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.

 

Example Schedules
Interns in each of these office locations will generally work a Monday – Friday schedule from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day. Site schedules are a general guideline and interns may be required to make themselves available at other times as needed.
Dukes Memorial Hospital
Dukes Memorial Hospital is your community healthcare provider serving North Central Indiana since 1913; a 25-bed, critical-access facility, we believe in the power of people to create great care. We’re 443 healthcare professionals strong. We offer inpatient and outpatient care; medical imaging; medical and surgical care, emergency diagnostics — and much more. And we work hard every day to be a place of healing, caring and connection for patients and families in the community we call home. Dukes Memorial Hospital is a part of the Lutheran Health Network and located in Peru, Indiana, Doctoral interns are embedded within multidisciplinary teams that can range from primary care to specialty medical care. The focus is on brief (15-20 min), solution focused interventions for physical health, mental health, and substance use concerns. Whole person care that accounts for social determinants of health, physical wellness, prevention, intervention, population health management, and triage to more intensive level of services is the focus.
Pulaski Memorial Hospital
Pulaski Memorial Hospital (PMH) was the vision of physicians and county leaders concerned with the healthcare needs of the community. In 1963, we opened our doors to provide the area with maternity, general surgery, and in-patient care. For over 50 years, Pulaski Memorial has been central to the lives of the residents of Pulaski County and surrounding areas. The front of the hospital was remodeled in 2002 to include a new physical therapy area and a new lobby. As healthcare is changing, PMH has also changed from a 30-bed hospital to a 25-bed critical access hospital and has added many service lines including pain management and a number of therapeutic areas such as physical, pulmonary, cardiac and lymphedema therapies. Now a nationally recognized facility, PMH has been selected as a Top 20 critical access hospital and a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Mentor Hospital for Quality. The hospital continues to grow. In October 2013, local physicians and nurse practitioners became the PMH Medical and Surgical Group and moved into the impressive, brand new Medical Office Building right behind the hospital located in Winimac, Indiana. Also demonstrating the growth of the hospital was the unveiling of two state-of-the-art surgical suites. In addition to that, to ensure all in the community have access to care, the hospital maintains two clinics on each side of the county, one in Francesville and one in Monterey. Doctoral interns are embedded within multidisciplinary teams that can range from primary care to specialty medical care. The focus is on brief (15-20 min), solution focused interventions for physical health, mental health, and substance use concerns. Whole person care that accounts for social determinants of health, physical wellness, prevention, intervention, population health management, and triage to more intensive level of services is the focus. Example Schedule Interns as a part of this experience will work out of two different office locations each week, Winamac and North Judson, Indiana. These office locations are approximately 30 minutes away from each other and mileage reimbursement is provided when traveling from one office location to another within the same day. This intern will spend 2.5 days per week in the North Judson Office and 1.5 days per week in the Winamac office. One day per week (Friday) will be spend in group supervision and didactic training with all of the other IHC interns in Logansport.
Four County / Compassionate Health Center
Four County Counseling Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 and designated by the state of Indiana as the Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) of four northern counties: Cass, Pulaski, Fulton, Miami Counties. We have been providing quality, community-based substance abuse and mental health services since the mid 1970’s and reach nearly 8000 clients annually. Although designated as the CMHC for four relatively rural Indiana counties, Four County Counseling Center services a great number of Hoosiers from other small, surrounding counties in an effort to increase accessibility of care to residents residing in under-served areas. We proudly employ nearly 400 associates across our four counties and well over 10 service locations. Community-based services include case management, home-based, school services, supported employment, outpatient individual and group clinic services, and medication management. These services are provided for both clients experiencing substance abuse and mental health related concerns with a particular emphasis on creating a collaborative, client-centered approach. Four County also offers additional residential services including supervised group living, transitional living, and an Acute Care Inpatient Unit. Four County is deeply committed to increasing access to care (and addressing service gaps in our communities), integrating physical and behavioral health well-being, and ensuring that services are rooted in quality and meaningful to our clients. Four County in partnership with a local Federally Qualified Health (FQHC) offers an integrated health experience in Peru, Kokomo, or Logansport, Indiana. Doctoral interns are embedded within multidisciplinary teams that can range from primary care to specialty psychiatry care. The focus is on brief (15-20 min), solution focused interventions for physical health, mental health, and substance use concerns. Whole person care that accounts for social determinants of health, physical wellness, prevention, intervention, population health management, and triage to more intensive level of services is the focus. Interns who are interested in helping to design and build a growing and expanding primary care behavioral health integration intervention program and model need not look further! Compassionate Health Center provides free quality healthcare to the uninsured of Fulton County, located in Rochester, Indiana. Funding comes from private and civic donations, grants, in-kind gifts, and other fund raising activities. The Community Foundation has partnered with CHC and is currently accepting many types of contribution on behalf of CHC. We provide the following services: Basic healthcare exams, Health screenings, Medication assistance, Basic lab services, Health education services, Limited dental, Mental health counseling Doctoral interns are embedded within a primary care health team. The focus is on brief (15-20 min), solution focused interventions for physical health, mental health, and substance use concerns. Whole person care that accounts for social determinants of health, physical wellness, prevention, intervention, population health management, and triage to more intensive level of services is the focus. Interest in community based care and clinic based care is essential for this placement. Interns in this internship placement will split their time between these experiences.
Indiana University Health - Tipton
There will be two positions available for this internship experience. Indiana University Health’s mission is to improve the health of their patients and community through innovation and excellence in care, education, research and service. Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital is a critical access hospital and physician network providing care to Tipton, Indiana and the surrounding rural areas. IUH Tipton is part of the statewide network of Indiana University Health hospitals and physician network. Doctoral interns are embedded within multidisciplinary teams that can range from primary care to specialty medical care. The focus is on brief (15-20 min), solution focused interventions for physical health, mental health, and substance use concerns. Whole person care that accounts for social determinants of health, physical wellness, prevention, intervention, population health management, and triage to more intensive level of services is the focus.
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.      
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.
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.
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].