Program Information: Psychology Internship Program

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1500
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Ohio Psychology Internship - Formerly Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Department: Psychology Internship Program
Address: 37 N. Broadway Street
Akron, Ohio 44308-1910
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH
Distance from Major City: 45 minutes south of Cleveland
Phone: 330-535-8181
Fax: 330-298-1460
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Consortium
  • Prison or Other Correctional Facility
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Deborah Walsh Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist: James Orlando Ph.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 8
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 22000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Portion of Health Insurance is paid by agency and a portion is paid by the intern. Interns are given two extra days (16 hours) of leave time beyond sick and vacation time to use for dissertation, graduation, postdoc/job interviews.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Consortium has two distinct tracks: Outpatient Forensic Services/Community Corrections and Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital. Applicants can choose to interview for one track or for both of the tracks but Interns will be matched with one track to be in all internship year (interns do not rotate between the outpatient forensic services track and the psychiatric hospital). Interns in the outpatient forensic services track provide individual and group counseling to outpatient forensic and non-forensic clients; including clients with sex offenses and perpetrators of domestic violence. Interns in the outpatient track also provide group and individual services at community correctional facilities for males and females. Interns complete approximately 2 psychological evaluations each month (competency, NGRI, risk assessments, parental fitness, pre-employment and others) and Interns have writing time in their schedule weekly. During COVID19, interns in the outpatient track are providing in-person and telehealth services through a HIPAA compliant videoconferencing format or by telephone if necessary. Interns provide services both from the office or out of their home in Ohio for fully remote services. In the Inpatient psychiatric hospital track, interns work with inpatient clients on the acute care and long term forensic units. They provide individual and group counseling and complete psychological evaluations and discharge planning. . At both rotations, interns attend individual and group supervision and have documentation time in their schedules. Interns from all tracks attend didactic seminars together twice a month and receive additional didactic training within the track. Currently training and individual and group supervision are completed remotely with a video conference platform.
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: 11/30/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/10/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

During COVID19, we are holding all interviews in December and January through a remote video format.  We will schedule remote video interviews with the supervisors from the tracks where the applicant has an interest.  Contact with the current interns will be available through intern open houses which will be offered at least twice during January.  Virtual tours of the outpatient forensic services location and of the inpatient hospital will be available on the website for applicants to view in January also.  If an applicant is unable to use the video format, arrangements will be made to complete the interviews by phone.  Applicants can still choose to participate in interviews for both tracks. Applicants will be notified by email if offered an interview and the remote interview will be scheduled at that time.



How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: We match with a wide variety of Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs. Many of the matched interns come from forensic programs but this is not required.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: Yes
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 start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: No
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited 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: Both sites require background checks which are paid for by the sites..
Program Description

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 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.

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
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology:
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: 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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: 25 28 55 45 45
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 20 24 38 35 40
Total number of interns: 6 5 10 8 8
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 10 8 8
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 6
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 10
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 1 1 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 2 4 9 7
Community Mental Health Center: 1 2 2 4 4
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 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: 1 0 0 0 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 2 1
Correctional Facility: 1 1 0 3 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: 2 1 3 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 2 0 1 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0