Department : Mary A. Rackham Institute Internship Program

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1650
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
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: 734-764-3471x
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 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Position Information
Start Date: 08/19/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 8
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 31200
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 15600
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Hybrid office model - work virtually part-time; In addition to designated time off, the clinic is closed from Dec. 24-Jan.1.
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, team case conference and/or seminar, administration/preparation time, and possibly testing activity. Interns work between 45-50 hours/week. Over the week, activity breakdown is as follows: Provision of direct therapy services 13 hours/wk (child & ASD tracks), or 15 hours/wk (adult track); Individual supervision 2-3 hours/wk; Group supervision 1.5-4 hours/wk; Total Individual and Group Supervision 4-7 hrs/wk; Testing 7-12 cases/yr (target of 9/yr); Professional training activities (didactic seminars, case conferences, journal club) 4-5 hours/wk; Administration/preparation (reading, record keeping, phone calls) 12-15 hours/wk. All interns choose additional mini training opportunities which are up to 4 hours/week (e.g. provision of supervision, school based services, research, early childhood mental health assessment, observations in emergency services or inpatient units; family-based consultation and program development, community outreach activities).
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
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: 11/01/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 11/27/2023
Tentative interview date: Adult: 12/11/2023, 12/18/23; Child: 12/13/23, 12/20/23; ASD: 1/10/24
Interview process description:

Interviews will be fully virtual for the 2024-25 recruitment class. On interview dates, Candidates will attend an overview session and Q & A with the Training Director and the Director of the Clinics. They will also meet with current interns, and interview with 2 or more faculty supervisors. They will also attend a case conference/team meeting and have the opportunity to meet other 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 8am and lasts until 3pm EST. Following interview days, faculty interviewers submit 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.

Interview dates will be on Mondays Dec. 11 & Dec.18, 2023 (Adult track); Wednesdays Dec. 13 & Dec. 20, 2023 (Child track); and on Wednesday Jan. 10, 2024 (ASD Track).

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, Northwestern University, University of Indiana, Duke University, Penn State University, University of Virginia, Stanford Consortium-PGSP, Purdue University, University of Wisconsin, University of Florida, Ohio State University, Kent State University, University of Minnesota, Case Western Reserve University, Northern Illinois University, Washington State University, Michigan State University, Eastern Michigan University, Central Michigan University, Catholic University of America, Wayne State University, Bowling Green State University, Hofstra University, Rosalind Franklin University, Arizona State University, Suffolk University, University of Miami, Fordham University, University of Buffalo, American University, George Washington University, Louisiana State University, Miami University, Brigham Young 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: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 350
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 100
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable): 450
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-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: No. We do not require trainees to sign any statements to this effect.
Other Requirements: Our program abides by the University of Michigan policy on COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: COVID-19 vaccinations are now recommended but not required for all University of Michigan students and staff, across all three campuses. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website ( This policy includes trainees, fellows, interns, and volunteers at our institute.
Program Description

Candidates for this full time internship program apply to one of our three training tracks, each with training based in training-centered clinics within the University of Michigan's Mary A. Rackham Institute.  Interns in our Child Track and our ASD Track are placed in our child/family clinic (the University Center for the Child and the Family) and interns in our Adult Track are placed in our adult clinic (the Psychological Clinic).  Both units offer strong supervision and seminar programs. Both programs are integrative & evidence-based. Both work within a hybrid office model, with 2-3 days/week onsite and 2-3 days/week working virtually. The child program works with a wide group of clients in evidence-based assessment, parent, couples, and family treatments, individual interventions, and psychoeducational groups and community consultation; the adult program works with individuals, couples, and groups using a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including CBT, ACT, DBT, Emotion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness based interventions, & integrative models. Both programs provide experience in test administration and ADHD/LD evaluations, with ASD testing also available. In addition to these core experiences throughout the year in outpatient psychotherapy and testing, interns also select specialized mini-training opportunities (up to 4 hrs/wk) among a variety of options including research, community outreach, school-based work, emergency room or inpatient shadowing,  family based wellness consultation and program development, early childhood mental health assessment, and supervision of junior trainees. These mini opportunities may last for a few months or throughout the training year. Staff are primarily psychologists, with social workers and a consulting psychiatrist. Training occurs in an interdisciplinary context that includes psychology practicum and social work students, MSW fellows, psychology postdoctoral fellows, and occasionally, psychiatry residents.

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

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


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


Providing supervision (pending availability of practicum students) and couples therapy are optional experiences for all tracks. Group therapy is an optional training experience for Adult track interns. Family therapy is an optional experience for Child and ASD 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.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Number of Completed Applications: 61 75 98 178 124 116 163
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 27 32 33 46 44 44 48
Total number of interns: 5 6 6 6 7 8 8
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 6 6 6 7 8 8
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 5 6 6 7 7 8
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 6 5 5 5 5 6
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 15 1 2 3 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 2 4 5 13 3 1 6
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 97 28 83 71 33 38 25
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0