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Postdoctoral Membership Readiness Project (P-MRP)

Postdoctoral Membership Readiness Project (P-MRP)

Last Updated 8/20/18

APPIC invites prospective postdoctoral member programs to consider participating in a new program called the Postdoctoral Membership Readiness Project (P-MRP), designed to support programs in pursuing APPIC membership. APPIC membership serves as a mechanism by which postdoctoral training programs demonstrate meeting a minimum standard of quality, which may be attractive to potential applicants. Membership also creates a professional community for programs and offers access to APPIC’s Informal Problem Consultation process and other support services.

APPIC has contracted with Clover Educational Consulting Group (Clover) to administer the Postdoctoral Membership Readiness Project (P-MRP). To date, Clover has supported the development, APPIC membership, and/or accreditation of over 100 psychology training programs. In its role as administrator of the P-MRP, Clover will select up to 12 programs to receive monthly consultation and support in developing an application for APPIC membership over the period of October 2018 – April 2019.

Program participants will have the opportunity to network with colleagues from other postdoctoral training programs while receiving expert consultation and feedback regarding the development of the APPIC membership application. Selected programs will participate in Clover-administered learning communities, through which they will receive pre-recorded instructional webinars related to the APPIC membership process, monthly live group instruction, tailored consultation for individual programs, and comprehensive feedback on application materials.

If selected, your training program will begin engaging in learning community activities in October 2018. Please note that engagement in this initiative indicates a readiness and willingness to participate in a structured program with monthly tasks, to receive a high level of consultative support, and to complete and submit an application for APPIC membership by April 1, 2019. Participants will be selected based upon specific criteria related to the likelihood that they will meet APPIC membership requirements. Because participant slots are limited, programs are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please note that submitting an application to participate does not guarantee inclusion in the project.

To apply to participate, please complete the brief application form found at the following link. We expect the application to take fewer than five minutes. Please submit your online application no later than August 31, 2018, in order to be considered for inclusion.

Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PMRPapplication

Please direct any questions related to the P-MRP to Erin M. Foley, Ph.D., ABPP, Senior Staff Consultant with Clover Educational Consulting Group, at [email protected]. Questions related to APPIC’s facilitation of this initiative may be directed to Daniel Hurley, Ph.D. at [email protected]



Daniel B. Hurley, Ph.D.
Director of Psychology Training
Hennepin Healthcare (formerly Hennepin County Medical Center)
[email protected]