Department : Psychology Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1373
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Walter Reuther Psychiatric Hospital - Pediatrics
Department: Psychology Department
Address: 30901 Palmer Rd
Westland, Michigan 48186
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI
Distance from Major City: 25 miles southwest of Detroit, MI; 20 miles east of Ann Arbor, MI
Phone: 248-735-6724x
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Brian Peck
Chief Psychologist:
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 09/03/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 64000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): can contribute in 401 plan
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Intern would participate in early morning interdisciplinary team meeting on patient units. Attend to urgent or necessary unscheduled patient interventions/support. Meet with supervisor following daily morning meeting to prioritize activities and receive assignments for admission assessments and/or differential diagnostic evaluation requests. Meet with assigned therapy patients as regularly scheduled, multiple times weekly. Provide Family therapy sessions on assigned cases. Provide therapeutic group therapy twice weekly. Participate actively and present in weekly clinical case conference discussions. Attend and participate in weekly scheduled didactic presentations/seminars and trainings. Participate in diagnostic case conference in outpatient setting one day weekly. Provide individual/family therapy/evaluations one day weekly in outpatient setting along with Child/Adolescent Psychiatry fellows. Monthly participation in hospital grand rounds and major conference presentations. Meet with supervisor for minimum of 2 hours weekly of individual supervision and at least 2 hours weekly of in vivo supervision in the context of patient care.
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: 11/15/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/06/2023
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

The Interview will occur virtually  via Microsoft Teams.  The 2 step process will be scheduled as two separate appointments, which may not occur on the same day.  The proces is structured in the following way:

1)  Group Introduction to meet with training faculty and receive information about the program, followed by a Q & A with the current interns.

2) Individual hour long, virtual, structured interview with 1 or 2 faculty members.


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Eastern Michigan University; Bowling Green State University; Jackson State University; Xavier University; Wayne State University; University of Detroit Mercy; Indiana State; LaSalle University: University of Windsor; S. Illinois University-Carbondale; Antioch University-New England; The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; Louisiana State University; Midwestern University; University of Cincinnati; Spaulding University; Adler University; Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, Kent State University, DePaul University, Roosevelt University, University of Indianapolis, Long Island 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: No
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 ranking deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 250
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Does your program require applicants to submit supplemental materials (i.e., an assessment report and/or a case/treatment summary):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
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:
Other Requirements: State of Michigan Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy - Matched interns will be asked to apply for temporary state of Michigan employment - link for online application will be provided just prior to internship start date. Matched interns are required to apply for state of Michigan limited psychologist license: Psychology.pdf (
Program Description

The Clinical Psychology internship at Walter Reuther Psychiatric Hospital-pediatrics emphasizes Child/Adolescent Clinical Psychology, and provides interns with a comprehensive, well-supervised clinical experience with children, adolescents and families.  Interns are involved in inpatient and outpatient assessment and treatment, consultation, and seminars.  Inpatient treatment involves long-term and short-term cases, along with milieu and inter-disciplinary team functioning.  Consultation with hospital, school personnel and community mental health caseworkers is also an important component of the program. Opportunities for specialized assessments include differential diagnosis, autism spectrum disorder, and trauma evaluations, etc. Outpatient rotation services provide an opportunity to conduct treatment and assessment with children and families in a community based setting. Treatment approaches include cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, applied behavior analysis, acceptance and commitment, as well as parent child management training.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
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: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : Experience (21% to 30%)


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Experience (21% to 30%)
Research: 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 2023-2024 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 32 33 30 31 36 39 26
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 14 19 13 16 26 26 15
Total number of interns: 2 3 3 2 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 3 3 2 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 2 1 1 3 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 1 2 1 0 3 2
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 2 3 3 2 3 3 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 28 18 11 15 11 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 102 59 48 21 60 27 28
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0 0
Consortium: 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 1 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0 0
Psychiatric facility: 0 0
Correctional facility: 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0
School district/system: 0 0
Independent practice setting: 1 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 1 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: