Program Information: Family Medicine Residency Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1710
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
Department: Family Medicine Residency Center
Address: 221 N Celia Avenue
Muncie, Indiana 47303
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: ~50 Miles northeast of Indianapolis, IN
Phone: 765-751-2653
Fax: 765-741-1983
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Private General Hospital
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Josh Rainey
Chief Psychologist: Linda Daniel
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: 06/27/2022
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: 35568
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Benefits:
Interns receive health, malpractice, and life insurance, provided through IU Health beginning on the first day of employment. Interns accrue 1 day of PTO/sick/holiday leave every two weeks, starting the first day of internship with a total accumulation of 26 days. The clinic observes all national holidays. All training and educational events are considered work oriented, and do not count against PTO. Interns receive free gym membership to the onsite hospital fitness center.

Optional Benefits:
Interns have the option to add family members to their health insurance plan for an additional premium. Interns also have access to dental and vision insurance for an additional premium. Interns may add their family to their gym membership for a small fee.

Interns have access to a substantial psychological and medical library that has been supported through the residency that is directly related to primary care psychology. Likewise, copies of the DSM-5 and ICD-10 are available to all interns. Interns also have access to a large academic library on the hospitals campus that gives access to hundreds of clinical journals as well as research staff. Interns will have access directly to several psychological, family medicine, and professional journals by subscription.

The site owns a number of assessment kits that can be used by the interns. Likewise, an agreement has been made with Ball State University for our interns to utilize any of their assessment kits on loan.

Regional training opportunities are provided to the interns as they come up for no additional cost. These trainings usually take place in Indianapolis and budget is allotted on a conference by conference basis, but interns typically receive at least 2 regional training opportunities over the course of the year.

Throughout the residency’s recruitment season (~4 months) food will be provided during noon conference. This is typically catered by a local restaurant.

Interns share an office space with our patient educator, but have their own work area, desk, computer, and phone. This is located centrally to the clinic as to support frequent consultation by the physicians.

Time can be allotted for research/dissertation when needed. The clinic also has a research coordinator that can assist in research development and dissertation prep when needed. If dissertation is already completed and the intern is not completing research, this time can be used for EPPP preparation and the site owns a number of study guides for the exam.

Healthy snacks are provided by the clinic and delivered weekly.

A lounge area is provided to give comfortable space to relax or work from when not directly needed in the clinic area.

Parental Leave:
Our program embraces the benefits of maternity and paternity leave for all interns that would like to utilize time away from work related duties. Our program highly values wellness, support, and family and we fully support time away for parents to take care of their health and create familial bonds. Interns will still meet all the criteria for successful completion of the internship which will mean starting early or graduating later. The amount of time off and start/completion dates will be determined with major consideration to the intern’s preference. The time off will be unpaid and pay will restart following the end of parental leave. Benefits and liability insurance will be maintained during the time away. The training director will work with the intern to find the best plan for parental leave and make a written agreement with the intern. Following the return to work, time will be made throughout the workday for breastfeeding or pumping for interns that choose to do so. A pumping room is provided on site for the intern’s privacy.
Interns complete at least 2000 hours in the 53 week internship. Interns are responsible for keeping track of their hours toward completion and any paperwork necessary by their university. The training year starts the first week of July.

The FMRC is typically open Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM. Generally the last patient arrival is at 4PM. Most of the intern’s work will occur during these hours.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Internship:
Interns complete at least 2000 hours in the 53 week internship. The additional week, allows for overlap in intern cohorts. This assists us in transferring cases and onboarding interns. Interns are responsible for keeping track of their hours toward completion and any paperwork necessary by their university. The training year starts the first week of July.

The FMRC is typically open Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM. Generally the last patient arrival is at 4PM. Most of the intern’s work will occur during these hours; however, there are events and clinics that happen outside of these general hours on occasion that the intern is expected to participate in. Interns will spend 1 full day for 6 months at the Bariatric and Medical Weight Loss Center for a rotation in bariatric psychology. While at this site, interns will maintain an 8AM to 5PM schedule.

