iPASS Integrative Psychological and Social Services


Under the supervision of licensed psychologists and other licensed mental health professionals, doctoral graduate students in psychology offer high-quality psychological services to their clients.

Our training programs offer graduate students and post-doctoral residents in-depth experiences and mentoring in the development of skills necessary for success in their career goal of independent practice of psychology.

Doctoral students and post-doctoral trainees are offered a comprehensive training at iPASS that takes into account many varied aspects. We train in advanced clinical skills and mentoring but we also help you develop the business skills necessary for success in independent and integrated practices. We also offer training to advanced master of social work degree (MSW) students who have an interest in clinical work or administration in the context of a non-profit.

All applicants to iPASS should be interested in working in a setting with a feminist, multicultural, LGBT-friendly orientation, and should be comfortable working independently.

Please note that many of our clients have a complex trauma history. Didactics and supervision will focus heavily on this area. Trainees at iPASS should be prepared to be challenged and stretched in their development, both personal and professional.

Strong assessment and report writing skills are preferred for psychology trainees.

Applicants are strongly advised to obtain any license or credential they are qualified for in Washington State as soon as possible so as to facilitate payments for their services. This placement meets criteria for the counselor credential.

iPASS is not able to offer all of these programs every year.  
However, in some academic years, there are multiple positions within training programs.  

Doctoral Pre-internship Training Program:
The pre-internship program at iPASS is designed for doctoral students in their second or subsequent practicum year in a psychology doctoral program, or their second MSW practicum. As you are expected to have a client caseload, iPASS is not a suitable experience for trainees who have not yet worked clinically. Predoctoral practicum trainees are typically on-site the equivalent of two full days per week for ten or twelve month assignments and carry a load of between 12 and 15 client contact hours weekly. You must familiarize yourself with the requirements for preinternship, including client contact and supervision requirements. Be sure to address your commitment to meeting these requirements in your cover letter.

If desired, Pre-interns may negotiate for half-time or greater time commitments, and are expected to make a full year commitment to the clinic. Trainee times on-site are scheduled by arrangement with the clinic director. Trainees will conduct psychological evaluations on behalf of referring therapists, community agencies, and the courts. Trainees at these levels receive between one and four hours of individual supervision weekly, and participate in the peer consult group.

Predoctoral internship Training Program:
The predoctoral psychology internship is a 2000 hour internship that meets all requirements for licensure. Please specify your preference for 12, 18, or 24 months commitment in your cover letter. Interns are expected to have completed comprehensive examinations and defended their dissertation proposal prior to commencing their intern year. For interns with personal circumstances that would preclude full-time work, half-time internships that extend over a two-year time period are available. Interns are expected to maintain a case load of between 15 and 20 face to face weekly contact hours. They conduct on-going psychotherapy with their own clients. They also conduct psychological evaluations on behalf of referring therapists, community agencies and the courts, and consult to other psychotherapists and health care providers. Interns receive between two and four hours weekly of individual supervision.

Acquisition of business skills is an important component of training at iPASS. Interns are expected to develop business plans for their future independent or integrated practice. They will demonstrate competency in those skills in addition to competency in skills of psychotherapy, assessment, supervision, and consultation.

Please see our brochure for further details.

Post-Doctoral Training Program:
iPASS is open to applicants who have a strong desire to hone clinical skills in a setting which will prepare trainees for private practice. The post-doc program will be individually designed in consultation with you, and may extend over a time period longer than one year in order to meet the contact hours and supervision requirements of the Washington State licensing law. Application requirements for post-doctoral training are the same as those for the other training programs at iPASS. Interested candidates should contact us for further information.



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