Program Information: Behavioral Health Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1657
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Mississippi State Hospital
Department: Behavioral Health Services
Address: Mississippi State Hospital
Behavioral Health Services
Building 51
Whitfield, Mississippi 39193
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: Approximately 9 miles from Jackson, Mississsippi
Phone: 601-351-8528x
Fax:
Email: Mary.Angelo@msh.ms.gov
Web Address: http://www.msh.state.ms.us/Internship/
Brochure Website's Address: http://msh.state.ms.us/Internship/Index.htm
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 1999
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Mary Ashley Angelo
Chief Psychologist: Joe Griebler
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/02/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 26307
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
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: 11/13/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 11/30/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 12/18/2020
Interview process description:

In an effort to provide flexibility for internship applicants, interviews occur on multiple dates during December and January each year.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all interviews will occur via telephone or online conference platform. For the 2021-22 internship year, we will offer the following virtual interview dates (tentative): 12/18/2020, 1/11/2021, and 1/15/2021.  Our interview process takes much of each interview day, and consists of the following: meet & greet with faculty and current interns, introduction and internship year discussion with the training director(s), and two individual interviews with faculty members.  The day ends with an open Q/A with the Training Committee and current interns.

If there is a particular faculty member an applicant would like to meet, we ask that applicants make this request known as soon as possible.  We will make every effort to arrange time for such a meeting with the identified faculty member.

Applicants who are chosen for an interview will be notified by phone on or before November 30, 2020.

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: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
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 application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 225
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 75
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree 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

Generalist clinical psychology internship program located at a large state inpatient psychiatric hospital. Our training model is Clinician-Scholar. Clients range in age from 4 years to geriatric.  The following rotations have been offered in the past, although rotation availability (or experiences within) may vary due to unforeseen circumstances: Adult Receiving (female and male units), Child and Adolescent - Psych and Substance Use Rotations, Substance Use Services, Forensic Services -  Evaluation and Treatment Rotations, Administrative Psychology, Assessment, Continued Treatment Services, and Geropsychology. Whitfield is a suburb of Jackson, the state capital of Mississippi. Applicants are referred to our program website for additional information: http://msh.state.ms.us/Internship/Index.htm.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients:
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students:
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other:

Experience

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

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: www.msh.state.ms.us/Internship/  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
Number of Completed Applications: 55 30 36 41
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 28 21 27 29
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 2 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 3 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 4 4 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 13 4 12 11
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 162 33 20 23
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 3 3 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 1 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 1 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 2 2 2 2
Correctional Facility: 1 0 0 1
School District/System: 0 1 0 0
University Counseling Center: 1 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 1 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0