Program Information: Behavioral Health Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2223
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Salina Regional Health Center
Department: Behavioral Health Department
Address: 400 South Santa Fe Ave
Salina, Kansas 67401
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 70 miles north of Wichita; 150 miles West of KC
Phone: 785-452-7395
Fax: 785-452-4932
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Private General Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • Psychology Department
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Claudia Canales
Chief Psychologist: Ryan Poling
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/05/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 25083
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns are allowed 80 hours of Earned Time Off (ETO) to be used during their internship for holidays, illness, etc. with primary supervisors permission. Health and dental insurance plans are also available for the intern and family members. Questions regarding specific benefits packages can be directed to SRHC Human Resources department, at 785-452-7142. Questions regarding the time off policy should be directed to the Internship Director. All interns are provided with an office space, office telephone and a computer. Attendance at professional conferences is also encouraged and may be funded by SRHC PACE grants when opportunities are available. Assessment and other training materials are provided by each training site. Each intern additionally has access to administrative and IT support through throughout SRHC.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns divide their time between outpatient therapy and testing and inpatient consults, psychological screenings, and inpatient groups. Wednesdays from 8-2pm is our "training day" where we do testing seminar, group supervision, case consultation, and didactic training seminars. Most days are 8a-5pm. Tuesday nights go until 700 as the interns run a process group.
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: 11/23/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Preferred
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/10/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/05/2022
Interview process description:

An interview will be required of all applicants being considered after applications have been thoroughly screened and reviewed. We prefer that the candidate interview on-site, but, given the circumstances surrounding Covid-19, we will consider phone or Zoom interviews following CDC public health guidance. Face-to-face contact between prospective interns and psychology faculty may give us a clearer impression of each other. Interviews are scheduled on January 5, January 12, and January 19th (if needed).

The interview format has been open-house style where several other applicants will be present. Applicants join us in going through our normal "training day" at SRHC. We start the day in testing seminar which is followed by case consulation. We then have our didactic training seminar (lunch is provided). Sometime during the events of the morning applicants will be interviewed individually by a panel of SRHC clinical staff. There is a tour of facilities and time to interact with the current interns without internship staff present. After 3pm, you are free to explore the area and the great city of Salina. 

This following year it may be different and applicants may not get to see as much of the internship as we usually do. In the case of restricted travel and using the online format; then intern applicants will be interviewed with a couple of the faculty at Salina Regional via zoom for about 30 minutes. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Rosemead School of Psychology, University of Oklahoma, Fuller Theological Seminary, Wheaton College, George Washington University, Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, Regent University, Azusa Pacific University, University of Northern Illinois.
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 application deadline
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: 50
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree 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: Applicants must meet requirements to obtain their Temporary Master's Level Psychologist License from the State of Kansas. Having this license is required for this internship. More information about this license can be found at the following site:
Program Description

Salina Regional Health Center is excited you are interested in becoming a part of something special — the dynamic team at Salina Regional Health Center's Behavioral Health Department. We created the internship in 2013 because we believe that SRHC is uniquely structured to provide interns an extraordinary opportunity that few other internships can offer — gaining experience at every level of the mental health treatment continuum.


As an intern at SRHC you will be able to hone your outpatient therapy skills and behavioral health consults, master group therapy process in both inpatient and outpatient programs, or continue to expand your psychological testing and assessment skills in each setting. You will work collaboratively with medical professionals at SRHC to help broaden your exposure to how psychology is practiced in various settings. In general, you will find yourself challenged by the broad range of diagnoses you will treat and rewarded when you finish the program ready to begin your professional career in whatever clinical setting you desire.


Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
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 :


Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Pediatrics: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)

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: 18 20 20 12
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 8 12 14 12
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 1 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 1 1 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 1 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 2 2 1 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 12 32 29 15
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 0 0 0 1
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: 1 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 2 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 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: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 0 0 0 1
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