The Louisiana School Psychology Internship Consortium (LAS*PIC) is an APA accredited internship. We invite applications from students who have completed their graduate coursework in school psychology. During the past 25 years, LAS*PIC has provided an authentic, school-based training experience for interns. An internship experience is an essential and integral part of a training program. The relationship between the university training program and internship should be viewed as a complementary one. One of the most important decisions students will make is the selection of an internship site that best meets their professional goals and promotes their career development. As students contemplate this decision they will want to consider the site that will best prepare them for the events, conditions, and tasks they will encounter in professional settings. The internship should support development of skills for competent practice, involving a variety of professional experiences, a focus on collaborative problem solving, and continued professional development with a core internship curriculum. Additionally, the internship should provide expert advice and feedback, behavior-modeling opportunities, and congruence between what interns want and what they get in the supervisory relationship. The Louisiana School Psychology Internship Consortium (LAS*PIC) realizes that activities during an internship can shape the direction of a professional career and support a successful entry into specialization within the profession.
Therefore, it is with these influences and expectations, the program focuses on the following general training goals relative to the independent practice of psychology:
- Further development of general professional psychological skills to an appropriate level of professional competence.
- Further development of psychological assessment skills to an appropriate level of professional competence.
- Further development of psychological intervention skills to an appropriate level of professional competence.
- Further development of psychological consultation skills to an appropriate level of professional competence.
- Further development of interdisciplinary collaboration from a psychological perspective to an appropriate level of professional competence.
American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
- Policy and Procedures
- Intern Handbook
We created a brief online informational module that describes the LAS*PIC program for perspective applicants and others who are interested in the program.