Program Information: Sarah A. Reed Children's Center - Psychology Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1659
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Sarah A. Reed Children's Center
Department: Psychology Department
Address: 2445 W. 34th Street
Erie, Pennsylvania 16506
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH
Distance from Major City: 98 miles from Cleveland, OH; 95 Miles from Buffalo, NY
Phone: 814-746-1800x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Linda Fleming
Chief Psychologist: Linda Fleming
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 08/14/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 26330
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns receive 10 days of vacation, 9 agency-approved holidays, and 7 sick days. Interns are also provided with four paid professional development days. Malpractice insurance is provided by the agency. Interns do not receive comp time, but can flex their time and set their own schedules as much as possible. We try to be flexible because both settings can have late nights and we don't want them working too many hours a week.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns receive supervised training in psychotherapy, assessment, consultation, crisis intervention, and program evaluation. We accept three interns each year. Two interns are matched to the agency's Psychiatric Residential Treatment program. One intern is matched to the agency's Outpatient Department of Behavioral Health. Interns work 8 hours/day. There is no typical day. However, activities may include conducting individual, family, and group therapy, conducting psychological/psychoeducational assessments, providing consultation and crisis intervention, attending multidisciplinary team meetings, documenting treatment progress, updating treatment plans, writing reports, working on the research project, participating in didactic training, and receiving individual and/or group supervision.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
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: 11/20/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/01/2022
Tentative interview date: 12/8/2022, 12/15/2022; 1/5/2023; 1/12/2023, 1/19/2023
Interview process description:

The Internship utilizes a three-part selection process. First, application materials from eligible candidates are reviewed by the Training Director. Applications that meet basic requirements are assigned to a second faculty member and a current intern for review. Once reviewed, interns are ranked, and selected applicants are then invited for a virtual interview. Because applicants are already ranked, the interview is an opportunity for applicants to learn more about the program. Unless something extremely positive or negative comes to attention during the interview, the initial ranking remains in place. 

The match between the applicant’s training and career goals and the internship’s training goals and orientation is a primary consideration. In accordance with APPIC guidelines, applicants who are no longer under serious consideration may be notified as soon as possible in the selection process. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: 2022-2023 Spalding University-Clinical Psychology Immaculata University-Clinical Psychology 2021-2022 Temple University-School Psychology Cleveland State University-Counseling Psychology University of Denver-School Psychology 2020-2021 DePaul University-Clinical Psychology University of Hartford-Clinical Psychology University of Louisville-Counseling Psychology
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 application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable): 500
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
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: Application Requirements: All applicants must have current vaccinations (including Covid-19 unless a religious or medical waiver is approved in advance) and successfully meet all background checks and substance abuse screenings.
Program Description

Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center is a 150-year-old institution providing a broad range of mental health, behavioral health, psychological, psychiatric, and educational services to children, adolescents, families and adults in a variety of center-based and community-based programs. Sarah Reed is a private, non-profit, Joint Commission accredited agency with an annual budget approaching 20 million dollars. 

Doctoral Internship Mission Statement: The mission of the Sarah Reed Children's Center doctoral internship in Health Services Psychology is to broadly expose and prepare interns, through training, education, scholarly inquiry, and role modeling to the broad array of experiences, roles, activities, responsibilities, and opportunities that psychologists play in complex organizations.

Each intern receives supervised training encompassing exposure and experience to broad-based training opportunities with children, adolescents, and families. Our training model is a practitioner-scholar/scientist model emphasizing disciplined scientific inquiry and reflective practice. Two interns will be assigned full-time to the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Program and one intern will be assigned to the Outpatient Department of Behavioral Health. The internship emphasizes broad-based multidisciplinary training with children and adolescents with mild, moderate, and severe emotional and behavioral disorders. Many clients also have histories of trauma and complex trauma. Interns will receive training in psychotherapy (e.g. individual, family, group), psychological assessment, clinical interviewing, differential diagnosis, treatment planning, crisis intervention, consultation, multi-disciplinary consultation, and applied research. Interns gain experience working as part of multi-disciplinary teams with psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and social workers. All interns will receive supervised training in psychological testing and clinical evaluations as part of our outpatient psychological assessment clinic or in the PRTF setting.

Training Sites:

  • Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility: The PRTF is a full-time primarily clinical track with two intern positions. The track emphasizes practice in an intensive residential treatment setting with children and adolescents with severe and persistent social emotional and behavioral disorders and complex trauma.
  • Outpatient Department: One intern will be matched with our Outpatient Department of Behavioral Health. This intern will receive supervised training in individual and family therapy, and consultation in a traditional outpatient setting. 


Additional Application Requirements:

  • At least 100 Hours of Therapy/Counseling Experience at the doctoral level (may include individual, group, or family)
  • A minimum of at least 50 hours of psychotherapy experience (individual and group) with children and adolescents.

Preferred but not required:

  • At least 15 integrated reports with children and adolescents
  • Coursework or experience in family counseling/intervention/therapy
  • Experience in multidisciplinary consultation

For additional information, please access our webpage at or feel free to contact Dr. Linda M. Fleming at

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

Trauma Informed Care: Interns will gain supervised experience learning about trauma informed care, both generally and specifically related to the Sanctuary Model.

Group Therapy: Traditionally, Residential interns have assisted with or run groups at the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility. COVID-19 has made groups more difficult, but the intention is to bring group therapy back as soon as possible. The outpatient intern runs groups virtually and when restrictions allow, in person, at a local women's shelter. 

Internship Diversity Statement:

The doctoral internship training program at the Sarah Reed Children’s Center is committed to enduring and practical approaches to address diversity and inclusion. We will foster and create a welcoming, responsive, and supportive environment that is equitable, safe, non-violent, supportive, transparent, and open. We will take proactive and progressive steps to identify blocks, barriers, and inequities in our day to day interactions with diverse stakeholders and systems. We will actively expose interns to the broad spectrum of human diversity and differences, while maintaining cultural humility. We will enhance our multicultural and cross cultural communication and through a process of self-reflection, active dialogue and discussion, we will address and challenge each other to have difficult conversations about diversity, equality, and inclusiveness. Furthermore we will act as role models and take steps to remedy situations that either implicitly or explicitly undermine the values of human decency and the ethical standards, legal requirements, and professional values, beliefs, and ideals of the profession of psychology.

Importantly, we recognize that we are prone to conscious and unconscious bias and prejudice driven and influenced by our own cultural backgrounds as well as institutional racism, sexism, ageism, and other forms of injustice. We must be proactive to identify and remedy situations that put others at risk due to behaviors such as, but not limited to microagressions. We must seek out opportunities for on-going multicultural training and education in order to reduce the impact of our own cultural biases and enhance our cross cultural communication and cultural responsiveness. Through these practical efforts we will diligently engage in meaningful dialogue to rectify actual, perceived, and potential harm in our interactions with others and in our institutional policies and practices. Our aim is to be as transparent as possible in our interpersonal interactions with the people we work with.

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
Number of Completed Applications: 43 42 30 21 38 40
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 21 24 16 16 24 33
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 1 3 2 3 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 2 0 1 0 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 1 1 2 0 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 1 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 3 2 2 0 2 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 10 3 2 5 6 16
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 70 112 58 158 20 20
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 1 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 2 0 0 0 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 0 0 1 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 2 0 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 1 1 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 1 0 0 0 2 1
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 1 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 1 0 0 1 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0