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Arizona State Hospital

Psychology Services

Psychology Services at Arizona State Hospital has nine full time psychologists who provide a full array of psychological services to the patients. All Psychology staff have extensive experience in working with serious mental illness.

Psychologists are responsible for the overall quality of the treatment plans and work closely with the patients and other members of the multi-disciplinary treatment team to develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient. They conduct psychological evaluations using many different tests and assessment instruments. Psychological evaluations are typically done to help the treatment team design the most effective treatment for the patient and to deal with specific problem behaviors. Psychologists provide individual and group psychotherapy services to focus on issues identified in the treatment plan.

Psychology Services provides education and training to community agencies, hospital support groups, hospital staff, and interns and students. Students and interns from both local and nation-wide graduate programs receive training from the Pre-Doctoral Internship Training Program, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association.