El Paso Psychology Internship Consortium
Diversity and Non-Discrimination Policy
The El Paso Psychology Internship Consortium strongly values diversity and believes in creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe, and inclusive learning environment for its interns. Diversity among interns and supervisors enriches the educational
experience, promotes personal growth, and strengthens communities and the workplace. Every effort is made by EPPIC to create a climate in which all staff and interns feel respected,
comfortable, and in which success is possible and obtainable. EPPIC strives to make every effort to dispel ignorance or anxiety associated with multicultural experiences. EPPIC's
training program requires an expected competency in diversity training, and multiple experiences are provided to be sure that interns are both personally supported and well-trained
in this area.
EPPIC welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. The Consortium believes that a diverse training environment contributes to the overall quality of the program. EPPIC provides equal opportunity to all prospective interns and does not discriminate because of a person's race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or any other factor that is irrelevant to success as a psychology intern. Applicants are individually evaluated in terms of quality of previous training, practicum experiences, and fit with the internship
The El Paso Psychology Internship is a one year, full-time, supervised internship program. Interns are expected to complete 2000 hours of training within a one-year period. Interns are expected to develop competency in the previously stated goals and objectives set forth by the consortium training program. Interns are expected to abide by the APA Code of Ethics, as well as the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists’ “Rules of Practice.” Interns will also be expected to comply with the requirements of the EPPIC training program and the rules and regulations set forth by their hiring agency, The University of Texas at El Paso and their individual training sites.
The EPPIC has developed Due Process guidelines to help supervisors and consortium personnel address concerns regarding intern performance. These guidelines also assist in addressing intern concerns regarding their training experience. These procedures are located in Appendix B – Policies and Procedures of the EPPIC Training Manual which will be presented to each intern during orientation.
This document can also be downloaded electronically below.