Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services, Inc.
Message from Dr. Siquilla Liebetrau
Grant #228820 (Bowen / Parkview Pain – IBD)
Grant #228821 (Bowen / Parkview Pediatrics)
Grant #228822 (Bowen / St. Joseph Medical Center)
Traditional Internship positions available: 3
IHC Grant Funded positions available: 3
Total Internship positions: 6
The Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services, Inc., is a private not-for-profit, comprehensive community behavioral health that now serves 17 counties of northeast and North Central at several service locations. The Center employs approximately 1,300 staff members. Bowen Center has been accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) since 1980. We provide a full continuum of services including acute inpatient care, residential/transitional services, community based rehabilitation and comprehensive outpatient services. During fiscal year 2018, Bowen Center served 24,558 individuals residing in 55 counties. Those served are predominantly rural and of low income.
Bowen Center has the largest cohort of licensed psychologists of any of Indiana’s comprehensive community behavioral health centers. We have close, collaborative “first name” relationships with our schools, medical community, child protective services, courts, probation departments and many other community stakeholders. We seek to be true to the mission of a comprehensive behavioral health system to serve the otherwise underserved, the disenfranchised among us who are very much in need of professional care, but too often encounter many barriers to access. We are strengths-based, goal-directed, evidenced-based, trauma-informed, consumer-driven, and focused on improving our cultural competence so we can fulfill our responsibility to provide clients with quality care.
Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services has six internship positions broken down into four different match numbers as described below:
- Bowen Center Traditional Positions (#228812)
- Bowen / Parkview Pain – IBD Clinic (#228820)
- Bowen / Parkview Pediatrics (#228821)
- Bowen / St. Joseph Regional Medical Center (#228822)
More information about the traditional internship positions can be found here: Traditional Internship Positions
More information about the IHC Grant Funded internship positions can be found here: IHC Grant Funded Positions
It should be noted that monthly didactic training is located at the Four County Counseling Center main office location in Logansport, IN. Depending on office assignment, interns may be required to travel approximately 1-2 hours for monthly didactic training. The Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services is a member of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) loan repayment program.
In addition to the information provided on this page, you can watch the recording of the September 25th Training Director’s Panel below for additional information about this site.
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Our mission is to positively impact the quality of life of those we serve by providing professional, caring, cost-effective behavioral healthcare services.
In order to accomplish this, it is our shared mission to interrupt (or at least lesson) the intergenerational transmission of toxic traumatic stress.
Site Training Director
Ashley Hunter, Psy.D.
Dr. Hunter is the Site Training Director for Bowen Center. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute in 2015, completing her pre-doctoral internship at the Bowen Center through the National Psychology Training Consortium. She is currently licensed and endorsed as a Health Service Provider in Psychology in the state of Indiana. She is trained in Trauma Informed Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, and Hypnotherapy and is also very interested in positive psychology and its infusion into evidenced-based practices. She has also had assessment experience, including Parenting Risk Assessments for the Department of Child Services and the courts and various other assessments including intelligence testing and personality testing. In her current position at the Bowen Center, she works with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, substance use treatment, psychological testing, and supervision of Bachelor’s level home based and school based service providers and Master’s level counseling staff. Her main research interest includes volunteering.
Siquilla Liebetrau, Psy.D.
*Supervisor at site in Warsaw, IN
Dr. Liebetrau received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology and is currently a licensed psychologist in the state of Indiana. She integrates evidence based practices into her client-centered orientation. She has had training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as Trauma Informed Therapy. She has also had extensive assessment experience including Parenting Risk Assessments for the Department of Child Services and the courts, Fitness for Duty assessments of probation officers, prebariatric evaluations, and opioid risk assessments and various other assessments including intelligence testing and personality testing. In her current position at the Bowen Center she works with children, adolescents, and adults, substance abuse treatment in group and individual format, psychological testing, and supervision of Bachelor’s level home based and school based service providers, Master’s level counseling staff, and pre-doctoral interns. Her main research interest includes trauma.
Richard Ruhrold, Ph.D.
