Program Information: c/o Department of Psychology, 325 Stadler Hall

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1400
Program Type: Internship
Site: St. Louis Psychology Internship Consortium
Department: c/o Department of Psychology, 325 Stadler Hall
Address: University of Missouri - St. Louis
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63121
Country: United States
Metro Area: St. Louis, MO-IL
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 314-516-5824
Fax: 314-516-5347
Email: deana.smith@umsl.edu
Web Address: http://www.umsl.edu/slpic
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.umsl.edu/slpic
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Consortium
  • Psychology Department
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since: 08/01/2003
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Deana Smith
Chief Psychologist: Deana Smith
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 20
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2020
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: 23000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Our program sets aside time for the internship class to have breakfast together every Friday morning; this is a time for peer socialization and professional sharing. When an expert is invited to give a presentation at one of the internship sites, interns are included (e.g., Therapeutic Assessment at CBH).
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical work day is from 8am-4:30pm or 9am to 5:30pm. Core rotations take place Mon-Wed as well as Friday afternoons. Adjunct rotations take place on Thursday. Interns gather as a group on Friday mornings, first for breakfast and then for formal didactics.
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, with additions
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/15/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Applicants will be contacted no later than Dec 15 to be invited for an in-person interview to occur in January.  The interview day begins with presentations by each of the rotation sites to highlight the training opportunities offered.  This is followed by individual interviews with internship faculty and lunch with the current intern group.  There is also time to meet with the Training Director to ask any remaining questions about the training year. 

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: 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: 200
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 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 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: Applicants are expected to have completed a minimum of five comprehensive psychological assessments integrating both cognitive and personality measures. Please provide two samples of your written professional work. One should be a psychological evaluation; the other should be a therapy case summary that includes a case conceptualization and a summary of the course of treatment.
Program Description

The St. Louis Psychology Internship Consortium has a long tradition (since 1956) of providing high-quality clinical training in inpatient and outpatient treatment settings.  Training competent, generalist, entry- level heath service psychologists who are prepared to work in a variety of professional settings is the primary purpose of the St. Louis Psychology Internship Consortium.  Our intention is that upon the completion of their internship year, our graduates will have acquired essential professional skills and will be well-qualified, highly desirable candidates for appointments in a variety of postdoctoral training programs and clinical settings.   We are very proud of our internship program and of our intern graduates.  Our alumni have distinguished themselves in a wide variety of settings including medical schools, academia, and inpatient and outpatient practice settings, and many graduates hold leadership positions in the field.

The internship is sponsored by four Joint Commission-accredited inpatient mental health facilities operated under the auspices of the Missouri Department of Mental Health and two outpatient mental health clinics operated under the auspices of the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  The four inpatient facilities serve child, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations; these facilities are Hawthorn Children’s Psychiatric Hospital (HCPH), Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center (MPC), St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center (SLPRC), and Sex Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Services (SORTS).  The outpatient clinics at the University of Missouri – St. Louis consist of the Center for Behavioral Health (CBH), serving children, adults, couples and families, and Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL) serving children with trauma histories and their non-offending parents.   Interns rotate to three of four Core rotation sites and one of three Adjunct sites.

The Psychology staff maintains a strong commitment to the training of interns and makes every effort to provide an enriching experience within an atmosphere of mutual respect and professionalism. We strive to achieve a good balance between serving the clinical needs of the populations served by the Consortium sites and appreciating the training process. This perspective is reflected in the quality and quantity of supervision that has characterized the program over the years.  Interns work with a minimum of four clinical supervisors over the course of the year, representing a range of theoretical orientations and areas of specialty.  Interns shadow their supervisors and/or provide clinical services (groups, assessments, consultations to treatment teams, presenting in rounds, etc.) alongside their supervisor at all sites, allowing for a first-hand view of various models of professional engagement. 

We are committed to creating and maintaining a positive, welcoming and inclusive training atmosphere that embraces diversity.  We strive to promote a climate of respect and appreciation for the uniqueness that every individual brings and an affirming environment where all psychology interns feel supported to reach their training goals.  We believe that diversity of perspectives and backgrounds enriches us all.  Further, our program is committed to training interns to provide culturally sensitive intervention and assessment services.

We invite you to visit our website (www.umsl.edu/slpic) to learn more about us and how we can meet your individual training needs.

The program adheres to the University of Missouri Collected Rules and Regulations Policy #320.010: "The Curators of the University of Missouri do hereby reaffirm and state the policy of the University of Missouri on Equal Employment/Educational Opportunity. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam era veteran."

 

 

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

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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:
Neuropsychology-Child:
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Geropsychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research:
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 www.umsl.edu/slpic 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: 41 60 54
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 23 25 24
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: 0 3 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 4 1 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 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 23 5 16
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 29 75 89
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: 4 4 4
Community Mental Health Center: 1 3 2
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 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 0 1
Correctional Facility: 0 1 0
School District/System: 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 1 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 1 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0