Program Information: Internship in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1292
Program Type: Internship
Site: Park Center, Inc.
Department: Internship in Clinical and Counseling Psychology
Address: 909 East State Boulevard
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805-3404
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 120 miles NE of Indianapolis, IN and 200 miles E of Chicago
Phone: 260-481-2700x2159
Fax: 260-481-2824
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address: http://web page link is current even though manual says 2018-2019, the info is 2019-2020
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
Member of APPIC since: 07/01/2006
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Courtney Washington
Chief Psychologist:
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2019
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28163.98
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Use of on-site exercise and wellness center. Free quarterly training conducted by national experts in the various aspects of treatment at our local convention center.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical work day depends on the placement the intern selects. Opportunities for outpatient therapy, rural outpatient therapy, chemical dependency treatment training, Eating Disorders IOP, psychological testing, consultation, and Supervision are all readily available. Didactic days are currently Mondays.
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: 12/09/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/23/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/03/2019
Interview process description:

Interviews are usually done the 1st or 2nd weekend in January starting on Thursday and running through Friday.  There are 4 groups of interviews each day (2 morning sessions and 2 afternoon sessions).  Each individual intern applicant will only go through one session (i.e., either morning or afternoon). Morning sessions run from 9am-12pm and afternoon sessions run from 1pm-4pm.  The interveiews are individual and group in nature.  Email invitations for interviews are sent directly to the applicants after all materials are reviewed by the Selection Committee.  In that e-mail, the applicant will be given the date and time of their interview session, as well as specific directions, hotel information, etc.  Our entire Committee is involved in the interview process, as are our current Interns. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: All over the U.S. This year's class comes from Xavier University, Florida Institute of Technology, and Divine Mercy.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 600
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
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:
Program Description

Park Center is a Community Mental Health Center that primarily serves three counties in Northeast Indiana. Our client population is diverse in terms of presenting complaints, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Park Center's mission is to restore the lives of clients by facilitating and supporting their journey towards recovery. Our psychology training program adheres to a generalist, Practitioner-Scholar model. Interns will carry a case load of children, adolescents and adults that are served throughout several of our programs at the center. Throughout the course of the year, interns will provide initial intake assessments, individual and family therapy, and psychological testing. Each intern will be required to cofacilitate at least one group (process, DBT, substance abuse, etc.). Additionally, interns will provide individual treatment to clients within multiple setting options inclduding: DBT, Eating Disorder IOP, Rural Community Mental Helath, SMY and Addictions Inpatient settings, as well as the first Mental Health walk-in clinc in the state. Treatment is provided by multidisciplinary teams in most programs. Supervision is provided through both individual and group formats. Each intern will receive 2 hours of supervision for clinical cases and 1 hour for diagnostic and testing cases. Furthermore, interns receive another hour of group testing supervision lead by one of our Psychologist Committee members.  In addition, one hour of professional development group supervision is provided that also covers topics of supervision of supervision and consultation. Finally, interns also have the opportunity to engage in a process group related to professional development. One hour of group supervision with the veraious clinical teams that intnerns join (i.e., DBT, CD/SA, outpatient, Eating Disorder IOP, etc.) is also provided. Psychology staff theoretical orientations include cognitive/behavioral, psychodynamic, and family systems primarily. There is also a weekly seminar provided just for the psychology interns on a variety of topics including issues relate to diversity, ethics, testing and specific therapeutic modalities.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
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: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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%)

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: 50 50 70
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 30 24 47
Total number of interns: 5 5 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 5 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 2 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 4 3 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 4 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 12 12 7
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 14 20 25
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 5 0 2
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 0 1
Community Mental Health Center: 3 3 3
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 0 0
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 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