Department : Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2412
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Lorenz Clinic
Department: Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology
Address: 1772 Stieger Lake Ln
Victoria, Minnesota 55386
Country: United States
Metro Area: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Distance from Major City: 10 miles to Bloomington, MN
Phone: 952-443-4600x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
Member of APPIC since: 12/05/2022
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: BJ Suarez
Chief Psychologist: Chad Lorenz Psy.D., LP, MA, LMFT
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/12/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 39520
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , 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): Interns receive malpractice insurance via the clinic's policy but are encouraged to carry their own additional policy. Interns are eligible to attend Lorenz Clinic's Annual Invited Practitioner Conference. Interns also are eligible to join vision insurance and our 401k program.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical workday will consist of completion of outpatient psychotherapy, assessment, indirect client contact, and documentation completion, as well as any required business meetings, supervision, or consultation sessions. Interns will have access to their supervisors and other staff located at the clinic to benefit their learning throughout the workday.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
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: 01/04/2024 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Optional
A Virtual Interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 01/08/2024
Tentative interview date: 01/18/2024
Interview process description:

All applicant interviews will be reviewed by the application committee and will be rated to determine which applicants will be interviewed. Applicants will have virtual video interviews available from January 18th to January 26th, 2024. Interview sessions will last for a half-day and will consist of individual interviews with potential supervisors and group interviews with the internship application committee. Informational Q&A half-hour virtual sessions will be intermittently scheduled in early January.

Applicants will be notified via AAPI of interview status.

Phase II interviews will occur from 3/7/24-3/8/23

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Visit Website
We have matched with interns from these programs: Adler University, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed:
Dissertation Proposal Approved:
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 200
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 50
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable):
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited 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: Interns will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check and will be required to provide evidence of completion of the full COVID 19 vaccination cycle (including a booster), or submit a request for medical or religious exemption to Human Resources prior to their start date. Interns will be required to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption prior to their start. Additionally, interns are subject to Minnesota Statute 604.20-604.205, which requires Lorenz Clinic to contact employers from at least the last five years to determine whether any sexual exploitation of clients has occurred.
Program Description

Lorenz Clinic of Family Psychology offers a Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology. Lorenz Clinic trains interns to become competent, ethical, responsible professionals with a primary emphasis in service to children, adults, couples, and families. The training program seeks to train interns to reach developmentally-appropriate levels of competence related to APA’s Profession-Wide Competencies. Supervision within the training program is generally governed by policies the clinic has adopted from APA’s Guidelines for Clinical Supervision in Health Service Psychology (APA, 2014) as well as other sources. Interns are expected to train at a level appropriate to doctoral level interns, and will continue in their learning from their graduate programs and apply knowledge from their doctoral level program. The training program's goal is to improve the quality of therapy in our community by training various pre licensed clinicians, including psychology interns. The clinic is guided by its core values, which are social obligation, professionalism, quality, reflectiveness, and development. It is expected that interns will complete the internsihp with a network and are well-prepared for independent practice. The focus is on developing the intern journey and improving the overall experience of training, to ensure that the focus remains on training and development. Lorenz Clinic provides 5 hours of supervision every week, 3 of which are individual supervision hours with a Licensed Psychologist and 2 of which are group supervisin hours with a Licensed Psychologist. An additional 2.5 hours per week of didactics are offered in training for psychological assessment, psychological supervision, psychotherapy with children and adults, and social equity.

The training experience is tailored to each student’s unique learning goals and professional developmental level expected of a graduate-level intern.  Interns are expected to develop a working learning contract and regularly update this with their primary supervisor.  Interns can expect to gain experience and training specific to private practice (e.g., diagnostic formulation, documentation standards, interfacing with child protection, etc.).  Interns are expected to maintain a regular patient caseload which includes individual outpatient therapy and psychological assessment to create intentional generalist psychology training. Expectations for interns will be developmentally adjusted to be more challenging than expectations for a doctoral practicum student but less challenging than expectations for a postdoctoral fellow or liensed psychologist. Interns are expected to develop the appropriate foundational training to begin a Postdoctoral Fellowship upon completion of the doctoral internship or for independent licensure in states or provinces which do not require postdoctural pre licensure practice.

The Internship includes a rich invited speaker series which have included presentations from Drs. Mac Baird, Irvin Yalom, Bruce Perry, Pauline Boss, Sue Johnson, Mary Catherine Bateson, Harry Aponte, Peter Zelles, David Hong, Bill Doherty, and Ed Watkins, Jr.

Interns receive a full-time stipend, three weeks of paid time off, access to employer-sponsored group medical and dental insurance, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, 401k program, and paid holidays.
About Lorenz Clinic
Lorenz Clinic of Family Psychology is a multi-disciplinary psychotherapy clinic serving the unique mental health needs of children, adults, families, couples and groups. Each of our locations has a multidisciplinary staff that includes child specialists, couples counselors, adult therapists, and psychiatric nurse. Having these specialized services under one roof helps us impact many problems from a variety of angles, making change more likely and sustainable. As an outpatient clinic, our primary focus is providing an array of weekly services aimed at assessing and treating the most common mental health issues. We are skilled at triaging client needs, selecting effective treatments, and collaborating with community resources and higher levels of care. We work closely with pediatricians, primary care physicians, schools, and social services agencies to achieve alignment in goals in complex cases. Additional information about Lorenz Clinic may be found at:

If you have questions about how to apply, please contact the Training Director BJ Suarez. The training brochure is available on our website.

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Experience (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Experience (21% to 30%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : Experience (21% to 30%)


Health Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: Experience (21% to 30%)
HIV/AIDS: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Experience (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: Experience (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
School: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Counseling: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Experience (21% to 30%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Experience (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty: Exposure (1% to 20%)

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Number of Completed Applications: 0 10
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 8
Total number of interns: 2
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: 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
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 (1st Placement)
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0