Program Information: Department of Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1908
Program Type: Internship
Site: Central Regional Hospital
Department: Department of Psychology
Address: 300 Veazey Road
Butner, North Carolina 27509
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 10 miles from Durham 15 miles from Chapel Hill 20 miles from Raleigh
Phone: 919-575-7311x
Fax: 919-575-7399x
Email: David.Hattem@dhhs.nc.gov
Web Address: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dsohf/services/crh/contacts.htm
Brochure Website's Address: https://crhpsychologyinternship.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/internship-manual-2015-2016-2/
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since: 2003
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: David Hattem
Chief Psychologist: Tom Guthrie
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 27
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2018
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Low Stipend High Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend Ranges for Next Class: 27480 27480
Part Time Annual Stipend Ranges for Next Class:

Stipend ranges are values in US Dollars.

Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Up to 10% time per week can be used for research/professional development. Leave time includes 19 personal leave days and 12 state holidays. Health insurance is not provided. Because interns are full time employees, they are eligible to purchase health insurance individually through the State Health plan.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site
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: 11/01/2018 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/8/2018
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Applicants must be doctoral candidates in APA-approved or CPA-approved clinical psychology programs, with the exception of the child-youth major focus area who may also be from an APA-approved or CPA-approved school psychology program. U.S. citizenship is not required, but non-citizen applicants will be required to demonstrate eligibility to work within 3 days of the start date by completing form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification, Department of Homeland Security).

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.

Applicants identify one intended major focus area: adult, child-youth, forensics, or neuropsychology/geropsychology (see Internship Manual). In addition to the AAPI, applicants should provide provide a cover letter in which you clearly identify your intended major focus area and describe why you are interested in us; a current C.V.; three letters of recommendation; and official transcripts from your current doctoral program.

The application deadline is November 1 (NOTE: THIS IS A CHANGE FROM PRIOR YEARS). We contact applicants no later than December 8 to notify that we are offering an on-site interview or that we are no longer considering their application. On-site interviews are in mid January. Applicants are strongly encouraged to have an on-site interview; phone interviews can be arranged when travel is not possible. ? and time with the current interns without faculty present. ?

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 450
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Preferred
Counseling Psychology None
School Psychology Acceptable
APA-Accredited Preferred
CPA-Accredited Preferred
Non-Accredited None
Ph.D Degree Acceptable
Psy.D. Degree Acceptable
Ed.D. Degree None
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
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Other Requirements:
Program Description

The Department of Psychology offers 4 full-time internship positions. Applications are limited to doctoral candidates in APA-approved or CPA approved-psychology programs. Those identifying a major focus area in adult, neuropsychology-geropsychology or forensics must be from a clinical program. For the child-youth focus, applicants from either clinical or school psych programs are accepted.

The stipend is $25,648. 19 days of personal leave and 12 state holidays are included. Up to 10% time across the year can be used for research. Health insurance is not provided. Because interns are full time employees, they are eligible to purchase health insurance individually through the State Health plan.

The internship began at Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh. We were accredited by APA during our first year of training (2003-2004) for three years. In 2007 we were re-accredited for five years. In 2008, the newly built Central Regional Hospital (CRH) in Butner took over Dorothea Dix Hospital, which was renamed CRH-Raleigh campus, and the internship was renamed Central Regional Hospital psychology internship. Over the next 4 years, services from the former Dorothea Dix Hospital were consolidated into CRH ending in July 2012. The Child Outpatient Clinic continues to be physically located at the former Dorothea Dix Hospital campus. In February 2013, administration of the Child Outpatient Clinic was taken over by UNC Hospitals, but the clinic continues to serve the same population from the same location. Child-youth applicants are advised that they are likely to have rotations in both Butner and Raleigh.

CRH is a state hospital setting which includes a comprehensive range of services with inpatient treatment wards for children, adolescents, adults, geriatric, and forensic populations, as well as outpatient services for children and families, and pretrial evaluations in forensics. 

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.

Even though CRH is a state hospital, it has large open areas, large windows, and other elements intended to maximize the positive outlook and potential of patients and staff. The 432-private 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 unit and forensic services units in the state, which serve the entire state. For more information: 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/

If you have any questions please contact David Hattem, Ph.D. at David.Hattem@dhhs.nc.gov.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students:
International Students:
Rural: Yes
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

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

 

CRH has 4 interns, each of whom has a different major focus: Adult SPMI, Child-Youth, Forensic, and Neuropsycholgy-Geropsychology. Those individual tracks are reflected in the 4 different major focus 50% or more indicated above.

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 http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dsohf/services/crh/contacts.htm 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
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Number of Completed Applications: 177 142 139
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 60 58 60
Total number of interns: 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 3 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 1 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 16 7 10
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 36 53 103
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Working on dissertation/Student: 2 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 3 3
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 1 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 2 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): 1 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0