Site Name: University of Michigan
Department: Mary A. Rackham Institute Internship Program
Top candidates are selected for interviews following a thorough process of application reviews. Interviewees indicate preference of dates among at least two options offered. Candidates attend an interview date with 4-6 other candidates. The interview day generally begins at 8:00am and lasts until 2pm; Adult track interviews are on Mondays, Child track interviews are on Thursdays, and Lifespan track interviews can be either day. Candidates interview with two to three training staff from sites in which they would be training. Candidates attend a clinical case conference during their visit, and meet with current interns for lunch. Interviewers submit independent ratings of candidates. Our rank-ordered list foro the Match is based on the data gathered during the interview as well as the overall fit between the applicant and the training program.
Tentative Interview dates are Dec. 16 & 19, and Jan. 6, 9, 13, and 16.
We have a strong commitment to creating an environment that is positive and supportive of growth around individual and cultural differences. We welcome applicants from all minority groups.
Candidates for this full time internship program may apply to one or two of our three training tracks, each with training based in training-centered clinics within the University of Michigan's Mary A. Rackham Institute. Interns placed in our longstanding Lifespan Track will train and work in simultaneous, half-time rotations at our child/family program (University Center for the Child and the Family) and our adult outpatient program (Psychological Clinic). Interns placed in either our Adult Track or our Child/Family Track will train and work full-time in the one respective training clinic (adult or child/family clinics). Both units offer strong supervision and seminar programs. Both programs are integrative & evidence-based. The child program works with a wide group of clients in assessment, parent and family treatments, individual interventions, and psychoeducational groups and community consultation; the adult program works with individuals and couples using a range of therapeutic approaches, including CBT, ACT, DBT, CBASP, brief dynamic, systems, & other models. Both programs also provide experience in test administration and offer training in group interventions. Specialized training opportunities are available for interns placed in the adult or child-specific tracks (e.g. community outreach, school-based work, emergency room, inpatient or primary care shadowing, or supervision of junior trainees). Staff are primarily psychologists, with social workers and consulting psychiatrists. Training occurs in an interdisciplinary context that includes psychology practicum and social work students, MSW fellows, psychology postdoctoral fellows, and psychiatry residents.
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Child and Lifespan track interns have notable training experiences in psychological testing including ADHD, LD and ASD testing whereas testing is a minor experience for Adult track interns. Autism-Spectrum assessment and interventions may also be a major training experience for Child and Lifespan track interns. Family therapy is an exposure experience for Child and Lifespan interns. Child track interns may optionally arrange for minor training experiences in Primary Care.
Couples therapy is an optional experience for Adult and Lifespan track interns. Group therapy is an optional training experience for Adult and Lifespan track interns.
We are committed to working with interns to develop an individualized training plan to meet their needs.
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
https://mari.umich.edu/training-opportunities/apa-clinical-psychology-internship or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.