Four County Counseling Center

Match # 228811 (Traditional), 228813 (IHC – Grant Funded), 228819 (Centerstone)

Traditional Internship positions: 6
IHC Grant Funded positions: 5
Four County / Centerstone positions: 2

Total Internship Positions: 13

We are excited to announce that our salary for the 2018-2019 training year has been increased to $23,000 for all matched and unmatched traditional positions.

All grant-funded salary positions will remain $28,352.

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. Interns will be exposed to most clinical service lines offered by the agency so that interns can gain an in-depth understanding of the breadth of service operations of a rural mental health agency. Professional training and acculturation will involve more than exposure to clinical operations. Interns will also have exposure and learning experiences in most areas of mental health operations including business office, support, executive, and leadership functions. This is designed to help interns understand and appreciate the multi-faceted roles that psychologists often serve after graduation and to help prepare them for functions outside of their traditional clinical training.

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 approximately 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.

 

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

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.

Primary Supervisors

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 Clinical 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.

Aimee Dershowitz, Psy. D.

Dr. Dershowitz is the Great Lakes Region 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.

Training Opportunities

 

 

The training program at this site 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. Professional acculturation will include exposure to legal, multicultural, and ethical issues that arise in an applied setting. Leadership, management, and executive functions are also addressed. Interns will learn to become key players within a multidisciplinary, community setting. Training and didactics are utilized with the belief that diversity is best viewed as a long-term goal that has a continual evolution. At this level of training, integration, proficiency, and efficiency are emphasized in the development of a stronger sense of professional identity, leadership, and autonomy. Professional acculturation will include exposure to legal, multicultural, and ethical issues that arise in an applied setting. Leadership, management, and executive functions are also addressed. Professional training and acculturation will involve more than exposure to clinical operations and will include exposure and learning experiences in most areas of mental health operations including business office, support, executive, and leadership functions.

All associates go through a two week orientation process in which they become familiar with the agency, staff, services, and operations. Interns will spend half of their time on the acute care rotation.During this rotation they will conduct individual, group, and family sessions on the agency’s inpatient unit.The intern will also complete psychological assessments and evaluations to help clarify diagnoses and guide treatment. It is expected that the intern will gain knowledge and experience in working with the severely mentally ill in an acute setting. Interns also spend half of their time in a concurrent second rotation in the outpatient setting. Interns will conduct individual, family, and couples therapy on all ages of individuals. Intake assessment, treatment planning, and care management are also functions in this setting. Other “mini-rotations” will be completed based on the intern’s needs and interests so that they may be exposed to the variety of service lines that are available in the community mental health setting. The intern may also experience executive, leadership, and management functions.

Example training opportunities:

  • Individual Therapy (Child, Adolescent, Adult)
  • Group Therapy
  • Marital/Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • School Consultation
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Substance Abuse/Addictions Treatment
  • Sexual Abuse Treatment
  • Administration/Business Management
  • ADHD Evaluations
  • School Assessment
  • Forensic Assessment
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Objective Assessment
  • Projective Assessment

 

IHC Grant Funded Training Opportunities

 

As a part of the HRSA/BHWET grant, Four County Counseling Center has an additional 5 positions available in Integrated Health Care rotations with the following partner sites. See descriptions below of the training opportunities available at each training location. Interns will spend the entirety of their time at one of the following locations.

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.

Compassionate Health Center

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.

Four County IHC Integrated Care Site

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, 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!

Indiana University Health – Tipton

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.

 

Centerstone Rotation

 

Four County/Centerstone Rotation
Match # 228819
Positions: 1

Four County Counseling Center has partnered with Centerstone which is a community mental health center located in and around Columbus, Indiana. There is one internship position available in this rotation. Interns in this experience will spend all of their time at Centerstone office locations.

Centerstone helps children, adolescents, adults, seniors and their families who suffer from a myriad of behavioral health challenges. We are one of the nation’s largest behavioral healthcare organizations, and we provide a full range of mental health services, substance abuse treatment, intellectual and developmental disability services, housing, educational services, and community supports for people of all ages. Last year, Centerstone served more than 170,000 individuals and families in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

Centerstone offers a multitude of programs that are designed to address the wide-range of emotional, behavioral, psychological, and addiction issues that affect the individuals in our care. We have also created a number of educational outreach initiatives designed to provide young and old alike with a better understanding of behavioral healthcare. Centerstone exists to help individuals from all walks of life in need.

Centerstone follows the philosophies of Recovery and Resiliency in every aspect of our treatment planning. We work with clients and their families at all stages of life, providing outpatient therapy and counseling for addiction treatment, prevention services, intensive in-home treatment, family therapy, case management, and more.

Centerstone is committed to providing professional, compassionate services that improve the quality of life. Our organization employs a staff of over 5,000 professionals including psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, master’s-level clinicians, social workers, community support specialists, therapists, finance specialists, information systems technicians, administrative, and support staff.

It should be noted that Columbus, Indiana, is 2 hours and 17 minutes away from Logansport, Indiana, where monthly didactic training is held.

 

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.

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].

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.