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 program is organized around the practitioner scholar model. 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, 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 COVID-19 restrictions, this opportunity is not guaranteed.
More detailed information about the FMC Fort Worth Doctoral Psychology Internship can be found in the internship brochure at https://www.bop.gov/jobs/docs/ftw_internship_brochure_100521.pdf. After reviewing the brochure, additional questions can be directed to the Internship Program Coordinator, Dr. Nicole Bartholomew, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.