Frontier Health is a community mental health organization servicing communities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. It offers a wide range of services for children and adults.
Frontier Health Services Doctoal Internship in Psychology (FHSDIP) will be offering 2 internship positions, both of which will be focused on Children & Youth services. We have offered an adult track in the past but are not currently planning to offer the adult track for the 2020-2021 training cycle. This site will be updated ASAP if we decide to offer an adult track.
The Child & Adolescent Track has 2 positions, both of which are located in or near Kingsport, TN. Interns in these positions conduct intake assessments, individual therapy, and family therapy. There may be some opportunities for conducting groups that serve children and adolescents living in a residential treatment environment.
Interns may work approximately 2-4 days per month with Frontier Health's Assessment services conducting psychological evaluations for a variety of referral reasons and sources. Receiving training and supervision in assessments is considered a priority in this internship. The bulk of assessment work involves diagnostic clarification, intelligence testing, and other similar assessments for therapists, community agencies, and local medical providers.
The interns function as integral members of the interdisciplinary teams of each assigned site and, as possible, attend staff meetings and clinical staffings. Interns work closely with Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Psychiatrists. Frontier Health has a fully implemented electronic record. Frontier Health is an approved sponsor for APA training and sponsors approximately 4 workshops a year with at least one being given by an internationally known presenter, and interns are expected to attend.