Program Information: School of Professional Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1513
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Wright State University
Department: School of Professional Psychology
Address: Ellis Human Development Institute
9 N. Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
Dayton, Ohio 45402-6837
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN
Distance from Major City: approx 60 min drive to Cincinnati; 75 min drive to Columbus
Phone: 937-775-4338x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Other
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Prison or Other Correctional Facility
  • Private General Hospital
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since: 1986
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Janeece Warfield
Chief Psychologist: Janeece Warfield
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 12
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 23
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2020
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 23500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Legal Insurance
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical work day for an intern varies based upon the training required for their internal/external site. In common between the sites are the interns are engaged typically in clinical activities from either 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? Yes
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Details of the above affiliations The Internship Program is fully affiliated with the Wright State University School of Professional Psychology. There are six positions affiliated.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/22/2019 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: 12/15/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/08/2020
Interview process description:

The WSU-SOPP Doctoral Internship Program (Program) adheres to all APPIC policies, guidelines, and procedures relative to information dissemination, interviewing, selection, and notification, including participation in the Match.  All Program training positions will be filled through the APPIC Match and/or Match, Phase II, unless permission is granted otherwise by APPIC and/or the APA Commission on Accreditation (CoA), with a clearly defined process to review, interview, and rank applicants.

The Training Director, in consultation with the Doctoral Internship Program Committee, has established procedures for the annual review of all applications.  The Committee, chaired by the Training Director, will be comprised of one representative from each training rotation, and the Lead Intern.  The goal is to have an internship training cohort that is clinically competent, theoretically grounded, and interpersonally diverse; and who values generalist training, diversity integration, and varied clinical and nonclinical training exposure.

An annual deadline for internship application will be established, that usually is November 15th, which is consistent with APPIC guidelines.  The application, AAPI, is reviewed for completeness and base requirements, as are the requested supplemental materials: 1) a redacted psychological report and 2) a sanitized intervention case conceptualization.  Applicants are also requested within their cover letter to designate his/her internal, and one or two external, rotation preference(s).  All applicants must be at a post-practicum and pre-doctorate level relative to their training status, and be from an APA accredited doctoral program.

Following this preliminary review for application completeness and acceptability, application materials are distributed to committee members based on the applicant’s rotation preferences.  Each applicant is reviewed minimally by two reviewers to determine the applicant’s acceptability to the Program, and whether or not that applicant should be extended an invitation to interview.  All applicant reviewers sign a Statement of Confidentially, and recuse themselves if they have, or may be perceived to have, a conflict of interest relative to the internship applicant’s review and/or selection.  Applicants from the Wright State University School of Professional Psychology academic program are reviewed as are all candidates without preferential consideration.

Each reviewer independently completes a numerical rating/narrative (Evaluation Form) for each reviewed applicant, and makes recommendations whether the applicant should be interviewed or removed from further consideration.  Individual reviewer ratings are averaged on each applicant to determine an overall individual rating.  The applicant pool is then rank ordered based on individual ratings.  The ratings/ranking list is distributed for Committee deliberation to determine which applicants are extended an invitation to interview.  Based on Committee deliberation, an applicant may or may not be extended an interview regardless of their numerical ranking.  The Training Director shall contact each applicant in the interview pool by email (or phone) to schedule an interview, and to clarify which internal and external rotation(s) for which the applicant is still under consideration.

Applicants are typically scheduled to interview on the 1st and 2nd Wednesdays of January, with interview offers extended no later than December 15th, consistent with APPIC guidelines.  This year interviews will be on the second and third week of January due to the first week of January being the week of a holiday. Applicants must confirm their acceptance of an interview, after which confirmation of interview date, schedule of interview day activities, and other supporting information (maps, hotel information) will be disseminated to applicants.  Face-to-face interviews are strongly preferred by the Committee, although applicants may request a phone (or Skype) interview in extenuating circumstances.  Applicants who are not accepted for interview will be notified on or before December 15th by way of a non-acceptance email.

Applicant interviewees are scheduled for a full day with us, with interviewees divided across the two days.  The interview day will consist of the following: Program overview with the Training Director; a group forum with current interns, meeting with Program’s administrative/supportive staff; interacting with rotational supervisors and/or directors; individual informal interactive time with current interns and Training Director as requested; tour of the WSU-SOPP Dr. Duke E. Ellis Human Development Institute, site of interviews; interacting with other applicant interviewees; and individual applicant interviews with internal and external rotational supervisors or directors.  A lite breakfast, full lunch, and afternoon snacks are extended.  Lunch also provides an opportunity for informal social engagement and information exchange.  Due to time restraints and logistical issues on interview day, applicant interviewees will not be extended an opportunity to visit internal and external rotations.  However, interviewees may on an individual optional basis elect to coordinate an on-site visit at the various rotations post-interview.

