Program Information: Psychology Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2550
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Provisional Membership
Site: Federal Correctional Institution Sheridan
Department: Psychology Services
Address: 27072 SW Ballston Rd.
Sheridan, Oregon 97378
Country: United States
Metro Area: Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
Distance from Major City: 30 miles west of Salem, OR; 50 miles southwest of Portland, OR
Phone: 503-843-6371
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Prison or Other Correctional Facility
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jessica Hinman
Chief Psychologist: Cynthia Campagna, Ph.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/15/2022
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: 60513
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Psychology interns are appointed at the GS-09, Step 1 level and receive a stipend of approximately $60,513 (2021 figure) for the program year. Interns accrue annual leave (vacation time) and sick leave at the rate of four hours for every two-week pay period (13 days for each). Interns also observe the paid federal holidays, receive liability coverage for on-site professional activities, and may be granted authorized leave to attend off-site training. As temporary employees, interns are eligible for health insurance; however, retirement benefits are not available. Specific maternity and paternity policies are available in the Human Resource Management Manual (Chapter 6, Section 630.4). In general, interns who require maternity or paternity leave will be expected to first use all accrued hours of annual and sick leave. In the event of maternity or paternity leave, the Internship Program Coordinator will work closely with the intern to ensure all requirements for internship and clinical training hours are completed in a timely manner.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Internship duties will vary by rotation. A typical work day for an intern on the Substance Abuse Treatment rotation involves facilitating a community treatment meeting, psychoeducational groups, and process groups each morning. The afternoons are filled with interviewing treatment candidates, addressing treatment participant needs, providing individual mental health treatment, conducting treatment team meetings, and intervening with treatment participant rule violations. A typical work day for an intern on the Serious Mental Illness rotation involves facilitating evidence-based group therapy such as Illness Management and Recovery IMR) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) groups, providing individual therapy, conducting comprehensive assessments to assist in diagnostic clarification and treatment planning purposes, and providing supportive, milieu-based interventions in the residential mental health programs. A typical work day for an intern on the Trauma Treatment rotation involves administering assessment instruments and performing clinical interviews to clarify diagnoses and make appropriate referrals for trauma treatment needs, and facilitating individual and group evidence-based treatment for trauma survivors. Given that we are a correctional institution, our planned days are intermittently interrupted by the need to conduct suicide risk assessments and other crisis-related contacts. Days also include regularly scheduled individual and group supervision and didactic trainings. On a daily basis, interns work closely with other psychologists, master's level treatment specialists, medical staff, unit team staff, and correctional officers to accomplish the multiple missions of our institution.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
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: 11/01/2022 11:59 PM EST
An onsite interview is:
  • Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/15/2022
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Interviews will be held in January 2022. As part of the interview process, applicants must satisfactorily pass a security clearance procedure that includes a computerized Core Values Assessment (CVA), a pre-employment interview, an integrity interview which addresses issues of personal conduct, a subject matter expert interview, and a drug test. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, intern applicants will have the option of parts of the interview process being conducted virtually, though in-person interviews are preferred. Due to hiring requirements for federal employees, several portions of the interview process do require an in-person interview. The computerized Core Values Assessment (CVA) and integrity interview must be completed in-person. If applying to more than one BOP internship site, applicants only have to complete the mandatory in-person portions of this process once. Results of the security clearance procedures can be shared with other Bureau sites for convenience.

The interview process will also include a panel interview (which is preferred to be in-person, but can be completed virtually upon request) in which you will be asked to respond to a number of scenarios that could arise in a correctional facility.  All applicant interviews completed in-person or virtually will be treated equally for selection. The panel interview is used to determine your qualifications for a position of public trust and are required of all applicants seeking employment with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. In addition to the scenarios regarding correctional practice, the panel interview will also include psychology relevant questions. These interview components will be conducted by the Internship Program Coordinator, Chief Psychologist, and a Human Resources representative at the specific internship site to which you are applying. You may additionally interview with members of the psychology department. 

Offers of internship positions resulting from the computer match are strictly contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation process. For individuals selected through the matching process, a field investigation will follow to verify the information provided in interviews and required forms is accurate. Additionally, the Bureau of Prisons is a drug free workplace, which includes recreational or medicinal marijuana use. Failure to complete this process or a finding that an applicant is outside the guidelines for employment in a sensitive position would preclude participation in the internship program. Once hired, interns must comply with the Bureau's Program Statement on Standards of Employee Conduct. This information is not intended to discourage applications, but to ensure applicants are aware of the additional law enforcement requirements that will be imposed should they wish to pursue a Bureau of Prisons Internship position.

For any additional questions or concerns regarding the interview process, please contact Dr. Jessica Hinman, Internship Program Coordinator, at or (503) 843-6371.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
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:
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 Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not 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: As a mandatory public requirement , the Bureau of Prison requires all staff, including psychology interns, to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. Proof of vaccination status will be required at all Bureau of Prison internship programs. The CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card you received at vaccination will meet this requirement. You may request a reasonable accommodation from the mandatory vaccination policy due to a qualifying disability or medical condition or based on a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.
Program Description

For more than 40 years, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has trained doctoral-level psychologists. Each of the BOP Psychology Doctoral Internship Programs continues this commitment by providing advanced clinical and counseling graduate students with a well-rounded, high-quality training experience. We are excited for FCI Sheridan to be added to the list prestigious BOP facilities offering a Doctoral Internship Program beginning in 2022.  

FCI Sheridan offers a 12-month, full-time, 2000 hour doctoral internship program that emphasizes application of clinical and counseling skills in a correctional setting housing male offenders. Visit the Federal Bureau of Prisons Doctoral Internship website for addional information at

The brochures are uploaded in late summer/early fall. Please contact Dr. Hinman if the most current brochure is not yet available. 

Internship Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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
Number of Completed Applications:
Number of applicants invited for interviews:
Total number of interns:
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs:
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
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 (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 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 0 0
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 0 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 0
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