Student opportunities are available to further education and experience in a mental health setting.

Natalis Psychology Training Program

Doctoral Training Program Aims
The Natalis Psychology Training Program (NPTP) mission is to prepare doctoral interns to provide high quality behavioral health care to people of all ages, in a variety of settings, and to develop the leadership and advocacy skills that psychologists need as they take on leadership positions in the professional and business world of psychology practice. The training philosophy of NPTP embraces the practitioner-scholar model, emphasizing the importance of clinical practice informed by psychological science.

The program is designed as a general doctoral psychology internship and is seen as a component of the doctoral training process in Health Service Psychology. Broadly, the doctoral psychology internship aims to provide the doctoral psychology intern with the opportunity (in terms of setting, experience, and supervision) to begin assuming the professional role of a psychologist. This role entails the integration of previous training and a further development of the scientific, professional, and ethical bases involved in professional functioning.

Accreditation Information
Natalis Psychology Training Program (NPTP) is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. NPTP is scheduled to have our next site visit in 2023.
Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street NE, Washington DC, 20002-4242
Phone: (202) 336-5679 / Email:

We follow all guidelines established by the Association of Psychology and Postdoctoral Doctoral psychology internship Centers (APPIC) and fully endorse the APPIC policy summarized in the following statement:

“This doctoral psychology internship site 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 doctoral psychology intern applicant.”

Natalis Psychology Training Program is available to apply to via the AAPI; please DO NOT send paper or email applications. Students who intend to apply to the Natalis Psychology Training Program must apply using the AAPI.
Natalis Psychology Training Program APPIC Match Site Code is 2308.

Contact Information
Rita Sandidge, PhD, LP, Director of Training
NTPT Director of Training

Background Check for Employment
The Natalis Counseling and Psychology Training Program will require all doctoral interns to successfully pass a background check prior to the start of their internship experience beginning with the 2022-2023 intern cohort. Failure of the background check will result in a match release and termination of contract.

Diversity and Inclusion
NPTP resides within Natalis Counseling & Psychology Solutions, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NPTP is committed to creating an environment that is equitable, inclusive, and safe for clients, staff, and interns. We believe that increasing the diversity of doctoral psychology interns, agency staff, and program faculty enhances and adds to the cultural, social, and economic benefits within our community, as well as in the training environment. We believe individual and cultural diversity is foundational in the development of skills, competence, and overall well-being; therefore, diversity is considered, reflected upon, and integrated into the practice of psychology. NPTP adheres to the Equity & Inclusion and nondiscrimination policies outlined by the sponsoring agency and seeks to recruit staff and interns with diverse identities.

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