Program Information: Division of Adult Corrections

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2142
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: NC Dept. of Public Safety
Department: Division of Adult Corrections
Address: 831 W. Morgan St.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: Located in Raleigh, NC
Phone: 984-255-6199
Fax:
Email: robert.cochrane@ncdps.gov
Web Address: http://www.ncdps.gov
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.ncdps.gov/document/health-services-internship-opportunities
Primary Agency Type: Prison or Other Correctional Facility
Additional Agency Types:
  • Prison or Other Correctional Facility
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Robert Cochrane
Chief Psychologist: Lewis Peiper
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 48051
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Full state benefits; including earning of time (1 year for 12 month internship) toward state retirement and pension.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The typical internship work week involves 4 days per week at clinical rotation sites screening, evaluating, and treating incarcerated adults in a prison environment. The fifth day (currently on Wednesdays) involves a combination of supervision and specialized didactic training experiences and seminars.
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?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: 11/30/2021 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: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

12/04/2020
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Our internship program has recently been conducting video based interviews through WebEx. Positive feedback from intern applicants has strenghtened our commitment to offering video-conferencing interviews due to the combination of scheduling flexibility and reduced travel expenses for intern applicants. The current pandemic has made virtual interviews a necessity as well. The video interviews will be scheduled to occur the weeks of 1/10/2022 and 1/17/2022. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Chicago School of Professional Psychology- DC Campus William James College Biola University Chicago School of Professional Psychology- LA Campus
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: Yes, by ranking deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 250
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
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
Non-Accredited 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: Yes
How to obtain text of statement: Interns will sign statements related to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). A link to the 2014 Memo is below: https://www.ncdps.gov/div/StaffTraining/announcements/SAHTrainingReq091514.pdf
Other Requirements: Criminal Background checks
Program Description

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety's Division of Adult Correction's primary goal is to promote public safety by the administration of a fair and humane system which provides reasonable opportunities for adjudicated offenders to develop progressively responsible behavior. The North Carolina Division of Adult Correction (NC DAC) Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology offers interns education, training, and preparation for the future practice of professional psychology. Our internship provides a platform for future work in substance abuse, trauma, severe mental illness, community mental health, and integrated healthcare settings. In addition, the NC DAC doctoral internship experience provides a wealth of corrections-specific instruction for interns wishing to find permanent employment in a correctional setting. This goal is accomplished by providing interns with didactic seminars, supervision, and opportunities to achieve proficiency in consultation, assessment, and intervention and therapy with a diverse, under-served, disenfranchised, and frequently disadvantaged client population.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents:
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students:
International Students:
Rural:
Urban:
Low income:
Homelessness:
Other:

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

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Child:
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Geropsychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

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: www.ncdps.gov  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: 24 8 4 10 14
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 20 8 4 10 14
Total number of interns: 3 2 0 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 1 1 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 3 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 2 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 5 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 75 35
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 2 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0
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: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 4 0 2 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: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 1 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 3 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0