Site Name: Arizona State Hospital
Department: Psychology Service
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.
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.
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