Program Information: Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1370
Program Type: Internship
Site: Pine Rest
Department: Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship
Address: Pine Rest Psychological Consultation Center
300 68th Street SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501-0165
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 180 miles NE of Chicago, 160 miles W of Detroit
Phone: 616-281-6382
Fax: 616-281-6397
Email: brant.vanorman@pinerest.org
Web Address: http://www.pinerest.org/psychology-internship-program
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.pinerest.org/psychology-internship-program
Primary Agency Type: Private Psychiatric Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • Private Psychiatric Hospital
Member of APPIC since: 1973
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Brant VanOrman Psy.D.
Chief Psychologist: Gary Burkhart Ph.D., ABPP
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 55
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 15
Position Information
Start Date: 07/13/2020
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: 25000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Conference/Book Allowance
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Intern time is divided into four parts throughout the year. Two days/week, interns provide therapy services in the outpatient clinic network. Two days/week, interns provide therapeutic and assessment/consultation services in our acute psychiatric hospital or residential programs. One half day/week is spent working at placements designed to increase access to behavioral health (e.g. partial hospitalization). One half day/week is devoted to didactic training (in addition to the supervision associated with the services/placements above.)
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: 11/30/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/05/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/10/2020
Interview process description:

On-site nterviews require a full day and will occur from mid-December through mid-January.  The Training Director and Assistant Training Director welcome the groups of interviewees and discuss the program with them as a group before individual interviews are conducted over the course of the morning.  While waiting for individual interview times, interns meet with current interns to ask questions and learn more about the program.  Current interns also provide tours of the Pine Rest campus.  Lunch is provided and is also with the current interns.  Group interviews are conducted with the Training Advisory Committee in the afternoon.  The entire process begins at 8AM and ends around 2:30.

Internet-based interviews will require about 3 hours.  The program has largely used Skype, but, as needed, has also used Facetime and BlueJeans.  Candidates will interview with the Training Director and Assistant Training Director, and will have the opportunity to meet via Skype with a current intern.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Mercer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Texas A&M, University of North Dakota, Regent, Howard, West Virginia, Fuller, Argosy-Chicago, Akron, Rosemead, Western Michigan, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Wheaton, Michigan State, Wayne State, Miami-Florida, Detroit Mercy, Roosevelt, Baylor, George Fox, Marywood, Tennessee State, Ball State
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by application deadline
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: 200
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
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 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:
Program Description

The Pine Rest Psychology Internship in Health Service Psychology is designed to train interns in the Practitioner-Scholar Model.  Training takes place within the context of a private, non-profit psychiatric hospital with a 100+ year history of providing excellent behavioral health services across the continuum of care.  Pine Rest is one of the five largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the U.S.  In 2018, Pine Rest had 71,647 hospital days of care (9,146 hospital admissions), 309,973 outpatient visits to its 19 outpatient clinics, and 65,428 residential days of care.  The learning community at Pine Rest includes the psychology internship, a psychiatry residency with multiple fellowships, a psychiatric physician's assistant training program, and a clinical pastoral education program.  Interns are part of a multidisciplinary team where psychologists and psychology interns are valued as colleagues, with distinct contributions to patient care.

Pine Rest's internship has been continuously accredited by the APA since 1982.  Our next site visit is scheduled for 2027.  (See www.apa.org/ed/accreditation or contact the APA Commission on Accreditation [202-336-5979] with questions).  Program highlights include:

  • Provision of services in inpatient, outpatient, and residential services.
  • Elective participation in leadership teams, for example, clinical improvement committee, mother-baby team, external relations.
  • Training in psychotherapy and assessment.
  • Excellent faculty and supervision.  A collaborative culture.
  • Opportunities for program evaluation and applied research.
  • Collaboration with psychiatry residents and resident faculty.
  • Training across all 9 Profession-Wide Competencies and our program specific competency: Spirituality

Our mission is to provide excellent clinical training in psychological assessment, intervention and consultation within a variety of settings (i.e. outpatient, inpatient, medical, and outreach). This training will equip graduates with the competencies needed to obtain employment in a variety of applied clinical settings.  Interns will be challenged to further their understanding of how personal history and worldview impact rapport, choice of interventions, and treatment outcomes. We believe that that best clinical work arises from clinicians who are self-aware, and who appropriately use their personal awareness to assist patients in making important life changes.  

Our program is strongly focused on diversity, individual differences, and cultural humility.  Diversity training is embedded into all case conceptualizations, all didactic trainings, and the selection of interventions.  Additionally, interns benefit from a monthly diversity training module led by a former intern who co-founded and leads a diversity consultation practice for organizations and individuals.  Pine Rest celebrates diversity and is committed to non-discrimination in employment policies and the provision of services to all people.

Our training philosophy emphasizes an environment that simultaneously nurtures and challenges interns, both as professionals and as people. We encourage collaboration among training faculty and interns. We view interns as junior colleagues who are valued member of our staff.  In sum, Pine Rest strives to equip interns with the ability to integrate science, practice, and worldview while constantly evaluating their appropriateness and effectiveness with the patients they serve.  Pine Rest is passionate about training doctoral psychologists who can make a difference in this world. To that end, we focus on an intern's clinical skills as well as the development of self awareness and sensitivity to matters of culture and individual differences.

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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Pediatrics: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
School:
Counseling: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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:
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 www.pinerest.org/psychology-internship-program 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: 77 59 58
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 41 33 33
Total number of interns: 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 3 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 16 10 8
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 102 42 125
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 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 1 0
Other Medical Center: 0 1 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 1 1 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 1
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 1
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 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0