Program Information: Psychiatry & Behavioral Health

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2468
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: JPS Health Network
Department: Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
Address: 1617 Hemphill Street
c/o Hemphill Behavioral Health Clinic
Ft Worth, Texas 76104
Country: United States
Metro Area: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA
Distance from Major City: 0
Phone: 817-702-5647
Fax: 817-702-8438
Web Address: http://1617 Hemphill St,
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 2019
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Cindy Claassen
Chief Psychologist: Cindy Claassen
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/16/2021
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
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 with a dedicated hour lunch break. 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.. Two individual and two group supervision will occur weekly with an assessment and intervention focus.
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: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

12/25/2021 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Individual interviews will be conducted remotely due to COVID-19 with Psychology faculty present as a group and/or individualLY with Internship applicant.  Phone or virtual interviews will be used to save time, expense, and possible travel restrictions.  Opportunity to meet faculty members who are available outside of group interview and other interns/graduate students with their permission is encouraged by virtual means.  Anticipate a rapid turn around time for scheduling and completing interview depending on Match release date for Phase I and/or Phase II or Post-Match Vacancy Service.

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: 30
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 30
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
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 with minor focus on 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 Hospital/potentially Consult & Liaison Services Main Hospital- JPS Level 1 Trauma)
  2. Outpatient Assessment & Psychotherapy


The Psychology Manual is being revised for subsequent posting on JPS Health Network website. Please contact Alan B. Frol, PhD, Director of Clinical Training by email: for a current version of the Manual in process of being updated.

All applicants who have received and accepted an offer for Psychology Internship at JPS will be required to undergo a subsequent background check conduced by the JPS Human Resources department and 10 panel drug screen via JPS Occupational Health in accordance to JPS policy closer to the start of the Internship.  Any criminal charges/activity noted on the background check, occurring prior to or during the course of the program, could affect the candidate's elibility for employment as an Intern.  If the 10 panel drug screen returns a positive result to any of its components, the person will not be hired for the specific role.  Therefore, the offer of Internship could be rescinded, if either the background check or 10 panel drug screen returns positive results.  Applicants would be cautioned to consider their potential for failure on these screens to help inform their decision to apply to this Internship.

Psychological Services.  The Psychology division provides primarily Psychological and Neuropsychological evaluations and less frequently individual/group psychotherapy services at JPS Health Network.

Opportunities for training are also contingent upon intern’s interest within these services. Our internship is primarily clinical in nature. with opportunity to design and implement heir own research projects currently not available. However, 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.


Acute Inpatient Services: Trinity Springs Pavilion includes three Adult Inpatient units. 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 an 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 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 semi-private rooms and common areas for group activities. There are also a number of other secured indoor and outdoor areas used for therapeutic recreational activities.


 The Hemphill Behavioral Clinic or Central Assessment Center (CAC) hosts a variety of outpatient services and holds many resources for interns including assessment rooms for in person and virtual interactions, therapy rooms, an assessment library, a training room for students with desks and computers, and conference rooms.

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


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
International Students:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

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%)


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
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:
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders:
Sexual Offenders:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

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: 1617 Hemphill St,  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 2021-2022
Number of Completed Applications: 7 5 11
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 5 4 7
Total number of interns: 3 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 0 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 2
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 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 1 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 2 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0