The El Paso Psychology Internship Consortium (EPPIC) is a collaboration between Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC EP), the University of Texas at El Paso and William Beaumont Army Medical Center. The goal of the EPPIC is to provide a comprehensive training program to doctoral interns in psychology in order to prepare competent psychologists and effective multicultural therapists.
Recently, President Richard Lange, M.D., attended the graduation of the program’s inaugural class, which included Darisabel Roman Laureano, who completed her internship in the TTUHSC EP Department of Psychiatry. While training, Laureano provided psychological services such as psychological testing and evidence-based psychotherapies for stress, anxiety, depression and serious mental illnesses (schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and bipolar disorders) to individuals, couples, and families. She also had the opportunity to work with the interdisciplinary teams at the TTUHSC EP Garbar Breast Care Center, and complete a research project that was presented at an international conference.
The consortium was created in August 2013 as a five-year program funded by more than $750,000 from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation.