The California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC) is an association of clinical psychology doctoral programs and doctoral internship training sites throughout the state of California. Created in 1991, CAPIC’s founders recognized that by working together they could increase the quality of professional psychology training throughout the entire education trajectory, as well as better train psychologists to serve population needs. Among its many functions, CAPIC:
- Facilitates doctoral internship program quality assurance.
- Provides standardized application, evaluation, and contract forms used by doctoral internship programs.
- Implements policies, procedures, and timetables that improve the application / selection process for students, doctoral internship programs, and member schools promotes culturally relevant training.
- Advocates for increased public awareness of the benefits of student services in the field of mental health.