Department : Psychology Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2126
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Federal Bureau of Prisons - FCC Terre Haute
Department: Psychology Services
Address: 4700 Bureau Road South
Terre Haute , Indiana 47802
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 70 miles west of Indianapolis, IN
Phone: 812-238-1531x3475
Fax: 812-238-3303x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Prison or Other Correctional Facility
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Jacqueline Carmicheal
Chief Psychologist: Megan Myers
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
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: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 57118
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Health Insurance, 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 **Bureau of Prisons staff, to include psychology interns, are considered essential workers. If matched with a Bureau of Prisons internship site, you will be considered an essential worker and will report daily to the institution.** A typical work day for interns includes scheduled individual clinical contacts (e.g., intake screenings, follow up appointments, long-term therapy sessions) with adult male inmates, facilitating or co-facilitating group interventions for inmates, responding to crises or requests for services as needed, and participation in individual and group supervision, as well as didactic seminars and interdisciplinary treatment team meetings. On a daily basis, interns work closely with other psychologists, master's level treatment specialists, medical staff, unit team staff, and correctional officers to accomplish the multiple missions of our institution.
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:
A Virtual Interview is:
Interview notification date: 12/01/2022
Tentative interview date: 01/08/2024
Interview process description:

Once applications are submitted online, they will be reviewed individually. While prior clinical experience (i.e. practicum) in a forensic, correctional, or inpatient mental health setting is not required, applicants with these experiences are typically viewed as having competitive applications. The BOP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition to demonstrating excellence in scholarship, successful applicants demonstrate experience and interest in corrections, crisis management, and forensic psychology. Applicants' eligibility for temporary federal employment must then be verified via Applicants are notified via email whether they will be advancing in the selection process. 

In-person, on-site interviews are strongly preferred. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of the Bureau of Prison's hiring process, you will need to complete an in-person Core Values Assessment and a pre-employment integrity interview. These interviews must be completed on site at ANY of our 122 institutions nationwide and may be scheduled at an institution within driving distance if necessary. 

Additional information regarding the nature of the interview process will be forthcoming. Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Carmicheal, Internship Program Coordinator, with any questions or concerns regarding the interview process. 

***Please note: If matched with a Bureau of Prisons internship site, you will be considered an essential worker and will report daily (Monday through Friday) to the institution.*** 

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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
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):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable):
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: All BOP positions are considered "sensitive." Applicants must be U.S. citizens (and have lived in the U.S. for three of the last five years) and must successfully complete an in-person security clearance procedure that includes personnel interviews, a background investigation, a physical examination, and urinalysis drug screen. Offers of internship positions resulting from the computer match are strictly contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation process. For individuals selected through the matching process, a field investigation will follow to verify the information provided in interviews and required forms is accurate. During the background investigation, you will be required to disclose any medical or mental health diagnoses and treatment. Additionally, the BOP is a drug free workplace, which includes recreational or medicinal marijuana use. 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 internship program. Once hired, interns must comply with the BOP’s Program Statement on Standards of Employee Conduct. This information is not intended to discourage applications, but to ensure applicants are aware of the additional federal requirements that will be imposed should they wish to pursue a BOP Internship position. Internship offers resulting from participating in the APPIC matching process are tentative and are contingent on security clearance. Prospective candidates may be asked to complete this portion of the interview process prior to the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) match date. Successful completion of this process is a necessary prerequisite for employment as a BOP intern. The security clearance process may be completed at this institution or at any other BOP facility. Please review our online brochure for additional details regarding application requirements. ***Please note: If matched with a Bureau of Prisons internship site, you will be considered an essential worker and will report daily (Monday through Friday) to the institution.***
Program Description

The Psychology Services department at the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) in Terre Haute, Indiana, appreciates your interest in our doctoral Psychology Internship Program. In March 2009, FCC Terre Haute received approval from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Central Office in Washington, D.C., to activate a doctoral psychology internship program, with the first class of interns starting in the 2010-2011 internship year. There are currently four full-time intern positions available. FCC Terre Haute was granted initial accreditation from the American Psychological Association effective June 2, 2015, and is currently undergoing the reaccreditation process. FCC Terre Haute will continue to build on the internship traditions, accomplishments, proven standard operating procedures, and core elements instituted by her sister BOP institutions. The aim of the internship program at FCC Terre Haute is to train entry-level professional psychologists who can also function competently in the correctional environment. Training purposes of the 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.  Interns are required to complete 2,000 hours of training over a 12-month period. For more detailed information about the internship program, applicants are encouraged to visit: 

Internship Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
International Students:
Low income:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Experience (21% to 30%)
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: Experience (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: Experience (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Administration: Exposure (1% to 20%)
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 2022-2023 2023-2024
Number of Completed Applications: 55 52 75 59 41 51 50
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 25 26 27 27 31 29 27
Total number of interns: 3 4 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 4 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 1 1 1 1 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 4 3 3 3 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 3 4 3 3 3 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
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 3 11 0 3 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 72 56 80 34 76 62
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
Academic teaching: 0
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: 3
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 1