Program Information: Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1783
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Fulton State Hospital
Department: Psychology
Address: Jessica Sergio, Ph.D.
Fulton State Hospital
600 E. 5th Street, MS 400
Fulton, Missouri 65251
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 30 miles east of Columbia, MO; 110 miles west of St. Louis, MO
Phone: 573-592-2628
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jessica Sergio Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist: Sharon Robbins
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 16
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
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: 27500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Vision plans are also available. There are 13 paid state holidays, and interns will accrue 10 hours of vacation and 10 hours of sick leave per month.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical day would vary depending on the rotation and program that the intern has selected. Interns often start their morning in a morning report to receive an update on client behavior from the previous day. Then interns would be responsible for running a variety of groups (approximately 5-6 per week) and meeting with individual therapy and case management clients (approximately 3-4 per week). Interns are also involved in a variety of different meetings and seminars throughout the week (i.e. treatment team meetings, program meetings, research meeting, intern seminar, etc.). Two half days are devoted to working on your research project or assessment cases. Finally, interns will participate in at least 3 individual and 1-2 group supervision meetings per week.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 11/15/2021
Tentative interview date: 12/03/2021
Interview process description:

We offer two internship tracks, Forensic Treatment (2 interns; APPIC program code 178311) and Forensic Evaluation (1 intern, APPIC program code 178312). Applications for both of these tracks are due by the end of the day on November 1 (or next available business day if November 1 falls on a weekend). We only require that applicants submit a completed AAPI.

Please indicate in your cover letter which track (Forensic Evaluation or Forensic Treatment) you are applying for, as well as the top two treatment programs that you are interested in (New Outlook Program, Social Learning Program, Recovery & Self-Motivation Program, and the Sex Offender Rehabilitation & Treatment Services program).

Applicants are notified of their interview status via email by November 15 (or next available business day if November 15 falls on a weekend). We are currently planning to only offer virtual interviews (using Zoom). At this time, our interviews are tentatively scheduled for December 3rd, 6th, & 8th. Phone interviews may be substituted, if necessary. During interviews, applicants meet with multiple rotation supervisors in order to make a more informed match decision.

For more detailed information, please visit our website:

Or download our brochure:

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Since 2017, we have matched with interns from the following programs: Regent University, Nova Southeastern University, Wright State University, William James College, Xavier University, Arizona School of Professional Psychology - Argosy, University of Rhode Island, University of Mississippi, Palo Alto University, John F. Kennedy University, and Devine Mercy University.
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: Yes
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: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not 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 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: An electronic AAPI is required, including graduate school transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, & site-specific cover letter. All employees are required to participate in a variety of screenings for employment. Offers for internship are contingent on a saliva drug screen and criminal background check results (this includes the Sex Offender Registry, Employee Disqualification List (EDL), and Federal Agencies). Drug screens will consist of at least a nine (9) panel screen that tests for, but is not limited to, amphetamines, methamphetamines, cannabinoids (including medical marijuana and CBD), cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine (PCP), methadone, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines. A job offer will be withdrawn for individuals testing positive for non-prescribed controlled drugs, illegal drugs, having adulterated or substituted samples, and/or refusing to provide a sample. In addition, the following felony offenses are disqualifying offenses: all felony drug offenses, incest, endangering the welfare of a child in the first or second degree, abuse or neglect of a child, robbery in the first or second degree, arson in the first or second degree, causing catastrophe, burglary in the first degree, trafficking in children, stealing, stealing 3rd offense, forgery, financial exploitation of the elderly and disabled, identify theft, aiding escape of a prisoner, and supporting terrorism. Other felonies may require an exception from the DMH Exception Committee. For further information see FSH also verifies that employees have paid Missouri State taxes the year before or were not required to. FSH employees are required to take a Tuberculosis (TB) test at the onset of employment and yearly thereafter. They are also required to receive a flu shot, unless there is a medical reason documented by their physician or a religious exception. Employees may also be subject to additional requirements related to COVID precautions set forth by Employee Health.
Program Description

At FSH, we offer two internship tracks, Forensic Treatment (program code 178311) and Forensic Evaluation (program code 178312). Each track is organized into two, six-month major rotations and two, year long minor rotations (i.e., Research and Psychological Assessment).

In the Forensic Treatment track (178311), interns receive training in innovative, evidenced-based treatment and best practices within nationally recognized treatment programs targeting specific populations. Offered programs involve individuals with 1) severe mood & behavioral dysregulation (New Outlook Program for Behavior and Mood Self-Management), 2) moderate & long-term mental disorders with resultant symptoms & behavior challenges (Recovery & Self-Motivation), 3) those who have been  civilly committed as Sexually Violent Predators (Sex Offender Rehabilitation & Treatment Services), and 4) serious mental illnesses resulting in significant functional impairment (Social Learning Program).

For the Forensic Evaluation track (178312), interns gain exposure to the legal system and the interaction between the courts and the mental health system, develop an advanced understanding of DSM diagnoses, and gain experience with both structured and unstructured psychological assessments within a forensic context (e. g., malingering, neuropsychological screening, intelligence, etc.). Interns are exposed to various Court-ordered evaluations including, but not limited to competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, risk assessments, and sexually violent predator evaluations. This program also involves a six-month major rotation in a treatment program (1-4 described above).

Throughout the year, all interns will also participate in a weekly seminar series covering a wide range of relevant topics. They will also participate in the hospital’s research team for the required Research minor. During this rotation, interns will receive real-world experience in ongoing program improvement processes throughout the hospital to enhance client service delivery. FSH has extensive databases used to inform clinical decision-making process throughout the hospital. Finally, interns will also gain experience in various types of psychological assessments during the required Psychological Assessment minor.

Internship Training Opportunities


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


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

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
Number of Completed Applications: 52 80 66 49 83
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 26 36 39 40 52
Total number of interns: 3 0 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 0 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 0 3 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 0 3 0 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 0 3 3 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 8 0 15 12 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 74 0 306 27 23
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 1 0 2 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 1 0 1 0
Correctional Facility: 0 1 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 1 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 1
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0