[00:04:11.484]At the NICPP central office,
[00:04:14.370]I work closely
[00:04:15.321]with Alisa Kushner
[00:04:16.456]to make certain that every intern accrues
[00:04:19.726]the carefully documented
[00:04:23.129]and stellar supervision required to meet
[00:04:27.050]in professional psychology.
[00:04:29.569]I am Alisa Kushner.
[00:04:30.803]I'm the Program Coordinator
[00:04:32.189]of the NICPP.
[00:04:34.040]I work closely with
[00:04:35.026]our Training Director,
[00:04:36.509]and our supervisors
[00:04:37.610]to make sure we run things smoothly
[00:04:39.629]and according to APA standards.
[00:04:42.081]I also work closely
[00:04:43.132]with each intern
[00:04:44.000]to make sure they are
[00:04:44.851]completing the necessary tasks
[00:04:47.120]so that they can successfully graduate
[00:04:49.072]from our program.
[00:04:50.640]Our site has grown
[00:04:51.624]to be the largest internship
[00:04:53.042]site in the USA.
[00:04:54.677]We are proud of that and proud
[00:04:56.279]of the multitude of experiences
[00:04:57.930]that each intern can gain
[00:04:59.732]when they become a part
[00:05:00.683]of our consortium.
[00:05:01.951]I'm placed at
[00:05:04.103]Student Counseling Center
[00:05:05.338]and I really enjoy it.
[00:05:06.739]It's a fast-paced environment
[00:05:08.758]with some really great folks.
[00:05:11.027]We get lots of training opportunities
[00:05:13.162]and we get to work with students
[00:05:14.897]both undergrad and grad.
[00:05:17.133]So there's a wide range of students
[00:05:19.769]who come in
[00:05:20.820]with a lot of different presenting problems,
[00:05:22.939]and it's exciting to be there.
[00:05:24.891]And we also have a therapy dog,
[00:05:26.459]which is really enjoyable.
[00:05:31.848]of internship completion to 48 NICPP
[00:05:35.902]interns who are completing
[00:05:37.403]our advanced professional training.
[00:05:39.772]They will go on to become highly skilled
[00:05:44.360]who meet the very urgent mental
[00:05:46.312]health needs of communities
[00:05:47.747]throughout the United States and beyond.
[00:05:50.600]And that's the goal of our NICPP internship
[00:05:54.620]to foster mental health
[00:05:56.155]across the lifespan
[00:05:58.074]in all of our communities.
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