Program Information: Clinical Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1396
Program Type: Internship
Site: Robert J. Murney Clinic at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
Department: Clinical Psychology
Address: 1322 South Campbell Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65807
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 200 miles southwest of St. Louis
Phone: 417-893-7981
Fax:
Email: aparkhurst@forest.edu
Web Address: http://www.forest.edu
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.forest.edu/cl-internship.aspx
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 1994
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: AnnElise Parkhurst
Chief Psychologist: Jennifer Baker Psy.D., LMFT
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2015
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 18000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:

Stipend ranges are values in US Dollars.

Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 5 vacation days; 5 days winter break leave (site closed); 6 days sick leave; 8 official holidays; retirement benefits (optional voluntary contributions); optional vision plan; 3 credits of course work at no cost with School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: No
Application Due Date: 11/01/2014 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Central Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/15/2014
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

The Internship Selection Committee reviews all completed applications. Applicants are notified of their interview status by e-mail or telephone. Two interview dates are generally scheduled in January. At each, eight to ten applicants are invited to interview. Candidates participate in individual interviews and group consultations with internship faculty members. Candidates are often asked to participate in activities such as therapy case conceptualizations and group discussion that is observed by internship faculty members.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 250
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: Total of 800 hours (completed before application) required, consisting of intervention, assessment, and supervision hours
Program Description

The internship program is located at the Robert J. Murney Clinic at Forest Institute, a training clinic associated with The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute. The internship program provides a variety of training opportunities: individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults; pre-marital, marital, and couple therapy; family therapy; group therapy; psychoeducational groups; and psychological evaluations. In addition, Forest Institute is affiliated with other mental health facilities and community organizations in the greater Ozarks area that provide additional training opportunities.

Mandatory experiences include outpatient treatment, crisis intervention, assessment services, exposure to diverse clientele, community and outreach activities, program development and delivery, and education/consultation. Interns are also required to supervise beginning practicum students, while receiving intensive supervisor training. As their interests dictate, interns may assume teaching assigments in the academic program with The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute. Additional experiences in administration, program development, and consultation can be elected.

As Forest Institute internship faculty maintain a strong focus on fostering the development of interns, supervision and training are priorities. Supervisor backgrounds and theoretical orientations are varied, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic-interpersonal, family systems, and primary care psychology. Exposure to empirically validated treatment models is valued and is incorporated in training and delivery of professional services. At the same time, understanding "self-as-instrument" is emphasized and becomes a focus in the intern supervision group. Moreover, internship faculty emphasize mentorship, encouraging intern-supervisor collaboration across a range of psychological functions, including teaching, supervising, consulting, assessment and psychotherapy.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students:
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban:
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Family Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice:
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders:
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

The internship program provides significant latitude for interns to pursue personal interests while developing proficiencies in the NCSPP competencies. Interns work with their primary supervisors and other internship faculty members in identifying and implementing opportunities to pursue such interests.

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or experiences may be available at all consortium sites, and some internship programs may not have updated this information recently. Please consult the program's web site www.forest.edu or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Number of Completed Applications:
Number of applicants invited for interviews:
Total number of interns:
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs:
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0