For more information about the Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium, visit our ABOUT US pages. Click here for information on our DIVERSITY PLAN.
Brenda J. Huber, PhD, ABPP
Psychological Services Center
Campus Box 4625
Normal, IL 61790
ISPIC program completers and dually-credentialed professional psychologists report that the ISPIC Learning Community is a great place to find support for their professional identity and to stay current on issues relevant to doctoral-level school psychology practice, filling an existing gap they've experienced between resources available to them in the NASP and APA Division 16 communities. Click here to become a member of the ISPIC LEARNING COMMUNITY.
Welcome to ISPIC
The Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium (ISPIC) offers doctoral internship positions in a variety of settings across the State of Illinois. Positions provide experiences in schools, hospitals, residential treatment programs, and clinics in rural, suburban, and urban settings. The program complies with all requirements of the National Association of School Psychologists and is accredited by the American Psychological Association.*
ISPIC Welcomes 2013-2014 Colleague Institutions!
ISPIC has provided a capstone experience to 153 interns and is welcoming 21 students from
Montana, British Columbia, Kentucky, Louisiana, East Carolina, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, Oregon, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Michigan, and Illinois
into the 2013-2014 cohort! Since it's development in 2002, ISPIC's operating expenses have been funded by the four institutions with school psychology doctoral programs in the state although less than half the interns trained have been from Illinois. This past winter, at the Council of Director's of School Psychology Programs' mid-winter meeting, training programs were challenged to develop internship programs to aid in meeting the demand for accredited internship placements or to support the maintenance and expansion of already existing programs. Subsequently, ISPIC extended an invitation to school psychology programs from outside Illinois to partner with us in a new way by becoming Colleague Institutions. Just as the Illinois universities, these Colleague Institutions understand that their financial contribution does not afford their students any preference in the match process. In addition, universities are under no obligation to become Colleague Institutions when their students intern with ISPIC.
Rather, members have access to the ISPIC In-touch Newsletter, Governing Board Reports, and all ISPIC NING resources.
Unlike the four sponsoring Illinois institutions, Colleague Institutions do not have representation on the ISPIC Governing Board. Four programs accepted this invitation to promote and sustain internship opportunities for school psychology interns for the 2013-2014 training year: Teacher's College at Columbia University, Michigan State University, University of Montana, and University of South Florida. For more information or to become a Colleague Institution, click here.
Register for our Social-Emotional Intervention Showcase: February 28, 2014.
Videos & handouts from previous showcases continue to be available on-line free-of-charge to those who attended; however, if you were unable to join us, you may purchase on-line access to the materials by clicking here.
*American Psychological Association, Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, NE • Washington, DC • 20002-4242
Phone: 202-336-5979 • TDD/TTY: 202-336-6123