Program Information: Department of Psychology & Wellness

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2512
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Easterseals Rehabilitation Center
Department: Department of Psychology & Wellness
Address: 3701 Bellemeade Avenue
Evansville, Indiana 47714
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 120 miles west of Louisville, KY
Phone: 812-479-1411x273
Fax: 812-437-2636
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Psychology Department
Additional Agency Types:
  • Psychology Department
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited on Contingency
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: James Schroeder
Chief Psychologist: James Schroeder
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 25000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Free Parking, full administrative, billing, and IT support, and individual offices with generous size provisions fully equipped with an updated desktop computer, personal phone, and other resources.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns are expected to be onsite from 8 AM to 5 PM, and generally work around 45 hours per week. There are no on call responsibilities for nights and weekends. Clients are not scheduled after the 4 PM hour, and with the exception of the Tuesday didactic and periodic meetings, one hour is allotted for lunch. Interns average 12-17 face to face hours per week, with some fluctuation noted depending on rotations. Afternoons are typically spent seeing outpatient clients during certain hours while mornings are generally dedicated to rotation activities, with the exception of the group therapy rotation, which occurs in the afternoon. A good amount of administration time is built into the regular schedule. Much more information regarding rotations and the weekly schedule can be found on the website and in the Policies and Procedures manual.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
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: 11/01/2021
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/01/21
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

The internship training director, Dr. Schroeder, contacts applicants by email in early to mid-December to invite them for an interview.  Given the evolving situation involving COVID-19, all interviews this year will be conducted virtually. Interviews will be scheduled for January 12 or January 14, 2022.  Further information about the structure of these interviews will be forthcoming.  

In addition, for the safety of trainees, clients, and staff, Easterseals will continue to employee pre-appointment screenings, limitations on the number of family members allowed in our facility, use of masks and shields whenever possible, social distancing, and many sanitation practices, all directed at limiting the spread of the virus.   However, given that some work involves young children who do not easily adhere to social distancing and wearing of masks, it should be understood that a certain degree of risk is involved.  Interns as well as other trainees, faculty, and staff are deemed as essential workers.  Interns will be expected to participate in all rotations that are part of the advertised experience.  Having said this, Easterseals and the Department of Psychology & Wellness will continue to work with each employee and local/state health organizations to provide for the safest experience possible.  Questions about further details related to the COVID-19 response and/or applications should be addressed to Dr. Schroeder.  

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Eastern Kentucky University Western Kentucky University Indiana University Ball State University Midwestern University
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: Yes, by start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not Accepted
Non-Accredited Not 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: Before beginning the internship year, trainees must pass a background check and pre-hire screening. The background check is designed to protect Easterseals clients and excludes from employment individuals convicted of crimes which might endanger others (additional information can be obtained from Internship Training Director Dr. James Schroeder). A member of the Human Resources team will work with the intern candidate to schedule an appointment time for all pre-hire screenings, which will include a TB test, drug screen (including for marijuana/cannabis products), nursing assessment, and pre-work screen. In most cases, screenings are completed at Easterseals Rehabilitation Center facilities. In the event the onsite drug screen is inconclusive, interns will be sent to an offsite facility for further testing. Completion of all pre-screenings with a passed result is a prerequisite for continuation in the hiring process.
Program Description

The Internship in Clinical Psychology is located in the Department of Psychology & Wellness at Easterseals Rehabilitation Center in Evansville, Indiana.  We are excited to offer an excellent training opportunity, with an emphasis in child clinical and developmental psychology.  The program is designed as a 12-month, full-time pre-doctoral internship, which begins on July 1 and ends June 30 and provides 2,000 hours of clinical training.  The focus of the internship is twofold.  One, it is to provide the highest level of education and training utilizing the scientist-practitioner model, where interns will engage in evaluation, therapy, assessment, consultation, supervising, and research services utilizing empirically-supported means across a variety of experiences and modalities.  Two, significant emphasis is placed on promoting flourishing, innovation, collegiality, and personal/professional balance, as it recognized that this is key to long-term stability for professionals, especially in preventing burnout and maximizing career satisfaction.

The Easterseals Rehabilitation Center is a longstanding nonprofit agency in Evansville, Indiana, with an excellent reputation in the community for service and expertise.  The Easterseals Rehabilitation Center has changed lives for people with disabilities in this community since 1946.  Our mission is to make profound, positive differences in the lives of local people every day, and to change the way our community defines and views disability. 

The Easterseals Rehabilitation Center is part of a larger, vibrant medical community in the heart of Evansville, Indiana, which is the third largest city in the state. Evansville is centrally located between Nashville, Louisville, and St. Louis, and serves as the epicenter for health care delivery in the Tri-State area of Southwestern Indiana, Southern Illinois, and Western Kentucky. With six major hospitals carrying a capacity of more than 2,000 beds, individuals and families travel from all over the region to receive care. The community of Evansville, Indiana, has consistently been ranked as one of the top cities in the United States to relocate families. It is the home of two universities, the University of Southern Indiana and University of Evansville. It became the most recent site of expansion for the Indiana University Medical School, which now has a full-time campus located in downtown, and which will be starting an internal medicine and psychiatry residency in the fall of 2019. Evansville serves as an active cultural and arts center, and a few years ago became the smallest community in the world to establish a Ronald McDonald House on the campus of St. Vincent Medical Center. With low cost of living and many diverse opportunities for entertainment and everyday life, Evansville offers a unique, comfortable place to reside and call home.

The psychology department has been an integral part of the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center for nearly six decades.  In addition to offering comprehensive, multi-disciplinary assessments for youth and adult counseling services, the department provides a wide range of intervention services, including individual, family, and group therapy. Services are provided to clients from a wide range of ages, ethnicities, socioeconomic status, family situations, and presenting concerns.  The department is founded on three pillars:  high-quality clinical services, a full educational model based on the scientist-practitioner paradigm, and innovative community outreach services.  In addition to a psychology internship program, the Department of Psychology & Wellness at the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center will serve as a training site for students at the undergraduate, master’s level, postdoctoral, and psychiatric resident level.  The department serves approximately 30 counties in the Tri-State area, which includes Southwestern Indiana, Southern Illinois, and Western Kentucky.

Major rotations are offered in the following areas for the internship:  child/adolescent assessment & therapy, interdisciplinary team evaluations, assessment for children ages 0-5, assessment of youth residential patients, group therapy for children/adolescents, and adult therapeutic services.  In addition to working with psychologists and other trainees, interns will actively work with other professionals, including speech/language, occupational, and physical therapists, audiologists, residential professionals, and those with skills in assistive technology.  Although some individuals that present to the psychology department have comorbid physical/developmental challenges, many referred individuals present with typical psychological concerns such as attention-deficit, learning, behavioral, mood/emotional, and familial issues. 

 See our website for updated information, including expanding faculty information.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: 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
Other: residential/waiver

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention:
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other: Interdisciplinary Assessment


Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)

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
Number of Completed Applications: 4 8 20
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 3 8 20
Total number of interns: 3 2 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 0 1 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 0 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 2 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 2 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 2 2
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 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 2 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 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 1 1
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 1 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 1
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