Four County Counseling Center

Match # 228811 (Traditional), 228813 (IHC – Grant Funded)

Traditional Internship positions: 4
IHC Grant Funded positions: 5

Total Internship Positions: 9

The primary goal of the internship at Four County Counseling Center is to guide interns in their development from students to entry level, professional psychologists. In order to accomplish this, Four County offers two different types of training opportunities: Traditional and IHC Grant Funded. The traditional internship training experience is designed to prepare interns to serve a broad spectrum of individuals in terms of age, cultural, diagnostic, and level of functioning inherent in a rural setting.

More detailed information regarding this traditional internship experience with Four County can be found here: Traditional Internship Positions

For the Integrated Health Care Grant Funded positions, Four County Counseling Center has partnered with two hospitals, two physicians networks, and a community health center through which they provide an internship experience in an Integrated Healthcare setting. This experience is part of a HRSA BHWET grant to increase the psychology workforce in rural and/or underserved areas.

More detailed information regarding these IHC Grant Funded positions with Four County can be found here: IHC Grant Funded Positions

The catchment area for the Four County Counseling Center comprises approximately 109,000 people. Of the 6,754 individuals served by the agency in the previous year, 491 were served on the inpatient unit, with an average length of stay of approximately four days. The diagnoses most commonly seen or encountered at the agency are similar to those encountered in other rural community mental health settings. The clientele of Four County Counseling Center suffer from a wide range of diagnoses including all of the major DSM classification areas.

It should be noted that monthly didactic training is located at the Four County main office location in Logansport, IN. Depending on office assignment, interns may be required to travel anywhere from 1 hour to 30 minutes for monthly didactic training if not assigned to the Logansport office. Four County Counseling Center 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.

NPTC Great Lakes Region Training Director’s Panel

 

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Our Mission

The mission of Four County Counseling Center is to empower person-centered recovery directed toward independence and integration. The mission statement is supported by the site motto, “Pathways for Wellness: Your Courage, Our Guidance, ” and site vision, “Achieving Emotional Well-Being and Independence.”

Our Supervisors

Site Training Director

Aimee Dershowitz, Psy. D.

Dr. Dershowitz is the Great Lakes Region Site Training Director for Four County and the NPTC Director of Diversity Enhancement. She received her masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis in 2010 and 2013 respectively with concentrations in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Health Psychology. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Family Psychological Center in Harrison Arkansas, a member of the National Psychology Training Consortium. Dr. Dershowitz completed her postdoctoral residency with Midwest Assessment and Psychological Services in partnership with Four County Counseling Center. She is currently working as a licensed psychologist with Four County Counseling Center. Dr. Dershowitz specializes in working with children and adolescents with a wide range of presenting problems, including autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and others. Additionally, she provides individual therapy and couples counseling with adults whose presenting problems include anxiety, depression, personality disorders, trauma, severe mental illness, and developmental disabilities. Lastly, she provides psychological testing services to children and adults assessing cognitive ability, parenting fitness, personality structure, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders, among many other referral questions. She practices utilizing an eclectic theoretical orientation, primarily consisting of interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic/person-centered therapy, and behavioral therapy.

Primary Supervisors

James Noll, Ph. D.

James Noll, Ph.D., HSPP, is the Regional Training Director of NPTC’s Great Lakes Region and the Director of Client Experience and Training at Four County Counseling Center. Dr. Noll received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Purdue University in 1987 and his masters and doctoral degrees in psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1993 and 1999 respectively. Dr. Noll completed his internship at the Lexington KY Veterans Affairs Medical Center with rotations in geropsychology, neuropsychology, and acute care. He has been at Four County Counseling Center since 1997 and has been practicing in community mental health since 1995.Dr. Noll conducts individual, family, and couples therapy, completes psychological evaluations, and is involved in overall treatment planning. He has interests in anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, and treating elderly individuals. He has received advanced training in treating military personnel and their families. He also is a lecturer for the counseling psychology department at Purdue University and teaches coursework on clinical supervision.

Carrie Cadwell, Psy. D.

Dr. Cadwell earned her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology with a certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and specialty track in neuropsychological assessment. Prior to this she earned her masters degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. She has worked as a clinician in both outpatient and residential settings and has an outpatient clinic managerial background. She has taught classes for undergraduate psychology degree programs. Part of her current practice involves serving as the behavioral health consultant for Plymouth Family & Internal Medicine and supervising psychologist for the Logan Center. She is owner and clinician at Cadwell Psychological Services, LLC. She also serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Four County Counseling Center. Dr. Cadwell has a special interest in the area of evidence-based practice, working with individuals with co-morbid mental health and intellectual or developmental disabilities, and integrated healthcare.

Salary and Benefits

Salary for the 2019-2020 Training Year:

Traditional Internship Positions: $30,014.40
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
  • Professional liability insurance (for those not already covered)

Four County 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.

Background Checks

Four County Counseling Center conducts background checks on all interns. Please note the following conditions that would result in the site needing to break a match with an intern:

  • Felony conviction in last 10 years.
  • Failed Drug Screen [test positive for drug use]
  • Any failed Child Protective Services Check – meaning they have a record of child abuse/neglect.
  • Any conviction for Operating While Intoxicated in last 3 years [DUI or DWAI – Driving while Ability Impaired if more than 6 current points on license].
Intern Selection Process

All intern applicants will be considered for placement, though receipt of a Master’s degree is required at this site (rather than education-equivalent). Licensed or license-eligible applicants are preferred. Application for licensure will be required if intern is not already licensed. Candidates are expected to have skill sets commensurate with applicants at the pre-internship level. A successful candidate will be one who is looking for a challenging work environment. Exceptional self-assessment skills are expected and are viewed as necessary for appropriate professional development. Candidates should possess good psychological-mindedness, be prepared to take risks, and be open to learning opportunities. They are expected to be dependable, prepared, curious, non-defensive, and motivated. Interviews may be conducted over the telephone or by teleconferencing. However, it is preferred that interviews take place face-to-face so that interns and the training site can determine the best fit. Those candidates not invited to interview will be notified by letter.

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 kdixon@psychologyinterns.org.

 

Interview Day

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.