Senate District 13
Nathan H. Manning
Board Approves Funding to Establish Psychology Internship at Grafton Correctional Institution
May 9, 2022

COLUMBUS— State Senator Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville) today announced that the State Controlling Board has approved the release of $108,000 towards the establishment of a psychology internship program that would benefit the Grafton Correctional Institution.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction will partner with an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited forensic psychology internship program to hire interns that will provide services in ODRC facilities. With the approved funding, the Department plans to collaborate with Summit Psychological Associates, Inc. and their established APA-approved psychology internship program to provide supplemental programming and services to patients at Grafton Correctional Institution (GCI) and Northeast Reintegration Center (NeRC).

“There is a shortage of psychologists working in correctional settings,” said Manning. “The establishment of this internship program will not only provide psychologists at GCI the personnel support they need when providing these vital services, but also train the next generation of psychologists in the process.”

Three 12-month, full-time psychology forensic internships will be offered from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. Interns will work under the supervision of the psychologists at GCI and NeRC, providing treatment to their caseload incarcerated individuals.

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