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A Message from our Training Director

Mary Ashley Angelo

Thank you for your interest in the Mississippi State Hospital Doctoral Internship in Health Services Psychology. I would like to personally welcome you to our website, and I hope to offer you a small preview of what we get to do here. Although we have an amazing 350-acre campus that features incredible trees, greenspaces, ponds, and walking trails, the true beauty at our campus is in our patient population. Our Internship Program rests on three key pillars: Compassion, Service, and Advocacy. We have the privilege of working with some of the most clinically challenging patients in the state, and you will have experiences here that you are unlikely to see in most programs. We are one of the few state hospitals that are not entirely forensic, and we provide services across the lifespan. Whether you are interested in our adolescent program, or in practicing psychology with older adults, our Internship Program will increase your education and expand your clinical repertoire. Our hope for all of our Psychology Interns is that as they continue to grow in their clinical skills, they also grow in their humanity.

Becoming a Psychology Intern at MSH not only includes working with some of the most interesting patients in the state, our training department includes a diverse group of incredible doctors and mentors who consider it a privilege to be part of your growth and education. Our desire is to create a safe space where exploration and creativity is not only valued but encouraged, allowing you to become the best psychologist you can be. My hope is that this will be a year of personal and professional growth; a year that you will cherish as a wonderful opportunity to show compassion, serve others, and advocate for those who need it most. Thank you for considering our program. Please explore the rest of the site and feel free to reach out if you have questions. All the best in your search.

Mississippi State Hospital

Psychology Internship Program

PO Box 157-A 

Building 51

Whitfield, MS 39193

(601) 351-8528