Program Information: Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1694
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Hamm Clinic
Department: Psychology
Address: 408 St. Peter Street,
Suite 429
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102-1119
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Distance from Major City: Located in downtown St. Paul, MN
Phone: 651-224-0614
Fax: 651-224-5754
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
Member of APPIC since: 2002
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Sean Fields
Chief Psychologist: Sean Fields
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Position Information
Start Date: 09/07/2021
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 25000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Hamm Clinic will subsidize up to $135 per month for psychology interns' auto parking or transportation.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical workday may include seeing psychotherapy patients (individual, couples, or group). Interns also engage in 2-hours/week of individual supervision, 1-hour/week inter-disciplinary consultation team, and 1-hour/week of supervision in psychological assessment. There are 36 weeks of an interdisciplinary seminar series. This seminar series is held 3-hours/week and is a blend of didactic, practice, and case consults that apply the seminar topics. Psychiatry, social work, and psychological testing are all on-site and available for consultation. *During the COVID-19 pandemic all services (psychotherapy/assessment/psychiatry/group psychotherapy), supervision, and seminar series instruction is being done online until further notice.
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: 11/13/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Central Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/11/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/15/2020
Interview process description:


Interviews are scheduled for the mid part of January 2021. Applicants receive an email informing them whether or not they are invited for an interview.


Groups of approximately 8 applicants are invited to the clinic at one time and will include both in-person and virtual applicants. The start of the interview process is a greeting by the Training Director and an orientation to the clinic’s interview process. After this brief greeting/orientation applicants have individual and group interviews with training/supervisory staff. There is a total of 2-3 individual or small group interviews each lasting approximately 45 minutes.  At the end of these interviews’ applicants meet with current clinic trainees to discuss trainees’ experience.  At the close of the meeting the Training Director has final meeting with applicants to answer any questions/concerns.


During the interview the applicant will be asked about their experience providing anti-racist/anti-oppressive psychotherapy, theoretical orientation, past training experiences, and their reasons for applying to Hamm Clinic.  Applicants will also be presented with a case consultation and asked to discuss diagnosis, case conceptualization, expected treatment approach, and possible transference and countertransference issues. Hamm Clinic emphasizes interdisciplinary training along with an integration of psychological assessment and psychotherapy.


Interviews are unlikely to be on-site this year due to COVID-19.  We will be arranging an interview using Zoom.


Applicants are given a virtual tour of the clinic.


A primary purpose of the interview process is to determine goodness of fit, both for the applicant and the training program.  Interns who tend to find the training program at Hamm Clinic most satisfactory are those who want training in psychotherapy and psychological assessment with a focus on integrating these two clinical skills.  




How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Brigham Young University, Salt Lake, Counseling Psychology Chicago School of Professional Psychology Roosevelt University, Chicago, Clinical Psychology University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Counseling Psychology University of Minnesota, Counseling Psychology Hawaii School of Professional School, Clinical Psychology University of Indianapolis School of Psychological Sciences, Clinical Psychology Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology Rosemead School of Psychology, Clinical Psychology Nova Southeastern University, Clinical Psychology John F. Kennedy University, Clinical Psychology Pacific University, Clinical Psychology Saint John's University Saint Mary's University University of Alaska University of St. Thomas, Counseling Psychology University of Indiana Yeshiva University The Wright Institute Florida School of Professional Psychology at National Louis 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: Yes
Masters Degree Required: No
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: 350
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
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
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

Hamm Clinic is an Outpatient Community Mental Health Agency offering training opportunities for pre-doctoral psychology interns, social work interns, and psychiatric residents.  Pre-doctoral psychology interns focus primarily on psychotherapy and psychological assessment.  Trainees have the opportunity to utilize a longer-term therapy model, when it is clinically indicated for the client.  As a community mental health center located in downtown St. Paul, pre-doctoral psychology interns have the opportunity to work with culturally and economically diverse clients.  Hamm Clinic only serves adults, opportunities to work with children are not available.

Individual psychotherapy is the primary form of psychotherapy training.  Therapy orientation is theoretically integrative and research-based, with a focus on anti-racist/anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, psychodynamic, process-oriented approach to treatment; emphasis is placed on mastery of the core components of a psychotherapy, and to developing skill in psychodynamic interventions.  There are opportunities for couples, family, and group therapy. 

Psychological assessment is an essential part of the psychology training at Hamm Clinic.  Familiarity with the MMPI-2 is required.  Pre-doctoral psychology interns learn to select appropriate assessment tools for a given problem, administer, score, and interpret tests correctly.  They also learn to provide feedback in a therapeutic manner, both in writing and verbally, to the client and to the referring clinician. 

Hamm Clinic provides clinical services using a multi-disciplinary approach.  Psychiatry staff are on site.  Pre-doctoral interns learn to work closely with psychiatrists who value and support the role of psychotherapy as an important and effective treatment.   Psychiatrists at Hamm Clinic take the time necessary to understand patients and work with their therapist. Multidisciplinary clinical teams meet weekly to review and consult on clinical cases.

Intensive supervision throughout the training year is provided by clinicians with a dedication to professional training.  Formal training includes: 2 hours/week of individual supervision, 1-2 hour/week of psychological testing supervision, 1 hour/week multidisciplinary treatment team consultation/supervision, 1-2 hours/month of discipline specific group supervision, 1.25 hours/month in-service training, and 3-hours/week of didactic seminars on psychotherapy-related topics.  This year’s seminar offerings include, but are not limited to: Treatment and Diagnosis, Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppressive Practice, Psychodynamic Therapy, Facilitating Process and Skill Groups, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Panic, Working with Trauma, Transference and Countertransference, Resistance, Personality Disorders, CBT of Anxiety, Working with Seniors, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Working Cross-Culturally in Therapy, Working with Latinos/Latinas, and Working with the Body and Emotions in Therapy.   

At Hamm Clinic treatment and diagnosis relies heavily on clinical data gathered in interview and using psychological assessment tools.  The therapy process emphasizes the relationship between the therapist and the client.  A commitment to consultation in planning and reviewing clinical work is strongly supported.  Hamm Clinic has a long history of using clinical outcome data to inform the therapeutic process.  Pre-doctoral interns are trained to integrate treatment outcome data to help guide their clinical process and treatment decisions.




Internship Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)

Therapy and supervision in Spanish is available. 

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 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 2020-2021
Number of Completed Applications: 65 86 61 65
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 16 27 14 20
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 2 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 0 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 2 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 2 8 5 17
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 31 15 18 36
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 2 2 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 2 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 1
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 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 1
University Teaching Faculty: 1 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: 0 0 0 0
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