Philosophy and Training Goals

The New Mexico Psychology Internship Consortium’s (NM-PIC) aim is to prepare and retain psychologists to provide culturally competent public mental health care for the diverse children, adolescents, and adults of New Mexico.

The New Mexico Psychology Internship Consortium (NM-PIC) represents the collaborative effort of three agencies – Hidalgo Medical Services in Silver City, the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas, and Iina Counseling Services at Indian Health Services in Shiprock. These geographically dispersed agencies share resources and faculty for the purpose of providing a diversified educational program for psychology interns, focusing on training in culturally relevant and competent services for New Mexico’s diverse and often underserved population, in addition to the professional competencies outlined by the American Psychological Association.  NM-PIC aspires to prepare knowledgeable, skilled, passionate and compassionate psychologists-to-be to live and work in New Mexico, serving the people of New Mexico help them remain healthy, strong, and resilient. The varied cultures and challenges of the people of New Mexico require clinicians to be culturally sensitive and culturally humble, able to adapt evidence-based practices where appropriate to meet the needs of diverse clients,  accepting of all clients.

NM-PIC values the dimension and depth that diversity of training faculty, interns and individuals served bring to the intern training experience. NM-PIC values all types of diversity and welcomes diverse applicants to apply.

It is expected that by the conclusion of the internship year, interns will have achieved intermediate to advanced competence in APA’s nine Profession Wide Competencies and associated Learning Elements. For a comprehensive list of all required Learning Elements, please see the NM-PIC Intern Evaluation.