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Professional Training

APA Psychology Internship

Thank you for your interest in the APA accredited Psychology Internship program at Cherokee Health Systems! The internship year may be the most important year of a psychologist’s training. We strive to provide intensive and generalist professional training that develops an intern’s competence in providing psychological services within an integrated community setting. Cherokee’s mission is to improve the quality of life of our patients through the integration of primary care and behavioral health services. We have always been committed to a high standard of excellence in the service of low-income, uninsured, and underserved populations and our unique structure and scope of services has allowed us to continue to fulfill this mission. Psychologists play an important role at Cherokee Health Systems, providing much of the leadership for treatment programs and consultative services. In fact, Cherokee Health Systems is the largest employer of psychologists in East Tennessee and has a longstanding commitment to the training of psychologists at the practicum and pre-doctoral internship level. At Cherokee Health Systems, psychologists are highly valued members amongst the multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals that typically includes: primary care providers, psychiatrists, pharmacists, clinical social workers, nurses and case managers.

For more information on the APA Psychology Internship Program at Cherokee Health Systems, please click on the links below:

Overview of Internship

Internship Brochure

Overview of Training Model

Competency Goals

Sample Didactic Schedule

Application and Selection

Program Completion Requirements

Due Process and Grievance Procedures

Social Media Policy

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data


Intern Evaluation of Supervisor

Intern Competency Assessment

Intern Evaluation of Internship

Intern Self-Assessment

Blank Intern Activity Log

Intern Evaluation for Didactic Seminars

Post-Internship Survey

The Cherokee Health Systems Psychology Internship Program is APA accredited and is an approved member of APPIC. Cherokee Health Systems abides by the APPIC policy stating that no person at the training facility will solicit, accept, or use ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

Cherokee Health Systems also abides by APPIC’s policy on nondiscrimination.  For any additional information regarding the accreditation status of the Psychology Internship Program, contact the American Psychological Association, Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242 (Phone: 202-336-5979).