Site Name: University of Michigan
Department: Mary A. Rackham Institute Internship Program
Join us for a Virtual Open House to meet the Training Director and Clinic Director, hear a program overview and join a Q&A!
Interviews will be fully virtual for the 2021-22 recruitment class. On interview dates, Candidates will have an opportunity to attend an overview session and Q & A with the Training Director and the Adult or Child Clinic Director. They will also attend a virtual facilities tour, a meeting with current interns, and will have individual interviews with 2-3 supervising faculty. They may attend a case conference/team meeting and have the opportunity to meet all supervising faculty.
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 other candidates. The interview day generally begins at 8:00am and lasts until 2pm; Adult track interviews are on Mondays and Child track interviews are on Thursdays. 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 for 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 will be in December 2020 and early to mid January 2021.
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 of our two training tracks, each with training based in training-centered clinics within the University of Michigan's Mary A. Rackham Institute. Our Child Track interns train and work in our child/family clinic (the University Center for the Child and the Family) and our Adult Track interns train and work within our adult clinic (the University Psychological Clinic). 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 opportunities exist for some neuropsychological testing training as well. The Adult track offers training in group interventions. In addition to core rotations in outpatient psychotherapy and testing, specialized training opportunities are also available in community outreach, school-based work (Child track), group or couples therapy (Adult track) emergency room, inpatient or primary care shadowing, telehealth, or supervision of junior trainees. Specialized rotations may be minor rotations for a few months offering exposure to a different service up to 4 hours/week, or may be major and integrated throughout the year. 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. Providing supervision and telehealth are optional experiences for both tracks.
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 training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:
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.