Field Instruction Opportunities
Field instruction opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate social work are available in cooperation with accredited schools of social work.
Psychology Field Placement
Psychology Field Placement opportunities are available for undergraduates. Goals include: a) helping students learn about the overall operations of a state mental health facility; b) assisting them in becoming aware of the various roles and duties held by staff psychologists; c) enhancing their understanding of the array of psychological evaluation and treatment methods that are offered, and d) giving them opportunity to interact with patients in highly structured, supervised activities. Students will work three (3) hours per week for each hour of credit received.
The Psychology Department sponsors training of psychology graduate students from the University of Missouri - Columbia. The department funds six half-time training positions, and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program funds either one or two slots. Clerkship appointments run through the fiscal year. Although exceptions may be made, psychology clerks are typically enrolled in at least their third year or doctoral study in clinical or counseling psychology. These graduate students are assigned to diverse treatment areas and programs throughout the hospital, as well as to research activities. Specific placements are based upon students' expressed interests, completed coursework, prior experience, and facility needs. The training program's primary goal is to offer the kind, quality, and number of didactic and clinical experiences helpful to develop the professional competencies needed by clinical and counseling students by the time they earn their doctoral degree.
This internship is designed for students to develop clinical skills in planning and conducting music therapy sessions, to learn to write accurate and professional notes and assessments, and to establish a professional manner in relating to other staff. Students requesting internship experience at Fulton State Hospital must complete the internship application (including a letter from your academic supervisor and transcript), a Department of Mental Health application and the green application from the Division of Family Services. We prefer to interview you in person, plus conduct a brief music audition.
The purpose of the internship is to provide students with an opportunity to have practical experience in a setting that is providing established professional therapeutic recreation services. The internship shall augment the formal classroom and related learning experiences to include application of theory and practical skills. It shall be an active learning experience for the student to develop TR competencies in a service delivery process. The internships run from 12 –15 weeks under the direction of one of our 15 CTRS’s. Students requesting internship experience at Fulton State Hospital must complete the internship application (including a letter from your academic supervisor and transcript), a Department of Mental Health application and the green application from the Division of Family Services. We prefer to interview you in person.
For more information, contact Fulton State Hospital at (573) 592-4100.