Site Name: Federal Correctional Complex - Butner, NC
Department: Psychology Services
Interviews will take place in January 2021 by video conferencing technology. Selected applicants will also complete Human Resources requirements at a federal prison facility closest to their location. This will include such procedures such as a Core Values Assessment test, background interview, and fingerprinting.
Due to the tremendous resources in this area and the Butner site's history of excellence, this location has been developed as a Federal Correctional Complex. The 770-acre reservation includes an 850-bed Federal Correctional Institution (FCI), an 900-bed Federal Medical Center (FMC), which includes a 300-bed work cadre, a 1300-bed Low Security Correctional Institution (LSCI), a 1200 bed medium/high security facility (FCI-II), and a 300-bed minimum security Federal Prison Camp (FPC). The FCI provides a wide range of psychological and rehabilitative services to a varied population including a residential Commitment and Treatment Program (CTP) for Sexually Dangerous Persons, a model residential Drug Abuse Treatment program, and a Mental Health Transitional Care Program. The Federal Medical Center is JCAHO accredited and serves the needs of both voluntary and committed mentally disordered offenders, assists the federal court system by providing forensic evaluation services for pretrial and pre-sentencing detainees, and delivers a range of inpatient medical care specializing in oncology, diabetes care, dialysis,and surgery. The Low Security, FCI-II, and Camp facilities serve general offender populations with appropriate security needs, including those with less acute medical needs. Combined, these facilities offer an extraordinary range of applied activities for internship training. Our objective is to help doctoral candidates transition from student to practitioner, becoming well-rounded generalists in the clinical applications of psychology, using experiences with correctional and forensic populations to facilitate this process. The goals of the internship program include the development of professional autonomy, integration of science and practice, development of specialized knowledge of forensic and correctional psychology, and provision of service to diverse and underserved clients.
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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:
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.