Program Information: Department of Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1908
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
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: https://crhpsychologyinternship.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/internship-manual-2014-2015-2/
Brochure Website's Address: https://crhpsychologyinternship.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/internship-manual-2014-2015-2/
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: Brian Grover
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 23
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 27480
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
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. Unpaid 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
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/08/2021
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). The program understands that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted applicants’ opportunities to accumulate direct service practicum hours. Therefore, the program will consider applications that do not meet the minimum for doctoral treatment hours for the 2022-2023 class.

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.

We will contact all applicants by email no later than December 8 to notify you that we are offering an interview, or to inform you we are no longer considering your application. Interviews are done in mid to late January. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program transitioned to videoconference interviews for the 2021-2022 cohort and will continue videoconference interviews for the 2022-2023 cohort.

The Training Committee identifies four full days in January to accommodate the usual 50 to 60 applicants who accept an interview. These have typically included the Tuesday and Friday of one week then the Monday and Thursday of the following week. The spread of days maximizes the chance that applicants will find a date that fits their overall interviewing schedule.

The Internship Director asks all applicants to rank their preferences for the four interview dates. Within the constraints of availability of faculty for interviews, the Internship Director offers each applicant the interview day that they have identified as most preferable.

The Internship Director creates a master interview schedule for each interview day. The Training Committee has determined that three interviews per applicant is the goal. Each applicant is interviewed by the Program Coordinator for their focus area, one other faculty from their focus area, and usually a third interview with a faculty from a likely minor interest.

Depending on volume of interviews and interests of applicants, the final schedule for some faculty will be fuller than for others. It is essential that time slots faculty have made available are kept open by faculty until the final applicant schedules are completed. This is usually done shortly before the interviews begin because of last minute changes.

Interviews are typically 1 hour. All interviews are conducted in accordance with the most recent version of APPIC policy for contact with applicants. The most recent version of the policy is found at http://www.appic.org/

All interviewers complete an “Internship Interview Feedback” form as soon as possible after the interview. These are sent to the Program Coordinator and Internship Director.

The program provides a group informational session with the current interns and the applicants being interviewed on each date. Faculty are not included in this session. The program expects current interns to be available by email to the applicants. This is intended only to benefit the applicants. Current interns do not do individual interviews, review applications, or give any feedback to the program about applicants.

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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
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 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 Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not 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 Not 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 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.

 

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, Child-Youth, Forensic, and Neuropsycholgy-Geropsychology. The experiences listed above as 50% or more reflect the major focus area for one intern. Detailed descriptions of the major focus training and minor rotations can be found in the internship manual.

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: https://crhpsychologyinternship.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/internship-manual-2014-2015-2/  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: 142 139 144 109 143
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 58 60 59 57 61
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 1 2 2 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 3 2 2 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 4 4 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 7 10 19 19 6
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 53 103 84 84 89
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: 3 3 3 3 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 1 1 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: 1 0 0 0 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 2 1 0 0 1
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 2 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 1 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 0 1 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 1 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0