Program Overview

Salina Regional Health Center is a community-owned, not-for-profit regional referral center. SRHC has 393 licensed beds and more than 1,300 employees committed to providing quality health care service in a healing and spiritual environment for the people of north-central Kansas.

The health center serves a 14-county area with a combined population of more than 170,000. Forty percent of the hospital’s patients come from outside Saline County. More than 135 physicians are on staff, representing 30 specialties ranging from psychiatry to women’s and children’s services to cardiovascular surgery and comprehensive oncology care.

In the last years the organization has invested more than $91 million in new medical facilities and technology. In 2009 the hospital opened a state-of-the art, six-story, patient tower that houses many of the hospital’s inpatient services and allows all inpatients to have private rooms. In the past year SRHC has added the da Vinci robotic surgery system, the 128-slice CT Scanner and incorporated Trilogy stereotactic radiotherapy technology in its Tammy Walker Cancer Center.

APA-Accredited Doctoral Psychology Internship

The internship began in 2013 and received full APA accreditation in 2018, and our interns are a vital part of SRHC’s Behavioral Health department. During the training year, interns work with inpatients throughout the hospital, providing brief testing, consultation, and therapy services both on medical units and for psychiatric inpatients in the Behavioral Health Unit (BHU). Interns also carry an outpatient caseload at Veridian East, SRHC’s satellite outpatient therapy facility, where they conduct individual, couples, and family therapy; complete full-battery psychological assessments; run a year-long Yalom-style process group; and participate in didactics and supervision. Take a look at the “Rotations” link on the left side of this page or click here for more information.

We are passionate about training and helping interns make the transition from graduate students to full-fledged early-career professionals. We understand that internship application season can be a stressful time, so take a look at our website and brochure and drop us a line if you have any questions. We look forward to getting to know you and wish you the best during this busy (but final!) stage of your training.