APA Internship

The Wright State University School of Professional Psychology (SOPP) offers a full-time, twelve-month internship in in health service psychology. The program runs from July 1 to June 30 of the following year and requires 2,000-hours (including a minimum of 500 direct service hours) and program requirements for completion. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an APA-accredited doctoral program and are required to have completed at least 1,000 hours of graduate practicum experience by time of application, including 500 hours of psychotherapy and 75 hours of psychological assessment. Applicants should have completed their comprehensive clinical examinations and proposed their dissertations, or capstone projects by the application deadline. Beyond these minimum criteria, admission is competitive and based upon the quality of the applicant’s academic and practical preparation, personal goals, and the respective match between these goals and our Program. Matched interns are required to undergo a background screening and Ohio BCI/FBI fingerprinting. No positions are automatically reserved for candidates from Wright State University or any other doctoral program.


The WSU-SOPP Internship program is APA accredited. Re-accreditation was awarded August 2017 and is effective for the full 7 years. Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to:

Commission on Accreditation
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC, 20002
(202) 336-5979

Program Director

Janeece R. Warfield, Psy.D.
Registered Play Therapy-Supervisor
Director, Doctoral Internship Program
Clinical Psychologist/Professor
Director of Early Childhood Services
Director of Child and Adolescent Violence Prevention
Wright State University School of Professional Psychology
Ellis Human Development Institute
9 North Edwin C. Moses Blvd
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 775-4300