Match #228817 (Integrated Track)

Integrated Health Care Positions Available: 1

About This Rotation

Our Predoctoral Intern will be placed in the Columbus, Indiana FQHC which opened in August, 2021. In addition, there are fully operating FQHC Look-Alike’s in Bloomington, Connersville, and Richmond, IN. These clinics will serve the medical and behavioral health needs of our underserved, rural adult and child populations many of whom live below the poverty level.  The clinic will be staffed by Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, licensed master’s level therapists, Psychologists, and ancillary staff.

Training Opportunities

Centerstone has one full time integrated health internship position. The intern will be an important part of the clinic and be fully integrated into the treatment team. Referrals will come from both medical and psychiatric providers. The intern will be available for warm handoffs from the physicians and NP’s to immediately engage with and begin interventions with patients. Treatment will primarily be brief and problem focused, and cover a very broad range of diagnosis, from severe and persistent mental health diagnosis, to adjustment disorders. There will be opportunities to provide crisis assessment, intervention and stabilization. The intern in this position will be working with patients with both acute and chronic physical and mental health concerns.  Interns will work with patient on topics of weight management, issues around compliance with diabetes or other health regimens, pain management, and improving sleep. Psychoeducation will be provided to patients when needed.  The emphasis will be not on merely practicing psychology within the same clinic as the medical providers, but in helping the team treat the whole person, addressing the behavioral interventions that can augment medical care to help improve treatment compliance and improve the quality of the patients life.

Interns at Centerstone will also have access to Relias, an online training application. There are a wide variety of clinical topics available.

Example Schedule

Interns with Centerstone will generally work a Monday – Friday schedule from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm each day with one hour for lunch. No weekend work or after hours on-call is required. Interns may elect to have patient contact hours after 5:00 pm with an adjusted start time for the day per approval and supervisor availability.

Example Schedule


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00-9:00 Therapy Intake Warm Handoff Testing Therapy
9:00-10:00 Journal Time Supervision Therapy Testing Virtual Didactics
10:00-11:00 Intake Therapy Staff meeting Paperwork Virtual Didactics
11:00-12:00 Warm Handoff Feedback Session Intake Journal Time Virtual Didactics
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Group Sup Lunch w/ interns
1:00-2:00 Team Meeting Crisis Assessment Staffing Group Sup Group Sup
2:00-3:00 Therapy Therapy Therapy Therapy Therapy
3:00-4:00 Therapy Consultation Supervision Warm Handoff TD Meeting
4:00-5:00 Paperwork Warm Handoff Therapy Supervision Paperwork

Please note that not every experience is identical and site schedules are a general guideline. Interns may be required to make themselves available at other times as needed. What is provided above is an example of what the work week might look like for an intern at this site.

Placement Locations

Columbus, Indiana

It should be noted that Columbus, Indiana, is 2 hours and 17 minutes away from Logansport, Indiana, where the internship orientation will be held. Hotel, meal and travel expenses will be covered.   As didactic location may change during the intern year, expenses will continue to be covered. 

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APPIC Training Experiences

Treatment Modalities

Example treatment modalities (as listed by APPIC):

Supervised Experiences

As Centerstone is a large community mental health clinic, we treat an array of diagnoses and issues that affect members of our community. Common concerns include depression, anxiety, trauma-related disorders, psychotic disorders, and substance use. Centerstone is a trauma based center and we see a high number of clients who have experienced significant trauma as a child or adult. 

Example supervised experiences (as listed by APPIC):

Patient Populations

The FQHC is designed to serve a rural and underserved population.  Many of the clients will have a severe and persistent mental illness in addition to chronic medical problems. Others may have behavioral health concerns that contribute to noncompliance with their recommended medical regimen. The FQHC Look Alike will serve people across the lifespan. 


Our Supervisors

While we won’t know your exact supervisor assignments until the internship starts, these are examples of some of the individuals you may work with over the course of your year at the site. 

Site Training Director

Dr. Benjamin R Sklar, Ph.D., HSPP

Dr. Sklar is the Training Director for Centerstone. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Indiana with the Health Service Provider certification. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from United States International University in San Diego, California. His research interests explored the psychological impact of infertility in men and women. In his 35 years with Centerstone, he has worked in an inpatient setting for adolescents, provided care for children, adolescents, families and adults with a wide range of diagnoses. He has worked in an EAP within a medical clinic and has over 20 years’ experience in after hours and emergency room crisis intervention. He has experience in private practice and has supervised numerous practicum students, predoctoral interns, and postdoctoral residents. He practices from a Humanistic-Existential perspective with an emphasis on CBT. 

