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About Riverview Psychiatric Center
The Psychology Department of Riverview Psychiatric Center (RPC) welcomes your application to join us for your internship year. RPC provides state-of-the-art training for doctoral interns and is well suited to preparing psychologists to meet the demanding needs of an ever-evolving mental healthcare system. Built in 2004, RPC is a 92-bed, state run, inpatient psychiatric hospital that treats patients with severe and persistent mental illness. Constructed on the campus of one of the nation's oldest state psychiatric hospitals, RPC is a leader in the science of inpatient care.
Riverview is located in Augusta, the state capital, and centrally located between beautiful ski resorts to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Our internship program offers extensive opportunities for professional development and personal adventure. Maine offers four seasons of recreational activities and RPC offers a rich psychology training opportunity steeped in a 168-year history of psychiatric care.
Clinical Psychology Internship
The doctoral internship program offered by the department of psychology at RPC is designed to provide an intensive professional training experience in acute inpatient psychiatric care, consultation services, forensic assessment and treatment, and community re-entry programs. The primary goal of the internship is to help develop competent and skilled clinical psychologists.
RPC's internship standards are based on APPIC and APA policies and guidelines. Major rotations for all interns include acute inpatient psychiatry; psychological assessment and consultation; forensic treatment and risk assessment; group psychotherapy; and individual psychotherapy. Interns serve along with senior psychology staff as part of multi-disciplinary teams on treatment units and as colleagues in the professional activities of the department.
The internship program is individualized to meet the needs and skills of each intern and offers a potential rotation on the forensic Outpatient Services (OPS) team. Interns may also elect to participate in hospital research efforts, scholarly writing, or the development of training programs for in-service education or community presentations. In addition to Psychology Department seminars and RPC case conferences, interns participate weekly in Dartmouth Medical School Psychiatry Grand Rounds via interactive teleconferencing.
The RPC Psychology Department welcomes doctoral level graduate students in clinical/counseling psychology programs. The program runs for 12 consecutive months. Interns are required to complete 2000 hours of training. Interns work approximately 40 hours per week and receive two weeks of vacation, three personal days, and all state holidays. A minimum of two hours of individual supervision and two hours of group supervision is provided weekly. A stipend of $40,000 is provided.
We welcome applications from traditional and nontraditional students