SAPIC is an APA Accredited Internship Program

2017-2018 SAPIC Intern Handbook

The 2017-18 internship year will mark the 21st year of existence and the 18th year of A.P.A. accreditation for the Southern Arizona Psychology Internship Center (SAPIC). SAPIC was created to provide interns who desire a learning experience in a cutting-edge, managed health care community behavioral healthcare environment with high-quality training. SAPIC is currently based within La Frontera Center, Inc., (www.lafronteraarizona.org) a community behavioral health organization serving about 10,000 underserved and culturally diverse clients and the University of Arizona (UA) Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Center (http://www.salt.arizona.edu/index.php), providing an array of services to over 500 UA students with learning disabilities.

SAPIC offers interns the opportunity to sharpen their psychotherapeutic and assessment skills with a culturally, socioeconomically, and clinically diverse clientele of various ages, in a variety of community settings, and with professionals from many disciplines. Such flexibility provides interns with opportunities to meet their training needs while preparing for competition in today’s complex and changing behavioral health market. SAPIC and our host organizations value and celebrate diversity; we invite all applicants who share these values and who seek the opportunity to work with “all who walk through our doors.”

APA Commission on Accreditation contact information:

American Psychological Association
Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-5979




Liz Dampsey, PhD

(520) 306-6922


EMPACT-Suicide Prevention Center, La Frontera center, La Frontera Mariachi and La Frontera Partners all are members of La Frontera Arizona

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