Site Name: Psychological Assessment, Inc.
Department: Shaping Success and Community Based Programs
Historically we have had a half-day interview process with group/individual interviews and a time to meet the current trainees and get a tour. However, due to COVID-19, we anticipate a shift to be:
~ Virtual (Zoom) meetings
~ 30 min informal meet and greet followed by 1 - 1 1/2 hr group interview
~ Brief individual interview
The above information re: dates is subject to change - we follow the APPIC timeline.
Psychological Assessment, Inc has two different training tracks: Community Based Programs and Advanced Assessment. CBP is further subdivided into the Shaping Success program, the Healthy Behaviors program, and Crossroads Competency Restoration.Shaping Success focuses on providing services to sex offenders on probation or parole who have been mandated to attend treatment, as well as services for individuals who have voluntarily sought out services for help with their sexual behavior. The Healthy Behaviors program is focused on helping individuals with developmental delay learn appropriate boundaries and communication skills, in addition to sexual practices.The Crossroads Competency Restoration program helps to restore juveniles and/or individuals with developmental delay to competence so they can stand trial.
The Advanced Assessment track focuses on various forensic and non-forensic testing and building expert witness skills. Interns will frequently be expected to carry clients from several different programs based on need. For example, an Intern who is part of the Advanced Assessment track may spend the bulk of their time conducting and writing forensic testing reports, but will also likely have a small number of clients from one of the Community Bases Programs to round out their schedule and ensure they are obtaining the required number of hours to meet internship and licensing requirements. Similiarly, an intern in the CBP track will receive oppurtunities to assist with advanced assessments if they demonstrate appropriate skills during other, more routine assesments (intellectual assessments as well as competency and/or risk assessments for clients are part of our intakes for Community Based Programs) and take the initiative to request additional assessment work.
(training opportunities continued)
Please note the above percentages are included for all programs.
CCR/HB = rehabilitative services, developmentally delayed clients, sexual abuse/acting out.
Shaping Success = sex offender work
Advanced Assessment = emphasis is assessment
it should be noted Community Based Programs (which include both CCR and HB work) has some assessment required including Risk Assessment and Asessment for Treatment Planning for Shaping Success as well as baseline testing and continued outcome measure testing for Crossroads Competency Restoration.
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.