Program Information: Psychology Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2091
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Riverview Psychiatric Center
Department: Psychology Department
Address: 11 State House Station,
250 Arsenal Street
Augusta, Maine 04333
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 54 miles north of Portland, ME
Phone: 207-624-4668x
Fax:
Email: elizabeth.houghton@maine.gov
Web Address: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/riverview/intern/index.html
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Psychology Department
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
  • Other
Member of APPIC since: 07/01/2008
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Elizabeth Houghton-Faryna
Chief Psychologist: Elizabeth Houghton-Faryna
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 07/06/2020
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: 40000.00
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Continuing Education Opportunities Consultation with ABPP Certified Forensic Psychologists and Neuropsychologists
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Please see handbook available on RPC website.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
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? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 12/13/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/20/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/15/2019
Interview process description:

Interviews are second to third week of January. Interviews are generally 3-4 hours in length and include rotating team interviews with staff members (2), open questioning, tour of facility, snacks and/or lunch.

 

Personal interviews are preferred. Skype, Googlehangout and phone available upon request.

 

Applicants will be notified by email/letter that RPC would like to invite them for interview. RPC has had 2 interview date options in the past. 2-4 of RPC psychology staff are generally present for interviews.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Alliant University Argosy Hawaii School of Professional Psychology Antioch University of New England Carlos Albizu University Chatham University Chestnut Hill College Forest Institute of Professional Psychology Institute for the Psychological Sciences Illinois School of Professional Psychology Immaculata University Johns Hopkins Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy Nova The Institute for Psychological Sciences at Divine Mercy University Rosemead The Wright Institute University of California, Santa Barbara Walden University Divine Mercy University
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 200
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not 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 Doctoral Internship program offered by the Department of Psychology at Riverview Psychiatric Center is designed to provide an intensive professional training experience in acute and chronic inpatient psychiatric care, consultation services, and community re-entry programs. The primary goal of the internship is to help develop competent and skilled clinical psychologists, using a practitioner scholar model. RPCs internship standards are based on APA and APPICs policies and guidelines. Major rotations for all interns include acute inpatient psychiatry; psychological assessment and consultation; forensic assessment and treatment; group psychotherapy; and individual psychotherapy. Interns work with senior psychology staff as part of multi-disciplinary teams on treatment units and as full colleagues in the professional activities of the department. Interns will be exposed to a comprehensive treatment model, collaborating with medical doctors, social workers, nurses, and psychologists. The internship is individualized to meet the needs and skills of each intern and offers options that may include a rotation on the forensic outpatient team. Interns may participate in hospital research, scholarly writing, or the development of training programs for in-service education or community presentations. In addition to Psychology Department seminars and case conferences, interns participate weekly in Maine Medical Center Psychiatric Grand Rounds via interactive teleconferencing. RPC Psychology Department welcomes doctoral level graduate students in clinical/counseling psychology programs. The program runs for 12 consecutive months, and requires 2000 hours of training. Interns work approximately 40 hours per week. A minimum of two hours of individual supervision and two hours of group/assessment supervision is provided weekly. A stipend of $26,500 is provided.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

RPC is currently not active in research but does focus on maintaining data bases and exploring research as it applies to treatment in this setting.Literature reviews and applied research are strongly utilized.

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or experiences may be available at all consortium sites, and some internship programs may not have updated this information recently. Please consult the program's web site www.maine.gov/dhhs/riverview/intern/index.html or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Number of Completed Applications: 6 7 9
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 6 6 8
Total number of interns: 2 1 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 1 1
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 1 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 10
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 50
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 2 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 0 1
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 1 1
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0