Department : Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1370
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Pine Rest
Department: Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship
Address: Pine Rest Psychological Consultation Center
300 68th Street SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501-0165
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 180 miles NE of Chicago, 160 miles W of Detroit
Phone: 616-281-6382
Fax: 616-281-6397
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Private Psychiatric Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • Private Psychiatric Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Brant VanOrman Psy.D.
Chief Psychologist: Gary Burkhart Ph.D., ABPP
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 53
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 16
Position Information
Start Date: 07/03/2023
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: 36000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Conference/Book Allowance
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site For tracks 137011 and 137012: Two days/week, interns provide therapy services in the outpatient clinic network. Two days/week, interns provide assessment/consultation services in our psychiatric hospital and Psychological Consultation Center. One track includes a 6 child/adolescent inpatient rotation and a 6 month acute psychiatric consultation rotation. The other track includes a 6 month neuropsychology rotation and a 6 month autism spectrum disorders rotation. One half day/week is devoted to group therapy, with each intern having a 6 month substance use disorder treatment rotation and a rotation through either our partial hospitalization or residential treatment program. One half day/week is devoted to didactic training (in addition to the supervision associated with the services/placements above.) For track 137013, interns will provide services 3 days/week at our Northwest Clinic, the hub of our Dialectical Behavior Therapy services. Interns will have their own individual caseload and will be trained in DBT and be able to join DBT groups. For 1.5 days/week, this intern will provide diagnostic consultation services at our Psychological Consultation Center, alongside two dozen licensed psychologists, neuropsychologists, and fellows focused on consultation/psychological testing. Interns will have "their own" cases at this center and will work with patients through a broad variety of presenting problems and conceptualization/diagnostic dilemmas.
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: 11/28/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/06/2022
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

Due to COVID-19, we began offering only virtual interviews and tours for the 2020-2021 application/interview period and will continue to due so.  We have worked to make the virtual experience as close to the on-site experience as possible, so that candidates can make highly-informed ranking decisions.  

Our interview process requires 1 day and includes:

  • A group welcome from the Training Director and Assistant Training Director
  • Individual interviews with both the Training Director and Assistant Training Director.
  • A small group interview with a small group of faculty members.
  • A group question and answer session with current interns.
How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Mercer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Texas A&M, University of North Dakota, Regent, Howard, West Virginia, Fuller, Argosy-Chicago, Akron, Rosemead, Western Michigan, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Wheaton, Michigan State, Wayne State, Miami-Florida, Detroit Mercy, Roosevelt, Baylor, George Fox, Marywood, Tennessee State, Ball State, Fairleigh Dickinson, PGSP-Stanford Consortium, Univ Missouri Kansas City, Immaculata
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: Yes, by application deadline
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 (if applicable): 100
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 50
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not 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 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

The Pine Rest Psychology Internship in Health Service Psychology is designed to train interns in the Practitioner-Scholar Model.  Training takes place within the context of a private, non-profit psychiatric hospital with a 100+ year history of providing excellent behavioral health services across the continuum of care.  Pine Rest is one of the five largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the U.S.  In 2021, Pine Rest had 60,682 hospital days of care (7,250 hospital admissions), 337,140 outpatient visits to its 19 outpatient clinics, and 35,286 residential days of care.  The learning community at Pine Rest includes the psychology internship, a psychiatry residency with multiple fellowships, a psychiatric physician's assistant training program, and a clinical pastoral education program.  Interns are part of a multidisciplinary team where psychologists and psychology interns are valued as colleagues, with distinct contributions to patient care.

Pine Rest's internship has been continuously accredited by the APA since 1982.  Our next site visit is scheduled for 2027.  (See or contact the APA Commission on Accreditation [202-336-5979] with questions).  Program highlights include:

  • Provision of services in inpatient, outpatient, and residential services.
  • Elective participation in leadership teams, for example, clinical improvement committee, mother-baby team, external relations.
  • Training in psychotherapy and assessment.
  • Excellent faculty and supervision.  A collaborative culture.
  • Opportunities for program evaluation and applied research.
  • Collaboration with psychiatry residents and resident faculty.
  • Training across all 9 Profession-Wide Competencies and our program specific competency: Spirituality

Our mission is to provide excellent clinical training in psychological assessment, intervention and consultation within a variety of settings (i.e. outpatient, inpatient, medical, and outreach). This training will equip graduates with the competencies needed to obtain employment in a variety of applied clinical settings.  Interns will be challenged to further their understanding of how personal history and worldview impact rapport, choice of interventions, and treatment outcomes. We believe that that best clinical work arises from clinicians who are self-aware, and who appropriately use their personal awareness to assist patients in making important life changes.  

Our program is strongly focused on diversity, individual differences, and cultural humility.  Diversity training is embedded into all case conceptualizations, all didactic trainings, and the selection of interventions.  Additionally, interns benefit from a monthly diversity training module led by a former intern who co-founded and leads a diversity consultation practice for organizations and individuals.  Pine Rest celebrates diversity and is committed to non-discrimination in employment policies and the provision of services to all people.

Our training philosophy emphasizes an environment that simultaneously nurtures and challenges interns, both as professionals and as people. We encourage collaboration among training faculty and interns. We view interns as junior colleagues who are valued member of our staff.  In sum, Pine Rest strives to equip interns with the ability to integrate science, practice, and worldview while constantly evaluating their appropriateness and effectiveness with the patients they serve.  Pine Rest is passionate about training doctoral psychologists who can make a difference in this world. To that end, we focus on an intern's clinical skills as well as the development of self awareness and sensitivity to matters of culture and individual differences.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


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

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
Number of Completed Applications: 77 59 58 52 52 70
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 41 33 33 33 29 34
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 1 1 2 3 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 3 3 2 1 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 4 4 4 3 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0 0 0 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 16 10 8 10 11 10
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 102 42 125 79 43 31
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 1 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 0 0 1 1 1
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 3 0 2
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 1 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 1 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 1 1 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 1 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 1 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 1 1
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 0 0 2 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 1 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0