Student education

Student Education

We partner with colleges and universities to ensure we have the workforce of tomorrow to meet the growing demands for mental health and addiction care. Through the year, we have students, residents and fellows observing, learning and caring alongside Rogers’ clinical staff in these areas:

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

Rogers serves as a site for both required and elective rotations, internships and practicums with institutions such as University of Wisconsin-Madison and Medical College of Wisconsin. 

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.

Your first step in exploring options is likely to connect with the school or professional program at your local college or university to see what connections it may have with Rogers.

If interested in internship opportunities at Rogers, please contact: Jennifer Hoffman, Campus Relations Recruiter at


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 and University of Wisconsin-Madison. 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. 


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 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. 

Post-doctoral fellowships 

Rogers Behavioral Health will offer two post-doctoral fellowship positions for the 2020-2021 year: one focusing on obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety and two focusing on child/adolescent treatment within intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization treatment programs. Fellowship positions will start on approximately August 16, 2021 and will last for one year. To be considered for the positions, Rogers must receive your application materials by March 1, 2021. Read more in the program brochure.

Please direct any questions to:

Clinical psychology doctoral internship program

This program includes two tracks:

  • Child and Adolescent Day Treatment (CADT) Track – #215111
  • OCD and Anxiety Disorders Track – #215112

Applications for the 2021-2022 clinical psychology doctoral internship program at Rogers Behavioral Health are now open.

The internship program is scheduled to begin August 8, 2022. 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.

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

  1. Cover letter indicating your professional goals and interests
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Writing sample (psychological report or treatment summary)
  5. All graduate school transcripts 

This information can be 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.


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 with the next site visit scheduled for 2021. 

Commission on Accreditation Contact information: 

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

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 dynamic/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 Jennifer Hoffman at

Other Training 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 nurse practitioner program 

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. Students from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Alverno College are currently participating; check with your university or nursing program regarding options.

Social work 

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. In Wisconsin, current contracts are with George Williams College of Aurora University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Helen Bader School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Concordia University, Alverno College and Carthage College. Interested students should contact these contracted universities regarding placement. 

Experiential therapy 

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. To apply: Check with school, college or university to see if your school has a current contract with Rogers. If not, the university or college needs to start the process. We recommend applying six to nine months before an actual start date. For more information, contact: Oconomowoc–Deana Grall at; Brown Deer–Heather Hodorowski,; West Allis-Lisa Noble,

Outside of Wisconsin

We offer students the opportunity to learn in a specialized outpatient environment in our Rogers Behavioral Health national network. Working with area universities and colleges, current placements include:

Rogers Behavioral Health in Nashville

Music therapy, counseling, nurse practitioner practicums and internships
Training agreements with: Belmont University, Lipscomb University, Western Kentucky University, and Vanderbilt University
Contact: Monica Robertson,

Rogers Behavioral Health in Chicago

Master’s level internships for psychology/counseling or social work
Training agreements with:
Contact: Brock Maxwell,

Rogers Behavioral Health in Tampa Bay

Master’s level internships for psychology/counseling
Medical students (pediatrics)
Training agreements with: University of South Florida, University of Central Florida, Florida State University, Argosy University, and Walden University.

Continuing education

Continuing education

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

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