Program Information: Psychology Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1774
Program Type: Internship
Site: South Arkansas Regional Health Center
Department: Psychology Department
Address: 715 North College
El Dorado, Arkansas 71730
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 120 miles south of Little Rock, Arkansas.
Phone: 870-862-7921x2433
Fax: 870-864-2490
Email: richard.sylvester@sarhc.org
Web Address: http://www.sarhc.org
Brochure Website's Address: http://sarhc.org/assets/2017-08-01-internship-handbook.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
Member of APPIC since: 09/27/2000
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited, Inactive
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Richard Sylvester
Chief Psychologist: Richard Sylvester
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2019
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: 23000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time,
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site SARHC is planning to accept two interns for the 2019-20 internship year, pending final approval of funding. This approval will be finalized prior to our application deadline: December 3, 2018. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Sylvester via email should they have questions or concerns. SARHC interns are expected to arrive at the clinic at 8:00 AM and leave at 5:00 PM. Early mornings and late evening hours are discouraged and typically unnecessary. Supervisors are available at scheduled times and an 'open door' policy is in place.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
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: 12/03/2018 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Central Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/10/2018
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 12/19/2018
Interview process description:

Interviews are offered on Wednesdays and tentatively scheduled for 12/19/18, 12/26/2019, 1/2/2019, & 1/9/2019. Interviews begin at 8:00 AM at SARHC and conclude at approximately 1:00 PM. Applicants will be provided breakfast (donuts and coffee) and lunch (off-site in El Dorado). One or two supervisors will accompany applicants to lunch to informally address any questions or other issues applicants wish to discuss. Applicants should expect three individual interviews as well as a group interview. Applicants will be notified of invitation to interview via email no later than 12/9/2017. All interviews are in person. SARHC does not offer phone or Skype interviews. Please email Dr. Sylvester with any questions or concerns.

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Bowling Green State University The Wright Institute Regent University Fielding Graduate University West Virginia University Louisiana Tech University University of Central Arkansas Argosy University, Dallas University of South Alabama Argosy University, Phoenix Argosy University, Washington D.C Argosy University, San Francisco
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 30
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited 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

Please review the handbook at http://sarhc.org/assets/2017-08-01-internship-handbook.pdf Email richard.sylvester@sarhc.org for further questions.

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:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban:
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: Incarcerated

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Women's Health: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Forensics/Corrections: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Pediatrics: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Criminal Forensic Evaluations.

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.sarhc.org 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: 0 0
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 0 0
Total number of interns: 0 0
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 0 0
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 0
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 3 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 1 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 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 1 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: 1 0 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