The Doctoral Psychology Internship Program at FCC Petersburg will provide one year of full-time training (approximately 2,000 hours) in the FCC Petersburg Psychology Services department to three doctoral level Psychology Interns. The 2023-2024 internship year at FCC Petersburg will begin during the week of August 21, 2023.
FCC Petersburg earned Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) Membership in August, 2012, and will participate in the 2023-20234 Match as an APPIC Member.
The FCC Petersburg Doctoral Psychology Internship earned full American Psychological Association (APA) Accreditation in April, 2014. The program was accredited for seven years, with the next scheduled Site Visit initially to take place in 2023. Due to issues associated with APA's ability to schedule Site Visits during COVID-19, the Site Visit has been re-scheduled to Spring 2023. Notably, the Self Study associated with the upcoming Site Visit was completed and submitted in 11/20.
FCC Petersburg Psychology staff members are committed to modeling the internship program after the standards set forth by both APPIC and APA. FCC Petersburg staff are committed to attracting and retaining diverse Interns and faculty/staff.
The FCC Petersburg Doctoral Psychology Internship program is guided by the Practioner-Scholar model. Consistent with APA guidelines for internships, all interns receive four hours of supervision per week, of which at least two hours involve individual supervision. Presently FCC Petersburg Psychology staff include nine licensed Psychologists.
FCC Petersburg Psychology Interns have the opportunity to complete a four month rotation on each of the available primary rotations (e.g., Drug Abuse Program, General Population/Mental Health, and Sex Offender Management Program). Psychology Interns additionally complete a year-long secondary general population/mental health focused rotation, where each Psychology Intern has the opportunity to provide longer term care to their caseload.
Information about Bureau of Prisons Psychology careers can be found at: www.bop.careers/psychintern
Additional information associated with the FCC Petersburg Doctoral Psychology Internship can be obtained by viewing the following website: pex_internship_brochure.pdf (bop.gov)
Information about the FCC Petersburg Doctoral Psychology Internship can also be obtained by contacting the Internship Program Coordinator (Kelli L. Heck, Ph.D.) directly at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org