Program Information: Internship Training

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2189
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Life Skills Psychological Services, PC
Department: Internship Training
Address: 805 Carmel Street
Cadillac, Michigan 49601
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 45 miles east of Traverse City, MI
Phone: 231-775-6517x
Fax: 231-775-6587
Email: sosborntkd@hotmail.com
Web Address: http://www.lifeskillspsychologists.com
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.lifeskillspsychologists.com
Primary Agency Type: Private Outpatient Clinic
Additional Agency Types:
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
Member of APPIC since: 9/9/2012
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Steven Osborn
Chief Psychologist: Steve Osborn
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/23/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Expenses paid for conferences and travel related to internship training Medical Reimbursement up to $500 Study materials for EPPP
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Psychotherapy and psychodiagnostic testing/evaluation for children, adolescents, and adults Neurocognitive/neuropsychological, forensic, disability, and many other types of evaluation Individual, group, family, and couples counseling/psychotherapy
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: 11/15/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Optional
  • Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/07/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 12/14/2020
Interview process description:

Interviews will be on an individual basis and begin December 14, 2020 and end January 8, 2021.  Applicants will be notified through e-mail and/or phone call.  Interviews can certainly be on-site (preferred), over the phone, or through Skype/Zoom.  There may be two psychologists and two psychology interns involved in the interviews.  The interview sessions are typically 30-45 minutes long.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Northcentral University; Argosy-Chicago; Argosy-Schaumberg; Carrow University; Marquette University; Andrews University; Midwestern University; Fielding Institute; Northern Colorado University; Ohio State University; Carlos Albizu University-San Juan; Chicago School of Professional Psychology-New Orleans; Pacific University
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
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: Yes, by start of internship
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: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 75
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 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: Michigan masters level temporary limited license needed but this can be obtained after beginning the training program We will assist with this if need be
Program Description

The Life Skills Psychological Services Internship Training Program is housed within a group private practice with five doctoral level psychologists (one of whom is a board certified forensic psychologist), one masters level psychologist, three licensed professional counselors, and two licensed masters of social work.  The intern will provide 30 hours each week of face-to-face individual, couples, family, and group psychological services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.  The clinical conditions will be broad and include many of the DSM diagnostic categories.  Psychological assessment of all age groups occupies about 20-25% of the service delivery time.  Assessments involve many test instruments and evaluations are clinical, employment-related, forensic, neuropsychological, educational, disability, and pre-employment.

Didactic training activities correspond to diagnostics, treatment, and evaluations.  They provide opportunities for interdisciplinary networking and meeting with other mental health service providers. Didactic training focuses on a number of topics including such things as: clinical conditions and evidence-based interventions, visiting assisted living settings, neurorehabilitation setting, the court, special education classroom, psychiatric hospital, department of health and human services, sheltered workshop, and the homeless shelter.

The program places strong emphasis on diversity and integrates diversity in its many manifestations into all aspects of the training.  As well, the program places strong emphasis on diversity with respect to its interns.  All staff at Life Skills  provide a very warm, welcoming, and respectful relationship for all interns. 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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:
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%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
School: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other:

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: www.lifeskillspsychologists.com  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
Number of Completed Applications: 10 10 30 35
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 9 10 25 19
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 1 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 1 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 1 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 1 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 1 12 6 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 12 22 14 76
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 2 2 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 1 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 2 1 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0