Program Information: Psychology Services Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1575
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Federal Correctional Institution
Department: Psychology Services Department
Address: 3150 Horton Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76119-5996
Country: United States
Metro Area: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA
Distance from Major City: 10 miles south of Fort Worth, TX and 35 miles west of Dallas, TX
Phone: 817-413-3252x
Fax: 817-413-3321
Email: DRozier@bop.gov
Web Address: http://www.bop.gov/jobs/students/psychology.jsp
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.bop.gov/jobs/students/psychology.jsp
Primary Agency Type: Prison or Other Correctional Facility
Additional Agency Types:
  • Prison or Other Correctional Facility
  • Private General Hospital
Member of APPIC since: 07/01/2000
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Desiree Rozier
Chief Psychologist: Marti Carlson
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: 08/02/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 57078
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Lunch is available at the institution for $2.75
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Initial intakes, crisis interventions, individual therapy, brief counseling, consultation, group interventions, training, supervision.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/03/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Central Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 11/30/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 12/09/2019
Interview process description:

Applicant goes through the standard interview process for a Bureau of Prisons position, and meets individually with supervisory staff.  Applicant also meets with current interns, receives a tour of the institution, and has ample opportunties to ask questions.  Applicants will be notified via email by 11/30/2019 if they have been selected for an interview. 

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: Yes
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: 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 Accepted
School Psychology 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 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: During the selection process, applicants must satisfactorily pass a security clearance procedure that includes an interview, a background investigation, and a drug test.
Program Description

The FMC FTW Psychology Internship Program is accredited by the APA Commission on Accreditation: APA, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 (202)336-5979. The program is organized around the practitioner scholar model. The goal of Bureau of Prisons Doctoral Psychology Internship Program is to train entry-level health service psychologists who also function competently in the correctional environment. 

The training program has nine objectives:  One objective is for the intern to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and competence sufficient to produce new knowledge, to critically evaluate and use existing knowledge to solve problems, and to disseminate research.  Another objective is for the intern to respond professionally and ethically in increasingly complex situations with a greater degree of independence. Another objective is for the intern to demonstrate the ability to conduct all professional activities with sensitivity to human diversity, including the ability to deliver high quality services to an increasingly diverse population.  Another objective is for the intern to demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and development and respond professionally in increasingly complex situations with a greater degree of independence across levels of training.  Another objective is for the intern to demonstrate and display professional communication and interpersonal skills in increasingly complex situations, as well as an understanding and appreciation that professional communication and interpersonal skills are foundational to education, training, and practice in health service psychology.  Another objective is for the intern to demonstrate competence in conducting evidence-based assessment consistent with the scope of health service psychology. Another objective is for the intern to demonstrate competence in evidence-based interventions consistent with the scope of Health Service Psychology.  Another objective is for the intern to demonstrate knowledge of supervision as grounded in science and integral to the activities of health service psychology through direct or simulated practice. A final objective is for the intern to demonstrate proficiency in the intentional collaboration of professionals in health services psychology with other individuals or groups to address a problem, seek or share knowledge, or promote effectiveness in professional activities.  General professional training is provided half-time for the entire year. Concurrent, part-time, area of emphasis training rotations of six months are offered in behavioral medicine, psychology in corrections, drug abuse treatment, mental illness and forensic evaluation to expose interns to areas of particular interest. To further broaden the training experience, interns may have the opportutnity to participate in an outplacement rotation at FCI Seagoville.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Pediatrics:
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

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 www.bop.gov/jobs/students/psychology.jsp 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: 99 100 103
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 31 30 36
Total number of interns: 5 4 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 4 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 0 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 4 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 9 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 60 64
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: 1 0 1
Community Mental Health Center: 0 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 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 2 0
Correctional Facility: 2 3 3
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 0 0
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