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.