Department : CMHC/Child Facility

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1502
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health
Department: CMHC/Child Facility
Address: 4641 Fulton Dr. NW
Canton, Ohio 44718
Country: United States
Metro Area: Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH
Distance from Major City: 50 miles southeast of Cleveland, 15 miles south of Akron
Phone: 330-433-6075x207
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Colin Christensen
Chief Psychologist: Colin Christensen
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2024
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: 27500
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):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Required training seminars, group supervision seminars, and individual supervision times are scheduled each week; there are monthly agency clinical staff meetings and Quality Care Review Teams as well. Aside from required meetings and training activities, interns have flexibility to schedule individual/family therapy clients in the office as they choose within their 40 hour work week, though some evening times are needed to meet client needs.
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: 11/15/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/06/2023
Tentative interview date: 1/19/24, 1/22/24, 1/23/24
Interview process description:

Half-day interviews will take place on a Monday, Tuesday, or Friday morning or afternoon in January 2024. Applicants will virtually tour our facility and have individual interviews via Zoom with the Psychology staff on topics related to working with children and families, including, but not limited to assessment and management of suicidal crises, trauma-focused treatment, cultural humility and multicultural aspects of counseling, ethics, and supervision. Additionally, candidates will have the opportunity to meet virtually with the current interns to inquire about their experiences. 


Each group of applicants will be photographed via Zoom to ensure interviewers remember the correct applicant during the ranking meeting.  Applicants may, without penalty, notify the internship director either prior to or during the interview day turn off their camera during the picture taking time if they prefer not to be photographed.


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Please see our website for a partial listing of programs from which our interns have matched.
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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 100
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 Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited 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:
Other Requirements: Applicants are required to pass a criminal background check as well as a drug screen. See specifics from C&A's Policies and Procedures below: No applicant shall be appointed to a position if the person has been convicted or has plead guilty to a violation of the following: A. Any felony contained in the Revised Code, if the felony bears a direct and substantial relationship to the position being filled. B. Any crime contained in the Revised Code constituting a misdemeanor of the first degree and a felony or subsequent offenses if the crime bears a direct and substantial relationship to the position being filled. C. An existing or former law of this state, any other state, or the United States if the law violated is substantially equivalent to any of the offenses as described in Senate Bill 38 or any charges with the Inspector General involving fraud. D. The Exclusion Checks will be done including OIG, SAM, Sex Offender Registry, Inmate, DODD Abuser Registry, Nurse Aid Registry. Drug and Alcohol Testing shall be completed as stated in Personnel Policy 2.03 C1. A. Following a determination of employability, contingent on results of drug/alcohol testing, a release will be signed and an appointment will be scheduled with Callos, Inc. to test for use of illegal drugs. B. Testing will be paid for by C&A. If results are negative, the offer of employment will remain and the process will proceed for hiring. C. If results of testing are positive, the pre-employee will be billed for testing. Offer of employment will be withdrawn. If the pre-employee disagrees with the results (i.e., false positive), they may obtain additional testing at their own expense and submit results for reconsideration. D. Throughout employment, testing may be conducted if there is reasonable suspicion (see Personnel Policy 2.03 C.) Supervisor observing behavior will complete form (Suspected Drug/Alcohol Abuse Behavior Documentation Form #02.04-AD-0205-13). Form will be submitted to the Chief Operating Officer who will review the form, meet with the supervisor and the employee, and arrange for testing. A result of positive will generate a bill to the employee for testing expenses. E. Refusal to be tested will be considered as a positive result for pre-employment and for reasonable suspicion. F. If there are medical reasons for a “reasonable suspicion” claim, it will be necessary to provide information from a physician.
Program Description

The purpose of the Psychology Internship Program is to provide the intern with specialized training in the provision of services to children, adolescents and families in an applied setting. The internship is an organized program that endorses the scholar-practitioner philosophy. It is community-based and systemic in nature. The Internship faculty has developed a strong, diversified, evidence-based training program that consistently informs the interns that science and practice are interlocking skills that form the foundation of psychological knowledge and application. Thus, the Internship provides training in clinical interventions that are evidence-based and incorporate issues of human diversity throughout the curriculum. As such, an intensive integration of theory and practice is stressed throughout the year. The process of critical thinking, hypothesis testing and other elements of the scientific method are engendered and integrated into all experiential activities throughout the training process. Interns will be expected to have a strong interest in, as well as display a strong commitment to, developing a level of expertise in working with children and families in the community.

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Group Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: Experience (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
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:
Supervision of Practicum students :


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Experience (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Experience (21% to 30%)
Counseling: 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: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

Sexually Inappropriate Behavior Remediation (SIBR) Program: The Sexually Inappropriate Behavior Remediation (SIBR) Program specializes in the treatment of adjudicated adolescents who have engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior.  Group therapy is the primary treatment modality with all other agency services available to the client on an adjunct basis. Assessment services are provided as an aid to various Stark County legal offices and human services agencies.  While an intern will not be able to conduct risk assessments or group therapy with court adjudicated sex offenders during internship due to the high level of accountability to the court that is required by the SIBR Program, interns may gain experience conducting individual therapy or group therapy with non-adjudicated sexual offenders after completing the Victim/Offender Seminar.

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 2023-2024
Number of Completed Applications: 68 110 79 71 72 79 75
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 37 41 32 36 30 30 39
Total number of interns: 4 5 3 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 5 3 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 4 1 1 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 2 3 3 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 2 3 3 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 2 0 0 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 1 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 8 11 5 1 0 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 107 41 33 22 77 39
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0