Number of Rotations and Positions
Currently there are seven full time positions available through the Psychology Internship.
- Two intern spends 2 1/2 days each week at Coleman Professional Services and 2 1/2 days each week at Summit Psychological Associates, Inc in Portage County, Ohio.
- Five interns are placed at Summit Psychological Associates’ Forensic Services for the full year and have oppurtunities for training at Oriana House and the Summit County Jail.
Applications are reviewed by the Training Director for meeting general requirements for the internship: Readiness for internship is verified by graduate program training director, a minimum of 500 Intervention Hours and 100 Assessment Hours are completed, a preference is given to applicants from APA accredited graduate programs and to applicants with a Master’s Degree in a counseling, clinical or school psychology degree. Applications are also reviewed by supervisors from the track of interest for a good match in applicant interests and training goals and for a good fit with previous experiences. Applicants who are identified as a good fit for the program are offered an interview. Interviews are conducted by the supervisors for the track in which the applicant has indicated an interest.
Intern Range of Activities
In order for interns to become well trained psychologists, competency in a variety of specific clinical areas must be developed. To ensure that these competency levels are attained, the Internship Training Committee has established a number of requirements that each intern must complete. These requirements cover a wide range of site-specific activities and responsibilities generally expected of psychologists. The following are covered in the internship requirements:
- Psychological Assessments
- Group Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Individual Psychotherapy
- Multidisciplinary Team Participation
- Ethical Considerations
- Agency Administration
- Forensic Psychology
- Multicultural Issues
Specific tasks in each of these categories must be completed during the internship year. Each intern works closely with his/her assigned supervisor in refining the necessary skills to complete these requirements with quality and professionalism.