Washington StateDepartment of Social and Health ServicesClinical PsychologyINTERNSHIP program2017-2018 Interns Anna Marie Ferretti (Albizu University), Sarah Henry (University of North Texas),Derron Ambrose (Tennessee State University), Amala Shetty (University of Oregon).
TABLE OF CONTENTSTRAINING COMMITTEE . 3WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL . 4PHILOSOPHY. 5STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION. 5GOALS AND OBJECTIVES . 6INTERNSHIP PROGRAM . 7Evaluation of social, cognitive, psychological, behavioral and organic factors in psychopathology. . 8Report writing and communication skills. . 8Individual and group psychotherapy. . 8Consultation. . 8Forensic psychology. . 8Clinical research. . 8AVAILABLE INTERN TRAINING ROTATIONS . 9Center for Forensic Services (CFS) . 9The Inpatient Forensic Evaluation Services (IFES) . 9Community Forensic Evaluation Services (CFES) . 10Psychiatric Treatment and Recovery Center (PTRC) . 11Child Study and Treatment Center (CSTC) . 12Camano Cottage (ages 5-12) . 12Ketron Cottage (ages 12-14) . 12Orcas Cottage (ages 14-17) . 12Forensic Services (ages 8-17) . 12Special Commitment Center (SCC) . 14Clinical rotation: . 17Forensic rotation: . 17Program Evaluation. 17SEMINARS . 18REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION OF INTERNSHIP PROGRAM . 18RECENT INTERNS’ UNIVESITIES AND POST INTERNSHIP POSITIONS. 19THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COMMUNITY IN PICTURES . 202
SAMPLE PROGRESSIVE LEARNING PLANS . 21Forensic Assessment Rotation . 21Psychiatric Treatment and Recovery Center . 31Child Study and Treatment Center . 35Special Commitment Center Clinical Rotation . 37Center For Forensic Services Treatment Rotation . Error! Bookmark not defined.TRAINING COMMITTEEMarilyn A. Ronnei, Ph.D.Washington State UniversityCo-Director Internship Training ProgramTraining CommitteeCommunity Forensic Evaluation ServicesRichard W. Yocum, Ph.D.Seattle Pacific UniversityCo-Director Internship Training ProgramTraining CommitteeInpatient Forensic Evaluation ServicesJacqueline Means, Psy.DPacific UniversityChair, Evaluative Processes CommitteeTraining CommitteeInpatient Forensic Evaluation ServicesJeremy Norris, Psy.D.John F. Kennedy UniversityChair, Ethics SubcommitteeTraining CommitteeChild Study and Treatment CenterMegan Carter, Psy.D., ABPPPacific UniversityTraining CommitteeSpecial Commitment Center – Forensic UnitJeff Crinean, Ph.D.University of NebraskaTraining CommitteePsychiatric Treatment and Recovery CenterIntern Group Supervision FacilitatorMelissa Dannelet, Psy.D.NOVA Southeastern UniversityTraining CommitteeCommunity Forensic Evaluation ServicesKristin Carlson, Ph.D.Alliant University InternationalTraining CommitteeSpecial Commitment Center – Forensic UnitKendra Crowell, Psy.DPacific Graduate School – Palo AltoTraining CommitteeCommunity Forensic Evaluation ServiceChadwick Dunning, Ph.D.Azusa Pacific UniversityTraining CommitteeInpatient Forensic Evaluation ServiceHaley Gummelt, Ph.D.Florida State UniversityTraining CommitteeInpatient Forensic Evaluation ServicesMallory McBrideUniversity of MontanaTraining CommitteeInpatient Forensic Evaluation ServicesJames Vess, Ph.D.Ohio State UniversityTraining CommitteeInpatient Forensic Evaluation ServicesSarah Henry, Ph.DUniversity of North TexasTraining Committee3
Internship Program OmbudsmanJeffery Fong, Ph.D.Colorado State UniversityWSH Forensic Consultant(Dragon tail Peak, by 2015-16 Intern Krystine Jackson)WESTERN STATE HOSPITALWestern State Hospital (WSH), the first psychiatric facility in the Pacific Northwest, opened in August1871. The hospital is a state-owned psychiatric facility for treatment of the mentally ill and is administeredby the Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Mental Health. Western State Hospital issituated on a 264-acre campus 1/2 mile from the town of Steilacoom, which is located on Puget Soundoverlooking McNeil and Fox Islands, as well as the Olympic Peninsula. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge to theOlympic Peninsula is about 10 miles distant, and the hospital is located near Tacoma and about 40 milessouth of Seattle. The historic Fort Steilacoom compound, with officers' quarters and parade grounds fromthe days when Ulysses Grant was a Captain, remains on the Western State Hospital Campus. On clear daysthere is an impressive view of Mount Rainier from hospital grounds.Western State Hospital is an integral part of a comprehensive network of mental health service providersfor the State of Washington. A primary Hospital objective is to provide residential treatment for thoseindividuals whose psychiatric condition is so severe that local community treatment is not feasible. TheHospital also offers treatment for selected legal offenders who may benefit from treatment in a hospital4
