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Clinical and Sport Psychology Training Opportunities

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Practicums

When available, CCW may offer practicum training to doctoral students in a clinical or counseling doctoral program. Please reach out if you are interested in a practicum at CCW.

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Postdoc Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellowships are for those who have recently graduated with their doctorate degrees and are needing the necessary hours and supervision for licensure. If interested, please reach out to see if a postdoc fellowship is currently available. 

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OSPC Internship

APA Accredited Doctoral Internship

The Oklahoma Sport Psychology Consortium (OSPC) is a doctoral internship in health service psychology. The two training sites in OSPC include the University of Oklahoma (OU) Athletics Department-Psychological Resources for OU Student-Athletes (PROS) and Commander Counseling & Wellness (CCW). 

Oklahoma Sport Psychology Consortium

The Oklahoma Sport Psychology Consortium (OSPC) is a doctoral internship in health service psychology and sport psychology. The two training sites in OSPC include the University of Oklahoma (OU) Athletics Department-Psychological Resources for OU Student-Athletes (PROS) and Commander Counseling & Wellness (CCW). 

 

Program Summary

  • Two (2) intern positions available per training year

  • Supervised training in health service psychology and sport psychology within an NCAA Division I athletics department and group private practice

  • Weekly schedule of four days per week in the OU Athletics Department and one day per week in CCW

  • Stipend of $25,500

  • Eligible for OU health insurance and benefits (except for retirement which is an OU HR policy exception pertaining to psychological interns)

  • A maximum of $1,000 in professional development funds to use towards conference attendance, pending budget availability in the OU Athletics Department

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Currently enrolled in an APA-Accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology (e.g., PsyD, PhD, EdD), or the equivalent.

  • Completion of all pre-internship coursework.

  • Completion of all doctoral comprehensive exams.

  • Defense of dissertation proposal prior to the start date of internship.

  • Approval by the academic training program verifying readiness for internship.

  • A minimum of 500* total intervention hours.

    • *The OSPC understands that applicant hours may have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We remain committed to a holistic application review process and will not determine interview offers based solely on the number of intervention hours an applicant has earned.

 

The Ideal Applicant

  • Applicants with diverse intersectional identities are especially encouraged to apply to the OSPC.

  • Applicants who are interested in pursuing a career in health service psychology and applied sport psychology (e.g., in a collegiate athletics department, in a college counseling center as a liaison to an athletics department, private practice, etc.).

  • Applicants who have exceptional clinical and counseling skills from a wide range of training experiences (e.g., not only with college students).

  • Applicants with documented experience and training in sport and performance psychology; preference will be given for experience and training with collegiate student-athletes.

  • Applicants who are familiar with psychological testing procedures and assessment batteries (e.g., WAIS-IV, WMS-IV, WIAT-IV, CPT-3, etc.).

  • Applicants who are growth-minded and open to feedback from supervisors, training staff, and peers.

  • Applicants who have strong ethical and professional foundations that are central to their growing professional identity. 

Accreditation

The Oklahoma Sport Psychology Consortium is currently accredited, on contingency from the American Psychological Association (APA). This means we have two years to provide outcome data on our intern cohorts to the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) but are still considered accredited by the CoA during this two-year period.

 

We are also members of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC; APPIC; APPIC number: 2490)

Questions related to the accreditation status of the OSPC should be directed to:  

 

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

American Psychological Association 

750 1st Street NE 

Washington, DC 20002 

Phone: (202) 336-5979

Email: apaaccred@apa.org

Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

For more information about the OSPC program, please download the Program Brochure. For more information on how to apply, please download the "How to Apply" document. 

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