Program Information:

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2090
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Minnesota Sex Offender Program
Department:
Address: 1111 Highway 73
Moose Lake, Minnesota 55767
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: Moose Lake (Match #209011) is 45 miles South of Duluth, 90 miles North of Mpls/St. Paul. St. Peter (Match # 209012) is approximately 70 miles South of Mpls/St. Paul.
Phone: 218-565-6038
Fax:
Email: lauren.a.herbert@state.mn.us
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Other
Member of APPIC since: 01/01/2010
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Lauren Herbert
Chief Psychologist: Lauren Herbert
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 24
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/19/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 42011
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 1 Floating Holiday
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: Yes
Application Due Date: 12/17/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Central Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/18/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/08/2020
Interview process description:

At MSOP, we host a group interview.  The time at the facility is contingent on how many people interview, but generally we expect a full day.  You are welcome to interview via phone or in person.  However, if you come in person we arrange for you to tour our facility, meet with several current supervisors, and our current interns.  

 

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
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:
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 Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited 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: One writing sample, which is in the form of a psychological report or written case conceptualization with any identifying information deleted
Program Description

The MSOP Psychology Doctoral Internship Program is an individual site with two tracks.  One track is located in Moose Lake, MN (Match #: 209011)and the other is in St. Peter, MN (Match #: 209012).  Moose Lake admits clients to the program who are on judicial hold or who have been civilly committed.  Once a client has been finally committed, he/she is given the opportunity to participate in treatment.  Phase I, Phase II and non-treatment participants currently reside at the Moose Lake facility.   In Phase I treatment, clients learn emotional self-regulation, behavior management and they establish their motivation for change.  These treatment targets establish the foundation for success in the later phases of MSOP treatment.  In Phase II treatment, clients identify and address the underlying issues of their offending behaviors, which include their sexual and non-sexual motivations and decision making related to their sex offenses and general offending patterns.  Once clients have successfully completed Phase II treatment, they are transferred to St. Peter to begin their Phase III treatment work.  Moose Lake, MN is in the upper half of the State and approximately 40 minutes from Duluth, which is right on Lake Superior. 

The MSOP-St. Peter campus is comprised of continued conventional programming (Phase II and Phase III), the Alternative Program (Phase I, II, and III), a program designed for clients with executive functioning deficits, and Community Preparation Services (CPS), a location designed for clients who have been granted transfer outside the secure perimeter by the Special Review Board (SRB) and the judicial appeal panel, for the later stages of MSOP treatment.  St. Peter is in the lower half of the State and approximately an hour from the St. Paul/Minneapolis metro area.  

Our Psychology Doctoral Internship Program is best suited for students seeking experiences within a secure program providing sex offender treatment to civilly committed clients that will complement their previous training. Successful applicants will possess a solid foundation in psychological assessment and therapeutic intervention, will have completed or be in the process of completing a formal dissertation, and must have successfully defended the dissertation proposal prior to the internship start date. Doctoral students from Clinical and Forensic Psychology programs who have obtained approval from their faculty and are internship-eligible may apply. Students from APA-approved programs are preferred. MSOP is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison:
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy:
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other: Supervision of students as available

Experience

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

The supervision of students is as available

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: 20
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 15
Total number of interns: 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1
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 1 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: 2 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 2 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