Program Information: Behavioral Health

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1661
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Franciscan St. James Health
Department: Behavioral Health
Address: 20201 S. Crawford Ave.
Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461
Country: United States
Metro Area: Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA
Distance from Major City: 25 miles south of Chicago in far south suburbs
Phone: 708-747-4000x83044
Fax:
Email: Mark.Conard@franciscanalliance.org
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wEPO-qyzkYwJj7pPHMjVAXWMi3yxWzzr/view?usp=sharing
Primary Agency Type: Private General Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Private General Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Mark Conard
Chief Psychologist: Mark Conard
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/31/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 25500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, 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 Provide psychological consultative services to medical patients in a community hospital. Work closely with medical team, social workers, therapists.
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: 12/01/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Required
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Interviews are in-person and may be virtual as indicated by state guidelines due to pandemic.  They consist of both individal and group interviews.  Potential candidates will meet separately with program faculty and current interns.  Interviews typically last 45mins to an hour.  Candidates will be afforded the opportunity to tour the hospital campus as well. 

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Midwestern University, Argosy-Chicago, Argosy-Schaumburg, CSPP, Adler University, Pacific University, Univ of Wisc-Madison, University of NC-Charlotte, CA Institute of Integrated Studies, University of North Texas, Indiana State University, Fuller Theological Seminary
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
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: 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:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited 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: Yes
How to obtain text of statement: http://www.franciscanalliance.org/hospitals/olympiafields/pages/default.aspx
Other Requirements:
Program Description

Franciscan St James Health offers doctoral training in Behavioral Health with a focus on consultation services. These training opportunities occur at the Olympia Fields hospital campus and include inpatient clinical work. Training is conducted on all medical/surgical, telemetry, intensive care/cardiac care, rehabilitation, pediatric, maternity/child, and emergency units/departments. The Behavioral Health Department is an integral part of the oncology and cardiology teams. Brief therapy experiences are also available with these inpatient populations. In addition, St. James has both a Comprehensive Cancer Institute, and Heart and Vascular Institute that provide additional behavioral health training, including outpatient treatment opportunities and some group work. As Franciscan St. James is a teaching hospital for osteopathic physicians, Behavioral Health Residents have the opportunity to interact with medical students, interns, residents, fellows, and attending physicians on a regular basis. Our interns are expected to participate in daily medical rounds with medical interns/residents in the above units. Grand Rounds and other hospital-based programs will also be an integral part of the Resident's behavioral health education. Given the medical basis of the program, there is a significant amount of psychopharmacology involved in consultations. Specific training opportunities in assessment, including neuropsychology, are not a specific focus of this training program. Two full-time clinical psychologists will be available to provide supervision. The Chief Psychologist also requires a weekly one-hour group supervision meeting. Additionally, weekly peer supervision time is encouraged.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment:
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
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:
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision:
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

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
Number of Completed Applications: 20 12
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 6 4
Total number of interns: 2 1
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 1
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 1 0 2
Community Mental Health Center: 1 0 0 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 1 1 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 1 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0