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Published January 15 2011

Psychology internship program accredited

The American Psychological Association has granted a five-year accreditation to the Psychology Internship Program at the Southeast Human Service Center in Fargo.

This is the first APA accredited psychology internship program in the state.

North Dakota has 23 counties designated as mental health professional shortage areas. The APA accreditation was part of a plan to enhance recruitment and retention of licensed psychologists who serve people with mental health needs.

The year-long pre-doctoral internship program gives participants specialized clinical training in psychological assessments, individual and group therapy, behavioral analysis, treatment consultations and other assignments.