Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services, Inc.
Message from Dr. Siquilla Liebetrau
Match # 228812, 228816 (IHC – Grant Funded)
Internship positions available: 3
IHC Grant Funded positions available: 3
The Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services, Inc., is a private not-for-profit, comprehensive community behavioral health that now serves 10 counties of northeast and North Central at 31 service locations. The Center employs approximately 750 staff members. Bowen Center has been accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) since 1980. We provide a full continuum of services including acute inpatient care, residential/transitional services, community based rehabilitation and comprehensive outpatient services. During fiscal year 2012, Bowen Center served 16, 277 individuals residing in eight counties across northeast and north central Indiana. Those served are predominantly rural and of low income. Forty-one percent of the families served had total annual income of less than $10,000 dollars. Fully 63% had total annual family income of less than $20,000.
Bowen Center has the largest cohort of licensed psychologists of any of Indiana’s comprehensive community behavioral health centers. We have close, collaborative “first name” relationships with our schools, medical community, child protective services, courts, probation departments and many other community stakeholders. We seek to be true to the mission of a comprehensive behavioral health system to serve the otherwise underserved, the disenfranchised among us who are very much in need of professional care, but too often encounter many barriers to access.
It should be noted that monthly didactic training is located at the Four County Counseling Center main office location in Logansport, IN. Depending on office assignment, interns may be required to travel approximately 1-2 hours for monthly didactic training. The Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services is a member of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) loan repayment program.
Our mission is to positively impact the quality of life of those we serve by providing professional, caring, cost-effective behavioral healthcare services.
In order to accomplish this, it is our shared mission to interrupt (or at least lesson) the intergenerational transmission of toxic traumatic stress.
Site Training Director
Ashley Hunter, Psy.D.
Interim Training Director
*Supervisor at site in Angola, IN
Dr. Hunter earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute in 2015, completing my pre-doctoral internship at the Bowen Center through the National Psychology Training Consortium. She is currently licensed and endorsed as a Health Service Provider in Psychology in the state of Indiana. She is trained in Trauma Informed Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, and Hypnotherapy and is also very interested in positive psychology and its infusion into evidenced-based practices. She has also had assessment experience, including Parenting Risk Assessments for the Department of Child Services and the courts and various other assessments including intelligence testing and personality testing. In her current position at the Bowen Center, she works with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, substance use treatment, psychological testing, and supervision of Bachelor’s level home based and school based service providers and Master’s level counseling staff. Her main research interest includes volunteering.
Siquilla Liebetrau, Psy.D.
*Supervisor at site in Warsaw, IN
Dr. Liebetrau received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology and is currently a licensed psychologist in the state of Indiana. She integrates evidence based practices into her client-centered orientation. She has had training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as Trauma Informed Therapy. She has also had extensive assessment experience including Parenting Risk Assessments for the Department of Child Services and the courts, Fitness for Duty assessments of probation officers, prebariatric evaluations, and opioid risk assessments and various other assessments including intelligence testing and personality testing. In her current position at the Bowen Center she works with children, adolescents, and adults, substance abuse treatment in group and individual format, psychological testing, and supervision of Bachelor’s level home based and school based service providers, Master’s level counseling staff, and pre-doctoral interns. Her main research interest includes trauma.
Richard Ruhrold, Ph.D.
*Supervisor at sites in Warsaw, IN and Ft. Wayne, IN
Dr. Ruhrold is the Senior Vice President for Clinical Services, the Chief Psychologist and Site Training Director for Bowen Center. He completed his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1986. He is currently licensed and endorsed as a Health Service Provider in the state of Indiana. He is also a National Board Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy. As the Site Training Director he provides supervision for interns at both the Warsaw and Ft. Wayne locations. He also supervises 1-2 psychology graduate students per year from Purdue’s Clinical or Counseling programs in practicums in the inpatient psychiatric program at River Bend. He specializes in cognitive therapy from the Rational Emotive Therapy approach and utilizes the scientist-practitioner model of training and supervision and his research interests include trauma informed care, staff wellness, the organizational prevention of secondary trauma, and clinical outcomes.
Brian Ciula, Ph.D.
