Department : Community Behavioral Health

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2562
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Community Health Network
Department: Community Behavioral Health
Address: 6950 Hillsdale Court
Indianapolis, Indiana 46250
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN
Distance from Major City: Indianapolis
Phone: 317-621-2454
Fax: 317-621-7608
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Jacqueline Maxwell
Chief Psychologist: Troy Johnson
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 33280
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns have access to a large academic library on the hospital campus that gives access to hundreds of clinical journals as well as research staff. Interns will have access directly to several psychological, family medicine, and professional journals by way of Network subscription. Interns will also have copies of the DSM-5-TR and ICD-10 available. Each site owns a number of assessment kits that can be used by the interns. Regional or local training opportunities may be provided to the interns for no additional cost. Interns may share office space with another psychologist, and will have an identified work area, desk, computer, and phone. Time can be allotted for research/dissertation when interns are not busy with clinical responsibilities. If dissertation is already completed and the intern is not completing research, this time can be used for Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) preparation.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns will provide psychotherapy to individuals, families, and groups. Interns will conduct assessments, provide supervision to practicum students, and providing clinical training to other learners. Please see the internship training manual which is listed on our website for more information. Interns will participate in team meetings and will have opportunities to conduct presentations to other behavioral health providers throughout the year.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
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: No
Application Due Date: 11/27/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/08/2024-01/19/2024
Interview process description:

Applications are screened by the training committee. Applications meeting all selection criteria will be read and ranked by the site supervisors. Rank order will be determined by the applicant’s experience, perceived interest in our program, and professional and personal fit with our training model. The top ranked applicants will be invited for an interview. All interviews will be conducted through a virtual format in order to create an equitable experience for applicants. These structured interviews will be attended by the Director of Training and site supervisors. Applicants will also have the opportunity to meet with the current interns. The entire virtual interview process will last approximately three hours. The selection committee will then meet to discuss and finalize rank orders after the final interview date.

Candidates can be expected to have interviews from January 8, 2024 through January 19, 2024.  We hope to interview up to 30 candidates.  Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with specific staff provided availability.  Candidates who have a specific interest in one of the training rotations will be able to meet with that specific supervisor.  For example, those candidates who wish to be training in the youth and adult therapy and assessmentl track will be able to meet with Dr. Troy Johnson and Dr. Ann Lovko.  Dr. Stephanie Case and Dr. Kasey Windnagel will also participate in the interviewing process.    

Should applicants be interested in touring site-specific clinics, all those invited for an interview will also be invited to attend an optional one-day open-house. Please note that this is an optional event and attendance at this event will not impact applicants’ ranking. The Training Committee will finalize their rank list prior to the open-house event to ensure that there is no undue pressure for applicants to attend. During this open house, applicants will receive a tour of the site and are encouraged to ask any further informational questions.  Applicants can expect to spend up to two hours during the open house visit. Applicants will also be provided with a list of geographic points of interest and are encouraged to explore the Indianapolis surrounding area while they are in the area.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: The University of Indianapolis and the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at National Louis University.
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: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: Yes
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: Yes
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 100
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable): 500
Does your program require applicants to submit supplemental materials (i.e., an assessment report and/or a case/treatment summary):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 4
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 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: Community Health Network requires a background check and substance/drug screenings. There is also a requirement that all interns receive a flu shot or provide proof that they have been vaccinated. It will be the responsibility of the Director of Training to provide updated vaccination policy to interns in a timely fashion.
Program Description

The internship utilizes the practitioner-scholar model of training. The program values experiential learning with formal and informal supervision. Our site has heavy emphasis on consultation with physicians and medical residents but interns work closely with all staff. The site also emphasizes the importance of evidence-based research and encourages interns to use empirically supported treatments throughout their practice.

All of the didactic and experiential components of this program have been developed to allow interns to assume increasing responsibilities as they move towards greater autonomy over the course of their internship. Thus, the program fosters the development of professional competencies as well as professional identity as a health service psychologist. The program also fosters the development of multicultural competence and benefits greatly from the rich diversity of the clients we serve. Overall, our program aim is to prepare psychologists ready for entry level practice in health service psychology.

All interns participate in a core generalist training program within Community Health Network. Each intern is affiliated with one area of primary focus (also termed ‘tracks’) over the integrated training experience. The current track focuses include: (1) Outpatient Youth and Adull Therapy and Assessment Track  and the (2) Community Group East Family Medicine Residency Program (Integrated Primary Care). Primary workplace location varies based on the assigned track. Each track involves distinct, specialized experiences related to the population served. Each track also provides a comprehensive orientation to the role of the intern within their track.

Psychological assessment and testing opportunities will vary based on track, however, all psychology interns will participate in some form of assessment and testing during their primary rotation. The number of required assessments varies based on the primary site assignment. Interns will have the opportunity to administer a number of cognitive, achievement, projective, and objective tests. Interns will have the opportunity to administer, score, interpret and write reports. Interns will write up the full psychological battery report and provide feedback on the results to clients and their families. Interns will also provide testing results to other treatment team members, which may include medical providers and psychotherapists who are also providing treatment to the client. Interns will have the opportunity to present their assessment cases to our psychiatric and clinical staffing.

Typically, interns begin by learning through observation and through modeling of appropriate practices by a faculty mentor. Gradually, interns assume more responsibility as their knowledge base and clinical skills increase. Similar sequential, cumulative, and increasingly complex experiences are provided in both outpatient psychological assessment and outpatient psychotherapy. This approach is consistent across didactics, clinical staffing with the psychiatry team, and clinical supervision. Interns may have the opportunity to participate in optional rotational experiences to broaden their training. Rotational experiences are to be negotiated with your primary supervisor and are subject to preceptor availability.

The training curriculum will achieve the goals of the training program in the following ways: Interns will participate in a number of training opportunities. Interns will be required to attend a minimum of two hours of didactic training weekly. Interns will have the opportunity to present during these didactics as well as learn in an integrated behavioral health model. The training curriculum also provides weekly case staffing which may be attended by psychiatry residents, family medicine residents, psychiatrists, outpatient behavioral health therapists, and nurse practitioners. Interns will present their case to the weekly staffing as well as be available to consult with the team about our mutually shared clients. Interns may have the opportunity to participate in an elective rotation throughout the year. Some of these elective rotations may include oncology, cardiology, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, and the bariatric weight loss center.

Community Health Network requires all behavioral health providers to attend conferences throughout the year as provided through the Linda McClain Clinical Institute. The trainings offered includes substance use treatment, motivational interviewing, assessing and managing suicide risk. acceptance and commitment therapy, and ethical and therapeutic considerations for transgender and non-binary clients to simply name a few topics. Interns will have the opportunity to present and train other behavioral health providers should an intern have an interest.


Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Experience (21% to 30%)
HIV/AIDS: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: Experience (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: 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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: Experience (21% to 30%)
Supervision: Experience (21% to 30%)
Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Administration: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)

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 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 0 7
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 0 7
Total number of interns: 0 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 0 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 12
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 0 20
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching: 0
Community mental health center: 1 0
Consortium: 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 1 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0 0
Psychiatric facility: 0 0
Correctional facility: 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0
School district/system: 0 0
Independent practice setting: 0 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: