Program Information: Psychology Service

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1108
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
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: 602-220-6351
Fax:
Email: keith.reinhardt@azdhs.gov
Web Address: https://www.azdhs.gov/az-state-hospital/index.php
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.azdhs.gov/documents/az-state-hospital/ash-internship-brochure.pdf
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since: 09/01/1996
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Keith Reinhardt
Chief Psychologist: Kimi Cohen
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 10
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 09/06/2022
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: 24000
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, working 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? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? Yes
Details of the above affiliations The internship is partially affiliated with Midwestern University—Glendale, with two positions for students from Midwestern and two positions open to students from all APA-accredited clinical psychology doctoral programs. [Note: The positions funded through Midwestern are partly supported through federal work study funds. Students applying for these positions must be eligible for student financial aid and should be aware that receiving money through federal work study funds can affect the amount of student loan money for which they are eligible; check with Midwestern University's Office of Student Financial Services if this might impact you.]
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/15/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/21
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

The internship brochure can be found at https://www.azdhs.gov/documents/az-state-hospital/ash-internship-brochure.pdf. Students from APA-accredited clinical psychology doctoral programs are encouraged to apply, with two of the four positions specifically allotted for students from Midwestern University—Glendale.  The Training Committee will review applications and invite selected applicants for an interview. All applicants will be informed by email of their interview status by December 15, 2021. Interviews will be held in January, and due to the pandemic will be conducted online (using google meets or another platform) or by telephone; at this time the applicants will meet the training staff and receive information about the internship and available rotations. Applicants will also have a question/answer session with our current interns. If an applicant cannot make the scheduled interview date(s), an alternative date 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:
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: No
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
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
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree 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: Applicants do not need a specific number of intervention or assessment hours, but the combination of the two must total at least 300 hours. Interns are required to pass a security clearance and be fingerprinted. Interns funded by Midwestern University must meet eligibility requirements for work-study funds as this is the source of their stipend.
Program Description

Students from APA-accredited clinical psychology doctoral programs are encouraged to apply, with two of the four positions specifically allotted for students from Midwestern University—Glendale due to our partial affiliation. Interns receive training in a breadth of assessment and therapy skills that will enable them to function as clinical 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 might also work with residents of the sexual offender treatment program. They will receive training and experience in psychological evaluations, risk assessments and direct therapeutic interventions. 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, and developing behavior plans. During all rotations interns join their supervisors in working closely with multidisciplinary treatment teams to provide the best care for the patient. 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 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, and in the sexual offender treatment program) 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

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research:
Administration:
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: https://www.azdhs.gov/az-state-hospital/index.php  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 2021-2022
Number of Completed Applications: 20 12 21 14 66
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 20 11 17 12 35
Total number of interns: 3 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 4 4 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 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 1 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 1 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 1 2 1 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 2 2 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 1 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0