The Ohio Psychology Internship is a consortium of training sites each following a community based practitioner model. Interns are trained at community based sites in Northeastern Ohio. Each supervisor is a licensed psychologist and is credentialed by the Ohio Psychology Internship.
Outpatient Forensics Services - interns work in a large outpatient forensic agency where they conduct individual and group therapy with domestic violence clients, sex offenders, solicitors, and drug and alcohol clients. Interns get exposure to mental health and drug court as well as participate in forensic evaluations and jail visits. Interns gain significant experience in forensic assessments. Some interns work one or two days a week with Oriana House, a community based correctional facility, where they provide group and crisis services to forensic and substance abuse clients. Some interns provide mental health and AoD services within the County Jail for part of their week.
Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital - interns work in a state psychiatric hospital in Massillon Ohio where they provide individual and group therapy to patients on acute care and long term forensic hospital units. Interns complete psychological evaluations and participate in discharge planning. Interns are active members of the multidisciplinary team which meets daily to review cases.
Interns in the State Prison sites gain experience in working with inmates at several Ohio based prisons including the Northeast Reintegration Center, a minimum security female prison; Lorain Correctional Institution (LorCI) a receiving institution where inmates are evaluated and classified with respect to security level and healthcare needs; Grafton Correctional Complex (GCC) is a medium and minimum security male prison which offers a veteran’s unit, a faith based unit, a therapeutic community for substance abusers, a sex offender treatment unit and a Residential Treatment Unit (RTU) for those afflicted with more severe mental illness which prevents them from living in general population and Richland Correctional Institution (RiCI) Richland Correctional Institution (RiCI) a medium security facility i with a major focus on preparation for reentry into the community. Psychology Interns will gain experience in individual therapy, group therapy (though most offerings are psychoeducational in nature, we do offer insight-oriented groups), crisis intervention, suicide assessment and prevention, and psychological assessment and report writing.
Interns are provided with 100 hours of didactic training seminars inlcuding training on Trauma Informed Care, DBT, child, forensic, gerontology, multicultural, supervision, ethics and others. Interns can be members on the Diversity Committee and one intern can serve as the Chief Intern.