Program Information: Missouri Health Sciences Psychology Consortium

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1388
Program Type: Internship
Site: Missouri Health Sciences Psychology Consortium
Department: Missouri Health Sciences Psychology Consortium
Address: Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital
116 (BH) - Attn: Dr. Andrew Darchuk
800 Hospital Dr.
Columbia, Missouri 65201
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 100 miles east of Kansas City, 100 miles west of St. Louis
Phone: 573-814-6000x53470
Fax: 573-814-6493
Email: Andrew.Darchuk@va.gov
Web Address: https://healthprofessions.missouri.edu/health-psychology/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2019/11/MHSPC-Psychology-Internship-Brochure-2020-2021-October-Update.pdf
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.columbiamo.va.gov/docs/MHSPCPsychologyInternshipBrochure2020202508compliant.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Medical School
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Member of APPIC since: 01/01/2003
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Andrew Darchuk
Chief Psychologist: Stephanie Reid-Arndt
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 33
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 12
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 26166
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns matching to Truman VA tracks will receive stipend of $26,166. Interns matching to UM-DHP tracks will receive stipend of $28,352.
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: 11/15/2019 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: 12/15/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/16/2020
Interview process description:

Applicants selected for interview will be invited to participate in a day-long visit to the MHSPC that will include four individual interviews with program faculty; informational sessions regarding programs, training rotations, and faculty; and a tour of relevant facilities. Intern interviews will be conducted on January 16, January 17, January 23, and January 24, 2020.

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: Yes
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:
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 Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not 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:
Program Description

The Missouri Health Sciences Psychology Consortium (MHSPC) is located near the campus of the University of Missouri. This internship, with its scientist-practitioner model, is intended to enhance current skills, develop new skills, and encourage personal and professional growth. The primary objective of the internship is to provide integrated and flexible learning experiences to assist in the emergence of competent, ethical, and professional psychologists. This objective is achieved through the following methods: (a) training in a breadth of clinical skills central to the practice of psychology: (b) training in content areas relevant to an intern's career goals; and (c) training in the ethical and professional standards that form the basis of psychological practice. The MHSPC is organized as a Consortium involving two separate agencies which provide major/minor block training experiences. The agencies are the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital and the University of Missouri School of Health Professions Department of Health Psychology. They are located in reasonably close proximity which permits interns to design an internship experience uniquely relevant to their particular interests and goals. The Consortium provides supervision from a diverse group of psychologists with specialized areas of expertise. Toward strengthening diversity awareness, the training program recognizes and cherishes the dignity of each individual regardless of age, culture, faith, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or social class. The training program is motivated to expose the intern to depth and breadth of training opportunities while further promoting a culture of learning, appreciation, and understanding.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Primary Care: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

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 https://healthprofessions.missouri.edu/health-psychology/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2019/11/MHSPC-Psychology-Internship-Brochure-2020-2021-October-Update.pdf 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: 93 109 106
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 72 68 69
Total number of interns: 11 11 9
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 11 11 9
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 7 6 5
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 4 5 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 8 11 8
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 3 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 0 9
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 59 75 133
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 1 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 10 8 10
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 4 4 3
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 2
General Hospital: 2 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 5
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 5 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: 1 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 3 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 1
Not Currently Employed: 0 1 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0