Funded Summit Projects

Projects funded based on the Summit-inspired call for proposals are listed here. As these projects progress, we will add updates.

Understanding and improving clinical internship experiences for trainees with minoritized identities

Contact: Stefanie Sequeira (zbp2sm "at"

Our project seeks to identify unique concerns, challenges, and benefits related to the current internship model for trainees with identities that are historically underrepresented in the field of clinical psychological science. To accomplish this goal, we are recruiting current and recent trainees to engage in focus groups. We will prioritize dissemination of findings from these focus groups, including in the form of workshops and concrete recommendations for internship training directors, DCTs, and relevant stakeholders. We hope these focus groups will also serve the function of connecting trainees and expanding professional networks. 


Strengthening dissemination and implementation science training across clinical psychological science doctoral programs

Contact: Briana Last (briana.last "at"

This project strives to strengthen dissemination and implementation science training across clinical psychological science training programs. The first goal of the project is to develop a speaker series that all trainees at Academy doctoral and internship programs can attend to learn more about dissemination and implementation science. The speaker series will be made available to all future trainees on the APCS website. The second goal of the project is to conduct a needs assessment of dissemination and implementation science research training opportunities within programs and to facilitate research collaboration across programs.


The internship application process: Developing a Q&A panel for students

Contact: Lauren Weinstock (lauren_weinstock "at"

Each year, as students apply to complete the last requirement of the Clinical Psychology PhD, the psychology internship, they spend time and energy gathering information about the application process and programs (e.g., How much research time do we have? What if I didn’t get a Master’s degree along the way? What if I’m an international student?). To ease the burden of searching for information, we – a group of Internship Training Directors along with a graduate student assistant – will engage in an iterative process of development to create an annual Question and Answer (Q&A) program about the psychology internship application process. This forum will be designed take place annually and provide timely, honest, and accurate information about the internship application process and would serve to (a) increase transparency of the process for students by providing them with current information as internships and requirements evolve and (b) allow students to gather information about APCS internships in a single setting, rather than reaching out to multiple internship directors.

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