Program Information: Therapeutic Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1572
Program Type: Internship
Site: Momentous Institute
Department: Therapeutic Services
Address: 9705 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, Texas 75220
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 214-915-4798x
Fax:
Email: gsanford@momentousinstitute.org
Web Address: http://www.momentousinstitute.org/
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.momentousinstitute.org/services/service/training
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
Member of APPIC since: 1996
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Garica Sanford
Chief Psychologist: Jessica Trudeau
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 07/08/2019
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:

Stipend ranges are values in US Dollars.

Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns are provided numerous resources and benefits including office space and supplies, mileage reimbursement, and complimentary tickets to the agency's annual Changing the Odds Conference and Byron Nelson Golf Tournament to name a few.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Please see training brochure. http://momentousinstitute.org/assets/site/2019-2020-Internship-Brochure.pdf
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: 11/02/2018 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Central Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/14/2018
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Applicants interested in our program are strongly encouraged to visit our website to obtain the most updated program brochure. The 2019 - 2020 program brochure. 

All applicants will be notified about whether we will be able to invite them for an interview no later than Friday, December 14, 2018. Applicants will be notified by email if they are invited for an interview.

On site interviews are currently preferred and strongly recommended to be considered for the internship program. Interviews are typically scheduled on 5 days in January and typically occur on the first 3 Wednesdays in January; a Tuesday; and a Thursday. Currently, interviews for the 2019-2020 training year are tentatively scheduled on the following days: January 9th, 16th, 17th, 22nd and 23rd.  Our interview process consists of one to three group interviews with members of our Training Committee and other members of our staff (1 student w/ a group of 3-7 staff).  Applicants are scheduled to be at our facility for approximately 6 hours to complete interviews, meet with our current interns and tour both of our facilities. We believe onsite interviews gives students the best opportunity to learn about our mission and services, and fully understand what it would be like to be a part of our training program.

 
While onsite interviews are strongly recommended, we recognize that some students may not have the financial means to travel to our site. This year we will offer a limited number of interviews conducted via teleconference technology (i.e. Skype and Zoom) for students experiencing financial hardships. Currently, video interviews for the 2019-2020 training year are tentatively scheduled on the following day: January 18th. More details will be provided once interviews are scheduled. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Baylor University; University of Georgia; Louisiana Tech University; University of California Santa Barbara; Oklahoma State University; Marquette University; Wheaton College; Fuller Theological Seminary; Texas Woman's University; Our Lady of the Lake; Adler School of Professional Psychology; Spalding University; Argosy University (Phoenix); University of Texas - Austin; University of North Texas; George Fox University; University of Oregon
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 250
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
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:
Program Description

The APA-accredited Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology is an organized behavioral health and community service training program that provides supervised experiences in all aspects of community based counseling activities and functions. Momentous Institute places a strong and continuing emphasis on training activities. Internship experiences are well integrated into the agency as a whole.

Training staff and previous trainees believe that Momentous Institute offers unique training opportunities in the following areas:

  • Systemic work within a community based setting via multiple modalities (i.e. individual, family, play therapy, couples, group therapies)
  • Diverse client population (SES, ethnicity, sexaual orientation, religion)
  • Broad range of clinical and training activities provided by the intern's involvement in different clinical settings
  • An opportunity to learn more about postmodern approaches, practice them, and perhaps incorporate them into their therapeutic orientation
  • Psychological testing program that offers opportunities to enhance assessment skills with children and adolescents
  • A democratic style of organization which provides first-hand experience in the decision-making and planning involved in a behavioral health services agency functioning
  • An opportunity to develop supervision skills through peer consultation of fellow trainees
  • An exceptional training facility including a large digital library, rooms designed and equipped for teamwork/live observation or supervision with two-way mirrors and digital taping
  • A work schedule and staff support to complete a dissertation
  • A training environment which cultivates collaboration, mutual respect, and professional development.

The internship year is a major milestone in the journey to become a psychologist. In order to have a successful internship year, we believe it is important for interns to choose an internship program that aligns with their professional goals. In order to understand what our program has to offer, we strongly encourage you to read through our entire internship brochure, visit our website, and review our profile in the APPIC directory online.

Applicants must be current doctoral students in a professional psychology training program that is accredited by the American Psychological Association. These programs should have coursework and practicum experiences that emphasize a systemic framework and psychological assessment. Unfortunately, applicants from programs with an accreditation status of “On Probation” by APA will not be considered.

 In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must meet the following qualifications: 

  • successful  completion of at least the equivalent of four semesters of supervised practicum courses in counseling/ psychotherapy;
  • completion of all graduate coursework by the start of internship;
  •  passing score on qualifying/comprehensive examinations by rank deadline
  • working toward  their dissertation defense and successfullyproposed by the start of internshiip; and
  • minimal of 250 intervention hours  at the time the application is submitted.

In addition to these qualifications, all applicants must have completed at least 5 integrated assessments by the time their application is submitted. As defined by APPIC, the definition of an integrated report is a report which includes a review of history, results of an interview and at least two psychological tests from one or more of the following categories: personality measures, intellectual tests, cognitive tests, and neuropsychological tests. Please carefully review this explanation because it answers the question of what should be included in a report in order to have it satisfy the requirement of an integrated report.

Given the nature of the testing referrals we receive, at least three of the integrated reports must include a full cognitive measure, and at least one report must include a full academic measure to be considered for an interview (please note, we do not consider the WRAT as a full measure of academic performance).Applicants who have experience administering and interpreting objective and projective social/emotional measures are preferred but not required. Applicants who have not completed the minimal number of psychological assessments will not be considered for an interview.   

Desirable Applicant Characteristics

The training staff encourages applications from individuals whom:

  1.  are interested in competency based approaches to therapy.
  2.  are interested in collaboration and learning in a community.
  3.  are willing to open themselves to differing perspectives and questions of how one’s constructions of reality affect therapy
  4. are interested in the relationship between power and knowledge, especially in the realm of gender, race and other facets of priveleged identities.
  5. are aware to how one’s ethics are demonstrated in practice.
  6.  are sensitive to issues of human diversity.
  7.  are interested in family therapy.
  8.  are interested in gaining experience in assessment from early childhood through adolescence.
  9.  are interested in program development within a community context.

 Diverse candidates and candidates fluent in Spanish are particularly encouraged to apply.  Our training program highlights and values diversity; therefore, we closely review applicant’s materials for various aspects of diversity and diversity-related values/experiences.

 Momentous Institute and the Salesmanship Club of Dallas are equal opportunity employers. It is the policy of both corporations that all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, transferring and terminating will be made without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, military status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

 

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:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: 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%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders:
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration:
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 http://www.momentousinstitute.org/ 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: 72 62
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 29 27
Total number of interns: 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 (Combined) 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 12 15
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 36 40
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 2 0
Community Mental Health Center: 1 1 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: 1 1 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 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 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 1 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 1 0