For Immediate Release

Contact: Catherine Rothwell, catherine@nationalregister.org, 202-783-7663.

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January 11, 2017 (Washington, D.C.)—The American Psychological Foundation (APF) and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists congratulate the recipients of two $10,000 grants to fund new internship positions through the Internship Partnership Fund. The grant recipients are Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Internship Training in Clinical Psychology. These grants, which were funded through the APF/National Register Internship Partnership Fund, are intended to help APA- and CPA-accredited internship sites offer additional internship placements, thereby helping to close the internship gap.

In response to receiving one of the grants, Dr. Jenna Glover, Director of Training at Children's Hospital Colorado, stated, "Children's Hospital Colorado internship program is excited to have received this opportunity from the American Psychological Foundation and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. This grant will allow us to add an additional intern position to our program in our pediatric health specialty track allowing for us to expand our training to more interdisciplinary settings and allowing us to offer expanded psychological services to those in our community."

Dr. Cindy McGeary, Director of Internship Training and Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center, highlighted the work of a colleague who applied for the grant knowing it would be a tremendous value to interns. "Due to Dr. Stacy Ogbeide’s dedication to promote behavioral health in primary care, our interns will benefit greatly by obtaining core knowledge and skills necessary to work in a primary care setting. This is particularly important since there are few opportunities currently available for psychologists to gain the skillset required to function as a behavioral health consultant in primary care."

Morgan T. Sammons, PhD, ABPP, Executive Officer of the National Register, said, "I was very impressed with the dedication to training and service provision to underserved populations that was reflected in the programs selected. Their commitment to health service delivery and to the preparation of future generations of health service psychologists is a benchmark for training programs."

Applications for funding for the 2018-2019 academic year are due October 1, 2017.

About The APF/National Register Internship Partnership Fund

The Internship Partnership Fund is a collaborative effort between the American Psychological Foundation and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. This endowment was created with a founding gift of $100,000 from the National Register. Consistent with the mission and values of the National Register, this initiative focuses on increasing the number of internship positions at sites in underserved areas and those that train psychologists in the delivery of services in integrated healthcare settings. To donate to this fund, please submit this form.