Application Deadline:December 29, 2023
Interview Notification Deadline:January 2, 2024
Interview Dates:January 16 & 23, 2024
Program Start Date:September 1, 2024
Contacting GUAM-PIC:Questions regarding the
application or interview process may be directed to either GUAM-PIC's Program Director, Dr. Mary Fegurgur, (email@example.com) or to the program's WICHE consultant, Ericia Leeper (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Data Program Tables are updated: 8/31/2023
As articulated in Standard I.B.2, programs may have “admission and employment policies that directly relate to affiliation or purpose” that may be faith-based or secular in nature. However, such policies and practices must be disclosed to the public. Therefore, programs are asked to respond to the following question.
|Does the program or institution require students, trainees, and/or staff (faculty) to comply with specific policies or practices related to the institution’s affiliation or purpose? Such policies or practices may include, but are not limited to, admissions, hiring, retention policies and/or requirements for completion that express mission and values.||
|If yes, provide website link (or content from brochure) where this specific information is presented: N/A|
Internship Program Admissions
|Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:|
|Guam-PIC is currently accepting applications from doctoral level students from APA-accredited and non-APA accredited programs. All applicants must be certified by their academic program as being ready for internship.
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. Applicants are individually evaluated in terms of quality of previous training, practicum experiences, fit with the internship, and diversity contributions they may bring to the program. Guam-PIC also takes into consideration the potential commitment or interest of any prospective intern to remain in Guam with GBHWC following internship. Building a strong behavioral health workforce is an important consideration for Guam and Guam-PIC. Prospective applicants should be a US citizen or eligible to work in the US.
The selection process is based on the entire application package (e.g., completed coursework, dissertation proposal is defended). Applicants with a minimum of 400 intervention hours, a minimum of 50 assessment hours, experience or special interest in working with diverse populations with varying behavioral health concerns in rural or underserved areas, and an interest in or commitment to remain in Guam and serve in the public behavioral health system are preferred, though not required.
Prospective interns submit their application and supplemental documentation via the AAPI (APPIC Application for Psychology Internships) applicant portal at https://portal.appicas.org/. A complete application consists of a cover letter describing your interest Guam-PIC, a completed online AAPI, current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (with at least two from direct supervisors), official transcripts of all graduate coursework, and Supplementary Materials, specifically an appropriately redacted psychological testing report, and a one-page clinical case conceptualization.
The deadline to submit APPIs is December 1 of each year (unless extended). AAPIs are reviewed by the Guam Psychology Consortium Training Committee (GPTC). Acceptable applicants will be invited for interviews by December 15 of each year (unless extended). Interviews will occur in January each year via video conference.
Match is contingent on interns completing the pre-employment process. Interns will receive detailed instructions about how to complete the pre-employment process as internship approaches. In sum, the pre-employment process includes submitting a GBHWC application, obtaining police and court clearances, signing a urine drug screen consent form, and passing a random urine drug screening.
Most of the pre-employment process is completed once on island and must be completed before internship can start. To prevent delays in starting the program and to ensure the cohort can start together, interns are strongly encouraged to arrive on island at least three weeks before internship begins. For full details on all match contingencies, see https://guam-pic.org/match-contingencies-pre-employment-processes/.
|Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:|
Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year
|Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns||$40,841|
|Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns||NA|
|Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?||Yes|
|If access to medical insurance is provided:|
|o Trainee contribution to cost required?||Yes|
|o Coverage of family member(s) available?||Yes|
|o Coverage of legally married partner available?||Yes|
|o Coverage of domestic partner available?||Yes|
|Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)||4 hours per pay period (bimonthly, every other week)|
|Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave||4 hours per pay period (bimonthly, every other week)|
|In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave?||Yes|
|Other Benefits (please describe)||
Initial Post-Internship Positions
Below is an aggregated tally for the proceeding 3 cohorts.
** Guam-PIC ‘s inaugural training year spanned from 2022-2023. **
|Total # of interns in the previous 3 cohorts||1|
|Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program / are completing doctoral degree|
|Community mental health center|
|Federally qualified health center|
|Independent primary care facility/clinic|
|Veteran affirms medical center|
|Other medical center or hospital|
|Community college or other teaching setting|
|Independent practice setting||1|
|Not currently employed (took break after internship)|
Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time. For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.