WASHINGTON, DC—The American Psychological Foundation (APF) and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists congratulate the recipients of three $15,000 grants to fund new internship positions through the Internship Partnership Fund. The grant recipients are Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), and the Curators of the University of Missouri on behalf of the Department of Health Psychology there. These grants, which were funded through the APF/National Register Internship Partnership Fund, are intended to help APA- and CPA-accredited internship sites offer additional internship placements, thereby helping to close the internship gap.
In response to receiving one of the grants, Dr. Robert Brady, Director of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Psychology Training Programs, stated, “We are extremely grateful and honored to receive this award from the American Psychological Foundation and National Register. These funds will substantially improve our ability to expand our internship and increase the reach of services to children and adolescents in the rural, underserved communities of New Hampshire and Vermont.”
Dr. Anthony Miner, Senior Manager of Internship & Training at AACI detailed the benefits this grant will have as the organization expands their programmatic offerings to prospective interns. “The grant will aid us in our introduction of an additional programmatic track for our Center for Survivors of Torture. This clinical track will help aid our agency in its mission to strengthen the hope and resiliency of our community members by improving their health, mental health, and well-being.”
Dr. Eric Hart, Associate Department Chair for the University of Missouri’s Department of Health Psychology, highlighted how this grant will not only service future psychologists, but will also support Missourians seeking mental health care. “The patients we serve represent all regions of the state including underserved rural and inner-city areas. This grant will support our internship training program and, most importantly, prepare tomorrow’s psychologists to provide state-of-the-art healthcare to underserved Missourians.”
Morgan T. Sammons, PhD, ABPP, Executive Officer of the National Register, said, “The National Register is proud to support clinical education for predoctoral interns. By funding the expansion of training slots in accredited training sites, we aim to increase opportunities for graduate students to receive the highest quality clinical training and to gain expertise in health service provision with a wide range of patients.”
About The APF/National Register Internship Partnership Fund
The Internship Partnership Fund is a collaborative effort between the American Psychological Foundation and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. This endowment was created with a founding gift of $100,000 from the National Register. Consistent with the mission and values of the National Register, this initiative focuses on increasing the number of internship positions at sites in underserved areas and those that train psychologists in the delivery of services in integrated healthcare settings. To donate to this fund, please submit this form.
For more information about this announcement, contact the National Register at 202.783.7663.