Internship Consortium

Internship Consortium in Applied Clinical Psychology

APA Accredited Internship

Our Internship Consortium in Clinical Psychology is exclusively affiliated with William James College and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The aim of the internship consortium is to provide mental health services to diverse populations and provide psychology interns with rich exposure to clinical care, a high level of clinical supervision, professional models, and an opportunity to integrate psychological theory and professional practice. This internship consortium represents an essential, compatible component of the training philosophy and mission of William James College. Its practitioner-scholar model of training adheres to a philosophy that develops professional competency through an active integration of didactic and applied experience. 

The William James College Internship Consortium in Applied Clinical Psychology is central to the overall mission of William James College and its goals of integrating rigorous academic instruction with extensive field education and close attention to professional development in that we are training future psychologists who can provide culturally competent care to diverse populations in a wide variety of settings.

The William James College Internship Consortium in Clinical Psychology is committed to high quality training in professional psychology and its aim is to training interns in the following nine competencies: establishment of appropriate professional relationships; development of psychotherapeutic intervention skills; development of consultation/education/program development skills; development of psychological testing/diagnostic assessment skills; development of applied research skills; development of professional identity/ethical standards of practice; development of supervision skills; development of effective communication and interpersonal skills; and culturally competent work with diverse populations.  

Our Internship Consortium in Clinical Psychology embodies this integrative training imperative by providing a range of well-coordinated professional training experiences across diverse training sites in the community. For our half-time, two-year internship, interns spend 27 hours per week at consortium internship sites. For our full-time, one year internship, interns spend 40 hours per week at consortium internship sites. Included in this time is attendance at shared weekly consortium training seminars held at William James College and taught by supervisors from the different sites as well as by various William James College faculty members and guest presenters. A total of 2,240 internship hours, within 24 months, is required for the half-time, two-year model and a total of 2,000 internship hours in no fewer than 12 months is required for the full-time, one year model.

Our Internship Consortium consists of the following sites:

  • Brenner Center for Psychological Assessment and Consultation
  • LifeStance Health
  • Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
  • Human Relations Service (HRS)
  • Lynn Community Health Center
  • Maine Department of Corrections at Wellpath
  • Mass General Brigham at Salem Hospital
  • Neuropsychological Assessment Clinic
  • Rhode Island College Counseling Center
  • Roger Williams University Center for Counseling Center and Student Development
  • Rural Vermont Collaborative of the Precision Valley
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell College Counseling Services
  • Wellesley College Counseling Service, Stone Center

Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of the Program Consultation and Accreditation

American Psychological Association
750 1st Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-336-5979

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Internship Program Tables

Date Program Tables are updated: 5/14/2024

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:
Intern applicants must be only from William James College Program in Clinical Psychology.
Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours: No Amount: n/a
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours: No Amount: n/a
Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
Applicants must have successfully completed foundation courses in: Theory and Practice, Clinical Diagnosis, Assessment, a specialized elective in Rorschach Projective measures, and Research prior to the beginning of the internship; received field supervisors’ evaluations indicating successful progress and competency as a practicum student; received an overall Assessment and Planning Conference evaluation indicating that the student has met expected standards academically and clinically successfully; and must successfully complete the WJC Competency Exam prior to the beginning of internship as well. Student applicants must have successfully completed two years of practicum experience and one year of Advanced Practicum prior to the beginning of the internship.

Program Disclosures

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 may include, but are not limited to, admissions, hiring, retention policies, and/or requirements for completion that express mission and values. Yes:
No: X
If yes, provide website link (or content from brochure) where this specific information is presented. N/A

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns: $26,000
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns: $13,000
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes
If access to medical insurance is provided:
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes
Coverage of family member(s) available? No
Coverage of legally married partner available? No
Coverage of domestic partner available? No
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 126
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 40
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): n/a

*Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table

Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 91
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 0
Academic teaching 0 0
Community mental health center 10 0
Consortium 0 0
University counseling center 10 0
Hospital/Medical Center 14 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System 5 0
Psychiatric facility 2 0
Correctional facility 1 0
Health maintenance organization 0 0
School district/system 0 2
Independent practice setting 25 9
Other 10 3

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.