Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology

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. We welcome applications from traditional and nontraditional students.


Candidates interested in applying to RPC should use the AAPI Online available through APPIC. Our internship participates in the APPIC Internship Matching Program and adheres to all APPIC rules governing the selection of interns and the offering of positions. Applicants must obtain an Applicant Agreement and register for the Match in order to be eligible to match to our program. Information for our program is also available through the APPIC Directory. In particular, this internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. Applicants must register for the match using the online registration system on the Match web site External link icon.

  • Candidates must register for the APPIC Match.
  • Registration materials are located at the National Matching Services web site:
  • Our Program Code Number for the APPIC is #2091

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding our program. We look forward to hearing from you. Elizabeth Houghton-Faryna, Psy.D.


RPC's Internship Program is not currently accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Questions related to the program's accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979