Joan Davis, Psy.D., HSPP

Dr. Joan Davis, Psy.D., HSPP

Dr. Davis is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Indiana. She completed her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She also is licensed as a clinical addictions counselor.  Dr. Davis has over 20 years in rural southern Indiana working for a community mental health center. Suicide prevention is a primary focus, and she is an ASIST trainer. She also has expertise in trauma and is EMDR certified.  Dr. Davis has past involvement with the CIT (Critical Incident Team) with local law enforcement and hospital staff, although that team disbanded recently due to lack of law enforcement interest.  She is well connected with her rural county and has grown to love the complexities and variety of clinical work in this setting.

Mary Schwendener-Holt, Ph.D., HSPP

Dr. Mary Schwendener-Holt, Ph.D., HSPP

Dr. Schwendener-Holt was trained as a Counseling Psychologist. She holds the HSPP and APBB (board certified in Clinical Psychology) certifications. She also has a M.Div degree.  Her clinical interests are varied but is most interested in “normal” people experiencing difficulties in life. She’s had a wide-ranging career with positions as a police/fire psychologist, college professor, state hospital psychologist, addictions specialist, and in private practice.  She is currently a Veterans Administration psychologist in home health. Her specialty areas are working with trauma, veterans, EMDR, and women’s issues. She is a mindfulness mentor who believes everyone has the capacity to grow and change. Her current passion revolves around being a Forgiveness Practitioner, and is writing a book on this subject.

Darla McKeeman, Ph.D, HSPP

Darla McKeeman, Ph.D, HSPP

Dr. Darla McKeeman is a licensed psychologist with over 30 years of experience, working in inpatient, outpatient, healthcare, non-profit and private practice settings. In 1987, she received her Ph.D. from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Her research, published in the journal, Addictive Behaviors (1991), explored the relationship between cognitive complexity and affect variability in smoking cessation. She practiced and was licensed in Arizona and Texas before returning to her home state of Indiana in 2000.

Since 2000 she has worked for several non-profits, including Centerstone, Turning Point Domestic Violence Services, and Family Services of Bartholomew County. In 2016 she opened a private practice, Resiliency Counseling and Consulting. LLC, located in Columbus, Indiana. She provides crisis, short-term and long-term therapy to adolescents and adults who present with a wide range of issues.

Linda McIntire, Psy.D., HSPP

Linda McIntire, Psy.D., HSPP

Dr. McIntire’s practice began post-MSW in the 1980s prior to pursuing her doctorate. She has worked in multiple clinical settings including inpatient, outpatient, IOP, residential, school-based, and emergency services, generally but not exclusively with children and their families. Her emphasis in her PsyD program, which she completed in 2005 at University of Indianapolis, was neuropsychology as well as psychological evaluation. Dr. McIntire also has an extensive academic background, both as adjunct and a full faculty member, teaching undergraduates as well as in the PsyD program. Since 2008 she has owned a private forensic practice, where she has enjoyed supervising doctoral practicum students while conducting court-related evaluations of youth and adults. Her professional interests, as consistent with her biological and family systems orientation, include the impact of neurophysiology and family dynamics on human functioning, and working within the interface of mental health and the legal system.

Alison Sander, Psy.D., HSPP

Alison Sander, Psy.D., HSPP

Dr. Alison Sander is a licensed psychologist in the state of Indiana. She completed her PsyD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Indianapolis. She has worked in community mental health, inpatient psychiatric settings, primary care, private practice, and conducted psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. She has taught psychology courses as an adjunct professor at the University of Indianapolis and Ivy Tech Community College. She practices primarily from a third-wave cognitive-behavioral orientation and enjoys working with a wide range of clinical issues.

Life In Columbus, IN…

Columbus, Indiana (pop. 50,474) is the 19th largest city in Indiana. It is best known for it’s mid-twentieth century architecture and is ranked #6 in the country for the number of buildings designed by world class architects earning it’s nickname “Athens of the Prairie”. Columbus has a strong corporate presence and has always been ranked highly by national publications as being a good place to have a business. It is the headquarters of Cummins Engine Company, a worldwide manufacturer of diesel engines. Columbus boasts three college campuses, Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUC), Ivy Tech State College, and the Purdue Technological Center.

Weather in Columbus ranges from an average low temperature in January of 19.9 F to an average high in July of 85.2 F. Rainfall is an average of 46.5 inches per year and there is approximately 15.0 inches of snow. There are about 185 sunny days per year.

For recreation, there are a number of sports leagues, athletic facilities, 200 acres of parks and green space and over 20 miles of walking and bike trails throughout the city. Throughout the year, there are a number of festivals, music events, street fairs, wineries, farmer’s markets, and a children’s museum. Columbus also has its own symphony orchestra and band. The downtown area has a number of shops and restaurants. Restaurants range from casual to fine dining. Columbus is 30 minutes from the beautiful Brown County State Park and 45 minutes from Bloomington, Indiana, home of Indiana University. For those wanting a larger city experience, Columbus is 50 minutes south of Indianapolis, 75 minutes from Louisville, Kentucky, and two hours from Cincinnati Ohio.

 Note: Interns moving to Indiana will need to get their license plates switched to Indiana plates per state guidelines. Read more here.