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Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo (CMHIP) is a 455-bed hospital that provides inpatient behavioral health services for adults, adolescents and geriatric patients. CMHIP is a forensic hospital that serves individuals with pending criminal charges who require evaluations of competency, individuals who have been found by a court to be incompetent to proceed (restoration treatment) and individuals found to be not guilty by reason of insanity. Patients' families, friends and loved ones are encouraged to visit and maintain relationships with patients while hospitalized.
CMHIP is located in southern Colorado on a 300-acre campus. As one of Pueblo's largest employers, we offer career opportunities in many multi-disciplinary professions, including nursing, psychology, social work and medicine. CMHIP is accredited through the Joint Commission.
At CMHIP, we aspire to improve the quality of life for our most vulnerable populations in Colorado by advancing the best practices in behavioral health care.
We deliver exceptional mental health care for Colorado's forensic, geriatric and adolescent patients, in an environment that is safe for patients and staff.
For providers looking for forms related to admissions, visit the Mental Health Emergency Hold page.
If you need mental health services, call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or visit Colorado Crisis Services.
1600 W. 24th St.
Pueblo, CO 81003
Main Phone: 719.546.4000
Staff Education: 719.546.4339
Human Resources: 719.546.4611
Medical Records: 719.546.4184
Patient Representative: 719.546.4034
Volunteer Services: 719.546.4388
Crisis Services: 1.844.493.TALK (8255) or visit Colorado Crisis Services
MATCH 2020 for 2020-2021 Internship Year
APPIC Match Number: 1963
The doctoral psychology internship at Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo (CMHIP) trains Health Services Psychologisty interns in the nine profession-wide competencies of general clinical practice, with an emphasis on forensic populations. Our program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation (COA) since 2010 and we are scheduled for our next site visit in 2027. We provide experiential training in the application of evidence-based treatment interventions, psychological and forensic evaluations, neuropsychological screenings procedures and assessments, applied clinical research, efficacious clinical supervision as well as supervision training. We provide multiple opportunities to observe professional modeling to meaningfully further our interns’ development as Health Services Psychologists.
Our program is now accepting applications for three doctoral internship positions for the 2020-2021 training year. Intern positions are full-time term-limited (12 months) employees of the State of Colorado. Interns are non-exempt employees thus eligible for comp time, and will receive a salary with state benefits to include medical and dental insurance, 10 state holidays, annual leave, and sick leave.
Passing pre-employment background checks and drug screen is a condition of employment. Additional information about pre-employment requirements and employee benefits can be found in Internship Admission, Support and Initial Placement Data section of this website.
Below you will find links to information about our program. Please contact us by phone (719.546.4552) or email (email@example.com) if you have additional questions.
Director of Internship Training
Peggy A. Hicks, Ed.D.
Phone (719) 546-4552
Fax (719) 546-4084
Assistant Director of Internship Training
Michelle Arriaga, Psy.D.
Phone (719) 546-4880
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 12, 2019NOTIFICATION of INVITATION for INTERVIEW: December 11, 2019INTERVIEW DATES: January 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2020
Learn more about Pueblo, Colorado at http://pueblo.org/visit-pueblo
The CMHIP Nutrition Services Department participates in the School Breakfast and Lunch Program, as well as the Afterschool Snack Program, through the Colorado Department of Education and for residents on the Adolescent Behavioral Treatment Unit. A Local Wellness Policy is required to be available. View the policy.
If you seek Medical Records from CMHIP, a form is available. You can send the form back by:
Fax: (719) 546-4212
Mail: CMHIP ATTN: Medical Records, 1600 W. 24th Street, Pueblo CO 81003