The Consortium offers one-year, full-time internships beginning and ending in early July each year. See the current brochure for specific start and end dates.
The consortium includes the following sites: Alaska Psychiatric Institute; Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association; Hope Counseling Center; Providence Family Medicine Center/Alaska Family Medicine Residency; and Norton Sound Health Corporation.
The Consortium is comprised of treatment centers throughout Alaska and will provide a range of clinical and didactic experiences that represents the necessary depth and breadth required for future professional practice with Alaska’s diverse communities. Interns will have a primary placement at one site and will complete Alaska Specific Experiential Activities (AK-SEA) at other sites within the consortium. Across training sites, interns will complete a minimum of 500 hours per internship year of face-to-face direct service delivery.
Internship Slots Across Sites
Alaska Psychiatric Institute – 3
One licensed psychologist will serve as primary clinical supervisor for each intern. Interns receive a minimum of two (2) hours of individual supervision each week from a licensed psychologist. Supplemental weekly individual supervision may be provided by other appropriately credentialed professionals at the training site. Weekly group supervision will be required and conducted with all interns across consortium sites via distance technology. Group supervision may focus on legal/ethical issues and clinical topics. All interns will receive a total minimum of 4 hours per week of supervision.
Required Alaska Specific Experiential Activity (AK-SEA)
Every intern will complete an AK-SEA at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute in Anchorage in order to gain clinical exposure in both civil and forensic inpatient settings. Every intern will additionally participate in an AK-SEA with Norton Sound Health Corporation in one of its 15 outlying Native communities or with Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association and one of their Native communities. The purpose of this AK-SEA is to gain village-based experience with Alaska Native culture. Participation in this activity requires transportation in small aircraft (2-12 seats) and may also require transportation via all-terrain vehicles and small boats to very remote locations. At times, cellular services will not be available. All interns will complete an AK-SEA focused transcultural medicine at Providence Family Medicine Center/Alaska Family Medicine Residency in Anchorage. The purpose of this experience is to learn about the role of culture in medicine and its application focused on the diverse needs of Alaska’s population. AK-SEAs are intended as opportunities for exposure and shadowing and may or may not involve the opportunity for provision of clinical services.
Research opportunities will vary across consortium sites.
Alaska Psychiatric Institute (API)
Tamara Russell, Psy.D.
Aleutian Pribilof Island Association (APIA)
Cody Chipp, Ph.D.
Hope Counseling Center (HCC)
Bill Couthran, Psy.D.
Norton Sound Health Corporation (NSHC)
Seth Green, Ph.D.
Providence Family Medicine Center (PFMC)/Alaska Family Medicine Residency (AKFMR)
Sarah Dewane, Ph.D