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Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology Internship Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data

Internship Program Tables

Program Tables are updated on July 1st

Internship Program Admissions

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:

The WellSpan Philhaven Hospital Doctoral Internship in Psychology Program is known for its strong clinical training within a multidisciplinary, hospital-based setting, now part of a large health system, WellSpan Health. The internship program includes exposure to diverse clientele including children, adolescents, and adults from urban, suburban and rural areas, representing many ethnic groups and all socio-economic classes. The program offers a variety of clinical experiences for interns in multiple levels of care, such as inpatient, day hospital, outpatient and triage services. Interns are also exposed to services emphasizing spiritual integration, including work with our clients from Plain Communities (Amish, Mennonite, etc.). Due to our organization’s emphasis on clinical service delivery and meeting the needs of our local communities, candidates who represent a good fit will have solid training background that includes experience in psychotherapy and psychological assessment, as well as an interest in providing spiritually integrated professional services.

Minimum Required Hours

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours: 300

Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours: N/A

Other Required Minimum Criteria

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

The following is take from the "Criteria for Selection" section of the WellSpan Philhaven Hospital Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology Handbook:

To be accepted for internship, applicants must have:

  • Completed all graduate course work for the Doctoral degree
  • Passed doctoral comprehensive exams
  • Completed a minimum of 300 intervention and assessment hours in supervised practica, including Child and Adolescent clinical experience
  • Obtained a Master’s degree in a mental health related field
  • Demonstrated interest in integration of spirituality and faith with clinical practice

Consideration is given to persons from APA-accredited doctoral programs in clinical and counseling psychology.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Financial Support

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time 2017-18 Interns: $26,500

Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns: N/A

Other Benefit Support


Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes

  • Trainee contribution to cost required?   YES
  • Coverage of family member(s) available?   YES
  • Coverage of legally married partner available?   YES*
  • Coverage of domestic partner available?   YES*

* Coverage only available if individual is not eligible for health insurance through their employer

Paid Time Off

Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation): 96

Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave: Included in PTO

In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? YES

Other Benefits

6 Paid Holidays

* Note: Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

Aggregated Tally for the Three Preceeding Cohorts (2012 - 2015)

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts: 12

Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree: 0

Post-Doctoral Residency Postion Employed Position
Community mental health center 0 0
Federally qualified health center 2 0
Independent primary care facility/clinic 0 0
University counseling center 0 0
Veterans Affairs medical center 0 0
Military health center 0 0
Academic health center 0 0
Other medical center or hospital 1 0
Psychiatric hospital 3 0
Academic university/department 0 0
Community college or other teaching setting 0 0
Independent research institution 0 0
Correctional facility 1 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 4 1
Not currently employed 0 0
Changed to another field 0 0
Other 0 0
Unknown 0 0