Cordell Associates, LLC
Cordell Associates, LLC

Predoctoral Internship Program Brochure

General Applicant Information 

 

We welcome applicants for the position of predoctoral psychology intern at our busy group practice in Southwestern Ohio (Dayton area).  There are currently two intern positions available: one for an adult-focused clinician (with some interest in occasionally working with teens), and one for a child/adolescent-focused clinician (with some interest in occasionally working with adults).  Services offered include individual psychotherapy, family therapy, couples counseling, assessment, and DBT groups.  Supervisors vary in theoretical orientation, ranging from psychodynamic, to cognitive-behavioral, to developmental.  This is an excellent opportunity to prepare for working in a private practice environement.  The internship start date is August 7, 2017.  

 

Applicants who participated in Phase I or II of the APPIC Match should e-mail the PDF of their full application (can be downloaded from the Match website).  Applicants who DID NOT participate in either phase of the Match should e-mail the following documents: (1) a cover letter, (2) a current copy of your vita, (3) a letter from your DCT confirming your clinical hours and preparedness to begin internship, (4) three letters of recommendation, (5) an assessment report (deidentified), and (6) an essay describing your career goals. 

 

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Intern & Site Expectations

 

1. 25 sessions per week will be scheduled for each intern.  This will amount to 18-20 completed sessions per week (accounting for cancellations and no-shows). 

 

2. A minimum of (6) assessment reports must be completed over the course of the internship year.  Ample opportunities for testing will be provided. 

 

3. Following a training to be conducted by Dr. Cleveland, interns will cofacilitate a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training group for adults (12 sessions), or teens (8 sessions).  These groups are offered at various times throughout the year. 

 

4. Two hours of individual supervision will be provided weekly, one with a clinical supervisor, and another with an administrative supervisor.  Two hours of group supervision will also be provided.  Additional supervision is available outside of scheduled meeting times upon request.  Supervisors are most easily accessible during their lunch hours, but are available at a moment's notice in the case of an emergency; a licensed psychologist is always on site while interns are seeing clients.  

 

5. Interns will receive a minimum of 100 hours of didactic training over the course of the internship year, to be comprised of an initial site orientation, a variety of on-site didactics & staffings, workshops organized by the Dayton Area Psychological Association (DAPA), Psychiatry Grand Rounds at the WSU medical school, as well an additional 12 hours of trainings on topics of the intern’s choice.  Workshop and conference registration fees (up to $500 per year) will be paid by Cordell Associates, LLC.

 

6. Interns will be expected to create and present an hour-long presentation on a topic related to one of the workshops or conferences they attended by the end of the internship year. 

 

7. The stipend for the 2017-2018 interns is $25,000. 

 

8. The alloted vacation and sick leave time is 10 days (including 6 holidays).   When professional leave time is taken for the purpose of dissertation defense, or conference or workshop attendance, this shall be considered a component of internship and will not be counted toward the 10 days of allotted leave time.  This internship is structured such that, assuming an intern does not miss more than the 10 days allotted, sufficient hours will be accrued to meet the 2000-hour requirement of many doctoral programs and state licensing boards.  In the case of an unforeseen emergency leave of absence that exceeds the allotted leave time, the possibility of working additional hours or extending the duration of internship may be considered.   

 

9. Evaluations of progress will be conducted by both clinical and administrative supervisors twice per year, once in December, and again in July.  Feedback will be discussed with interns and then communicated the the Directors of Clinical Training at interns’ doctoral programs.  Should an intern fall below his or her expected level of development at the time of the first evaluation, a remediation plan will be discussed, generated, and implemented.

 

10. Interns are expected to secure and maintain professional malpractice insurance for the duration of the training year in the amount of $1,000,000/$3,000,000.  Although health insurance is not provided by the training site, interns are strongly encouraged to secure coverage.

 

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Sample Intern Schedule

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

11

Peer supervision

session

session

session

session

12

Consultation

Ind. Supervision

Case conf/staffing

Ind. Supervision

Consultation

 1

lunch

lunch

lunch

lunch

lunch

 2

session

session

session

session

Grp. Supervision

 3

Reports/dissert

Reports/dissert

Reports/dissert

Reports/dissert

Grp. Supervision

 4

session

session

session

session

session

 5

session

session

session

session

session

 6

session

DBT Group

session

session

session

 7

session

DBT Group

session

session

Reports/dissert

 

 

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Approximate Breakdown of Hours (2000)

 

800 = Psychotherapy (individual, couples, families)

100 = Psychological assessment 

  50 = DBT Group

 

100 = Individual supervision (clinical and administrative)

100 = Group supervision

  50 = Peer supervision

100 = Consultation with staff clinicians 

150 = Documentation

 

100 = On-site didactics & off-site workshops/conferences

  50 = Case conferences and staff meetings

150 = Assigned readings and research (during cancellations & "no-show" sessions)

250 = Report writing and dissertation release time

 

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Clinical and Administrative Supervisors

 

 

Jonathan M. Cleveland, Ph.D., Director of Training

 

Dr. Cleveland completed his Ph.D. at Nova Southeastern University. He began working at Cordell Associates as a postdoctoral resident before becoming the director of training. Psychodynamic treatment of personality disorders is Dr. Cleveland's area of specialty, but he also works with mood, anxiety, and dissociative disorders, provides couples counseling, and facilitates DBT groups. He is President-Elect of the Dayton Area Psychological Association (DAPA) 

 

Marcy J. Gunn, Psy.D., Agency Director (Practice Owner)

 

Dr. Gunn earned her doctorate from the School of Professional Psychology (SOPP) at Wright State University. She has worked at the practice for 22 years, specializing in the treatment of anxiety and depression in children as well as adjustment to parental divorce and child abuse. While she excels in working with children, adolescents, & families, Dr. Gunn enjoys seeing adults as well. In addition to being the owner of Cordell Associates, she is also the treasurer of DAPA.

 

 

Seven other staff clinicians with diverse specialties (neuropsychology, forensic psychology, developmental psychology, Adlerian therapy, etc.) will be providing trainings throughout the year and are available to consult with predoctoral interns. 

For more information, contact us at:


5045 N Main St Suite 223
Dayton, 45415


Phone: +1 937 2763356 +1 937 2763356              e-mail: Dr.CordellPhD@sbcglobal.net

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