Due to the impact of inflation, especially upon the airline industry, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) will provide each intern who matches to Guam-PIC in the 2024-2025 cohort with a $2000 payment to offset increased relocation costs.
The payment shall be made within 45 days of internship orientation.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities Available!
Please see below for additional information.
The Guam Psychology Internship Consortium’s (Guam-PIC) aim is to prepare, train, and retain psychologists to provide culturally competent collaborative health care for the underserved and diverse people of Guam.
The Guam Psychology Internship Consortium (Guam-PIC) is a 12-month, 2080-hour, in-person, full time internship program that offers two positions with a $40,841 stipend. Guam-PIC is a collaborative effort of two agencies – Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC) and Guam’s Department of Corrections (DOC). The program starts on September 1 and ends on August 31 each year. Training hours are Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. Interns do not provide on-call services. Interns conduct the majority of their direct clinical contact hours in person at various Guam-PIC/GBHWC sites. However, there are opportunities for some telehealth work and work from home hours.
Interns are considered employees of GovGuam/Department of Administration and GBHWC. As employees, interns are eligible for health insurance, retirement, life insurance, and receive additional benefits such as paid holidays and paid leave. There are twelve paid Guam government and Federal holidays during the training year. Interns receive four hours of annual leave and four hours of sick leave every pay period (biweekly, every other week). Interns also have access to Administrative Leave, which can be applied toward training, maternity/paternity leave, days declared by the Governor of Guam, etc.
Guam-PIC firmly believes that all forms of diversity serve to enhance the training environment and professional growth of interns and faculty alike, as well as allow the diverse range of patients served to see themselves in their providers. To this end, Guam-PIC recruits applicants from diverse backgrounds.
Guam-PIC has partnered with the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education’s Behavioral Health Program (WICHE BHP) for internship development, consultation, and support. A central tenet of WICHE BHP’s mission is building the behavioral health workforce in the western United States. To date, and now including Guam, WICHE BHP has assisted with the development of successful and accredited psychology internship programs and consortia in 10 western states and territories (e.g., Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon).
Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities
Successful Guam-PIC interns have the opportunity to continue at GBHWC in a postdoctoral fellowship, a fulltime position with a stipend of $58,000 with benefits (e.g., medical, dental, vision insurance; life insurance; paid time off, including paid holidays; participation in GBHWC’s wellness program). Interested Guam-PIC interns should notify their supervisor by November 1.
After fellowship and once becoming licensed to practice clinical psychology on Guam, interested individuals, at minimum, can negotiate a contract to continue working with GBHWC.
There are many perks to being a fellow at GBHWC
Reduced caseload for EPPP preparation
Up to 10 hours/week reserved for test prep
Study plan development
Tutoring available (by content area)
Opportunities for telehealth/work from home and in-person direct client contact
Opportunities for telesupervision and in-person supervision
Opportunities for co-supervising doctoral psychology interns (e.g., co-group supervision)
Accreditation and Memberships
American Psychology Association (APA)
Guam-PIC is not accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Guam-PIC submitted its self-study in February 2023 and has been approved for a site visit in Fall 2024.
Questions specifically related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Association of Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC)
Guam-PIC is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and participates in the APPIC Match. Guam-PIC’s APPIC Member Number is 2540. This internship program agrees to abide by all APPIC member policies including match policies that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.
**Guam-PIC is not currently a doctoral practicum student training site and is only available to internship-eligible students in a doctoral psychology training program**
Questions regarding the application or interview process may be directed to the Guam-PIC Training Director, Dr. Mary Fegurgur (email@example.com) or the Guam-PIC program consultant, Ericia Leeper (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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