Centerstone – IHC Grant Funded Internship Positions
Match #228825 (IHC – Grant Funded)
IHC Internship Positions Available: 2
About Our Site
The ABOUT INDIANA project is a Primary Care Psychology Training & Workforce Solution for Indiana. This initiative by the National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) has goals to increase: Access to Behavioral Health services that are Original and occur in Underserved communities by Trainees in Indiana. The overall goal of this Project is to establish a viable long-term and sustainable behavioral health workforce solution for rural/underserved counties in Indiana via doctoral psychology internships. Utilizing the Professional Track of the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program (BHWET), the Project establishes sustainable training placements of doctoral psychology interns in underserved primary care settings. This Project will place ten (10) new full-time doctoral psychology interns each year of the grant, serving 40 participants during the entire Project period. These interns will be placed full-time at primary and experiential partner sites where they will integrate with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals while providing behavioral health services. The integrated care training experiences offered at the partnering agencies include FQHCs and medical centers that provide training and experience in integrated care for many fields including psychology, psychiatry, and social work. NPTC-Great Lakes has been training psychology interns for the past four years, however, the partnering agencies have collectively decades of experience running individual psychology internships, masters-level practicum training for counselors and social workers, and FQHC and medical center training for each along with psychiatry in an integrated setting.
ABOUT Indiana builds on a robust APA-Accredited internship consortium Project, which is administered by NPTC, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit entity that specializes in rural and underserved workforce development for doctoral psychology interns. The Project adopts the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) model of Rapid Cycle Quality Improvement (RCQI) and utilizes monthly, quarterly, and yearly data to improve all aspects of the Project. This Project will be carried out by NPTC in conjunction with three other primary partners that function as Community Mental Health Centers in rural Indiana counties and additional experiential partners such as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and free health clinics.
Centerstone is operating as one of the five primary partners of this project and operates its own Federally Qualified Health Center where IHC interns will provide services. These integrated health care interns will specialize in working in a community primary care setting as part of a team including physicians, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and dietitians. The emphasis will be not on merely practicing psychology within the same clinic, but in helping the team treat the whole person, addressing the behavioral interventions that can augment medical care. The emphasis will be on short-term assessment and therapy, crisis intervention, and psychoeducation. There may be opportunities for community outreach. In addition to the two days a month of didactic training that other interns receive, these interns will have an extra day per month of training specific to integrated health care.
Interns as a part of the IHC Grant-Funded experience will also be sent to a regional integrated health care conference free of charge. More information about the conference and this experience will be provided closer to the event.
Interns with Centerstone will generally work a Monday – Friday schedule from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm each day with one hour for lunch. No weekend work or after hours on-call is required. Interns may elect to have patient contact hours after 5:00 pm with an adjusted start time for the day per approval and supervisor availability.
Site schedules are a general guideline and interns may be required to make themselves available at other times as needed.
It should be noted that Columbus, Indiana, is 2 hours and 17 minutes away from Logansport, Indiana, where monthly didactic training is held. Due to the distance, interns at this location will be provided with some travel reimbursement considerations for monthly didactic training.
APPIC Training Experiences
Example treatment modalities (as listed by APPIC)
(1% to 20%)
(21% to 30%)
(31% to 49%)
Example supervised experiences (as listed by APPIC):
(1% to 20%)
(21% to 30%)
(31% to 49%)
|Serious Mental Illness||X|
|Substance Use Disorders||X|
|Integrated Health Care – Primary||X|
As Centerstone is a large community mental health clinic, we treat an array of diagnoses and issues that affect members of our community. Common concerns include depression, anxiety, trauma-related disorders, psychotic disorders, and substance use.
Columbus, Indiana serves as a hub community for local businesses, healthcare, and surrounding rural communities in southern Indiana. It is also within 2 hours drive from the Indianapolis, Louisville, and Cincinnati metro areas. US Census data for Bartholomew County, which includes Columbus, can be found here.
Example patient populations (as listed by APPIC):
|Number of Counties Served||18|
While we won’t know your exact supervisor assignments until the internship starts, these are examples of some of the individuals you may work with over the course of your year at the site.
Joan Davis, Psy.D., HSPP
Dr. Davis is a licensed psychologist in the state of Indiana. She completed her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is a clinical psychologist working for almost 20 yrs in rural southern Indiana for a community mental health center. Suicide prevention is a primary focus, and she is an ASIST trainer. She is also involved with the CIT (Critical Incident Team) with local law enforcement and hospital staff.
Richard Lamborn, Psy.D., HSPP
Dr. Lamborn is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Indiana. He completed his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Central Michigan University. He has been a practicing psychologist primarily in a community mental health center setting beginning in 1993. During this time, he was the Director of the Quinco Behavioral Health System Pre – Doctoral Internship Training Program. He has been the Assistant Department Chair for Behavioral Sciences and Associate Professor of Psychology with Ivy Tech Community College Columbus since 2008. He has also been an adjunct professor for both the undergraduate and graduate Mental Health Counseling Program with Indiana University Purdue University Columbus, primarily providing clinical supervision with their graduate students. He is also a trained provider of Mental Health First Aid and faculty advisor for Ivy Tech’s Hope Squad. His theoretical orientation is Neo – Freudian/Interpersonal.
William Roll, Ph.D., HSPP
Dr. Roll is a licensed psychologist in the state of Indiana. He completed his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University. He has been a practicing psychologist in a community mental health setting for the past 43 years. His special interest is with anxiety disorders including PTSD and he has training and experience with both Cognitive Processing and EMDR.
Benjamin R Sklar, Ph.D., HSPP
Dr. Sklar is the Training Director for Centerstone. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Indiana with the Health Service Provider certification. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from United States International University in San Diego, California. His research interests explored the psychological impact of infertility in men and women. In his 30+ years of with Centerstone, he has worked in an inpatient setting for adolescents, provided care for children, adolescents, families, and adults with a wide range of diagnosis. He has worked in an EAP within a medical clinic and has over 20 years in after hours and emergency room crisis intervention. He has experience in private practice and has supervised numerous practicum students, predoctoral interns, and postdoctoral residents. He practices from a Humanistic-Existential perspective with an emphasis on CBT.
Great Lakes Region Sites
- Aspire Indiana, Inc.
- Bowen Center
- Four County Counseling Center
- Little Star ABA Therapy
- Valley Oaks Health (previously Wabash Valley Alliance)