The Wellness Center started the first tribally-run paid post-graduate fellowship program for Native Americans in the United States. This program allows Native Americans who have completed their doctoral education (Ph.D, Psy.D. or Ed.D.) to get the required 2000 supervised hours they need before they can start to apply for their psychologist License. The Program I affiliate with the Arizona Psychology. This program is affiliated with the Arizona Psychology Training Consortium (APTC) and APTC is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).
The completion of the fellowship program should enable a person to sit for psychologist licensure exams in most states. The Wellness Center currently has 4 licensed doctoral-level psychologists who have been trained in a variety of counseling and psychotherapy treatment approaches. While currently only for those who have finished their doctoral degree, we may consider applications from Native American post-master's degree graduates in the future. Any interested candidates should contact the Clinical Director, Thea Wilshire, Ph.D., for further information about the program.