Department : Psychology Internship Program

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2322
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Oregon State Hospital
Department: Psychology Internship Program
Address: 2600 Center St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
Distance from Major City: 47 miles south of Portland
Phone: 503-757-2201x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Sarah Robertson
Chief Psychologist: Julia Howe
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 20
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/15/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 36264
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Each intern is eligible for all benefits afforded to full-time hospital employees, including medical benefits with dental and vision, life insurance, vacation and sick leave with 11 paid holidays. Interns accrue 8 hours of both vacation and sick leave per month. Interns also receive 48 hours of personal business leave for the internship year as well as 8 hours of Governor's Leave to be used between Thanksgiving and January 31.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Intern responsibilities and clinical duties vary with each rotation. Please see website for additional information.
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?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: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is:
Interview notification date: 12/01/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/04/2024, 01/09/2024, 01/11/2024, & 01/16/2024
Interview process description:

Applicants are notified of their interview status by email by December 1. We offer several interview dates in January (January 4, 9, 11, and 16, 2023).

January 2024 interviews are virtual. Interview days will include begin with general discussion with the TCo-Training Directors, two panel interviews with Internship Training Committee members, Q&A with the current intern cohort, break/virtual tour via links on our website, and time for Q&A with the ITC, rotation supervisors, and available interns. Prospective interns are encouraged to thoroughly review our website, including available videos to familiarize themselves with our campus.

In line with recognizing prospective applicants received training during the COVID-19 pandemic and transitioning to pre-emergency mandate operations, OSH-PIP will continue to be flexible in our selection criteria. We will not be requiring a minimum number of intervention or assessment hours by the application due date for this application season. We will continue with our other requirements (e.g., completed of coursework in an APA/CPA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology, defended dissertation proposal, passed comprehensive or qualifying exams, approved for internship, etc.).

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: See for the complete list.
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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 75
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-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: Submission of an electronic APPI is required, including all graduate school transcripts, three letters of recommendation (at least two from direct supervisors), one site specific cover letter, and one integrated adult assessment report (please redact appropriately), preferably involving an individual with a serious mental illness diagnosis and spanning at least two testing domains (e.g., intelligence, personality, response style). All offers are contingent on drug screening and a criminal background check. *Please see for further detail about application criteria. *All applicants must be US citizens or eligible to work in the US. For non-US citizens, our HR department requires documentation demonstrating eligibility to work in the US at the time of application, such as an employment authorization card or resident alien card.
Program Description

OSH-PIP offers 3 fulltime internship positions covering a range of clinical and didactic experiences that represent the necessary depth and breadth required for the future professional practice of psychology. OSH-PIP is based in the Practitioner-Scholar model, training clinical psychologists who are effective consumers of research and who utilize scholarly inquiry to inform their practice.

In each program and across the training year, the interns rotate through 2, 6-month major and 2, 6-month minor rotations (listed below). Interns spend approximately three days (or about 24 hours) per week in a major rotation and approximately one day per week (or about 8 hours) in a minor rotation with the remaining time spent in other training activities. Interns complete an average of 10-20 hours per week of direct service delivery. 

Rotation Options

Interns select rotations based on their interests, needs, and career goals. Each rotation has specific requirements and expectations. During OSH-PIP orientation, the interns will meet with the Training Directors, identify their preferred rotations, create their first rotation schedule, and plan their second rotation schedule. Every effort will be made to accommodate intern preferences regarding rotation selection and sequence, though preference cannot be guaranteed.

Major or Minor: Competency Restoration (does not involve conducting court-ordered forensic evaluations), Forensic Evaluation Service (working with a licensed psychologist and Certified Forensic Evaluator completing court-ordered forensic evaluations), Neuropsychological Assessment, Psychological Assessment (e.g., for diagnostic clarity, personality assessment, treatment recommendations, violence risk assessment, cognitive impairments), and Sexual Offending Treatment Program (SOtP) - Evaluation and Treatment. 


Minor only: Behavioral Psychology Services (BPS), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Geropsychology, Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB; intervention and assessment with individuals committed to the hosital as Guilty Except for Insanity or as an Extremely Dangerous Peron), Psychotherapy, Risk Assessment (violence, stalking, sexual offending, etc. with a psychologist with advanced education and training in risk assessment), and Sexual Offending Treatment Program (SOTP) - Treatment only. See our website for additional information.

Additional experiences include weekly major and minor individual supervision; weekly training director supervision; weekly two-hour didactic seminar; weekly one-hour group supervision; a 3-month rotation co-leading group supervision of practicum students; and quarterly ITC research meeting discussing a culturally-informed article and critically evaluating its research methodologies; and a montly 1-hour cultural humilty seminar focused on learning, understanding, and personally exploring issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion related to clinical work and personal identity. Interns will also complete two case presentations to the training committee during the training year and will present a two-hour group didactic presentation on a diversity topic of their choosing to the psychology department in the spring. 

Internship Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: 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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
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 : Emphasis (31% to 49%)


Health Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Experience (21% to 30%)
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)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Experience (21% to 30%)
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: Experience (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Geropsychology: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
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 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Number of Completed Applications: 59 61 79 91 105 80 100
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 30 25 39 35 38 33 36
Total number of interns: 3 4 4 3 3 3 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 1 4 4 4 3 3 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 4 2 3 1 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 2 0 1 0 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 4 4 3 3 3 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 14 7 24 28 26 25 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 23 20 60 49 49 49 21
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: 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 3
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0