*Supervisor at site in Warsaw, IN
Dr. Ciula received his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1977 and is licensed in Indiana. He has been in practice for 40 years working with older adolescent through older adult populations doing both individual and couples counseling, and psychological assessments/testing, including medically related, forensic, and neuropsychological. He is a Certified Diplomat in clinical hypnotherapy and he is trained in biofeedback training. Dr. Ciula’s research interests include psychological testing.
Kathleen Roy, Psy.D.
*Supervisor at site in Ft. Wayne, IN
Dr. Kathleen “Kay” Roy received two Master’s degrees, one in Educational Psychology and Research and another in Counseling Psychology, from the University of Missouri. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in 1993 and is a licensed in Indiana. She spent the fist twenty years of her professional time within education as a childhood special education teacher, elementary school teacher, teacher of gifted children, elementary school counselor, and School Psychologist. She has extensive testing experience with special needs children and gifted children. She has also studied several parent education programs and taught parenting skills for many years. In her current position, she primarily works with adults and supervises Master’s-level and Bachelor’s-level staff. Her main interests include helping students learn more about schools, special needs children, parent education, working with adults, and working with couples.
Klinton Krouse, Psy.D.
*Supervisor at site in Ft. Wayne, IN
Dr. Krouse received his Master’s degree and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with Concentration in Advanced Adlerian Psychotherapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. He began working for the Bowen Center in 2009 as a licensed psychologist . He has also received a Master of Science in Agency Counseling from Indiana State University and a Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Biology with minors in Psychology and Religion from Wabash College . He has worked for Community Corrections Department, Re-Entry Court, and other therapeutic courts from 1999 – 2009. His primary research interests include Psychological Assessment: Personality, Forensic, Malingering, and Over-Diagnosis.
Andrew Yoder, Ph.D.
*Supervisor at site in Warsaw, IN
Dr. Yoder completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Notre Dame and there was a strong curriculum focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. While at Notre Dame, he was also the clinic coordinator and therapist for the Notre Dame Marital Therapy and Research Clinic and he still enjoys working with couples. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Venture Psychology Internship Consortium in St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, MI. He also completed post-doctoral training at the Bowen Center which included individual therapy with a wide range of populations with regard to age, SES, and presenting problems. He has experience with forensic assessments including parenting risk assessment for the department of child services and a couple of competency to stand trial evaluations. His training has primarily focused on interventions suited for late adolescents and adults, with some experience and less training with children and younger adolescents. His training also included a good balance of assessment and therapy and my preference in clinical practice is a fairly even distribution of both assessment and therapy.
Current Internship Placement
Ft. Wayne, IN
Columbia City, IN
Traditional Internship Positions (#228812)
The Bowen Center Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship offers psychologists-in-training an intensive and wide-ranging clinical and educational experience, firmly rooted in values of community service, multiculturalism, stewardship of healthcare resources and adherence to the highest standards of ethical practice. The primary emphasis of the yearlong program is the professional development of the psychology practitioner. To that end, the internship provides an opportunity to gain proficiency in a wide array of therapeutic and assessment techniques in a variety of clinical modalities and settings. Interns will develop their skills in assessment, diagnosis and testing. Bowen Center places strong emphasis on learning and implementing consensus evidence based practices, participation in clinicians and principles and practices of trauma informed care. Interns can also expect to learn about a rapidly changing healthcare environment and to develop greater understanding of fundamental business principles of the marketplace. Bowen Center has developed a number of partnerships with primary healthcare providers, major health systems and managed care organization. We are growing our expertise in providing integrated whole-person healthcare as both “the right thing to do” and position ourselves to be a leader and successful in the era of healthcare reform.
Interns work in multidisciplinary teams and have ready access to psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, licensed psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marital and family therapist and community based case workers. We place a strong emphasis on mutual support and practitioner wellness and the organizational prevention of secondary trauma. Interns can expect to be valued members of clinical teams who are treated with respect they are due as knowledgeable and experienced professionals. Bowen Center generously supports continuing education of all our staff, including our interns. Interns can expect to have opportunities to attend off-site professional workshops in areas of interest.
Interns will develop a keen understanding of the “culture of poverty”. The region we serve has a large Latino population. Allen County/Fort Wayne is the home of the largest Burmese community outside of their native country. Bowen Center is committed to serve the unique needs of our military veterans and their families. The Center is a Star Behavioral Health Providers (SBHP) of Indiana. SBHP is a resource for veterans, service members and their families to locate behavioral health professionals with specialized training in understanding and treating military service members and their families.
