Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Internship Program Admissions

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:

Fulton State Hospital (FSH) is a 376-bed state psychiatric hospital comprised of four levels of security. This internship program offers two tracks: General Treatment (program code 178311) and Forensic Evaluation (program code 178312). Each track is organized into two, six-month major rotations and two, year- long minor rotations (i.e., Program Evaluation and Psychological Assessment). In the General Treatment track, interns receive training in innovative, evidenced-based treatment and best practices within nationally recognized treatment programs targeting specific populations. In the Forensic Evaluation track, interns gain exposure to the legal system and the interaction between the courts and the mental health system, develop an advanced understanding of DSM diagnoses, and experience with both structured and unstructured psychological assessments within a forensic context.

Intern applications are reviewed by internship faculty and rated using a number of site-specific criteria, including: 1) goodness-of-fit with training interests and training opportunities provided at Fulton State Hospital; 2) relevance of prior clinical training experiences; 3) academic progress; 4) intern interests in serious mental illness, personality disorders, long-term mental health care, trauma informed care, and forensic populations; 5) commitment to empirically supported treatment practices; and 6) accomplishments and achievements which coincide with the rehabilitation and recovery goals of Fulton State Hospital.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours Y Amount: Combined total of 500 assessment and intervention hours
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours Y Amount: Combined total of 500 assessment and intervention hours

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

Applicants must come from an APA or CPA-accredited 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 practica, passed their doctoral program’s comprehensive or qualifying exam (applicants who are not required to take such an exam will not be considered), successfully proposed their dissertation prior to applying for internship, and approved by their graduate training director. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens, or eligible to work in the U.S.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns $27,500
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns N/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes
If access to medical insurance is provided:
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available? No
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 5 hours per pay period
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 5 hours per pay period
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? Yes

Other Benefits (please describe):

* Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 6
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 0
Community mental health center 0 0
Federally qualified health center 0 0
Independent primary care facility/clinic 0 0
University counseling center 0 0
Veterans Affairs medical center 0 0
Military health center 0 0
Academic health center 0 0
Other medical center or hospital 0 0
Psychiatric hospital 4 0
Academic university/department 0 0
Community college or other teaching setting 0 0
Independent research institution 0 1
Correctional facility 1 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 0 0
Not currently employed 0 0
Changed to another field 0 0
Other 0 0
Unknown 0 0

Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time. For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.

Date Program Tables were last updated: 06/07/21