Edinboro University Fall 2020 Psychology Internships

02/24/2021

This fall, 22 Edinboro University students completed over 9,900 hours of community service during their fall internships. Each student completed this internship as part of their Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

Students in the Department of Psychology participate in a 12-credit internship at various sites throughout the Erie and Crawford county region and Pennsylvania. Undergraduate internships in psychology are typically undertaken by students following their junior year. Internships provide students with an opportunity to obtain professional work experience in a variety of settings in the field of psychology.

This experience provides professional work experience that increases their marketability when seeking employment and enhances their credentials when applying to graduate programs.

The following students completed internships during Fall 2020:

Atkin

Intern: Mackenna Atkin

Site: Hermitage House Youth Services

Supervisor: Heidi Herman, Unit 1

“If you let fear slow you down, you'll miss opportunities you never thought possible.”

Beck

Intern: Kali Beck

Site: Blended Spirits Ranch

Supervisor: Sandy Long, Executive Director

Berger

Intern: Kyle Berger

Site: General McLane School District (James W. Parker Middle School)

Supervisor: Jennifer Hardy, Ph.D., Julie Coughenour, Ph.D.

“JWPMS has provided me with incredible opportunities to further my knowledge of school psychology and grow as a paraprofessional in the field.”

Betters

Intern: Samantha Betters

Site: Hermitage House Youth Services

Supervisor: Ashley Messinger, Supervisor

"This internship was one of the best decisions of my college career. I have learned so much about counseling and myself. Words of wisdom: You cannot change someone overnight. It takes TIME.”

Bromley

Intern: Nicholas Bromley

Site: Barber National Institute

Supervisor: Steve Davis, Program Supervisor

"Take every opportunity you can as an intern. Learn from your bosses and coworkers and use that to further you career goals."

Buz

Intern: Kaylee Buziewicz

Site: Crime Victim Center of Erie County

Supervisor: Amy Blackman, Director of Prevention Education

"Interning at CVC has given me a new found confidence in my abilities to help individuals during their healing process."

Chapman

Intern: Deborah Chapman

Site: Meadville Medical Center

Supervisor: Kenlo McGowan, LPC, NC, CMAC, Supervisor

“This is only the beginning.”

Claus

Intern: Cameron Clausner

Site: Associates in Counseling & Child Guidance

Supervisor: Amber Griffith, M.A., LPC, BCBA ACCG

"ACCG made it their goal to give me the best training they could, and the diversity of experiences they were able to give, have been truly invaluable."

Criss

Intern: Stephanie Criss

Site: Blended Spirits Ranch

Supervisor: Sandy Long, Executive Director

“I am so thankful for the opportunity to intern at Blended Spirits Ranch because I have seen the difference it makes with the clients and has opened a new possibility for me.”

Fraw

Intern: Cassandra Frawley

Site: Barber Behavioral Health

Supervisor: Cecelia Hollands, Senior Clinical Supervisor

“The experience that I have obtained through this internship has shown me that pursuing a future in the field of psychology will be rewarding most days, hard some days, but worth it every day to know that I may make a difference.”

Gomez

Intern: Richard Gomez

Site: Erie VA Medical Center

Supervisor: Jeffrey Rose, LCSW

“An internship at the Erie VA Medical Center Behavioral Health Clinic gives you the ability to have a once-in-a-lifetime internship experience at one of the top-notch VA hospitals in the country."

Iler

Intern: Abigail Iler

Site: Achievement Center

Supervisor: Kellilynn Dickson, Behavior Specialist Consultant

“Working with children has been such a learning experience. The transition from student to professional has been so enlightening! This has been my favorite part about undergrad so far!”

Kistler

Intern: Savannah Kistler

Site: Millcreek Community Hospital

Supervisor: Alicia Plyer, LPC, Clinical Service Manager

“Millcreek Community Hospital has given me more than exceptional experiences that have not only solidified my love for clinical psychology, but have tripled my interest and passion in working with the geriatric population.”

Lane

Intern: Mary Lane

Site: Hermitage House Youth Services

Supervisor: Heidi Herman, Unit Supervisor

"Every child is unique, and therefore requires treatment unique to them.”

Mcc

Intern: Meghan McConaghy

Site: Sarah Reed Children’s Center

Supervisor: Jason Zeitz, Director of Residential Services

“Allow yourself patience for the things you haven’t learned yet and understanding of the lessons taught to you will become skills.”

Moodie

Intern: Madelynn Moodie

Site: General McLane School District (James W. Parker Middle School)

Supervisor: Pamela Swanseger, Guidance Counselor

“My internship at Parker Middle School has confirmed my passion for guidance counseling and has given me the tools as well as the confidence both professionally and personally to succeed in this career.”

Morazon

Intern: Gloria Morazan

Site: Associates in Counseling & Child Guidance

Supervisor: Amber Griffith, Meadville Director

“In order to gain experience, you have to be empathetic.”

Pass

Intern: Jessica M. Passerotti

Site: Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center

Supervisor: Jason Zietz, Director of Residential Services

“Be persistent in curiosity.”

Savelli

Intern: Maysun Savelli

Site: Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center

Supervisor: Jon C. Hunt, Hagan Residential Manager

“The clients I met and grew close to have change the way I look at my career for the better.”

Stewart

Intern: Maeve Stewart

Site: Crime Victim Center of Erie County

Supervisor: Amy Blackman, Director of Prevention Education

“This internship has truly opened my eyes to the reality of the world, while giving me the skills and opportunities to handle it."

White

Intern: Shamir White

Site: Hermitage House Youth Services

Supervisor: Rick Shaw, Head Supervisor

“Strive towards greatness no matter your flaws.”

Wolff

Intern: Michael Wolff

Site: Millcreek Community Hospital

Supervisor: Alicia Plyler, LPC, Clinical Services Manager

"My internship at Millcreek Community Hospital has granted me direct insight into mental health treatment. Interacting with the patients and staff and being able to apply classroom knowledge to real-world situations is a valuable experience unlike any other."