Department : Psychiatry and Human Behavior

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1403
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Mississippi Medical Center
Department: Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Address: 2500 North State Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39216-4505
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 3 hours north to Memphis, 3 hours south to New Orleans
Phone: 601-815-1021
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Hannah Ford
Chief Psychologist: Julie Schumacher
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 16
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 7
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 31100
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Paid parking
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns attend assigned rotation duties whether individual or group supervision, didactic training, or clinic assessments and supervision. Research time is allotted pending the rotation schedule.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
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:
Interview notification date: 12/01/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/04/2024, 01/05/2024, 01/11/2024, 01/12/2024, 01/18/2024, 01/19/2024, 01/25/2024, 01/26/2024
Interview process description:

Interviews are typically held on Thursdays and Fridays each week during the month of January. Interviews typically take one day to complete between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. Interviews are composed of group and individual meetings with faculty and group meetings with current interns. The Training Director will invite applicants to interview with our program via email. Likewise, applicants not receiving an interview offer will be notified by the Training Director via email. Applicants interviewing with our program are always welcome and even encouraged to make requests to meet with specific faculty members and we make every effort to accomodate such requests. For the 2024-2025 training year, interviews will only be offered virtually. A combination of virtual group and individual interviews will occur with program faculty, as well as virtual group meetings 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: U of MO, U of WY, LSU, University of Central Florida, University at Albany-SUNY, University of Pittsburgh, U of Memphis, U of Florida, U of IL at Urbana, Notre Dame, Florida International U, Rutgers-State U of New Jersey, Boston University, U of N Carolina, Stony Brook Univ, Texas Tech Univ, U of Vermont, U of Arkansas, Oklahoma State Univ, Seattle Pacific, and others
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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable): 500
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
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 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: Interns must successfully complete all UMMC staff onboarding requirements including but not limited to background check and vaccinations. Please see the UMMC Faculty and Staff Handbook for further information.
Program Description

The UMMC Psychology Residency Program endorses a cognitive-behavioral orientation within a scientist-practitioner model. Interest in, and experience with, this approach are important selection criteria. Interns gain clinical experience with a wide variety of patient populations and across multiple settings through inpatient, outpatient, and community placements. Although clinical training activities play a paramount role in our program, interns are expected to maintain active involvement in research. Continuing education seminars, grant writing seminar, dissemination and implementation curriculum, and professional development didactics comprise an additional important component of training.

The internship year is divided into 3 four-month rotations. A variety clinical rotations are available (See Rotations below), each serving different populations and providing unique services. Rotation assignments are made based on interns’ rankings and faculty input based on intern’s training needs and clinical goals. Interns provide rankings twice during the year, prior to the start of internship and in October, to allow for experiences with early rotations to be considered before making choices for the remainder of the training year. Rotations are divided into Child and Adult emphasis areas. Interns are encouraged to gain experiences within both emphasis areas. Clinical supervision and training are conducted on a one-on-one or small group basis within each clinical rotation.

Additional clinical opportunities occur through the General Psychology Clinic, where interns gain experience working with longer-term outpatient cases and can receive supervision from psychology faculty other than their rotation supervisors. Interns are expected to accumulate at least 500 face-to-face clinical hours during the internship year. A unique aspect of clinical experiences offered through the program includes the racial/ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of patient populations served at UMMC. The UMMC Psychology Internship Training Program currently has 7 internship slots, with about half of the slots having an adult emphasis and half having a child emphasis.  

Child-Focused Rotations:

      Center for Advancement of Youth (CAY)

      Pediatric Psychology

      Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health


      Child Inpatient

Adult-Focused Rotations:


      Adult Inpatient, Substance Use Disorder Emphasis

      Center for Innovation and Discovery in Addictions (CIDA)

      Community-Based Dual Disorder

      Integrative Health

      Methodist Rehabilitation Neuropsychology/Behavioral Medicine


There are opportunities to provide services through telehealth in the General Psychology Clinic and on the clinical rotations. However, opportunities for teleheatlh vary by rotation. For more information, please see our program website and brochure, and email the Training Director for additional information. 

Internship Training Opportunities


Infants: Yes
Toddlers: Yes
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
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: 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:
Family Therapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Group Therapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Consultation/Liaison: Experience (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: Experience (21% to 30%)
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision of Practicum students : Experience (21% to 30%)


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Experience (21% to 30%)
HIV/AIDS: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Physical Disabilities: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
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)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: Experience (21% to 30%)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Supervision: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)

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: 92 68 63 60 74 61 40
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 41 54 50 49 39 46 40
Total number of interns: 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 6 6 6 6 6 7 6
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
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 6 5 6 6 6 7 7
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 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 3 2 11 5 11 10 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 116 116 91 43 47 60 53
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: 6
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): 1