Site Name: Franciscan St. James Health
Department: Behavioral Health
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.
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.
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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.