Program Information: Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2304
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Appalachian Psychology Internship
Department: Psychology
Address: 3086 State Route 160
Gallipolis , Ohio 45631
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 86 miles south of Columbus, OH
Phone: 740-446-5500
Fax: 740-441-4402
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jennifer Lackey
Chief Psychologist: Jennifer Lackey
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/02/2021
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: 24960
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life 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 A typical day for interns involves service delivery in a range of different modalities including individual outpatient therapy, crisis services on our inpatient unit, group therapy, psychological assessment, and consultation with professionals from a number of different disciplines. Wednesdays are designated training days and include didactics, group supervision, individual supervision, and professional development.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
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: 11/13/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Optional
Interview notification date: 11/20/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 12/09/2020
Interview process description:

Given the continued COVID19 crisis, Appalachian Psychology Internship is planning to hold optional in-person interviews during the 2020-2021 application cycle, with viirtual interviews (ZOOM) offered to all applicants selected for interview. However, if the crisis worsens, or if state and local mandates restrict travel, API may decide to only offer virtual interviews. That decision will be made in mid-November and will be communicated to invited applicants in the interview invitation emails.  If on-site interview continue, they are scheduled to take place on 12/9/2020. Members of the training committee review all applications. Applicants selected for interview attend a group session with the Director of Clinical Training who provides information about the Program and a description of the internship year. After this group meeting, each applicant will have three individual interviews lasting between 20-30 minutes, as well as an opportunity to meet with current doctoral interns.

Considering the rural nature of this internship program, the training committee believes on-site interviews are an important tool used by applicants and the program to assess fit. However, also related to this site's rural nature are barriers to travel. As such, the training committee will interview via phone or ZOOM if applicants cannot attend an on-site interview, or if on-site interviews are unrealistic with the global crisis.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: East Tennessee State University Eastern Kentucky University Midwestern California School of Professional Psychology - San Francisco Marshall University Midwestern University Fielding Graduate University Adler School of Professional Psychology California Lutheran University Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Los Angeles Capella
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: Yes
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: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
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
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: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: Interns are required to complete a background check, TB test, and sign the agency code of conduct. US Citizenship is not required, however, individuals must have a work or school visa for the US.
Program Description

The mission of the Appalachian Psychology Internship Program is to produce graduates who are prepared for the entry-level practice of professional psychology in rural areas. The Appalachian Psychology Internship Program adheres to a practitioner-scholar model of training, and emphasizes generalist training. The emphasis on practice is reflected in the intern work schedule whereby the majority of time is devoted to clinical activity, assessment, and therapy with a range of client ages and presenting problems.

We believe that the internship year should be devoted primarily to activities of professional psychology and that science should guide all clinical practice. The core of the internship training is in clinical activities consisting of assessment, therapy, supervision, and didactics. Practice and science are integrated through didactic presentations of scientific information relevant to clinical practice, and supervision that emphasizes use of research materials and findings and in vivo observation and feedback. We also use empirically validated assessments and treatment practices. Graduates of the program are expected to integrate their clinical training with their knowledge and understanding of research findings in their practice. 

Our model of training emphasizes three components: (1) the importance of combining practice with science (practitioner-scholar model), (2) sequential and comprehensive training over the course of the internship year, and (3) establishment of intern professional identity. The training staff view internship training as a developmental process, in which mentoring relationships with licensed professionals assist interns in moving from a student role to increasing independence and identity in the field.

Internship Training Opportunities


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

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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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)
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)
Sexual Offenders:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - primary: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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
Number of Completed Applications: 17 23 28
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 16 19 23
Total number of interns: 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 1 2 1
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 2 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 0 2 2
Community Mental Health Center: 1 0 2 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 1 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 1 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0