Applicant rotation preferences are indicated at the time of initial internship application, which is also used to determine individual applicant interviews.  Efforts are made to match the applicant with their preferred rotation(s), if deemed appropriate by the Committee.  Applicants will be interviewed by representatives from at least one internal and one external rotation based on their invitation to interview notification.  Each individual interview is approximately 30 minutes.  The applicant is judged along a 5-point scale, in addition to narrative comments, utilizing the Interview Rating Form.  At the conclusion of each interview day, a rating form (Interview Rating Form) for each interviewee is returned to the Training Director.  The interview ratings are compiled and then averaged with the written application ratings to generate a second rank order list of applicants.

The Committee meets again post interviews to make recommendations to the Training Director relative to a final applicant pool, and rankings for each rotation.  The Training Director compiles the final applicant rank list based on Committee recommendations and submits it to the Match adhering to APPIC guidelines.  The Training Director has final determination and authority relative to all Match rankings and submissions.

Important notice to all candidates: The Program is cognizant of, and has a commitment to fulfill, its legal and ethical mandates as an equal employment/training opportunity program/institution.  Further, the Program values the educational and training benefits which devolve to interns when the faculty/staff/supervisors are broadly representative of our diverse, multicultural, American society.  Therefore, the Program especially welcomes applications from candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community, including—but not limited to—characteristics of age, citizenship, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender or gender identification, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, and/or sexual orientation.  Candidates who possess personal characteristics that might be considered as diversifying elements are invited to identify themselves during the various aspects of the application/interview process.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Spalding University University of Alabama Adler University University of South Florida Florida School of Professional Psychology Wright State University Tennessee State University Xavier Carlos Albizu University San Juan Southern Illinois University Carbondale Florida Institute of Technology Texas A& M Western Michigan Louisiana State University Teachers College at Columbia Nova Southeastern Argosy Phoenix Pacific University School of Professional Psychology Marshall University Antioch University New England Florida Institute of Technology Southern Illinois Regent Fielding Graduate University The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship 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: 500
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
Non-Accredited Not 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: Sanitized intervention sample and sanitized assessment report.
Program Description

WSU-SOPP provides interns with a dynamic mix of opportunities in clinical service, applied research, administration, & consultation. WSU-SOPP offers competency-based training in diverse areas of clinical practice with an emphasis on multicultural diversity and competence. Interns who will add to our diversity and share a commitment to multicultural applications of clinical psychology are especially welcomed. Clinical & didactic training as a means of broadening professional competencies are program requirements. WSU-SOPP balances generalist training with focused specialty opportunities, with the intern assigned both an internal & external rotation. External rotations include in/outpatient pediatric/behavioral health psychologywith opportunities for consultation to onocology, pain management, and gastrointestinal clinics (Dayton Children's Hospital), inpatient chronic psychiatric/forensic care (Summit Behavioral Healthcare), assessment, intervention, (not offered 2020-2021   is consultation with court involved youth -Miami County Juvenile Court), outpatient comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment (CompDrug), & outpatient chronic psychiatric/forensic mental health/assessment (Eastway Behavioral Healthcare, The Forensic Psychiatry Center for Western Ohio). Internal rotations include student counseling & campus life consultation (WSU-Counseling & Wellness Services) & community-based psychotherapy/assessment with subspecialty opportunities (Ellis Institute General Practice Clinic). Interns may further pursue specialty areas through the Special Project requirement. An extensive Didactic series, includes topics in multicultural clinical issues, professional ethics, empirically-supported treatments, & supervision/consultation, rounds out the experience. Interns engage in a weekly Case Conference & quarterly Clinical Grand Rounds. The program is dedicated to extensive supervision, including reviews of audio/videotaped sessions, and the interns engaging in umberella supervision. Multiple supervisory models/methods are employed with multidisciplinary exposure & clinical exchange with psychologists who are not primary supervisors. Supervisor theoretical orientations vary.

Internship Training Opportunities


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
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

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


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

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 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: 72 70 49
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 30 49 28
Total number of interns: 6 7 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 7 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 2 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 4 5 6
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 5 6
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 2 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 10 6 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 102 75 78
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 5 5 0
Community Mental Health Center: 4 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 2 2
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: 0 1 1
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 2 3
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 1 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 1 0 0