Eligibility and Application
Applicant Eligibility Students in APA or CPA approved doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology, who have completed their institution’s academic coursework, passed their comprehensive or qualifying exam, completed a minimum of 500 intervention and assessment hours of clinical or counseling practical, and have been approved by their graduate training director, are eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, or eligible to work in the U.S.
Ensuring cultural competence and respect for diversity is a priority to Fulton State Hospital in general and to the Psychology Internship in specific. We encourage diverse students of varying ethnic, racial, and personal backgrounds to apply.
Applicants must submit the APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI), which can be obtained from the APPIC website: http://www.appic.org/. Please note that original signatures are required on the AAPI; photocopied signatures are NOT acceptable. Complete applications include the AAPI (AAPI online only - paper application is not required to be mailed), a Curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, an official graduate transcript from all graduate schools attended, and a cover letter specifically explaining your clinical interests and your interest in FSH, including which FSH clinical rotations you are more interested in. Applicants can submit supplemental materials in the AAPI Online Supplemental section, which is available for each site to which the applicant has applied for.
All application materials must be received in the Training Director's office by November 15. Please make a note of this with your application materials). Send all materials to:Fulton State Hospital Psychology
600 E. 5th Street
Fulton, MO 65251
Applicants will be notified of their interview status via email by December 15.
All applications will be reviewed by a subset of the core Internship Faculty. Applicants who pass this preliminary screening will be invited for an interview. While in-person interviews are strongly encouraged, they are not required. Applicants who are unable to travel to Fulton may schedule a telephone interview instead.
Offers and Notification
Offers for admission are contingent on the results of background screenings, which includes urine drug screen and criminal background check.
The FSH internship participates in the APPIC Internship Matching Program and adheres to all APA and APPIC rules governing the selection of interns and the offering of positions. Applicants must obtain an Applicant Agreement and register for the Match in order to be eligible to match to our program. Applicants may download an Applicant Agreement from the Matching Program website at www.natmatch.com/psychint or may request that an agreement be mailed to them by contacting the National Matching Services, Inc. at P.O. Box 1208, Lewiston, NY 14092-8208, (716) 282-4013. Applicants matched with this internship will be notified of acceptance by APPIC on Match Notification Day. This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. The only information we will communicate to applicants prior to the release of the APPIC Match results is whether or not the applicants remain under consideration for admission. Please refer to the APPIC website for additional information: http://www.appic.org/.