YOC’s Doctoral Internship Program
The Youth Opportunity Center’s (YOC) American Psychological Association (APA) APA-accredited Doctoral Internship in Psychology Program enables doctoral interns to be exposed to a variety of mental and behavioral health services for youth and families. The YOC’s residential treatment programs offer multiple treatment programs for a wide variety of childhood disorders. The interns are part of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals that provide mental and behavioral health services including individual, family and group therapy, as well as conducting comprehensive psychological testing. Doctoral Interns are exposed to numerous training opportunities provided by psychology faculty (on-campus), psychologists and professionals from the community. Interns are encouraged to develop their abilities to provide individual, group and family therapy, create behavior plans for the residents and staff, and learn to work within a cohesive multi-disciplinary team. Doctoral Interns will develop their problem solving skills, crisis intervention skills, and psychological assessment and report writing skills. The intern will engaged professionally with juvenile probation officers, family case managers from the Department of Child Services (DCS), educators, special education professionals and committees, and parents involved within the juvenile justice system. Additionally, doctoral interns will gain experience in the judicial system as they attend and testify in court. Please feel free to contact Dr. Gisselle McKell-Jeffers with any questions at 765-289-5437.