*Supervisor at sites in Warsaw, IN and Ft. Wayne, IN
Dr. Ruhrold is the Senior Vice President for Clinical Services, the Chief Psychologist and Site Training Director for Bowen Center. He completed his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1986. He is currently licensed and endorsed as a Health Service Provider in the state of Indiana. He is also a National Board Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy. As the Site Training Director he provides supervision for interns at both the Warsaw and Ft. Wayne locations. He also supervises 1-2 psychology graduate students per year from Purdue’s Clinical or Counseling programs in practicums in the inpatient psychiatric program at River Bend. He specializes in cognitive therapy from the Rational Emotive Therapy approach and utilizes the scientist-practitioner model of training and supervision and his research interests include trauma informed care, staff wellness, the organizational prevention of secondary trauma, and clinical outcomes.
Brian Ciula, Ph.D.
*Supervisor at site in Warsaw, IN
Dr. Ciula received his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1977 and is licensed in Indiana. He has been in practice for 40 years working with older adolescent through older adult populations doing both individual and couples counseling, and psychological assessments/testing, including medically related, forensic, and neuropsychological. He is a Certified Diplomat in clinical hypnotherapy and he is trained in biofeedback training. Dr. Ciula’s research interests include psychological testing.
Kathleen Roy, Psy.D.
*Supervisor at site in Ft. Wayne, IN
Dr. Kathleen “Kay” Roy received two Master’s degrees, one in Educational Psychology and Research and another in Counseling Psychology, from the University of Missouri. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in 1993 and is a licensed in Indiana. She spent the fist twenty years of her professional time within education as a childhood special education teacher, elementary school teacher, teacher of gifted children, elementary school counselor, and School Psychologist. She has extensive testing experience with special needs children and gifted children. She has also studied several parent education programs and taught parenting skills for many years. In her current position, she primarily works with adults and supervises Master’s-level and Bachelor’s-level staff. Her main interests include helping students learn more about schools, special needs children, parent education, working with adults, and working with couples.
Klinton Krouse, Psy.D.
*Supervisor at site in Ft. Wayne, IN
Dr. Krouse received his Master’s degree and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with Concentration in Advanced Adlerian Psychotherapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. He began working for the Bowen Center in 2009 as a licensed psychologist . He has also received a Master of Science in Agency Counseling from Indiana State University and a Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Biology with minors in Psychology and Religion from Wabash College . He has worked for Community Corrections Department, Re-Entry Court, and other therapeutic courts from 1999 – 2009. His primary research interests include Psychological Assessment: Personality, Forensic, Malingering, and Over-Diagnosis.
Andrew Yoder, Ph.D.
*Supervisor at site in Warsaw, IN
Dr. Yoder completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Notre Dame and there was a strong curriculum focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. While at Notre Dame, he was also the clinic coordinator and therapist for the Notre Dame Marital Therapy and Research Clinic and he still enjoys working with couples. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Venture Psychology Internship Consortium in St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, MI. He also completed post-doctoral training at the Bowen Center which included individual therapy with a wide range of populations with regard to age, SES, and presenting problems. He has experience with forensic assessments including parenting risk assessment for the department of child services and a couple of competency to stand trial evaluations. His training has primarily focused on interventions suited for late adolescents and adults, with some experience and less training with children and younger adolescents. His training also included a good balance of assessment and therapy and my preference in clinical practice is a fairly even distribution of both assessment and therapy.
Salary and Benefits
Salary for the 2019-2020 Training Year:
Traditional Internship Positions: $28,352
IHC Grant Funded Positions: $28,352
Benefits provided at this site include:
- 112 hours of PTO (vacation / sick leave)
- 24 hours of Professional Development
- Discounted health insurance
- Vision insurance
- Dental insurance
- Short/Long Term Disability
- Life Insurance
- Professional liability insurance (for those not already covered)
Bowen Center observes the following 7 holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Friday after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Day
More information about the Support and Benefits offered in each of our regions can be found here.
The Bowen Center does complete background checks pre-internship and some are completed once an intern starts at the center. The background check requirements are dictated by the Department of Children Services (DCS) and by company policy. Below is a breakdown of what background checks will be completed.
National Criminal History Check (Initial Online Check and through Fingerprinting)– This check provides general information regarding misdemeanor or felony history. A County Criminal History Check may need to be conducted to get more details if negative criminal history comes back on the National Criminal History Check.
County Criminal History Check– This is conducted for every county the candidate has lived in in the 5 years.
For both the National Criminal History and the County Criminal History Bowen Center initially looks to see if an intern has any misdemeanors in the last 7 years or felonies in the last 10 years. If they have been convicted with one of these charges within these time frames the results are given to the VP of Human Resources and the VP of Risk Management. They will evaluate the results on a case by case basis to determine if they are eligible to be hired. When the conviction was charged and the type of conviction will be factored into their decision. These results will also have to be reported to the Department of Children Services per their contract with them.
Indiana Child Protective Services (CPS) Check– If any record is found while conducting this check this information must be presented to our representative at DCS. They will make the determination if they can be cleared. This is determined on a case by case basis depending on the severity of the report and when it occurred.
Out of State CPS Check– Conducted in every state the candidate has lived in in the past 5 years. If any record is found this information must be presented to our representative at DCS. They will make the determination if they can be cleared to serve our DCS clients. This is determined on a case by case basis depending on the severity of the report and when it occurred.
Motor Vehicle Record– Bowen Center guidelines for Motor Vehicle Record is no more than 2 speeding tickets in the past 3 years, No speeding tickets of 21 mph or more in the past 3 years, and no major moving violations in the past 5 years (reckless driving, OWI/DWI, etc.). This will not disqualify an intern for the position as long as the position does not require them to transport clients. A Doctoral Intern would not be expected to transport clients so this would not disqualify them BUT they would be required to sign a No Driving Form which indicates that they cannot drive clients, Bowen Center vehicles, or drive during working hours as they will not be covered under the site liability insurance.
Again, please note that if a negative criminal history is found Bowen Center as the employer determines the eligibility of internship on a case by case basis depending on the severity of the charge and when the charge was convicted.
Although Bowen Center does not routinely require drug testing as a part of the employment process, if they have reason to believe that an intern/employee is under the influence of drugs or alcohol they may require a drug screen. If the person fails the drug screen, they typically place the individual on leave and require them to get a substance use assessment. They will then meet with the individual to evaluate if they can put accommodations in place in order for them to continue work.
Employees are also required to sign a health certification form which certifies that the intern/employee is free of all communicable and/or contagious disease and free of medical, emotional or chemical dependency problems which could significantly interfere with performance of job responsibilities.
Intern Selection Process
When ranking and selecting interns for the Bowen Center, the primary criteria include (but are not limited to):
- Receipt of a Master’s degree is required (not education-equivalent)
- Experience and interest in working with children and adolescents
- Solid testing experience
- Conducting assessment batteries on both adults and children is preferred, but not required
- Experience and desire to work with a low income population
- Interest in receiving a generalist internship experience
Any interviews conducted outside of the consortium-wide interview day can be completed via teleconference or on-site if it is not an undue hardship to travel. This site may be able to provide some financial assistance to support an on-site visit.
Bowen Center is willing to pay for all associated costs for testing and licensing in Indiana as a Mental Health Counselor for those applicants with enough post-Master’s degree experience to qualify. For more information about this process see the page on Indiana licensing information here.
IHC Grant-Funded Positions Only: Due to the requirements of the HRSA grant, any intern applicants for the IHC-Grant Funded positions must be citizens of the United States, a noncitizen national of the United States, or a foreign national who possesses a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible to participate. Please note that this requirement only applies to the Grant-Funded positions and not the traditional positions available at each of our sites. If you have any questions about eligibility for the program please contact Katherine Dixon at email@example.com.
As a part of this grant, Interns are also required to sign an agreement that they will seek out job positions in rural and/or underserved areas following graduation. An example of this agreement is linked here.
In order to reduce the travel expense associated with interviewing, all participating NPTC sites participate in a Universal Interview day in Springfield, Missouri. Interviews can also be arranged at other times and places and Skype interviews are also possible. Please be aware that on-site tours are not a part of this interview process. However, some sites may approve a site tour at a later date if requested by prospective intern. The ability or inability to attend a site tour at another time will not impact match rankings and this is not an option available at all locations.
Great Lakes Region Sites
- Aspire Indiana, Inc.
- Four County Counseling Center
- Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services
- Wabash Valley Alliance