Program Information: Mary A. Rackham Institute Internship Program

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1650
Program Type: Internship
Site: University of Michigan
Department: Mary A. Rackham Institute Internship Program
Address: 500 E. Washington St., Suite 100
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI
Distance from Major City: 30 miles west of Detroit metro area
Phone: 734-764-3471
Fax: 734-764-8128
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Other
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • University Counseling Center
  • Other
Member of APPIC since: 1998
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Michelle Van Etten Lee
Chief Psychologist: Bruno Giordani
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2020
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 24000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site On a given day, interns are likely to have a mix of direct psychotherapy hours, individual and/or group supervision, case conference and/or seminar, administration/preparation time, and possibly testing activity. Interns generally work between 45-50 hours/week. Over the week, activity breakdown is as follows: Provision of direct clinical services 15-18 hours/wk (depending on Track); Individual supervision 2-2.5 hours/wk; Group supervision 1.5-6 hours/wk (depending on track); Total Individual and Group Supervision 4-8 hrs/wk; Testing 4-11 cases/year (varies by Track); Professional training activities (didactic seminars, case conferences, journal club, special projects); 4-6 hours/wk; Administration/preparation (reading, record keeping, phone calls) 15-17 hours/wk. Specialized additional training opportunities are available for interns in the adult or child tracks (e.g. up to 4 hours/week; activities include provision of supervision, observations in emergency services, inpatient units, or primary care; community outreach activities).
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: 11/01/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/02/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 12/16/2019
Interview process description:

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.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, Penn State University, University of Virginia, Stanford Consortium-PGSP, Catholic University of American, Washington State University, Wayne State University, Bowling Green State University, Hofstra University, Rosalind Franklin University, University of Minnesota, Case Western Reserve University, Northern Illinois University, Arizona State University, Suffolk University, University of Miami, Fordham University, University of Buffalo, Eastern Michigan University, Central Michigan University, American University, George Washington University, University of Wisconsin, University of Florida, Ohio State University, Louisiana State University.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by ranking deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 350
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
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:
Program Description

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.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


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


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 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: 61 75 98
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 27 32 33
Total number of interns: 5 6 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 6 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 5 6
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 6 5
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 15
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 2 4 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 97 28 83
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 0 4
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 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: 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 2 2 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: 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 3 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 2 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0