Eligibility and Application

Students in 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 have been approved by their graduate training director, are eligible to apply (exceptions to the requirement for accredited programs may be made on an individual basis). 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.

APPIC & Application Materials

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 register with the National Matching Service in order to be eligible to match to our program. Information for our program is also available through the APPIC Directory. You can easily find our program by selecting internship from the program type menu bar and listing as the Training Director.

Interns applying to FSH should use the AAPI Online available through APPIC. The AAPI Online should be used by students to apply to all APPIC-member internship programs. Please indicate in your cover letter which track (Forensic Evaluation or General Treatment) you are interested in, as well as the top two treatment programs that you are interested in (New Outlook Program, Social Learning Program, Recovery & Self-Motivation Program, and the Sex Offender Rehabilitation & Treatment Services program). Applications for both of our tracks are due by November 1 (or next business day). We require that applicants submit a completed APPI. All applicants will be considered by both tracks, to assess goodness of fit. Applicants will be notified of their interview status via email by November 15 (or next business day).

Interview dates are listed on our home page here. Phone interviews may be substituted, if necessary. During interviews, applicants meet with multiple rotation supervisors in order to make a more informed match decision.

Interview Day

Interviews for the FSH internship program involve opportunities for applicants to learn about what we have to offer and to allow us to learn about the intern applicants. The applicant will meet with multiple faculty and asked to conceptualize and discuss relevant psychological issues, show they can integrate elements of their prior training, and answer general questions that aim to determine the applicants fit with the internship program. Following the formal interview portion, applicants are able to informally meet with our current Post Doctoral Fellows, the Training Director and Director of Psychology, as well as staff from each treatment program. During this time, applicants are encouraged to ask questions to determine if the Fulton State Hospital internship program meets their training needs.

Match

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.

Employment at FSH is contingent on the results of background screenings, including a urine drug analysis and a criminal background check. For information about background screenings go to our FAQ page.