Welcome to Cornerstone Health Psychology Internship Program
Interview Notification Deadline:
(via video technology)
Program Start Date:
Check with your primary site supervisor for your specific start date and information about orientation
Site General Information
Cornerstone Clinic Counseling Center is a non-profit faith-based outpatient counseling center serving Alaskans since 1994. This clinic serves children, adolescents, and adults and offers individual, couples, and family therapy. In addition, our licensed psychologists provide ADHD assessment and psychological evaluation to assist with provision of therapy services. We are also a training site for masters and doctoral practicum students and interns, who are able to counsel clients at a reduced rate. We also partner with churches in the community to offer affordable counseling services to their members.
Cornerstone Recovery Program provides comprehensive evaluation, individual counseling, and peer support groups for those with substance use disorders and other addictions. This program offers the latest and best research and evidenced based information, tools, and skill building.
Cornerstone Medical Clinic is an outpatient medical clinic providing primary care and osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) services. Their team of providers includes physicians and nurse practitioners. Medical services are provided to patients of all ages.
At Cornerstone Health, it is important to us that interns experience diverse clinical training opportunities to prepare them to independently operate in multiple settings. The training environment is designed to help interns cultivate their ability to address the whole person, including mind, body, and spirit. The focus of treatment is often chronic disease and psychological disorders, including depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, and addiction. The most commonly occurring mental health issues include depression, anxiety, psychological trauma, grief, attachment issues, and bipolar disorders. Interns at Cornerstone are provided with training opportunities that become more challenging and with greater expectations for autonomy over the course of the year. Interns have the opportunity to serve children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, as well as provide services such as behavioral health consultation, individual/family/couple/group outpatient therapy, consultation with medical providers, crisis intervention, substance abuse screening and brief treatment, comprehensive substance use evaluations, and psychological assessment.
Interns are part-time employees of Cornerstone Health. Since this is an unpaid internship, Cornerstone Health has some schedule flexibility for interns interested in maintaining employment while finishing their training and education. During the year, interns will be expected to maintain a schedule of 10 hours of traditional outpatient therapy/assessment at the Counseling Clinic, one full day at the Recovery Program for comprehensive intake evaluations and group therapy, and one half-day at the Medical Clinic providing behavioral health consultation as part of the medical team.