Program Information: Psychiatry & Behavioral Health

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2468
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Acclaim/JPS Health Network
Department: Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
Address: 1500 S. Main St
Ft Worth, Texas 76104
Country: United States
Metro Area: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 516-921-0808x1354
Fax:
Email: AFrol@jpshealth.org
Web Address: http://www.jpshealthnet.org/sites/default/files/acclaim_jps_doctoral_manual_12.4.18_final_12_10_18.pdf
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.jpshealthnet.org/sites/default/files/acclaim_jps_doctoral_manual_12.4.18_final_12_10_18.pdf Note: URL being updated
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 2019
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Alan Frol
Chief Psychologist: Alan Frol
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/03/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Typical day is from 8 am to 5 pm. Working with an assigned faculty supervisor for neuropsychological/psychological evaluations in both inpatient and outpatient settings for administration, scoring, conceptualization, and report writing is a primary training focus. Also, each intern will have psychotherapy patients as a secondary focus. Didactics will occur throughout the week for Psychology group, Psychiatry Grand Rounds, and other opportunities, with Friday mornings typically set aside for didactics, self-study, supervision, and other training purposes.. Individual and group supervision will occur weekly.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? Yes
Details of the above affiliations This site has served as a training site for graduate students from the Division of Psychology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), Dallas, TX (typically one practicum student). Also, this site has served as a training site for graduate practicum students from University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, TX and Fielding Graduate University (FGU). This program attends the practicum fair held annually at both UT Southwestern Medical Center and University of North Texas.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 02/05/2021 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 02/12/2021
Interview process description:

If reasonable, individual interviews on site are preferred with Psychology faculty present as a group and/or individual interviews with Internship applicant.  Phone or virtual (Skype, Zoom) interviews are also possible, given time consraints, expense, and other issues for applicant.  Opportunity to meet each faculty member who is available and other interns/graduate students is encouraged for on-site interviews that will last one half day to full day.  Anticipate a rapid turn around time for scheduling and completing interview depending on Match release date for Phase I or Phase II or Post-Match Vacancy Service.  Virtual inteviews will last for approximately one hour with opportunity to reach out to current interns/practicum students by phone or email with permission of current students.

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Carlos Albizu University, Mayagüez Center, Puerto Rico John F. Kennedy University Illinois School of Professional Psychology Saybrook University Stephen F. Austin State University
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 200
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 300
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

The psychology internship training at Acclaim / JPS Health Network provides a clinical/educational experience in a health science setting that follows a Scientist-Practitioner model and provides interns with a wide range of clinical experiences prior to potential post-doctoral specialization. Education is interwoven with experiential clinical training and supervision to provide students with a solid foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge for primarily assessment and aspects of psychotherapy.

Given our dedication to psychology internship training, our interns train on two rotations over the course of the year. We believe this schedule gives students both a diversity of experience and ample time to grow their skills in each area over the course of 12 months. These rotations are as follows:

  1. Inpatient (General Psychiatric Inpatient/Consult & Liaison Services - JPS Level 1 Trauma)Outpatient Assessment
  2. Outpatient Assessment & Psychotherapy

Psychological Services.  The Psychology division provides primarily Psychological and Neuropsychological evaluations and less frequently individual/group psychotherapy services at JPS Health Network.  Neuropsychological Evaluations: Assessment of functional integrity of brain and behavior, typically, with clinical interview and administration of neuropsychological measures.  Neuropsychology provides services on all hospital units, including the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, and Medical Floors to assist patients needing evaluation for neurocognitive deficits to inform capacity for treatment decision-making and post traumatic stress disorder. Psychologists and interns do not typically see patients in the Psychiatric Emergency Center unless the patient in question is a psychotherapy patient already in the intern’s psychologist’s care.

Opportunities for training are also contingent upon intern’s interest. Our internship is primarily clinical in nature, with opportunities for interns to design and implement their own research projects being very limited. Our interns are expected to become knowledgeable consumers of clinical research. Our didactic training, educational opportunities, and supervision are structured in way to encourage interns to integrate science with clinical care.

TRINITY SPRINGS PAVILION

Acute Inpatient Services: Trinity Springs Pavilion includes three Adult Inpatient units with a bed capacity of 82. All units are short-term units designed to provide services to patients over the age of 18 who require comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and treatment to stabilize psychiatric symptoms. Crisis intervention and individualized, structured treatment are provided to patients in need of an intensive and safe setting. Our program is designed to both challenge patients and support them as they work toward recovery.

Local Commitment Alternative (LCA): Trinity Springs North is a 36-bed inpatient psychiatric facility for adults under court order to receive care that would otherwise be provided in a remote state psychiatric facility. The LCA allows patients to receive treatment while remaining close to home and family members, supporting reintegration into the community.

Adolescent Inpatient Services: The Adolescent Inpatient Unit is a 16-bed, short-term, acute crisis intervention unit located within Trinity Springs Pavilion providing treatment to those between 13 and 17 years of age. This co-ed unit contains eight semi-private rooms and two common areas for group activities. There are also a number of other secured indoor and outdoor areas used for therapeutic recreational activities.

CENTRAL ASSESSMENT CENTER (HEMPHILL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLINIC)

 The Hemphill Behavioral Clinic or Central Assessment Center (CAC) hosts a variety of outpatient services and holds many resources for interns including therapy rooms, an assessment library, a training room for students with desks and computers, and conference rooms. Our assessment library not only includes a wide variety of diagnostic, neuropsychological, and personality assessment measures, but resources on test interpretation, report writing, and conceptualization as well. We also have biofeedback and virtual reality resources.

Adult Outpatient Mental Health: Our adult outpatient clinics strive to meet the individual needs of each patient with a variety of treatment options. Services include evaluation, diagnosis, medication management, psychological testing, individual psychotherapy, and group therapies. 

 

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender:
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students:
International Students:
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy:
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention:
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice:
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders:
Trauma/PTSD:
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders:
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

The patient population at this county hospital meets the needs of an underserved pooulation in a safety net county hospital with a wide variety of psychiatric and neurologic disorders ranging from mild to severe.  Co-morbidity for trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, developmental disorders, learning disorders, physical disabilities, and alcohol/substance abuse is common.

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at: http://www.jpshealthnet.org/sites/default/files/acclaim_jps_doctoral_manual_12.4.18_final_12_10_18.pdf  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Number of Completed Applications: 7 5
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 5 4
Total number of interns: 3 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 0
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 1 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 2 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0