Department : Psychiatry & Behavioral Health

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2306
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Ohio State University
Department: Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
Address: OSU Harding Hospital
1670 Upham Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 614-293-0697
Fax: 614-293-4763
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Cheryl Carmin
Chief Psychologist: Kristen Carpenter
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 34
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 06/24/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 10
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 31200
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): Stipend for professional development
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site In the Clinical Health Psychology Track, interns spend 80% of the time split between two concurrent 6-month rotations. Rotations include Transplant Psychology, Women's Behavioral Health, Pain and Mental Health, and Behavioral Cardiology. These rotations involve outpatient or inpatient hospital experiences. The interns' remaining time is devoted to research or electives and didactic training. Interns applying for the Adult Psychopathology Track will select one of the following primary rotations where they will spend 40% of their time in clinical activities and 20% of their time in research. One day per week is devoted to a secondary clinical rotation. The final 20% is allocated to didactic and elective experiences. Rotations for the Adult Psychopathology Track include EPICENTER (early psychosis intervention), Mood, Anxiety, and Mindfulness, and Suicide & Trauma Reduction Initiative (STRIVE). The Neuropsychology Track intern will spend 60% of their time in supervised neuropsychological assessment training and 20% of the intern's time is protected for participation in neuroscience research. One day per week is allocated for didactic training.
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?Yes
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: 11/01/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
A Virtual Interview is:
Interview notification date: 11/30/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/08/2024
Interview process description:

Invitations to interview are usually sent out by e-mail in late November - early December. Interviews are typically scheduled for the second Monday and Friday in January. Applicants should expect the day to begin at 8:00 AM and last the greater portion of the day. The interview process includes an introduction to the internship, individual interviews with three faculty members, and a lunch time meeting with current interns followed by a wrap-up session with faculty members. We do our utmost to schedule applicants with faculty members whose interests are in common with prospective interns' interests. We strongly encourage applicants to schedule sufficient time for our internview process. The interviews and meetings are all virtual. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of Miami, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis, East Carolina University, UCSD/SDSU, Northwestern University, The Ohio State University, Wayne State University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Nova Southeastern University, Michigan State University, CUNY-Hunter College, University of Nevada-Reno, Northwestern University Medical School, Mississippi State University, University of Cincinnati, University of Pittsburgh, Indiana University - Bloomington, Northwestern University, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Brigham Young University, University of Illinois, University of Rochester, Hofstra University, University of Utah, Texas A & M, Oklahoma State University, University of Toledo
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 100
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not 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: We require a writing sample. Preferably, this is an assessment report or a therapy case study. For all prospective employees, an FBI background check, drug screen, and vaccination status must be completed. (
Program Description

Consistent with the reputation and mission of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, the pre-doctoral health service psychology internship program is dedicated to providing exceptional education and training to the next generations of psychologists.  As one of the leading academic medical centers in the country and in a setting where a high value is placed on the contributions of a diverse range of professionals to patient care, teaching, and research, we look forward to having psychology interns as members of the Department.  Because we are an integral part of a large, urban university medical center, the internship training program takes advantage of this resource with tracks focusing on health psychology, adult psychopatholog, and neuropsychology. We embrace a clinical science model of training with a strong emphasis on evidence-based treatment.

The Psychology Section is a vibrant and innovative group of over 30 clinicians, researchers, and clinical scientists who are devoted to improving the lives of our patients through comprehensive assessment, consultation, evidence-based psychotherapy, research, administration, and teaching. Faculty members of the Division serve on numerous committees throughout the Department, medical center, and university and are members of state and national organizations, have federally funded research programs, publish, and serve on editorial boards of some of the top journals in their fields. Psychologists from the Department hold key administrative positions both within the Department and the College of Medicine. It is our hope that interns will benefit from having faculty role models of this caliber.

The internship is composed of three tracks: Clinical Health Psychology, Adult Psychopathology, and Neuropsychology/Neuroscience. In addition to these tracks, interns have the opportunity to select from elective experiences which allow them to engage in research and/or broaden and personalize their training experience.

Clinical Health Psychology Track: This track is composed of four rotations which include Behavioral Cardiology, Pain and Mental Health, Transplant Psychology, and Women's Behavioral Health. Interns spend two days per week in two rotations for 6 months and then switch to the alternate rotations.  Services are provided in both outpatient and hospital based settings. One day per week is devoted to electives and didactic training. Two interns are selected for this track.

Adult Psychopathology Track: This track is composed of three primary rotations including early psychosis intervention (EPICENTER), Mood, Anxiety, and Mindfulness (MAM), and Suicide and Trauma Reduction (STRIVE).  Interns specialize in one of these rotations. Interns are able to separately rank one or more of these areas of concentration based on their experience and interests.  Within this track, interns spend 2 days per week in their area of specialization and one day per week in research related to that area. One of the remaining days is allocated to a secondary clinical rotation and one day is allocated to didactics and electives. Two interns are selected for both Mood, Anxiety and Mindfulness and for the STRIVE rotations. Three applicants are selected for EPICENTER.

Neuropsychology/Neuroscience: Each year we offer one adult Neuropsychology/Neuroscience Track position. Within this track, clinical neuropsychology training is emphasized. In keeping with our clinical science model, there is one day per week of protected time for the intern on this track to engage in clinical neuroscience research. Thus, the intern selected for this track spends three days in clinical neuropsychology training, one day in general psychology internship didactics and electives, and one day in clinical neuroscience research. 

Electives: Approximately one half day is available for electives. The elective time permits interns to add breadth to their training experiences. Depending on supervisor availability, electives include clinical research, ADHD assessment and diagnosis, consultation–liaison psychiatry, early psychosis clinic, healthy sleep service, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, neuropsychology, OSU Nisonger Center evaluation clinic, pain and mental health, sport psychology, and smoking cessation. Interns may also opt to provide co-supervision to third year psychiatry residents who are learning cognitive behavior therapy.

Supervision & Mentoring: In addition to spending a minimum of 10% of their time in face-to-face clinical supervision, interns select a faculty mentor. Mentors will focus on such issues as adjusting to a professional role, how to balance professional and personal life, negotiating the variety of challenges that can occur in the workplace, developing programmatic research, etc.

Selection Process: Our selection committee is comprised of the faculty psychologists who are involved in internship training. We seek applicants with excellent clinical and scientific knowledge gained from their academic programs, with strong skills in evidence-based assessment and treatment, and with the personal characteristics necessary to function well in our internship setting and in an academic medical center. Our selection criteria reflect a “goodness of fit” with our clinical science model and we look for interns whose career interests match the training in the tracks that we offer.  Please note that applicants are encouraged to apply to only one track since it is unlikely that individuals will be equally competitive in more than one track. We are committed to ensuring a range of diversity among our interns and select candidates representing different training programs, geographic areas, ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual and gender orientations, disabilities and life experiences.  Selected applicants must be able to successfully complete a background check and drug screen. 


Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Experience (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision of Practicum students : Exposure (1% to 20%)


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Experience (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: 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:
Substance Use Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Experience (21% to 30%)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)

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 2022-2023 2023-2024
Number of Completed Applications: 51 99 76 71 91 105 175
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 21 42 42 41 56 68 75
Total number of interns: 2 4 4 4 5 8 10
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 4 4 4 5 8 10
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 4 4 4 5 6 10
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 3 4 4 5 7 10
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 (1st Placement)
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 7
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0