ID-PIC provides rigorous and quality training with a rural focus. ID-PIC is an expansion of the Southeastern Idaho Psychology Internship Consortium and now includes five sites: Boise State University Counseling Center in Boise, ID, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho in Boise, ID, Idaho State University Family Medicine Residency/State Hospital South in Pocatello, ID, and Pearl Health Clinic in Ammon, ID.
The Idaho Psychology Internship Consortium’s (ID-PIC) mission is to prepare and retain psychologists to provide culturally competent collaborative health care for Idaho’s diverse population. The Idaho Psychology Internship Consortium (ID-PIC) represents the collaborative effort of multiple Idaho agencies to share resources and faculty for the purpose of providing a diversified educational program for doctoral psychology interns. The consortium is designed to provide generalist training to prepare interns to meet the unique challenges of practicing psychology in rural Idaho and to ensure clinical competency in working with Idaho’s various cultural groups.
The Idaho Psychology Internship Consortium (ID-PIC) represents the collaborative effort of five Idaho agencies to share resources and faculty for the purpose of providing a diversified educational program for psychology doctoral interns. Please note that ID-PIC is a psychology doctoral internship program and not a practicum training site.
ID-PIC is an APPIC member and is currently on the APPIC directory. ID-PIC is not currently accredited by the APA, however, current psychology licensure rules in the State of Idaho do not require an APA-accredited internship program, meaning that applicants/interns wishing to practice in Idaho or in many other states will be license eligible.
Our consortium is located across the southwestern and southeastern corners of Idaho, part of the Intermountain West.
SOUTHEASTERN Idaho includes ISU/SHS and Pearl Health Clinic.
Idaho State University Family Medicine Residency is located within the city of Pocatello, and the State Hospital South is located just 25 miles north in Blackfoot. Pocatello is a mid-sized university town of approximately 50,000 people with an extremely affordable cost of living, nestled in a valley and surrounded by very accessible mountains. Given Idaho’s rural character, people come from all over the region for health care.
There is an abundance of things to do and places to visit within a short distance from all three cities in Southeastern Idaho. Yellowstone and Teton National Parks, Sun Valley and Grand Targhee ski resorts are all close by. Pebble Creek ski area offers intermediate and expert skiing within twenty minutes of downtown Pocatello. Camping, hiking, road and mountain biking, cross-country skiing and river sports are within minutes of Pocatello and offer uncrowded outdoor recreation. The area also offers blue ribbon trout fishing as well as numerous public and private golf courses and frisbee golf parks. The area is home to several rodeos and other cultural events throughout the year.
Pearl Health Clinic is in Idaho Falls which is a bigger town with all major conveniences available and close to 60,000 people. Idaho Falls offers an abundance of shopping, restaurants and movie theatres. The city has nearby golfing, ice-skating, an aquatic center, aquarium, and zoo. It has a beautiful river walk trail known as the Greenbelt and is relatively close to the Bear World attraction along with Jackson Hole, WY and the college town, Rexburg.
SOUTHWESTERN Idaho includes FMRI and Boise State University, Counseling Center.
Boise is a fast-growing city that's teeming with culture, natural beauty and job opportunities. As the capital and most populous city in Idaho, Boise helps set the cultural tone of the state, offering residents and visitors a rich collection of amenities from parks and restaurants to museums and music venues. Boise State University drives the economy in Boise, along with top employers like Albertsons, Micron Technology, Hewlett-Packard, and Simplot. Boise residents have many choices with their healthcare including St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise VA Medical Center and St. Luke’s Medical Center.
Boise’s sports scene includes the Boise Hawks, the Idaho Steelheads and the Idaho Stampede. Boise State University is home to 15,000 students annually and Albertson Stadium is a 30,000-seat football facility featuring the blue AstroPlay field. Taco Bell Arena is home to BSU basketball games, the NCAA tournament and music concerts.
Boise features an urban trail system known as the Boise River Greenbelt, and the Boise River also serves as a recreational venue for fishing, swimming, and rafting. Bogus Basin Mountain Resort offers cross-country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, and tubing - and it is just 16 miles from the city. The Boise Foothills provide routes for beginners to advanced riders and depending on the weather, riding can go on year round. Hunting and fishing are popular activities in the mountains and foothills near Boise. As Boise continues to grow, so do our neighboring communities including Eagle, Meridian, Garden City, Nampa, Caldwell and Kuna.