Program Information: Training and Education

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1307
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Family Service and Guidance Center, Inc.
Department: Training and Education
Address: 327 SW Frazier
Topeka, Kansas 66606
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 70 miles west of Kansas City
Phone: 785-232-5005
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Abby Callis
Chief Psychologist: Abby Callis
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/07/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 29000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): FSGC offers two weeks of annual leave and five days of staff development time, which may be used for dissertation or graduation related activities as well. Interns accrue one day of sick leave per month. Interns also are allotted $350 staff development funds to be put towards conferences or workshops related to internship or trainings. Interns are allowed two hours of scholarly activity time per week. Interns also receive 5 days of bereavement leave per year, if needed.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns will provide services to children and adolescents and their families/caregivers. Each individual day will look very different; however, your week is made up of 50% direct client time providing individual, family, group, assessment, and intake activities and the other 50% of your time is spent in supervisions, trainings and didactics.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
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: 11/14/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Optional
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2022
Tentative interview date: 1.6.23, 1.9.23, 1.13.23, 1.20.23, 1.27.23
Interview process description:

Interviews typically take place every Friday and one Monday in the month of January. Both in person and virtual interview options will be available. Interviews are typically from 8:30am - 1pm and include individual interviews with all supervisors, time to meet with the current Interns, a tour of the facilities (if in person), and lunch (if in person). Applicants will be notified of invitation to interview by email by December 15, 2022. Once a position is offered/accepted background, checks and drug screens are required prior to employment.   

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology-Chicago campus Wright State University University of Nebraska-Lincoln Carlos Albizu University Wright Institute Loma Linda University Florida Institute of Technology Spalding University University of Indianapolis Florida School of Professional Psychology-National Louis University Illinois School of Professional Psychology-National Louis University Michigan School of Professional Psychology Tennessee State University
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
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: Yes, by application deadline
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 (if applicable): 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 50
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not 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: N/A
Other Requirements: Potential interns must pass background checks as well as a standard drug screen.
Program Description

Family Service and Guidance Center (FSGC) is a community mental health center with over one hundred years of experience providing services to children and adolescents in the Topeka community. FSGC provides a comprehensive array of clinical services including individual, group, and family therapy, 24 hour crisis services, and after school and in-school programs. In addition, FSGC provides assessment services such as psychological testing, and psychiatric consultation. We emphasize the use of projectives in our psychological testing assessments and training program in addition to objective measures of personality and intellectual functioning. Interns have the opportunity to develop significant skills in working with children and adolescents across a wide range of ages, populations, and diverse economic and diagnostic groups. A large number of the children served come from underserved populations such as low SES, severe psychiatric disorders, and rural and urban environments.  Interns provide approximately 15-20 hours of clinical service a week including psychological testing, diagnostic interviewing and intake, individual therapy, family therapy and group therapy. Interns attend a 1-hour a week intern seminar, a 2-hour a week didactic presentation open to all staff, a 1-hour a week play therapy seminar, a 1 hour a week specialized anxiety treatment program seminar, and a 1.5 hour per week family therapy seminar. Additionally, interns may have the opportunity to provide presentations or real-world parenting series events to the community. Interns also receive 3 hours per week individual supervision. Interns will provide supervision to a master’s level student, including sharing cases with their supervisee and receive 1 hour per week group supervision of supervision. Interns will provide parenting classes to the boarder Topeka community (8-week course) and will have the opportunity to provide group therapy (variety of options available). Lastly, there is opportunity for bilingual Spanish speaking interns to have clients who speak Spanish only or whose parents speak Spanish only. Interns must complete and pass a background check and drug screening prior to beginning at this site.


Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

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


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

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:  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 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 30 26 25 26 30 26
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 21 13 25 20 26 23
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 0 1 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 3 3 3 2 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 3 3 3 2 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 17 6 3 10 2 22
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 37 33 60 18 22 104
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 1 0 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 1 0 1 1
Community Mental Health Center: 3 2 1 1 1 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 1
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 1
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 0 1 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 1 1 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0