Nevada Psychological Association
The Nevada Psychological Association Training Consortium, hereafter NPATC is a 501(c)3 non-profit subsidiary corporation of the Nevada Psychological Association (NPA). NPATC was created by the Nevada Psychological Assocation to develop pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral residency training  opportunities in the state. At this time, the NPATC provides opportunities for full-time pre-doctoral psychology internships.The NPATC is a multi-site training program that brings together the resources of academic departments, community agencies, and independent practitioners to provide organized and sequential training from a Scholar-Practitioner Model. There are rural (no rural sites for 2011-2012) and urban training sites that offer diverse training across client populations and professional competencies. NPATC's training model aims for consistency with the highest and most current education and training standards in the profession of Psychology. In addition to offering quality training in the core competencies of the clinical psychologist, NPATC emphasizes culturally responsive clinical practice, professional service and leadership, and dissemination of professional knowledge to inform and influence social policy, with particular attention to the needs of Nevada’s communities.
The primary purpose of NPATC is to train doctoral candidates for entry to practice across the foundational and functional compentencies of the professional psychologist . Interns spend one full-time year at the primary training site in Nevada and attend mandatory joint didactic and experiential learning opportunities at least two days per month (or the equivalent). In this way, NPATC ensures an integrated training experience and exposes interns to diverse sites, settings, and professional roles within applied psychology. In addition, members of the NPA serve as mentors to the interns to guide them in their carrer development and professional networking.
The NPATC offers a 12-month, full-time, pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology. The program begins each year on July 1 and includes a stipend for 2000 hours of training. Stipends and benefits vary by training site. At this time, The NPATC training program is neither a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), nor APA-accredited. The NPATC is working toward and is designed to meet APPIC membership membership criteria. A formal application to APPIC is planned for the fall of 2011; however there is no guarantee that the program will ultimately be successful in attaining APPIC membership. In addition, the program is designed to meet APA accreditation standards. Application for accreditation will be made as soon as the NPATC is eligible to apply. The NPATC is also designed to meet internship-specific training criteria for Nevada licensure, as defined in Nevada Adminstrative Code (NAC) 641.080.4.
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Please address any internship questions to the Clinical Training Director: email@example.com
If you are interested in becoming an affiliate site, please contact the NPATC President: firstname.lastname@example.org
NPATC Affiliate Site Supervisors:
Dr. Nicole Cavenagh: Nicole.Cavenagh@tun.touro.edu
Dr. Lewis Etcoff: email@example.com
Dr. Shera Bradley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Louis Mortillaro - email@example.com
 At this time NPATC is not offering postdoctoral training opportunities. As the program expands, postdoctoral training opportunities will be developed.
 See Assessment of Competency Benchmarks Work Group: A Developmental Model for the Defining and Measuring Competence in Professional Psychology. June 2009.