Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Appalachian Psychology Internship has developed a cultural competence and diversity plan, which is supported by leadership and incorporated in all programs with clinical supervisors and interns. Diversity among interns and supervisors is valued as it enhances decision making, engenders creativity in service delivery, and improves self-awareness. Efforts are made to create and maintain a milieu, in which all staff and interns develop skills and provide services, in an environment of comfort, trust, and familiarity. The internship strives to eliminate discrimination and stigma, while valuing, learning from, and respecting diverse individuals. The training program includes a competency on diversity training, and multiple experiences are provided to be sure that interns are both personally supported and well-trained in this area.

Appalachian Psychology Internship welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. Believing that a diverse training environment contributes to the overall quality of the program, the Appalachian Psychology Internship provides equal opportunity to all prospective interns and does not discriminate because of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, 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. It is our goal to create a training space that is responsive the diverse strengths and needs of our trainees, creating a culture of care that reflects inclusion of each of our trainees and a space for all to belong and find space for personal and professional growth and development.

The mission of the Appalachian Psychology Internship is to produce graduates who are prepared for the entry-level practice of professional psychology in rural areas

Accreditation Status

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

The Appalachian Psychology Internship Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation.

American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979
Email: apaaccred@apa.org

Questions or Request?

Contact appalachianpsychologyinternship@hopewellhealth.org