Program Information: Psychology Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1104
Program Type: Internship
Site: Arkansas Division of Aging, Adult, & Behavioral Health Services - Arkansas State Hospital
Department: Psychology Department
Address: 305 S. Palm St.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 501-251-6597
Fax:
Email: Rebecca.Aldea@dhs.arkansas.gov
Web Address: https://humanservices.arkansas.gov/about-dhs/daabhs/programs-services/psychology-internship-program
Brochure Website's Address: https://humanservices.arkansas.gov/about-dhs/daabhs/programs-services/psychology-internship-program
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 1978
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Rebecca Aldea
Chief Psychologist: Hillary Hunt
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 15
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/03/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 36155
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Educational leave
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The program expects interns to work a 40-hour work week. Standard work hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 4:30pm.
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? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/14/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Central Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/14/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Interviews are typically conducted from 0830 to 1430 one or two Fridays in December and every Friday in January. Applicants will initially meet as a group with the Training Director for an overview of the DAABHS/ASH internship program before beginning individual interviews with supervisors and other members of the psychology department. Each applicant will have three 45-minute individual interviews. All applicants will have the opportunity to eat lunch as a group with the current intern class to ask questions and gain a different perspective on the internship program. The current interns do not have a formal role in the selection process. Applicants will be notified via email of interview status on or before December 14, 2019. While on-site interviews are preferred, telephone interviews are welcomed for individuals unable to attend in person. Requests to meet with specific staff are welcome but cannot always be accommodated. Every effort is made to ensure that each applicant has the opportunity to interview with a representative from each of the three major training areas: Adult Services; Forensic Services; and Adolescent Services.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Program Affiliation from the Past 5 Years and Current Cohort: Pacific Univerisity in Oregon Indiana State University Wright University Nova Southeastern University University of Denver Southern Illinois University University of La Verne Georgia Southern University Pacific Graduate School of Psychology Loyola University William James Antioch University University of Central Arkansas East Tennessee State Pepperdine University University of Detroit Mercy Sam Houston
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: 450
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology 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: ****Please see website for additional application requirements (i.e. integrated report sample).
Program Description

The Arkansas Division of Aging, Adult, & Behavioral Health Services offers a full time (2,000-hour), one-year, pre-doctoral internship in professional psychology to qualified graduate students in clinical or counseling psychology programs. The internship emphasizes generalist training and provides interns with the opportunity to work with diverse patient populations in an inpatient hospital setting. Upon completion of the internship, interns are expected to have competencies in assessment and diagnosis, individual and group psychotherapy, diversity, ethics and consultation. The internship year consists of three 4-month rotations: the Forensic Evaluation rotation (primarily conducting court-ordered evaluations of competency, criminal responsibility, culpable mental state, opinion on capacity to be restored to fitness, and violence risk assessment), the Adolescent rotation (acute/residential treatment and the Adolescent sexual offender program) and the Adult SMI rotation (primarily working on a unit treating adults civilly commiteed or voluntarily admitted for psychiatric treatment). The primary training site is the Arkansas State Hospital with some seminars and training opportunities (e.g., observing expert witness testimony; observing ECT) occurring off-site.  The internship structure is designed so interns can work with their supervisor and the training faculty to gain additional experiences, as available, to help them meet long-term career goals.  These experiences include, but are not limited to, research, program development, and neuropsychological assessment. Interns are expected to attend supplemental didactic seminars during the training year. They can choose from Psychiatry Grand Rounds or weekly psychopharmacology presentations. Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week, which includes time spent in didactic trainings and supervision. Annual leave and sick leave are earned on a bi-weekly basis and interns are provided leave time to defend dissertations as well as sit for licensure examinations. The internship site is ideally located in central Little Rock within a major medical complex that includes the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other: Forensic Evaluation

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: 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)
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
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 https://humanservices.arkansas.gov/about-dhs/daabhs/programs-services/psychology-internship-program 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: 55 63 65
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 36 36 34
Total number of interns: 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 2 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 9 13 19
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 20 26 58
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 1 3
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: 0 1 2
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 1
Independent Practice: 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 2 0 0