Psychology Doctoral Interns
Rachael and Jamie were brought to ESU 13 through the High Plains Psychology Internship Consortium. This program is a training network for psychologists in rural Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska.
Opportunities for accredited doctoral level internship training in rural areas are limited in comparison urban areas. This limitation is especially apparent for students who specialize in school psychology. To learn more about the creation of a rural professional psychology internship consortium that emphasizes the recruitment and retention of interns who are dedicated to delivering mental health services to child/adolescent populations in rural settings, CLICK HERE.
Rachael learned about ESU 13 through a psychology internship match system called APPIC. During her interviews with ESU 13 staff, she felt that the the unit offered a variety of experiences she was interested in, and she felt the work sounded impactful and needed. Rachael could feel the positivity of ESU 13 through her Zoom call interviews and knew this was the place for her! Rachael's day-to-day responsibilities include cognitive evaluations, teacher consultations, and providing counseling services. Her favorite part of her job is interacting with teachers, parents, and students!
Jamie first heard about ESU 13 when she was looking for internships to apply for through the psychology internship match system, APPIC. She enjoys working at the unit, because of the people! Jamie's responsibilities vary from day-to-day, but her days typically consist of testing students, conducting behavior observations, consulting with school staff, attending meetings, and writing reports. Her favorite part of her job is working with students and collaborating with school staff to help the students succeed at school!