The health service psychology internship consists of a major rotation at an integrated health clinic (3-3.5 full days per week) and a secondary rotation (1-1.5 days per week) at the community integration/residential services. There are 8 internship positions for the upcoming 2022 – 2023 training year.
Integrated Health Clinics: Copa Health is home to 5 integrated health clinics (plus 2 outpatient clinics) in the Greater Phoenix area (Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, & Phoenix). Interns work alongside Primary Care Physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, pharmacy staff, case managers, clinic leadership, employment support services, and other ancillary staff. The clinics serve adults ages 18 and up. Most of our members are Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) with some General Mental Health/Substance Use clients. The intern provides initial assessments, treatment planning, individual therapy, family/couples therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, risk assessments, consultation, and ongoing assessment of client issues and progress. Interns also provide brief consults as needed to clients receiving services from the primary care provider or psychiatrist or other staff as needed. Each one of our clinics provides interns with a desktop and/or tablet, office space for providing services, clerical support and opportunities to collaborate with an inter-professional team from various disciplines. Interns participate in all the staff meetings and training opportunities offered at the clinic (in addition to their didactic training and formal supervision by their supervising psychologist). All of our facilities are compliant with the American with Disabilities Act.
Community Integration Services/Residential Services: Behavioral Health Community Integration Services provides housing and support services for individuals with a serious mental illness in order to assist them to successfully live in a home setting by providing the supports necessary to assist them in achieving their recovery goals. Copa’s Behavioral Health Residential Treatment Facility services are designed to provide short term structured support services to adults with serious mental illness. Services promote recovery and are provided in a structured residential treatment setting with 24-hour supervision, including counseling or therapeutic activities. The goal of Residential Services is to enhance the independence, dignity, personal choice and privacy of the individuals. Interns are provided a laptop, office space for providing services, clerical support and opportunities to collaborate with an inter-professional team from various disciplines.