Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (NNAMHS)

Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (NNAMHS)

1 Full-Time Position, APPIC Program Code: 2323-13

General Information:

Located on the scenic Truckee River, Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (NNAMHS) provides comprehensive care primarily to individuals with serious behavioral health disorders in northern Nevada. NNAMHS provides inpatient and outpatient services to adults and their families, serving over 1,600 clients annually. Inpatient care is provided at the Dini-Townsend Psychiatric Hospital, which has a 20 bed Inpatient Unit and an inpatient Rapid Stabilization Unit (RSU) with a 10 bed capacity.

Several community programs compose the Community Outpatient Services at NNAMHS. Each program focuses on providing behavioral health services to individuals in the community. Below is a list of Community Outpatient Services available at NNAHMS:

  • Medication Clinic
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program and Peer Support programs
  • Housing and Residential Programs
  • Psychiatric Case Management
  • Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT)
  • Mental Health and Family Mental Health Courts
  • Outpatient Psychological and Counseling Services

The staff for the Community Outpatient Services at NNAMHS includes a variety of disciplines including three psychologists working primarily in outpatient services and one psychologist working primarily in the Dini-Townsend Psychiatric Hospital. The staff of both the inpatient and outpatient programs also include other disciplines such as licensed clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed alcohol and drug counselors, psychiatrists, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, case managers, mental health technicians, and consumer service advocates.

Internship Experience:

Interns at NNAMHS work in outpatient and inpatient settings, serving adults experiencing a wide range of serious mental health problems. Interns receive supervision from staff psychologists.

Our internship contributes to the development of competent clinical psychologists skilled in diagnosis, psychological treatment, psychological testing, and behavioral consultation with seriously mentally ill adults. Interns learn risk assessment, crisis intervention, interviewing and assessment skills, and other screening techniques. Psychological treatment includes individual as well as group therapy. Work in the inpatient and outpatient settings offer interns an opportunity to work closely with a variety of behavioral health professionals. Treatment approaches include empirically supported strategies, including CBT, DBT, ACT, psychodynamic psychotherapy, motivational interviewing, interpersonal psychotherapy, and solution-focused therapy. The inpatient units at the Dini-Townsend Hospital embrace a recovery model. Interns work with socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals who suffer from a wide range of psychopathology . Interns learn and practice batteries of psychological tests at the start of the year. Psychological testing experience includes not only interpretation of tests, but also integration of interview and history data. There is some degree of flexibility provided to accommodate individual intern interests in terms of the types of clients seen, development and implementation of particular treatment groups, and types of assessment activities.

Site Director

Jeffrey Corpuel, Ph.D. (jcorpuel@health.nv.gov)