Sarah Reed Children’s Center: 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. Interns can match to either our Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility or our Outpatient Department of Behavioral Health.
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 multi-disciplinary training with children and adolescents with mild, moderate, and severe emotional and behavioral disorders. Many of our 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.
Applying: Sarah Reed will have two tracks in the APPIC Match. Students will apply to Sarah Reed Children's Center and can apply to either the Residential Track or the Outpatient Track or both. During the interview process, the Director of Training will review the options for training and have additional discussions with each applicant regarding their training preferences.
Review of Applications: We will review applications from clinical, clinical child, school, or counseling or combined school-clinical/counseling programs. We require all students to have a master's degree.
Basic Selection Criteria:
- The minimum number of AAPI intervention + assessment hours must equal a combined total at least 500 hours. Due to COVID-19 we are reviewing applications with less than 500 total hours of intervention + assessment experience, but require the applicant to explain how COVID-19 impacted their intervention and assessment hours. A description of the practicum sites that closed early or were not accessible and the activities missed due to the pandemic is helpful.
- Applicants must demonstrate at least 100 hours of individual, group, or family counseling experience with at least 50 hours of combined child and adolescent psychotherapy experience. In addition we strongly prefer applicants who have completed at least 15 integrated psychological test batteries and have had exposure to and experience working with families.
- Masters Degree
A complete description of of the format for what is required in the case conceptualization can be found on our website at www.sarahreed.org.
For additional information, please access our webpage at www.sarahreed.org or feel free to contact Dr. Linda M. Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org