Program Information: Outpatient

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2031
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Washburn Center for Children
Department: Outpatient
Address: 1100 Glenwood Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 612-871-1454
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
Member of APPIC since: 2006
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Nicole Wolf
Chief Psychologist: Rachael Krahn
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2020
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 24000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Please refer to our program brochure via our website for additional information.
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: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/08/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Central Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/13/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/06/2020
Interview process description:

Applicants will be notified via email about their eligibility for an interview. Interviews will be conducted in early to mid January. Interviews are held at Washburn's main office in Minneapolis, MN. Interviews are conducted by the Training Director, one other staff psychologist, and a postdoctoral fellow. Following the interview, applicants will have the opportunity to meet with one or more current interns to ask questions and hear more about the internship program from an intern's perspective during one of the set times that day, as well as receive a brief tour of the main site. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Visit Website
We have matched with interns from these programs: George Washington University, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Florida School of Professional Psychology, Roosevelt University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, St. Thomas University, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Midwestern University, Georgia School of Professional Psychology, Wheaton College, Pacific University, Spalding University, Wright State University, University of Rochester, University of La Verne, Marquette University, Tennessee State University, Northeastern University, Adler University -Chicago, Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge,
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 150
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 150
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree 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: Please see program brochure via website for additional information.
Program Description

Washburn Center for Children is committed to providing a high quality, diverse, and comprehensive training experience to Doctoral Interns in the Outpatient department of a community mental health center. The Internship Program utilizes the Capstone Model and considers itself a practitioner-scholar program. The Internship Program follows a year-long, full-time progression of training opportunities that build upon the Intern’s previous academic and clinical experiences.

The Doctoral Internship Program provides training in a broad range of skills needed by clinical psychologists working with children, adolescents, and families in community mental health. The Internship Program promotes the development of a number of various profession-wide competencies (please see program brochure for information about the specific competencies).

At the core of the Intern’s training experience is providing direct assessment and intervention to a diverse urban and suburban population, which makes up approximately 50% of the Intern’s time. Washburn is known for providing exceptional treatment to children and families who have endured trauma; however, within the Outpatient Program, the clinical work is rich and varied. We believe it is important for Interns to learn how to assess and intervene in a wide range of psychological issues that children, adolescents and families may present with. Further enriching the clinical work is the fact that Washburn serves a diverse population across sites, ensuring that Interns will expand their understanding of cultural responsiveness and the varied systems that children and families interact with. 

Interns are supported in developing a range of intervention and assessment techniques, thus ongoing and frequent supervision with licensed psychologists and postdoctoral fellows, training in an evidenced-based practice, as well as didactic seminars are provided to promote an Interns’ development. Underlying all techniques is the critical intervention of building a solid therapeutic relationship; it is believed that the quality of the therapeutic relationship significantly enhances any intervention or approach that might be used. Furthermore, it is believed that a solid understanding of developmental stages, processes, and needed in working with children and adolescents. Underscoring all clinical work is a solid understanding of the APA’s ethical standards and knowledge of the law regulating the practice of psychology. Interns are exposed to many theoretical orientations and supported in understanding and developing their own approach that best channels their skills as an emerging psychologist. Collaboration and team-work is an essential component of mental health treatment of children and families at Washburn.  

A vital aspect of clinical work and training at Washburn is the focus on developing cultural responsiveness. Interns and other trainees, agency staff members, and Training Supervisors all share the goal of enhancing their own cultural awareness and development. This is seen through Washburn’s focus on cultural responsiveness trainings; the focus on cultural dynamics and implications during case consultations, team meetings, and supervision; and through the activities of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Responsiveness (DICR) initiative at Washburn. 

The Doctoral Internship Program strives to prepare Interns for the demands of clinical work, as well as other possible professional activities, such as supervision and teaching of psychological concepts. An important aspect of the Doctoral Internship Program is helping Interns develop and expand their supervision skills. This is accomplished by having Interns supervise other young professionals (i.e., practicum students) over the course of the year and receive supervision on their supervision skills and experiences. Interns are also required to lead a few seminars in order to enhance their skills in integrating research findings and teaching psychological theory, concepts, and knowledge to their cohort and supervisors (please see program brochure for additional information).

The Doctoral Internship Program is committed to ensuring that Interns complete their Internship with sufficient supervised experience to feel confident treating a range of clients, diagnoses, and clinical problems.  All training time credited to the Predoctoral Internship Program is post-practicum and pre-doctoral.

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders:
Sexual Offenders:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Counseling: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

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 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: 55 31 91
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 25 17 38
Total number of interns: 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 3 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 2 15 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 12 45 38
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 3 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 1 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 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 1
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 1 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0