Program Information: Psychology Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1967
Program Type: Internship
Site: Centerstone Consortium
Department: Psychology Department
Address: 379 6th Avenue W
Bradenton, Florida 34205
Country: United States
Metro Area: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
Distance from Major City: Located in Tampa Bay Area
Phone: 941-782-4131x
Fax: 941-782-4740
Email: robert.boxley@centerstone.org
Web Address: https://centerstone.org/contact/careers/doctoral-internships-in-psychology/
Brochure Website's Address: https://centerstone.org/contact/careers/doctoral-internships-in-psychology/
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Consortium
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • Private Psychiatric Hospital
Member of APPIC since: 2005
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Robert Boxley
Chief Psychologist: Betsey Elsasser
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2019
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 15
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Low Stipend High Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend Ranges for Next Class: 18075 18075
Part Time Annual Stipend Ranges for Next Class:

Stipend ranges are values in US Dollars.

Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Each intern rotation is qualitatively different from the other. All our placements are structured with a major and at least one minor rotation. These rotations happen in a concurrent manner over the full year of the internship. Centerstone is committed to fostering good self-care, so we do not have any of our interns work beyond 40 hours weekly.
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: 11/01/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/13/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Centerstone participates in the APPIC Match and utilizes the Online APPI application materials. In addition to those materials, a child psychological assessment is required for applicants wishing to be considered for the Centerstone and JFCS sites, a neuropsychological evaluation is required for those interested in the Psychological & Neurobehavioral Services site, and an adult evaluation is required for those interested in AllCare. Completed packets for 2020-2021 must be submitted no later than November 1st; incomplete packets will not be reviewed.

Each site in the consortium makes offers for interviews independently; however, we do co-ordinate interview days so that they can be convenient to applicants to more than one site. Such interviews will include direct contact with psychology supervisors and current psychology interns on a day arranged for intern interviews. Interviews will begin on specific Thursdays or Fridays beginning in December. Phone interviews can be arranged in unusual circumstances.

NOTE: Due to the broad geographic nature of our consortium, those applicants wishing to be considered for more than two of our consortium sites will need to plan on more than one day for interviews and travel.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Carlos Albizu University, Miami University of the Cumberlands NOVA Southeastern University Carlos Albizu University, San Juan Fordham University Chicago School of Professional Psychology Adler School of Professional Psychology University of Indianapolis Florida School of Professional Psychology Carlos Albizu University, Miami Argosy University, San Francisco Forest Institute of Professional Psychology Antioch University Seattle Regent University Alliant International University George Fox University Fuller Theological Seminary GA School of Professional Psychology Prairie View A&M University, TX University of La Verne, California Arizona School of Professional Psychology, Phoenix University of Indianapolis Argosy University, Chicago Carlow University University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Argosy University, Chicago University of Georgia Argosy University- Washington DC Argosy University, Orange Co., CA Chicago School of Professional Psychology University of Hartford Virginia Commonwealth University Argosy University, Orange County University of Northern Colorado
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 125
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Preferred
Counseling Psychology Preferred
School Psychology Acceptable
APA-Accredited Preferred
CPA-Accredited Acceptable
Non-Accredited Acceptable
Ph.D Degree Preferred
Psy.D. Degree Preferred
Ed.D. Degree Acceptable
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

Centerstone

 Outpatient Mental Health Child & Adult (#196712)- Interns will provide psychological services to child, adolescent and adult population, thereby broadening their range of knowledge, skills and abilities. Family therapy is frequently used in client care. Furthermore, interns will have the opportunity to facilitate groups with clients of various diagnostic issues in a setting that addresses a wide variety of mental illnesses. The interns will also be a part of a treatment team in which interns will review cases and consult with other mental health professionals.

Hospital Generalist (Adult/Child)(#196713) - Interns will provide psychological services to adults, adolescents and children in the three units of our private psychiatric hospital.  Individual, group, family and consultation experiences are common with this placement.  Acute mental health issues, co-occurring disorders and trauma are common diagnostic experiences in this placement.

Trauma Services (Adult/Child)(#196717) - Interns will provide psychological services to adults and adolescents within the Rape Crisis Clinic for issues related to sexual assault, child sexual abuse, human trafficking and other traumatic life experience.  Individual therapy is the primary intervention for this placement, though ongoing groups for adult survivors and non-offending parents are available to be co-led by an intern.

 

FYI - The above are the primary internship placements for the Centerstone sites. There will be time spent providing comprehensive psychological assessments in our Diagnostic Center.

 

Psychological & Neurobehavioral Services

General Assessment (Child/Adult)(#196716) - Interns will provide comprehensive psychological assessment to children, adolescents and adults for diagnostic clarity and treatment planning.   Assessments may include referrals from psychiatrists, therapists, other medical professionals, attorneys or community agencies. Provide adult and juvenile forensic evaluations.

Neuropsychology (#196715) - Interns provide neuropsychological assessment to children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics presenting with psychological, neuropsychological and medical conditions.  Adult conditions include traumatic brain injury, stroke, seizure disorder, depression, anxiety and other mood/affective conditions.  Childhood conditions include traumatic brain injury, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders, depression, anxiety and other mood/behavioral disorders. Provide cognitive rehabilitation services to remediate cognitive deficits and protect against future decline.

 

Jewish Family & Children Services

General Assessment/School-Based Therapy (#196721) - Major rotation is in general assessment, with a minor rotation in school-based therapy. Interns will provide comprehensive psychological assessments to clients 4-21 years old for differential diagnosis, treatment planning, and referrals as needed. Each intern will also have a rotation in a school-based program, providing onsite individual and family counseling, parenting interventions, psychosocial groups, and crisis interventions.

 

AllCare Medical Centers

 

Medical Psychology - AllCare provides primary healthcare to patients of all ages (from newborn to aging adults), with a psychological component integrated throughout the practice. Interns will provide individual and family therapy to an outpatient population of children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics with acute mental health issues. Interns will also provide comprehensive psychological assessments those populations, to aid in diagnostic clarity and treatment planning. Also, interns will provide neuropsychological assessments to patients presenting with diverse psychological, neuropsychological, and medical conditions. Interns will be providing these services in office, skilled nursing, and hospital settings.

 

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: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: Not all populations are available at all consortium sites.Please check the program brochures on the website at http://www.manateeglens.org/Your-Career/Doctoral-Internships-in-Psychology for more information about site-specific populations. Please check the program brochures on the website at http://www.manateeglens.org/Your-Career/Doctoral-Internships-in-Psychology for more information about site-specific opportunities.

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Family Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Primary Care: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other: Not all treatment modalities are available at all consortium sites.

Experience

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

Not all supervised experiences are available at all consortium sites.  Please check the program brochures on the website for more information about site-specific opportunities.

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 https://centerstone.org/contact/careers/doctoral-internships-in-psychology/ 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: 71 82 63
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 42 38 46
Total number of interns: 11 14 15
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 11 14 15
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 2 6
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 7 12 9
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 11 13 11
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 1 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 16 12 13
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 65 85 62
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Working on dissertation/Student: 2 2 3
Postdoctoral Fellow: 9 9 8
Community Mental Health Center: 2 2 3
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 2 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 1
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: 7 5 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 2 0 2
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0