Doctoral psychology internship at Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Pueblo

Two photos, left to right: Building on CMHIP campus; psychologist talking to patient

MATCH 2022 for 2023-2024 Internship Year
APPIC Match Number: 196311

The doctoral psychology internship at Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Pueblo (CMHHIP) trains Health Services Psychology Interns in the nine profession-wide competencies of general clinical practice, with an emphasis on efficacious delivery of behavioral health services to forensic populations. Our program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation (COA) since 2010 and we are scheduled for our next site visit in 2027. We provide experiential training in the application of evidence-based treatment interventions, psychological and forensic evaluations, applied clinical research, trauma-informed care, and efficacious clinical supervision. We provide multiple opportunities to observe professional modeling to meaningfully further our interns' development as Health Services Psychologists.

Our program is now accepting applications for three doctoral internship positions for the 2023-2024 training year. Intern positions are full-time term-limited (12 months) employees of the State of Colorado. Interns are non-exempt employees thus eligible for comp time, and will receive a salary with state benefits to include medical, dental, and vision insurance, eleven (11) state holidays, annual leave, and sick leave.

CMHHIP is a 24/7 state in-patient facility. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory for all staff working in Colorado’s 24/7 facilities. Passing pre-employment background checks and drug screen is a condition of employment. Additional information about pre-employment requirements and employee benefits can be found in Internship Admission, Support and Initial Placement Data section of this website.

Below you will find links to information about our program. Please contact us by email or phone if you have additional questions.

Director: Peggy Hicks, Ed.D.

Doctoral Psychology Internship Accreditation

The CMHHIP Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Our internship program has been accredited since June 29, 2010 and we are scheduled for our next site visit in 2027. Our internship training program is also a participating member of the Association of psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). As such, we participate in the APPIC Internship Match through the National Matching Service, Inc. (NMS). Thus, all applicants for our internship must be registered for the Match to be eligible for consideration for an interview and potential match with our internship. Our APPIC Match number is 196311. Please see the APPIC website ( for Match policies.

Accreditation questions can be addressed to:

American Psychological Association
Commission on Accreditation
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
(202) 336-5979 |


Application deadline: Extended until Nov. 30, 2022

Notification of invitation for interview: Dec. 12, 2022

Interview dates: To be decided during the month of January 2023. 

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