Department : Psychology Services Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1575
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Federal Medical Center, Fort Worth
Department: Psychology Services Department
Address: 3150 Horton Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76119-5996
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA
Distance from Major City: 10 miles south of Fort Worth, TX and 35 miles west of Dallas, TX
Phone: 817-413-3144
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Prison or Other Correctional Facility
Additional Agency Types:
  • Prison or Other Correctional Facility
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Nicole Bartholomew
Chief Psychologist: Veronica Cahill
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 10
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/12/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 61957
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, 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 A typical work day for interns can vary depending on the specialty rotation the intern is involved in. However, in general, time is commonly allocated to direct clinical intervention (e.g., initial intake screenings, crisis interventions, individual and group therapy, psychodiagnostic assessment), clinical documentation, supervision, and training/didactics. Additional time may be spent in consultation, or attending interdisciplinary meetings. Interns work closely with licensed psychologists on all rotations.
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: 11/01/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Preferred
A Virtual Interview is: Optional
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: Mid-December 2023 - January 2024
Interview process description:

Applicants will be notified by 12/15/23 if they will be invited for an interview at FMC Fort Worth.

As part of the interview process, applicants must first satisfactorily pass a security clearance procedure.  The security clearance portion of the interview process is anticipated to last approximately three hours, and includes a computerized Core Values Assessment (CVA), a pre-employment interview, an integrity interview which addresses issues of personal conduct, and a drug test.   Applicants to more than one BOP internship site generally only have to complete this process once.  Results of the security clearance procedures can be shared among BOP internship sites for the convenience of applicants.  However, applicants who fail any portion of the security clearance at the site where their first interview occurs, will no longer be considered at any other BOP site(s).  It is anticipated that this portion of the interview process will take place between mid-December 2023 and the end of January 2024. 

The second portion of the interview process, which will take place after completion of security clearance procedures noted above, will be conducted in-person (preferred) and on-site at FMC Fort Worth with Psychology Department staff. This portion of the interview is anticipated take place by the end of January 2024, and will include psychology specific interview questions both in a group and one-on-one with various psychologists, a tour, and time to meet with the current interns.

Details associated with the interview process for the internship at FMC Fort Worth are discussed in detail in the FMC Fort Worth internship brochure.  Applicants are encouraged to read these procedures thoroughly and to direct any questions to the Internship Program Coordinator, Dr. Nicole Bartholomew, at, if needed.

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: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 200
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 100
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 Not 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 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: Offers of internship positions resulting from the APPIC Match are strictly contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation process, including a physical examination and urinalysis drug screen. For individuals selected through the matching process, a field investigation will follow to verify that the information provided in interviews and on required forms is accurate. Failure to complete this process or a finding that an applicant is outside the guidelines for employment in a sensitive position would preclude participation in the program. Once hired, interns must comply with the Bureau's Program Statement on Standards of Employee Conduct and Responsibility.
Program Description

The FMC FTW Psychology Internship Program is accredited by the APA Commission on Accreditation: APA, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002, (202)336-5979. The goal of Bureau of Prisons Doctoral Psychology Internship Program is to train entry-level health service psychologists who also function competently in the correctional environment. Training objectives of the FMC Fort Worth Internship Program include developing interns' proficiency in profession-wide competencies, including, research, ethical and legal standards, individual and cultural diversity, professional values and attitudes, communication and interpersonal skills, assessment, intervention, supervision, and interdisciplinary consultation.

General professional training is provided half-time for the entire year. Concurrent, half-time, 6-month area of emphasis training is offered on the following specialty rotations: psychology in corrections, drug abuse treatment, severe mental illness, and forensic evaluation. The purpose of the specialty rotations is to expose interns to areas of particular interest. To further broaden the training experience, interns may have the opportunity to participate in an outplacement rotation at other local Federal Prisons; however, due to staffing levels or other institutional demands at other local BOP facilities, this opportunity is not guaranteed.

More detailed information about the FMC Fort Worth Doctoral Psychology Internship can be found in the internship brochure. After reviewing the brochure, additional questions can be directed to the Internship Program Coordinator, Dr. Nicole Bartholomew, via email at

Internship Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: 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: Experience (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: Experience (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Primary Care: Experience (21% to 30%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students :


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

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: 99 100 103 95 84 70 72
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 31 30 36 29 29 29 27
Total number of interns: 5 4 5 5 5 5 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 4 5 5 5 5 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 0 2 2 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 4 3 3 4 3 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 4 4 3 4 4 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 1 2 1 1 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 9 4 2 14 8 15
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 60 64 59 33 41 33
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: 4
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 1
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0