Community Reach Center is a premier mental health provider that serves more than 15,500 residents per year at outpatient offices throughout north metro Denver, as well as in school, emergency rooms, detention centers, and primary care settings. Community Reach is fully committed to providing supportive, evidence-based therapies in order to bring recovery and wellness to everyone who takes that first brave step towards treatment. This commitment includes a broader responsibility to participate in the training of doctoral students in clinical and counseling psychology in order to advance and improve the field of community mental health. It is our belief that interns significantly enhance the quality of a service-providing program and contribute vitality, new perspectives, and considerable expertise. At Community Reach Center, we believe the optimal environment for interns to transition from student to professional is under the supervision and guidance of an experienced licensed psychologist. Community Reach Center offers a doctoral internship program that is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) for graduate students who have completed all coursework necessary for a doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology.

Internship rotations consist of a primary outpatient rotation, minor rotations, and psychological testing. The primary rotation is 25 hours per week, and consists of providing therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults in an outpatient office setting. Interns also complete rotations of 75-100 hours each in the following areas: crisis/emergency services, severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI), and an elective of the intern’s choice. The elective rotation is a unique aspect of this internship program and offers flexibility for each intern to tailor a 75-hour rotation focused on a particular area of professional interest. Interns also participate in a year-long assessment rotation and complete a minimum of 12 psychological evaluations during the course of their training year. A 2-hour weekly didactic seminar and 3-hour weekly assessment seminar are provided to enhance intern training, and an additional 2-hours per week is dedicated for intern cohort time. The program takes a developmental approach to training and supervision, and interns participate in weekly individual and group supervision.

Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

This internship site participates in the APPIC Match and agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. Please click the link below to download Community Reach Center’s Intern Handbook for a complete program description and application instructions. Questions about the internship program may be directed to:

Laurie Schleper, Ph.D., Director of Internship Training
(303-853-3554, L.Schleper@CommunityReachCenter.org) or

Lisa Puma, Ph.D., Chief Psychologist
(303-853-3685, L.Puma@CommunityReachCenter.org). 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we value diversity and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.