Program Information: Psychology Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1415
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Broughton Hospital
Department: Psychology Department
Address: 1000 S. Sterling Street
Morganton, North Carolina 28655-3999
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 70 miles NW of Charlotte, 50 miles E of Asheville
Phone: 828-608-4832
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Danita Bowling
Chief Psychologist: Cindy Peters
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 7/01/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 29312
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns work from 8 to 5, Monday through Friday. The day typically begins with rounds on the unit and treatment teams. Groups are scheduled in the morning and afternoons through the week. Wednesday afternoons are didactics and group supervision. Individual supervision and group supervision for the secondary rotations are also scheduled during the week. Interns are involved in individual therapy and assessment as well as group therapy.
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: 11/12/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/10/2021
Tentative interview date: 12/17/2021
Interview process description:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Broughton will NOT be conducting any on site interviews for the 21-22 application cycle. Interviews will be telephone or via video platforms such as Microsoft Teams/Google Meets. Interviews are conducted each Friday afternoon from the middle of December through January, excepting holidays.

Applicants will have a brief individual introductory session with the Training Director or designee on the morning of the interview. This typically lasts 15-20 minutes. In the afternoon, all candidates interviewing on that day (typically 6 individuals or so) will reconvene virtually for a general program and facility overview and information about the geographic location. Immediately following, candidates have round-robin style group interview with 2 or more of the department's psychology faculty and staff, which lasts about 1.5 hours. After this, our current pre-doctoral interns will be available for a question and answer session. The afternoon concludes with a brief conclusion from the Training Director or designee. 

Applicants are notified by e-mail as to whether they are being actively considered in the interview process.

Individuals requesting to visit on site with faculty and staff should direct inquires to the Training Director. Decisions to allow visits are subject to the facility's current policies and practices regarding entrance of non-employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and are subject to change. 

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
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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
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 Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
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: Appointments to internship positions at Broughton are contingent upon the successful results of drug testing and criminal background checks prior to the beginning of the internship year. Individuals employed by the Department of Health and Human Services must have a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain the appropriate exemptions by lead administration.
Program Description

Broughton Hospital trains interns to provide a broad array of psychological services within the public mental health sector. The program follows a practitioner-scholar model. Interns are expected to expand on their proficiency in assessment, treatment (individual and group), and professional skills and development. Interns obtain inpatient experience and training while participating in interdisciplinary teams.  Most adult patients at the hospital have severe and persistent mental illness.  The internship typically involves three four-month primary rotations on three of the following areas: adult admissions (acute), geropsychology, adult extended treatment services (longer term treatment), and adolescent services.  Secondary rotations include the Capacity Restoration program (for patients who have been found not capable of proceeding to trial) and the Geropsychology minor rotation.  All interns receive individual doctoral-level supervision on all assigned primary rotations in addition to supervision provided for the secondary rotations.   Each intern receives a minimum of two hours of individual supervision and two hours of group supervision each week.  Interns typically receive superivision in excess of these minimums.   Interns participate in weekly seminars with topics on assessment, treatment, and areas of professional development. Interns are also provided opprtunities to particpate in training and consulation to other disciplines regarding multicultural factors to consider when treating the SPMI population. 

Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
International Students:
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:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention:
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:
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders:
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders:
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)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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
Number of Completed Applications: 81 63 60
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 48 42 41
Total number of interns: 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 1 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 3 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3 10 10
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 8 14 33
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 3 0 0 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 1 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 1 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 0 1 0 2
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 1 0 0 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0