Welcome to the OSH-PIP Web site

Oregon State Capital Buildings panorama

OSH-PIP Program Structure

OSH-PIP offers a one-year, full-time internship beginning August 15 of each year. The training program is located on the Salem campus of Oregon State Hospital. OSH-PIP offers two programs (Treatment Program and Forensic Evaluation Program), each of which provides a range of clinical and didactic experiences that represent the necessary depth and breadth required for the future professional practice of psychology. In each program, interns rotate through two major and two minor rotations during the training year. Across rotations, interns complete an average of 10-20 hours per week of face-to-face direct service delivery.

Click here to download a copy of the OSH-PIP Internship Handbook: OSH-PIP Internship Handbook 2019-2020

Within the handbook applicants can find more detailed information regarding the following:

  • Intern Expectations
  • Supervision, Didactics, and Trainings
  • Benefits and Resources
  • OSH-PIP Policies and Procedures

The OSH-PIP program code for the APPIC match is 2322.
The OSH-PIP Treatment Positions code for the APPIC match is 232211.
The OSH-PIP Forensic Evaluation Position code for the APPIC match is 232212.

Oregon State Hospital Overview

Oregon State Hospital is the state's primary state-run psychiatric facility for adults. The state hospital delivers high-quality inpatient psychiatric and medical care to patients through Forensic Psychiatric Services for patients who are judged Guilty Except for Insanity or Incompetent to Proceed to court, as well as Psychiatric Recovery Services for civilly committed patients.

Hospital building

Accreditation Status

OSH-PIP submitted their first self-study in December 2015 and their first site visit occurred on August 16 and 17, 2016. On November 15, 2016, OSH-PIP was awarded “accredited, on contingency” status by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation with an initial date of accreditation of August 17, 2016, which is applicable to all internship classes beginning with the 2015-2016 cohort. Our program’s outcome data is due to the Commission on September 1, 2018, and they will review the data to determine if it is sufficient to grant full accreditation status.

Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

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

APPIC Membership Status

OSH-PIP is a member of APPIC and participates in the APPIC Match.  This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

Emphasis on Diverse Applicants

OSH-PIP welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. The training program believes that a diverse training environment contributes to the overall quality of the program. OSH-PIP provides equal opportunity to all prospective interns and does not discriminate because of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other factor that is irrelevant to success as a psychology intern. As noted above, applicants are individually evaluated in terms of quality of previous training, practicum experiences, and fit with the internship. If an applicant or intern requires accommodations, they should contact the internship Training Director(s) to initiate this process.

Contacting OSH-PIP

Questions regarding OSH-PIP or the application and interview process may be directed to Dr. Kimberly McCollum (kimberly.r.mccollum@state.or.us) and Dr. Ericia Leeper (ERICIA.L.LEEPER@dhsoha.state.or.us).

Aerial view of Oregon State Hospital