The Santa Barbara Psychology Internship Consortium trains doctoral psychology interns dedicated to serving children and their families. SB-PIC is designed to prepare interns for independent practice, in addition to meeting state requirements for certification as a school psychologist.
The Santa Barbara Psychology Internship Consortium (SB-PIC) represents the collaborative effort between the Santa Barbara County SELPA office, school districts throughout Santa Barbara county, and contributions of the school psychology faculty of the University of California, Santa Barbara, to share resources for the purpose of providing a range of clinical and didactic experiences that represent the necessary depth and breadth required for future professional psychological practice. The SB-PIC training program is a full-time doctoral internship experience, beginning in August of each year. Across training sites, interns will complete an average of 15-20 hours per week of face-to-face direct service delivery. Interns are expected to complete 1500 hours of training across 10.5 months. Interns are also expected to achieve the goals and objectives of the internship program, to abide by the APA Code of Ethics, the requirements of the SB-PIC training program, and the rules and regulations of the training site that employs them.