Program Information: Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2274
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Northwood Health Systems
Department: Psychology
Address: Northwood Health Systems
2121 Eoff Street
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003-3805
Country: United States
Metro Area: Pittsburgh, PA
Distance from Major City: 60 miles southwest of Pittsburgh
Phone: 304-234-3570x3241
Fax:
Email: lmeyer@northwoodhealth.com
Web Address: http://northwoodhealth.com
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.northwoodhealth.com/PDF/Training_Program_Handbook_2013_08_20.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Lisa Meyer
Chief Psychologist: Perry Stanley
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
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: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Psychology interns who are interested in studying Bowen family systems theory will have opportunity to attend the Clinical Forum Series (eight monthly 6 hour presentations offered from 9am to 4pm on a Friday) as well as the annual Pittsburgh Family Systems Conference and Symposium (held each fall on a Friday and Saturday, 11.5 hours). Interns are encouraged to participate in this training; Northwood Health Systems pays the registration fee. These seminars are subject to availability.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns are welcome to customize their experience as much as possible within our organization. A typical day involves performing intakes, individual therapy, group therapy, and joining an IDT meetings. Regular consultation and supervision is provided; an open door policy is encouraged. Our organization is a fast paced environment that requires flexibility and creativity to thrive in. We seek to establish a warm culture between our clinicians (who often eat lunch together).
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: 12/10/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/17/2021
Tentative interview date: 12/28/2021
Interview process description:

Individual interview with Drs. Stanley, Morreale, and Meyer.

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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: 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: Yes, by start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed:
Dissertation Proposal Approved:
Dissertation Defended:
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 25
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
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 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:
Program Description

The primary purpose of the internship program is the training of interns for the practice of professional psychology in a variety of health care settings including but not limited to public service settings.  Northwood strives to provide a balanced apprenticeship experience where supervised direct clinical practice, formal training events, and science and practice are integrated through instruction and reflection.  Clinical assignments are determined by primary supervisors in collaboration with the training director and matched to individual student’s training needs and interests through ongoing discussion of developing competencies and internship requirements.  All interns will have supervised experience with a range of case and activity assignments across the training year.  Interns will have the opportunity to do both brief and longer-term therapy with individuals, groups, and/or families throughout their internship.  At least 45% of an intern’s time is in face-to-face psychological services to clients.  Interns spend 20 hours a week in face-to-face service delivery. 

This internship provides training and supervised experience in the following nine major competency areas of professional psychology: ethics, legal and professional issues; individual differences, diversity and social justice issues; the development of a theoretical orientation and the conceptualization process; sensitivity to client issues; sensitivity to self as therapist issues; the counseling process and clinical intervention skills; assessment and diagnostic skills; intake and crisis intervention; (and) a contribution to current knowledge/practices along with a commitment to continuing education. 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Family Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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 :
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
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:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision:
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
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: northwoodhealth.com  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: 20 0 0 2
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 10 0 0 2
Total number of interns: 2 0
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 0
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 2 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: 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: 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