setting. The hospital's mission is "To promote recovery and well-being in partnership with the people weserve." The ultimate goal is to restore independent functioning and reintegrate individuals back into theircommunities in the shortest time compatible with sound treatment philosophy. Upon discharge, patientsare referred to local community mental health centers or to private practitioners for follow-up care.The Hospital is organized around two major treatment units: Center for Forensic Services (CFS) andPsychiatric Treatment and Recovery Center (PTRC). Psychologists, physicians, psychiatrists, social workers,rehabilitation therapists and nursing staff provide care and services to a patient population ofapproximately 850 adults.Western State Hospital's doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship Program is accredited by the AmericanPsychological Association (APA). The program was provisionally accredited by APA in 1986, and then fullyaccredited in 1989. The most recent site visit by APA was conducted in summer of 2016. The nextscheduled site visit will be in the 2023 training year. The Internship Program follows the PractitionerScholar model. The APA Commission on Accreditation can be reached at 750 First St. NE, Washington, DC20002, (202) 336-5979.The internship runs from August 1 thru July 31. Each intern is expected to complete three four-monthrotations and a program evaluation project. Rotation sites at Western State Hospital include the Centerfor Forensic Services and the Psychiatric Treatment and Recovery Center. Additional rotation sites includeChild Study and Treatment Center and the Special Commitment Center (required rotation). The rotationselection is intended to balance individual intern interests and training needs. Opportunities may beavailable for year-long provision of supervised individual and group psychotherapy.PHILOSOPHYAll internship rotations at Western State Hospital incorporate professional practice. Professional practiceprovides for the application of theory and the development of rotation specific skills under supervision.Western State Hospital seeks to train interns for independent psychological practice by exposing them toa wide spectrum of patients with severe psychiatric disorders, promoting a mentoring relationship withsenior professionals, and combining psychological practice with didactic learning. Because WSH is in largepart a forensic hospital, there is a forensic focus of the internship. However, it is the belief of theinternship committee that training must solidify an intern’s general learning and practice, not exclusive toa forensic practice.STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATIONThe Mental Health Division of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS),which includes Western State Hospital, adopted a Diversity Initiative in 2001. The Initiative set forth goalsfor client services, employment, contracting, education and training.5
Recruiting and hiring efforts to increase ethnic minority and disability representation at Western StateHospital are coordinated by the Washington State Department of Personnel. The Chief Financial Officerat Western State Hospital has made purchasing from and contracting with minority and women’s businessenterprises a priority.The Western State Hospital Client Services Committee directs the hospital’s client services efforts. TheClient Services Committee is responsible for increasing hospital-wide understanding of various cultural,racial, and ethnic influences on the people we serve, and improving direct patient care. Training indiversity issues is mandatory for all staff, and a practical guide that incorporates understanding of culturaland ethnic differences into treatment activities is available on hospital wards. Psychology internsinterested in diversity issues are invited to participate in the Client Services Committee.The WSH internship program is committed to respecting and understanding cultural and individualdiversity as reflected in its recruitment and retention policies for interns and staff, didactic andexperiential training, nondiscriminatory policies and operating conditions, and avoidance of actions thatrestrict program access irrelevant to success. Diversity includes but is not limited to: age, disabilities,ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, national origin, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, andsocial economic status. We strongly encourage individuals of all ages, nationalities, sexual preference,ethnicities, religious backgrounds, genders and disabilities to apply to our program. We welcome andembrace diversity and have successfully trained interns representing the above diversities in our history.Western State Hospital houses an ethnically diverse patient population, and interns have the opportunityto work with foreign language interpreters when treating patients whose first language is other thanEnglish. In addition, interns have the opportunity to work with American Sign Language interpreters tohelp communicate with patients who are hearing-impaired. The ASL interpreters are hospital employees.GOALS AND OBJECTIVESTwo primary goals flow from our philosophy to train interns as independent psychologists. First, educateinterns in the specific knowledge and necessary skills readying them for independent professional practiceas a psychologist. This goal is achieved by training interns in the treatment of individuals with a widevariety of psychological problems, understanding and choosing from various interventions for a givenpopulation, performing competent assessments for the courts and as part of treatment, and conductingappropriate consultation.The s