Given the large number of clients and families served, all major diagnostic groups are represented among those we are privileged to serve. Depressive disorders, bipolar and schizophrenic spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, substance-related disorders and child-adolescent disruptive behavior disorders are the predominant diagnoses of record. Research indicates that 75-90% of persons served in publicly supported comprehensive behavioral health centers have a history of multiple domains of childhood trauma (adverse childhood experiences). Thus, interns can expect to have ample opportunity to refine their knowledge and skills with respect to trauma identification and intervention. Bowen Center also has a comprehensive and expanding program aimed at serving children and families affected by autism spectrum disorders and co-occurring emotional-behavioral disorders.
Example Training Opportunities:
- Individual Therapy (Child, Adolescent, Adult)
- Group Therapy
- Marital/Couples Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Christian Counseling
- School Consultation
- Crisis Intervention
- Substance Abuse/Addictions Treatment
- Sexual Abuse Treatment
- Trauma assessment and treatment (trauma-informed care)
- Administration/Business Management
- Supervision by Intern
- Intake Evaluation
- ADHD Evaluations
- Psychiatric Assessment
- Suicide Assessment
- Cognitive Assessment
- Objective Assessment
- Projective Assessment
- Acute Inpatient Care
IHC Grant Funded Training Opportunities
Integrated Health Care Grant Funded Positions (#228816)
The Otis R. Bowen Center has two community partners in Northeast Indiana through which they provide an internship experience in an Integrated Healthcare setting. Two of the positions are with Parkview Physicians Groups and one of the positions is with Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center.
- The first internship position will be working with the Parkview Comprehensive Pain Center and the IBD Clinic. The Parkview Comprehensive Pain Center is a multidisciplinary service setting, treating a wide range of acute and chronic pain syndromes. The goal of the pain center is to help primary care physicians manage their patients with chronic pain and provide them with a more specialized range of options in their treatment. The approach is comprehensive in that the Pain Center aims to treat pain and all of the symptoms and side effects that come from it. The psychology intern would be working with Brian Hutner, Psy.D., in Ken Austin, M.D.’s Pain Management Clinic. This clinic is located at Parkview Medical Regional Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The psychology intern will conduct initial mental health and psychological evaluations to help determine mental health and psychiatric areas that impact medical treatment of multiple pain disorders– the goal is to uncover how mental health aspects impact a patient through all the tools available. The Pain Clinic conducts full psychological evaluations including full scale IQ assessments, brief neurological assessments, and personality assessments.
The intern will perform and/or assist in determination of patient appropriateness of spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal pain pump trials. The intern will conduct comprehensive mental health file reviews prior to initial psychological evaluations for pain providers looking for mental health elements that might impact the ability to safety provide medication and surgical interventions for pain patients. The intern will evaluate and provide objectively based referrals to outpatient and inpatient mental health treatment facilities and organizations. The intern will conduct data analysis and research on our current patient population to ensure that we are meeting clinic objectives with possible presentation of our data to outside organizations for review and development of effective standards of chronic pain treatment. The intern will promote healthy living strategies and educating patients through ongoing individual therapy utilizing cognitive behavioral principles. The intern will assist Pain Psychologist and Pain Psychiatrist in day to day clinical operations. The intern will assist with the Chronic Pain Rehab program as deemed appropriate: The CPRP is a comprehensive approach to managing pain in which patients would be engaged to help develop a repertoire of skills for managing pain more effectively while developing coping strategies that would be able to incorporated into patients as opposed to depending upon medical / surgical interventions. The program is focused on cognitive behavioral therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, group interventions, education, all within a setting focused on enhanced functional activities. The program offers rolling admission, which means that new patients are added on a continuous basis. This allows for the opportunity to learn from and support others who are in different stages of the program.
The psychology intern would also be working with Dr. Saifuddin and the IBD Clinic. The clinic is located at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Parkview GI Physicians have completed years of specialized training in gastroenterology and additional training in endoscopy. Some of the conditions they treat include Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal cancer, Barrett’s esophagus, acid reflux, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, digestive disease, and colon cancer. The psychology intern will assist with depression and anxiety screening using PHQ-9 and GAD7 tools, to develop benchmarks for pre and post visits. There will be an emphasis on brief, solution focused intervention and psychoeducation.
