Site Name: Center for Behavioral Medicine (formerly Western Missouri Mental Health Center)
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Stipend ranges are values in US Dollars.
Applicants are invited to half-day onsite interviews in groups that include review of program, tour of facility, and individual interviews with various faculty members. Invitees are provided choice of approximately 8 dates during December and January. All invitations are offered by email. Group interview dates are acquired by contacting the department secretary (by phone). Alternatives to onsite interviews can be arranged if travel is prohibitive.
The internship program at the Center for Behavioral Medicine consists of three Clinical Track positions and two Forensic Track positions.
Clinical Track interns work with adult inpatients suffering from serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI). Interns complete a 4-month major rotation on each of two, long-term inpatient units. For the third 4-month rotation, interns may continue to provide services on an inpatient unit or choose a rotation in either outpatient forensic evaluation services or on the inpatient competency restoration unit. Clinical interns participate in a year-long concentration in one of two specialty intervention programs (Dialectical Behavior Therapy or Illness Management and Recovery).
The Forensic Track involves combined experiences on outpatient forensic evaluation services and an inpatient competency restoration unit. Throughout the training year interns spend two days per week performing criminal-pretrial evaluations and risk assessments, and two days per week providing assessment and treatment to patients committed to the Missouri Department of Mental Health as Incompetent to Stand Trial.
All interns participate in didactic seminars and other training activities one day per week.
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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.cbm-psychologytraining.com or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.