Goals of the Residency Training Program
Provide high quality postdoctoral residency training opportunities in urban and rural locations throughout Arizona.
Train residents in assessment, psychotherapy, consultation, ethics, and culturally responsive clinical services.
Prepare residents for independent practice in psychology.
The Arizona Psychology Training Consortium provides opportunities for full-time and part-time postdoctoral residencies. Residents spend at their primary training site. Through our training model, we aim to provide residents with exposure to different sites, settings, and professional roles within applied psychology. The postdoctoral residency is developed to provide greater specialization and increased professional responsibilities preparing the resident for independent practice. There is a two-year residency program in neuropsychology.
The practitioner training model emphasizes culturally responsive clinical practice, assessment, psychotherapy, and independent practice. In addition, residents receive Consortium training in ethics, research, and consultation. For two full days each month residents are required to meet for didactic and experiential training. Trainers and supervisors provide exposure to a broad range of theoretical orientations and intervention strategies.
The Resident Training Agreement on the website describe the expectations, roles, and learning opportunities within the Consortium training program. The Training Site Application and Affiliation Agreement outline the relationship between the training sites and the Consortium.
Residency Training Sites
Each of the postdoctoral residency sites and residency positions is described in our Affiliated Site list. The residency sites have their own websites that describe their unique training opportunities in greater depth.
The minimum stipend is $32,500 per year for full-time postdoctoral residents. Different training sites offer different compensation, with salaries ranging between $32,500 and $56,000 annually. Some sites also offer additional benefits. Please see specific training sites for more information on specific compensation offered.
As a subsidiary corporation of the Arizona Psychological Association, the Consortium holds meetings and many training events at the AzPA association management office in Chandler, Arizona. Other training events are held at various sites throughout the state. The KCA association management company provides administrative and technical support to the Consortium.
Extensive driving is required to attend the training events held at training sites across the state. Residents will be driving to Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, and other locations. Overnight lodging at the resident’s expense is occasionally required.
Residents are evaluated at midyear and end-of-the-year by their supervisors using the Resident Performance Evaluation form. Similarly, residents are expected to complete a Resident's Evaluation of Residency Training Experience form to evaluate their training experiences. Flowcharts detailing the process of concerns or grievances and additional information is available in the Due Process Policy Guide.
The AZPTC is a postdoctoral residency member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). The residency program is not APA-accredited. A primary goal of AZPTC is to assist trainees in becoming licensed psychologists. It is important to ascertain whether the Consortium residency program meets the requirements for licensure in your state.
All postdoctoral residency training sites are committed to policies of non-discrimination in selection and hiring on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, physical disability, or other forms of diversity. The Consortium training program avoids any actions that would restrict program access on grounds that are irrelevant to success in graduate training. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Licensure Requirements in Arizona
In September 2009, the State of Arizona implemented legislation that allows for multiple ways for applicants to fulfill the requirements for licensure. Arizona does not require a postdoctoral residency for licensure in this state. All applicants for licensure must complete an internship of at least 1,500 supervised hours. The remaining 1,500 supervised hours may be obtained through either pre-internship supervised experience, (obtained through practica or externships) or postdoctoral residency. The complete requirements for licensure in Arizona are described in the Statutes and Rules section of the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners website. The website of the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners is www.psychboard.az.gov. The safest course of action for interstate mobility is to complete a postdoctoral residency.
For additional information about the postdoctoral residency program, please contact Dr. John Stapert.
The Arizona Psychology Training Consortium was created in 2001 by the Arizona Psychological Association. The consortium was a collaborative effort by state association leaders, academicians, and members of the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners. The goal was to establish high quality internships and residencies throughout the state of Arizona. The Consortium is composed of private practitioners, community mental health centers, hospitals, and school districts. The Consortium training model emphasizes psychological assessment, psychotherapy, cultural diversity, and independent practice. Two years ago, the Consortium began a specialty track in neuropsychology. The relationship between the state psychological association and the Consortium provides opportunities for residents to network with psychologists in their specialty areas. Since its inception in 2001, the Consortium has trained over 500 interns and residents. Those trainees have provided assessment, psychotherapy, and consultation services to under-served populations across the state.
Consortium Board of Directors
Alison Reuter, Ph.D. ABPdn
Laura Wingers, Psy.D., NCSP
MaryAnne Belton, Psy.D.
Dan Schulte, Ph.D.
John Stapert, Ph.D.
Director of Training
Michael Redivo, Ph.D.
Co-Director of Training
Andy Hogg, Ph.D., ABPP
Elizabeth Capps-Conkle, Psy.D.
Sylvia Cohen, Ph.D.
Alex Levitan, Psy.D.
Jeff Thomas, Psy.D.
Deb Partington, Psy.D.
John Barton, Ph.D., ABPP
Jenny Holzapfel, Ph.D.