Training and education

Training and Educational Opportunities

Ready to explore a career in mental health with Rogers? Whether you're working toward your bachelor's degree, graduate degree, a recent graduate, searching for a fellowship, or in need of psychiatry residency training, Rogers provides opportunities no matter where you are on your educational path.

Throughout the year, students, residents, and fellows gain valuable experience toward their degree requirements by working alongside Rogers’ clinical staff in these areas: 

  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Nursing
  • Social work
  • Experiential therapy
  • Counseling
  • Dietetics 

Rogers serves as a site for required clinical rotations, internships, and practicums with various institutions across the country.

Through these programs, students get the opportunity to be part of the specialized care offered by a private, independent, national leader in specialty behavioral healthcare while gaining additional knowledge and skills.

Semester Deadlines:

  • Fall requests (for experiences occurring between August and December) must be submitted by May 1
  • Spring requests (for experiences occurring between January and May) must be submitted by September 1
  • Summer requests (for experiences occurring between May and August) must be submitted by February 1

For BSN 1:1 preceptor requests, MSN 1:1 preceptor requests (only current employees may request), and RN clinical group placement requests: please email

All other requests including Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) placement requests: please email


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Psychology programs

The psychology staff throughout Rogers Behavioral Health is well respected within the mental health and addiction field for its understanding and application of evidence-based therapeutic interventions, with in-depth cognitive behavioral therapy as the foundation of care. Through practicums, internships, and fellowships, you have the opportunity to work and learn alongside leading clinical psychologists who are part of one of the leading behavioral health systems in the country. 

Clinical psychology doctoral internship program

This program includes five tracks:

  • Adolescent Inpatient Care - #215111
  • Adult OCD and Anxiety Disorders Residential Care - #215112
  • Adult Inpatient Care - #215113
  • Adult Trauma Recovery Residential Care - #215114
  • Adult Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Residential Care - #215115

Applications for the 2024-2025 clinical psychology doctoral internship program at Rogers Behavioral Health are now open.

The internship program is scheduled to begin August 5, 2024. Interns will work with Rogers Behavioral Health staff in providing treatment services to child, adolescent, and adult patients in a variety of clinical settings. The goal of these experiences will be for interns to develop the skills and confidence needed to begin their career as a practicing clinical psychologist. Potential interns are encouraged to review the brochure and handbook to learn more about the program.

Applications are submitted through the AAPI online portal. Applications are due by November 15 and notification of interviews will occur by December 15. Questions can be directed to Nancy Goranson, PsyD, director of clinical training, at

Rogers is an APPIC member. This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.


The internship is a member in good standing of the Association of Psychology Post-doctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). The internship is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) as of 2014 and the reaccreditation site visit occurred on July 26 and 27, 2023.

Commission on Accreditation Contact information: 

750 First St. NE
Washington DC 20002
Phone: 202-336-5979
Fax: 202-336-5978

Post-doctoral fellowships 

Rogers Behavioral Health offers three post-doctoral fellowship positions:

  • Adult obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety
  • Child and adolescent treatment
  • Adult Trauma Recovery

Fellowship applications are due by February 1. Positions start in August and last for one year. Potential fellows are encouraged to read more in the program brochure.

Please direct any questions and/or send application materials indicating which fellowship track to Nancy Goranson, PsyD, director of clinical training, at 

Graduate-level psychology practicum training 

The strong psychology staff at Rogers has provided clinical training for well-qualified, graduate-level psychology students from many in-state and out-of-state schools of psychology. These placements give you exposure to the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults in inpatient, partial hospitalization and residential care settings, all part of Rogers, and are structured to deal with a wide spectrum of disorders. Cognitive behavioral therapy and developmental psychology form the theoretical backbone of Rogers’ approach to training. Exposure to biological aspects of mental illness and the opportunity for research are also available. For more information, please contact the Campus Relations Team at


Psychiatry Programs

Child and adolescent psychiatry fellowships

Rogers Behavioral Health locations in Wisconsin have served as training sites for fellows in child and adolescent psychiatry, in conjunction with the Medical College of Wisconsin. A current fellowship is in place at our Brown Deer location in conjunction with Medical College of Wisconsin. Fellows learn about inpatient and partial hospitalization care of children and adolescents, with the opportunity for elective rotation in eating disorders, specialized treatment of traumatized children, ADHD, etc., in a private psychiatric hospital setting. The program is also structured to create opportunities for fellows who develop an interest in research. As a fellow, you are expected to teach courses and take part in training of medical students. Qualified fellows from other programs are welcome to join Rogers for an elective placement. 

Psychiatry residency training 

Rogers Behavioral Health locations have served as training sites for psychiatry residency training in conjunction with school of medicine partners. Current rotations include eating disorders, in conjunction with Medical College of Wisconsin. Residents usually teach and supervise medical students. 

Medical student training 

In conjunction with area medical schools, medical students at Rogers Behavioral Health training sites get exposure to inpatient and specialized outpatient settings in Wisconsin. Students have the rare opportunity to spend half of their time in child and adolescent care, and the other half engaged with adult patients. Elective experiences may be available as well. Medical students are supervised by residents, fellows and Rogers psychiatrists within a range of psychiatric subspecialties. On-site lectures and case conferences are part of the training. By the end of rotation, students are expected to write or present a paper about the linkage between psychiatry and the medical specialty they wish to pursue.


Nursing programs

Registered nurse training 

Rogers Behavioral Health locations in Wisconsin serve as the training site for more than 200 nursing students drawn from some of the most prominent nursing schools in the Midwest. In addition to guidance from on-site supervisors appointed by the nursing programs, you benefit from interaction with the expert psychiatric nurses at Rogers who are part of a multidisciplinary team with a singular focus on mental health and addiction. For more information, contact your nursing program. 

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

Master’s-level students in nurse practitioner programs receive a wide range of experiences in both individual and family therapy, in multidisciplinary treatment and psychopharmacological intervention with a wide range of patients. You will gain exposure to both inpatient and partial hospital settings. While exposure to a full spectrum of ages and diagnoses is a hallmark of this training, the internship experience is tailored to your individual needs and interests. Rogers has contracts with schools across the country.


Social work internship

This program provides intense clinical immersion into the world of social services within a behavioral healthcare environment.  Our social services department has a limited number of training positions available to work in multiple settings across Rogers Behavioral Health. Rogers has contracts with schools across the country.

Experiential therapy internships

Experiential therapists across Rogers Behavioral Health are dedicated, qualified and knowledgeable in training interns. At our Oconomowoc, Madison, West Allis and Brown Deer locations in Wisconsin, we participate in internships in recreation and art therapy, but provide exposure to a variety of expressive therapies. Interns benefit from a diverse, meaningful and individual experience within a behavioral health environment. For more information, contact: Oconomowoc–Deana Grall at; Brown Deer–Michelle Robertson,; West Allis-Danielle Pitrof,


Professional opportunities for students

Ready to explore a career in mental health with Rogers? Whether you’re working toward your bachelor’s degree, graduate degree, a recent graduate, searching for a fellowship, or in need of psychiatry residency training, Rogers provides opportunities no matter where you are on your educational path.

Through our many educational opportunities at Rogers, you'll gain valuable experience toward your degree requirements by working alongside Rogers’ clinical staff in these areas: 

  • Psychiatry

  • Psychology

  • Nursing

  • Social work

  • Experiential therapy

  • Counseling

  • Dietetics 

We value the individual experience each of our team members bring to work each day to help work toward our mission together of helping people reach their full potential for health and well-being.

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Rogers Behavioral Health offers continuing education programs for healthcare professionals at locations in Wisconsin and near our regional sites. 

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