Thursday, July 26, 2012

Psychology Internship Re-accredited

The Psychology Department at Pine Grove is pleased to announce that the Doctoral Internship program was recently re-accredited to 2018 by the American Psychological Association (APA).  Two APA surveyors visited Psychology Services over a period of several days and carefully scrutinized the standards and processes of the internship, which is under the direction of Dr. Theresa Ratti.

The APA report was quite complimentary of the quality of the internship, and they gave it the longest period of re-accreditation possible, which is seven years.  The internship has now been accredited since 1999 and has trained over 40 interns in the past 15 years and four of them are currently members of the our professional psychology staff.

In addition, the psychology internship, which was formerly a joint enterprise with two other local mental health service providers, is now completely managed by Pine Grove. We are pleased by the positive response of the APA, the lone period of re-accreditation, and the opportunity of continue to educate young psychologists.

Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services is an extension of Forrest General Hospital, located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Pine Grove’s world renowned programs focus on treating gender specific chemical addiction including a specialized track for co-occurring eating disorders. Additionally, Pine Grove offers a focused substance abuse healing program for adults age 55 and over. Other Pine Grove specialty programs include a dedicated professional’s treatment curriculum and a comprehensive evaluation center. Pine Grove also features a program for patients with sexual and intimacy disorder issues. Pine Grove was established in 1984 and has provided nationally and internationally recognized health care for over 30 years.

Visit www.pinegrovetreatment.com or call 1-888-574-HOPE (4673) for more information.