Program Information: Psychology Service

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1108
Program Type: Internship
Site: Arizona State Hospital
Department: Psychology Service
Address: 2500 E. Van Buren Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85008
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 602-220-6367
Fax: 602-629-7333
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since: 09/01/1996
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Kimi Cohen
Chief Psychologist: Kimi Cohen
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 09/08/2020
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 21500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Professional Development Time,
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site An intern's daily schedule might include individual therapy, group therapy, consultation with members of multidisciplinary treatment teams, psychological assessment, attendance at hospital committees/rounds, and receiving supervision.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum Students
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 This internship program is fully affiliated with Midwestern University--Glendale, and can only take students from this school. Two positions are available for Midwestern students.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/15/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/15/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Mountain Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/24/2020
Interview process description:

As an affiliated internship, we can only accept applications from students at Midwestern University--Glendale. The Training Committee will review applications and invite selected applicants for either personal or telephone interviews. All applicants will be informed of their interview status by December 15, 2019. They will be notified by email that they are being offered an interview. Interviews will be held in January; at this time the applicants can meet the training staff and receive information about the internship and available rotations. Applicants who come to the interview will be interviewed individually by a member of the training staff and may participate in a small group interview. They will also have a question/answer session with our current interns. If an applicant cannot make the scheduled interview date(s), a telephone interview can be arranged.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Since becoming an affiliated internship, we match with students from only Midwestern University--Glendale, located in the Phoenix area.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: No
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 200
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Not Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not 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

The internship is affiliated with Midwestern University--Glendale, located in the Phoenix area, and as such is available only to students from that school. Interns receive training in a breadth of assessment and therapy skills that will enable them to function as psychologists in a variety of settings upon completion of internship. Available rotations for interns are in the forensic program, the sexual offender treatment program, and the general adult (civil commitment) program. Interns participate in rotations for six months each. Interns on the Forensic rotation will work with hospital patients who have been adjudicated Guilty Except Insane, and will also work with residents of the sexual offender treatment program. They will receive training and experience in psychological evaluations, risk assessments, direct therapeutic interventions, and consultation to the treatment teams for behavior management issues. Interns on the sexual offender treatment program rotation will focus on the evaluation and treatment of sexual offenders. On the general adult rotation, interns will focus their work in the civil hospital with patients diagnosed with serious mental illness. During this rotation interns will participate in providing therapy, conducting assessments, developing behavior plans, and consulting with multidisciplinary treatment team members. Throughout the training year, during each six-month rotation, interns gain experience in both individual and group psychotherapy. Interns may (depending on availability of rotation) also receive training experiences through special opportunities or minor rotations in Neuropsychology and the Restoration to Competency program. Neuropsychological assessment services are provided on all units (in both the civil and forensic areas of the hospital) to patients with possible or documented organic mental disorders, such as traumatic brain injury, cerebro-vascular accident, and various forms of dementia. Interns can gain experience in comprehensive neuropsychological assessment with a broad repertoire of instruments. Rotations are subject to change depending on supervisor availability.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

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: 20 12 21
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 20 11 17
Total number of interns: 3 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 4 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 1 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: 1 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 1 1
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0
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: 1 2 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0