The mission of the El Paso Psychology Internship Consortium (EPPIC) is to provide
a comprehensive training program for doctoral interns in psychology, in order to prepare
competent psychologists and effective multicultural therapists. The internship consortium
was created in August 2012 with the express purpose of pooling resources to develop a
unique and well-rounded experience for doctoral psychology interns. The overarching
goal of the program is to provide interns with a broad and general training experience
in order to cultivate their skill and professional identity as psychologists.
EPPIC utilizes the scientist-practitioner model of training. It is our belief that the
understanding of the science of psychology is an important and necessary tool for
the actual practice of psychology. We attempt to help our interns integrate the knowledge
they have of the science of psychology with its actual best practice by providing interns
with quality supervision and programming through intensive training and clinical work.
This combination helps interns develop both competent skills and a professional identity
which prepares them to work independently as professional practitioners.