The Department of Psychology offers 4 full-time internship positions. Interns apply for one major focus: Adult, Child/Youth, Forensics or Neuropsychology/Geropsychology. The major focus comprises about two thirds of their time. Interns may choose up to two minor rotations to suit their training goals, which will comprise about one third of their time. The minor rotations allow interns to build on previous training or to add new skills, depending on the interns’ interest.
Four full time positions each paid a minimum total of $27,480. This minimum is $15 per hour for 1832 hours, the minimum total hours required to complete the internship. Interns who choose to work more than the minimum number of hours will be paid more than the minimum total.
Interns are required not to work on 12 state holidays and to take 19 unpaid personal leave days. Interns may use personal leave hours as sick time or vacation.
Health insurance is not provided. Because interns are full time 12 month temporary employees, they are eligible to purchase health insurance individually through the State Health plan.
Up to 10% time per week can be used for research/professional development.
Interns have LAN based computers with internet access and email and phone lines. Mail slots, fax machine, and copying are easily accessible to the intern’s work space.
CRH serves a highly diverse population, with patients ranging in age from childhood to geriatric. The population is diverse by race and ethnicity, with patients representing European, African, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, and Asian descent. While patients represent various levels of education and occupational status, CRH mostly serves low-income patients.
CRH was built in 2008 with large open areas, large windows, and other elements intended to maximize the positive outlook and potential of patients and staff. The 432-room hospital serves the acute mental health needs of adults and adolescents from 26 counties in central North Carolina, and houses the only child inpatient and forensic services units in the state, which serve the entire state. For more information on CRH, visit the hospital's website at: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dsohf/services/crh/index.htm
CRH is located in Butner, NC, about 10 miles from Durham, 15 miles from Chapel Hill, and 20 miles from Raleigh. The Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area which surrounds the ResearchTrianglePark and Raleigh-Durham airport is known locally as the Triangle. The Triangle area contains three major universities, numerous colleges, numerous technology and medical science businesses, and a wide range of restaurants and entertainment options. For more information visit the Chamber of Commerce websites for Raleigh (http://www.raleighchamber.org/), Durham (http://durhamchamber.org/) and Chapel Hill (http://www.carolinachamber.org/).
Our current Internship Manual is at https://crhpsychologyinternship.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/internship-manual-2014-2015-2/
The internship began at Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh and was accredited by APA during our first year of training (2003-2004) for three years, and re-accredited for five years in 2007. In 2008, the newly built Central Regional Hospital took over Dorothea Dix Hospital. The internship was renamed Central Regional Hospital psychology internship. Over the next four years services from the former Dorothea Dix Hospital were consolidated into CRH. In July 2012 the internship was re-accredited for the full 7 years. The internship completed our 7 year self-study in 2018. We had a successful site visited in March 2019, were reviewed during the Commission’s July 2019 meeting, and were re-accredited for 10 years with our next site visit due 2029.
If you have any questions please contact David Hattem, Ph.D. at David.Hattem@dhhs.nc.gov.