Centerstone – IHC Grant Funded Internship Positions

Match #228817 (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.

Example Schedule

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.

Example Schedule:








Case Manager Consultation

Attend Child / Adolescent team

Travel time to county office

Psychological testing



Journal Time

Supervision with Director

County office team supervision

Testing continued



Addictions IOP






Addictions IOP



Journal Time

Journal time






Lunch w/ interns


Individual Supervision



Crisis Coverage

Intern group supervision










Individual supervision


Meet with Intern Director




Travel Time

Individual supervision



Please note that not every experience is identical and schedules may vary. What is provided above is an example of what the work week might look like for an intern at this site.

 Site schedules are a general guideline and interns may be required to make themselves available at other times as needed.

Placement Locations

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

Treatment Modalities

Example treatment modalities (as listed by APPIC)

(1% to 20%)
(21% to 30%)
(31% to 49%)
Major Area
Assessment X
Individual Intervention X
Couples Intervention X
Family Intervention X
Group Intervention X
Community Intervention X
Consultation/Liaison X
Crisis Intervention X
Brief Intervention X
Long-Term Intervention X
Cognitive Rehabilitation X
Primary Care X
Supervision of Practicum Students X
Evidence-Based Practice X


Supervised Experiences

Example supervised experiences (as listed by APPIC):

(1% to 20%)
(21% to 30%)
(31% to 49%)
Major Area
Health Psychology X
Women’s Health X
Eating Disorders X
Sexual Disorders X
Physical Disabilities X
Learning Disabilities X
Developmental Disabilities X
Assessment X
Neuropsychology – Adult X
Neuropsychology – Child X
Serious Mental Illness X
Anxiety Disorders X
Trauma/PTSD X
Sexual Abuse X
Substance Use Disorders X
Geropsychology X
Pediatrics X
School X
Vocational/Career Development X
Multicultural Therapy X
Feminist Therapy X
Religion/Spirituality X
Empirically-Supported Treatments X
Program Development/Evaluation X
Supervision X
Research X
Administration 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.

Patient Populations

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):

Population % Served
Children 15%
Adolescents 15%
Adults 55%
Family 10%
Older Adults 5%
Outpatients 100%
Ethnic Minorities 8%
Spanish Speaking 5%
Deaf/Hearing Impaired 1%
Students 2%
Rural 90%
Urban 10%
Low Income 80%
Homeless 2%
Number of Counties Served 18

Our Supervisors

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. 

Site Training Director

Dr. 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.

Joan Davis, Psy.D., HSPP

Dr. 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. 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. 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.

Mary Schwendener-Holt, Ph.D., HSPP

Dr. Mary Schwendener-Holt, Ph.D., HSPP

Dr. Schwendener-Holt was trained as a Counseling Psychologist. She holds the HSPP and APBB (board certified in Clinical Psychology) certifications. She also has a M.Div degree.  Her clinical interests are varied but is most interested in “normal” people experiencing difficulties in life. She’s had a wide-ranging career with positions as a police/fire psychologist, college professor, state hospital psychologist, addictions specialist, and in private practice.  She is currently a Veterans Administration psychologist in home health. Her specialty areas are working with trauma, veterans, EMDR, and women’s issues. She is a mindfulness mentor who believes everyone has the capacity to grow and change. Her current passion revolves around being a Forgiveness Practitioner, and is writing a book on this subject.

Life In Columbus, IN…

Columbus, Indiana (pop. 47,665) is the 22nd largest city in Indiana. It is best known for it’s mid-twentieth century architecture and is ranked #6 in the country for the number of buildings designed by world class architects earning it’s nickname “Athens of the Prairie”. Columbus has a strong corporate presence and has always ranked highly by national publications as being a good place to have a business. It is the headquarters of Cummins Engine Company, a worldwide manufacturer of diesel engines. Columbus boasts three college campuses, Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUC), Ivy Tech State College, and the Purdue Technological Center. 
Weather in Columbus ranges from an Average low temperature in January of 19.9 F to an average high in July of 85.2 F. Rainfall is an average of 46.5 inches per year and there is approximately 15.0 inches of snow. There are about 185 sunny days per year. 
For recreation, there are a number of sports leagues, athletic facilities, 200 acres of parks and green space and over 20 miles of walking and bike trails throughout the city. Throughout the year, there are a number of festivals, music events, street fairs, wineries, farmer’s markets, and a children’s museum. Columbus also has its own symphony orchestra and band. The downtown area has a number of shops and restaurants. Restaurants range from casual to fine dining.  Columbus is 30 minutes from the beautiful Brown County State Park and 45 minutes from Bloomington, Indiana home of Indiana University.  For those wanting a larger city experience, Columbus is 50 minutes south of Indianapolis, 75 minutes from Louisville, Kentucky, and 2 hours from Cincinnati Ohio.