- The second internship position through the Parkview Physicians Group provides behavioral health services in an integrated healthcare setting three days a week to Atiya Khan, M.D., specializing in Pediatric Neurology, and Dr. Bergeron, specializes in Pediatric Developmental Care. The intern can expect to do cognitive and ADHD evaluations in this setting. These doctors are located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Two days a week, the intern will be providing behavioral health services in an integrated healthcare setting for Duane Hougendobler, M.D., Pediatrician in Huntington, Indiana. Here the intern can expect to do Anxiety and Depression screenings. There will be an emphasis on brief, solution focused intervention and psychoeducation.
- The third internship position is with Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, located in Plymouth, Indiana. At Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center we believe everyone deserves care close to home, in a comfortable, personalized environment. We’re dedicated to providing a seamless healthcare experience in a personalized healing environment, and an approach to care that provides access to all medical needs. We’re committed to making sure our community is taken care of physically, mentally and spiritually. The intern in this placement will be involved in daily rounds with the physicians in the Critical Care Unit, Medical Surgical and Emergency Department. They will provide screening for depression, suicide, dementia, and pain management. There is opportunity for program assistance and development with community health screenings and classes on depression, suicide and coping strategies. The intern will have opportunities to provide individual and group therapy in the Cancer Care Center. The intern will be fully integrated into our team and highly engaged with our management team, colleagues and patients.
Intern Selection Process
When ranking and selecting interns for the Bowen Center, the primary criteria include (but are not limited to):
- Receipt of a Master’s degree is required (not education-equivalent)
- Experience and interest in working with children and adolescents
- Solid testing experience
- Conducting assessment batteries on both adults and children is preferred, but not required
- Experience and desire to work with a low income population
- Interest in receiving a generalist internship experience
Any interviews conducted outside of the consortium-wide interview day can be completed via teleconference or on-site if it is not an undue hardship to travel. This site may be able to provide some financial assistance to support an on-site visit.
Bowen Center is willing to pay for all associated costs for testing and licensing in Indiana as a Mental Health Counselor for those applicants with enough post-Master’s degree experience to qualify. For more information about this process see the page on Indiana licensing information here.
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 email@example.com.
The Bowen Center does complete background checks pre-internship and some are completed once an intern starts at the center. The background check requirements are dictated by the Department of Children Services (DCS) and by company policy. Below is a breakdown of what background checks will be completed.
National Criminal History Check (Initial Online Check and through Fingerprinting)– This check provides general information regarding misdemeanor or felony history. A County Criminal History Check may need to be conducted to get more details if negative criminal history comes back on the National Criminal History Check.
County Criminal History Check– This is conducted for every county the candidate has lived in in the 5 years.
For both the National Criminal History and the County Criminal History Bowen Center initially looks to see if an intern has any misdemeanors in the last 7 years or felonies in the last 10 years. If they have been convicted with one of these charges within these time frames the results are given to the VP of Human Resources and the VP of Risk Management. They will evaluate the results on a case by case basis to determine if they are eligible to be hired. When the conviction was charged and the type of conviction will be factored into their decision. These results will also have to be reported to the Department of Children Services per their contract with them.
Indiana Child Protective Services (CPS) Check– If any record is found while conducting this check this information must be presented to our representative at DCS. They will make the determination if they can be cleared. This is determined on a case by case basis depending on the severity of the report and when it occurred.
Out of State CPS Check– Conducted in every state the candidate has lived in in the past 5 years. If any record is found this information must be presented to our representative at DCS. They will make the determination if they can be cleared to serve our DCS clients. This is determined on a case by case basis depending on the severity of the report and when it occurred.
Motor Vehicle Record– Bowen Center guidelines for Motor Vehicle Record is no more than 2 speeding tickets in the past 3 years, No speeding tickets of 21 mph or more in the past 3 years, and no major moving violations in the past 5 years (reckless driving, OWI/DWI, etc.). This will not disqualify an intern for the position as long as the position does not require them to transport clients. A Doctoral Intern would not be expected to transport clients so this would not disqualify them BUT they would be required to sign a No Driving Form which indicates that they cannot drive clients, Bowen Center vehicles, or drive during working hours as they will not be covered under the site liability insurance.
Again, please note that if a negative criminal history is found Bowen Center as the employer determines the eligibility of internship on a case by case basis depending on the severity of the charge and when the charge was convicted.