Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Hosts 2020 Doctoral Psychology National Internship Match program

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Photo Caption: Southwest Behavioral & Health Services CEO Steven Sheets addresses doctoral internship applicants.

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(PHOENIX – Jan. 22, 2020) – Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), a member of the Association of Post-Doctoral and Psychology Internship Centers (APPIC), hosted the 2020 Doctoral Psychology National Internship Match program on Jan. 10. The clinical training department at SB&H received 107 applications and interviewed 73 applicants from across the country. The program helps match the 28 open internship positions with qualified candidates slated to begin work Sept. 2020.

“The Doctoral Psychology National Internship Match program attracts the brightest minds in behavioral health,” said Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Administrator of Clinical Education Dr. Lynette Livesay. “The doctoral candidates are motivated and filled with innovative ideas that align with our mission of believing in the resilience and recovery of individuals.”

About Southwest Behavioral & Health Services:

Incorporated in 1974 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Southwest Behavioral & Health Services provides services in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa County, Gila, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai counties. Our Mission: “We inspire people to feel better and reach their potential. Through helping people discover their strengths, we improve our communities.” SB&H offers an array of programs to meet the unique needs of the communities we serve. These include outpatient mental health treatment and psychiatric services including medication monitoring; assistance for persons with addictions; intensive inpatient care for persons in crisis; residential housing, in-home and supported housing services; prevention services, community outreach and school-based counseling; services throughout the lifespan for members with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); and four opioid replacement clinics throughout the state that are working tirelessly to save lives and help alleviate the statewide crisis. More recently, integrated care and value-based contracting have been initiated to offer a more flexible and culturally sensitive approach to clients served and resolve the historical challenges of fragmented care. For more information on SB&H, please visit




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