Intern at Frontier Health
Doctoral Internship in Psychology

Thank you for visiting the Frontier Health Services Doctoral Internship in Psychology (FHSDIP) program.

Our primary purpose is to provide quality clinical training to psychology doctoral students as they enhance delivery of psychology services for underserved persons in the context of rural community mental health centers. Interns operate as integral members of their respective sites and provide a broad range of clinical services to underserved individuals.

Interns learn about and experience the complexity, challenges, and opportunities encountered in community mental health centers, which are critically important for increasing access for individuals who are often most in need of psychological services.

Interns in the FHSDIP will grow their confidence in providing generalist clinical services and working in the context of multidisciplinary teams.


appic-logo As a member of Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) since 2011, our doctoral internship offers three year-long intern positions from August through July: 1 in the adult track and 2 in the C&Y Outpatient track. Frontier Health’s Doctoral Internship in Psychology received Accreditation from the American Psychological Association following a site visit in December of 2016.

The initial length of the accreditation is seven years. Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to:

APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 1st St., NE
Washington D.C., 20002

Call (202) 336-5979 or email apaaccred@apa.org


Since Frontier Health started the doctoral internship in psychology in 2011, interns have proven to be integral and valued members in the respective sites where they provide clinical services. Interns get the chance to experience working in teams that share successes and challenges with one another.

For more information about the FHSDIP, please contact:
Preston Visser, Ph.D.
Training Director
P.O. Box 9054
Gray, Tennessee 37615
(423) 467-3600
Fax: (423) 467-3710

More Information

Learn more about the Frontier Health Internship Program and continue your journey towards helping people.
Program Description

It’s the goal of Frontier Health’s Doctoral Internship in Psychology to enhance delivery for underserved persons in rural community mental health centers just like the ones where interns work.

Training Approach

Our staff uses a combination of supervision, mentoring, and involvement in didactic activities to expand knowledge and skills for diverse problems.

How To Apply

Frontier Health has three internship positions available. Find out how to apply for these exciting opportunities.

Additional Student Internships and Placement

Frontier Health offers a variety of internships and placements. To apply, fill out practicum application and email to fhinfo@frontierhealth.org. In addition, please complete an employment application for a “Student Intern” position.

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