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:
- Inpatient (General Psychiatric Inpatient Hospital/potentially Consult & Liaison Services Main Hospital- JPS Level 1 Trauma)
- 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: Afrol@jpshealth.org 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 Therefore, the offer of Internship could be rescinded, if either the background check or 10 panel drug screen returns positive results.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.
TRINITY SPRINGS PAVILION
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.
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 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.