Desert Sage Resource Center was developed in 2021 to address the therapeutic needs of the rural and underserved areas of Northern Nevada. Desert Sage Resource Center (DSRC) facilitates access to evidence based behavioral health services, psychological and forensic assessment, and psycho-education in order to reduce the effects of poverty and violence on adults and families throughout the Sierras and beyond. DSRC strives to meet the behavioral health needs of the most vulnerable of our community by providing equitable access to programs that serve to restore emotional wellbeing, mitigate the psychological impact violence on children and families, and assist families out of poverty stemming from mental health challenges. Many of our rural communities have few to no mental health services available forcing many in the community to travel long distances to access care.
DSRC’s Doctoral Internship Program strives to develop psychologists committed to enhancing access to healthcare, valuing cultural differences, and advocating on behalf of the patients, families, and communities they serve. The aim of the Desert Sage Resource Center Internship program is to prepare Interns for general practice in clinical psychology as informed individuals by scholarly inquiry with a thorough grounding in psychological theory, assessment, diagnosis, intervention, supervision, consultation, professional values & attitudes, communication and interpersonal skills, and research.
Desert Sage Resource Center’s Doctoral Internship Program is grounded in a practitioner-scholar model of training and has been approved for provisional membership in APPIC. Our program is designed to provide Interns with clinical opportunities that allow for a comprehensive training experience so that Interns can confidently assume the role of a professional psychologist and feel prepared for their post-doctoral placements. Each specialty service area, didactic, and other training requirements are designed to expand the Interns’ existing clinical knowledge and experiences. Each Intern will recieve some exposure to all the specialty ares, but can identify expiences for deeper training with supervisors. The Internship program utilizes multiple sites and services to accomplish this goal and Interns will be provided exposure to diverse clinical cases, ages and cultural issues.
Primary Outpatient Therapy – select an adolescent/child or adult focus.
Juvenile Justice/Detention and Family Court Services
Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program: Substance Abuse/Co-Ocurring Treatment
Forensic Evaluations/Generalist Psychological Testing Services
School-Based Behavioral Health Services
Parents As Teachers Program
Problematic Sexual Behavior Clinic for Juveniles and Adults
problematic Parenting Servives
Primary Outpatient Therapy rotation provides a range of experiences upon which Interns can build their theoretical and applied clinical skills. These include opportunities to work with patients representing a broad spectrum of psychopathology, conduct diagnostic evaluations and learn a variety of treatment approaches.
For Internship information call Rebecca at 775-562-4509 or go to