Four County – IHC Grant Funded Positions
Match #228813 (IHC – Grant Funded)
IHC Grant Funded positions available: 3
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.
Four County Counseling Center is operating as one of the three primary partners of this project and has agreements in place with the following locations as internship placements as a part of this grant project:
- Dukes Memorial Hospital – Peru, Indiana
- Indiana University Health – Tipton, Indiana
- Pulaski Memorial Hospital – North Judson and Winamac, Indiana
- Four County / Compassionate Healthcare – Peru, Logansport, or Kokomo, Indiana
Each of these locations have one internship position available, except IU Health Tipton which has 2 spots, and are described in more detail below. 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 will be assigned to different locations based on experience and interest.
Interns as a part of the IHC Grant-Funded experience will also attend the Regional Integrated Mental Health Conference in French Lick, Indiana each spring. Registration and hotel stay will be covered as a part of the program. More information about this training opportunity can be found here.
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.
Dukes Memorial Hospital
Pulaski Memorial Hospital
Four County / Compassionate Health Center
Indiana University Health - Tipton
Intern Selection Process
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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.
- 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].
Great Lakes Region Sites
- Aspire Indiana, Inc.
- Four County Counseling Center
- Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services
- Valley Oaks Health (previously Wabash Valley Alliance)