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Southeast Human Service Center's psychology internship program earns designation

February 10, 2004

BISMARCK, N.D.- The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Southeast Human Service Center in Fargo has been granted membership in the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). The community treatment center is the only APPIC approved site in the state, which gives Southeast Human Service Center the ability to compete with other internship sites across the country for doctorate level psychologists.

“This designation recognizes the high caliber of our internship program and is helping us recruit and retain talented mental health professionals, which is certainly a benefit to the clients we serve and the community,” said Southeast Human Service Center director Nancy McKenzie.

McKenzie commended Drs. Stacey Benson and Holly Hegstad, the psychologists who developed the internship program over a three-year period.

Benson who is Chief Psychologist at the human service center said, “Community mental health offers a wide variety of opportunities for clinical work making this internship site very competitive and the experience available very valuable to the interns’ professional development. I truly appreciate the ongoing support we are receiving from peers in our community and state.”

The human service center will be participating in APPIC’s internship matching program this month.


Nancy McKenzie (701) 298-4405 or Heather Steffl (701) 328-4933


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