Admission Requirements

The training program is committed to the requirement of culturally and ethnically diverse interns. We encourage inquiries and applications from all qualified individuals. Applications will be accepted from doctoral candidates in good standing in APA-approved graduate programs in clinical or counseling psychology in a PhD or PsyD program in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology. Candidates are expected to have sufficient training and experience in psychology to be able to gain maximum benefit from the experiences offered and have the endorsement of their graduate program Director of Training.

Prior to application all applicants are expected to have completed the following training experiences:

  • Completed at least three years of practicum/field placement or work experience, which includes a minimum of 500 hours of direct therapeutic experience and 200 hours of direct assessment experience

  • Have written at least five integrated psychological testing reports

  • Successfully passed their doctoral comprehensive or qualifying examination

By the beginning of the internship year, the intern is expected to:

  • Have Dissertation/Doctoral Research project proposal approved at the time of application and a timeline presented for data collection, analysis and defense

  • Have a good working knowledge of test administration, scoring, and interpretation of cognitive and achievement assessments, behavior rating scales, and objective personality/psychopathology measures

  • Possess an understanding of child and personality development

  • Have a good working knowledge of current psychiatric diagnoses

  • Have practicum or work experience providing individual, family, and/or group therapy operating from a variety of evidence-based approaches

Jordan Valley is an Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, creed, ancestry or veteran status in employment or in any of its programs and activities. 

A completed application consists of the following materials:

  1. Go to the APPIC Internship Portal found HERE to complete the AAPI application.

    • Psychological Testing Report for an adult and a child.  

It is the applicant’s responsibility to make arrangements with the recommending persons and transcript offices such that all materials are received by Jordan Valley.


All applicants will be reviewed by the Director of Behavioral Health Integration to ensure all applicants meet the minimum requirements.  Applicants who are best qualified to benefit from our program will be invited to interview by our Training Director. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, APPIC has strongly recommended that there be no in-person interviews during this match season. For this reason, Jordan Valley has decided to cancel all in-person interview days. Additional information regarding the remote interview process will be provided to applicants closer to December 1st.

Following interviews, Jordan Valley will rank the interviewed candidates for submission in the APPIC match service. All final rankings are submitted by the Director of Behavioral Health Integration, and application and selection procedures follow the APPIC guidelines. Internship applicants will be informed of their selection through the APPIC notification process contracted through the National Match Service.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Director of Behavioral health Integration, Dr. Barbara Wachtel-Nash at or our Training Director, Dr. Netti Summer at


Application Procedures

(417) 831-0150

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