Interns schedules are based on the intern’s availability and timing of clinic events but must include the following in their schedule, unless specified otherwise.
• Weekly group supervision (2 hours)
• Weekly group supervision of supervision (only when practicum students are available to interns)
• Individual supervision twice weekly (1 hour each)
• Supervision of the intern’s supervisee (When applicable, 1 hour per available supervisee)
• Weekly behavioral health didactics (2 hours)
• Daily noon conference didactics (1 hour)
• Quarterly all staff meetings (1 hour)

Interns may need to include the following on their schedule.
• Various specialty medical psychoeducation or therapeutic groups
• Medical weight loss morning or evening groups every third week
• Weekly Safely Home meetings and twice weekly Safely Home clinics
• Any special interest projects or community outreach projects created by the intern
• Any training events or conferences attended by the intern
• Rounding with hospital teams
• Grand rounds that are of interest to the intern

Counseling Activities:
Interns provide a wide variety of therapeutic experiences. Individual sessions are typically brief (30 minutes) short term (1-10 sessions) patient centered therapy. Interns determine the theoretical framework based on the patients’ needs and their experience; however, CBT and motivational interviewing are used frequently. The following list is not exhaustive, but serves as a template of commonly provided counseling services.
• Warm handoffs of physician’s patients
• Mental health screeners
• Brief intervention following a positive mental health screening
• Individual counseling
• Consultations with medical providers
• Crisis assessment
• Psychoeducational group facilitation
• Home visits
• Various assessments (Interns complete a variety of behavioral health assessments and reports frequently, but rarely give full psychoeducational, neuropsychological, or socioemotional batteries).

Interns complete a minimum of 4 hours of supervision per week, with the option of additional supervision throughout the week as needed.

Interns receive two hours of individual supervision split between two site supervisors each week. Site supervisors are doctoral level Licensed Psychologists that are certified as a Health Service Provider in Psychology. Notes and electronic medical records are signed by one of the intern’s assigned supervisor.

Group supervision is two hours weekly and includes all doctoral interns on site as well as all site supervisors. Supervision of supervision is also given in group format weekly. Group supervision occurs in the same block of time weekly as the didactics and is protected time for the interns.

When practicum students are available, interns are also given the opportunity to provide supervision to practicum students and to be shadowed by medical students or residents, while receiving their own supervision for this task. This occurs for at least one hour weekly, scheduled at the intern’s and student’s convenience. Supervisees are typically psychology graduate students completing their master’s or doctoral level practicum experience from universities in the region. Likewise, interns occasionally have a medical student or resident shadowing them throughout the day. These students are typically 3rd or 4th year medical students or family medicine residents. Supervisors and supervisees are matched to the same partner for the duration of their rotation.

All supervision occurs on site. There are several rooms that are available for supervision, and several conference rooms for didactics and group supervision.

Didactics, Education, and Training:
Interns typically receive 5 to 7 hours of structured education throughout the week. Most of which are in the form of didactic presentations, but also include case conferences, treatment team meetings, professional development, practice management, grand rounds, regional training opportunities, journal club, and research team meetings.

Interns participate in a two hour behavioral health didactic weekly. This didactic includes all interns as well as all site supervisors. Frequently when the topic is relevant, other clinicians from the hospital may join.

The FMRC also hosts daily noon conferences on a variety of primary care medicine topics. These noon conferences are one hour each day at noon, and provide the opportunity to learn more about how primary care medicine functions and to share behavioral health expertise with an audience of physicians. Topics vary widely and may not always directly relate to psychology, but interns are generally expected to attend and participate. Interns have the opportunity to lead the lecture at least once over the course of the year. Interns typically eat their lunch and socialize during this hour as well.

Community Outreach:
Interns participate in at least one outreach opportunity during the course of the internship year. Participation may occur within the clinic or somewhere within the Muncie community. Interns are exposed to a wide variety of community outreach projects throughout the year; however, the intern may find outreach opportunities outside of clinic operations as well. Interns are encouraged to find an outreach opportunity that they are passionate about with the goal of improving our community.
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: 11/30/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Optional
  • Preferred
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/10/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

**COVID19 Information Regarding Applications**

Due to risks associated with travel and accommodations, as well as risk for bias in the intern selection process we have opted to give flexibility in interviews this year.  We will give the option of virtual or in person interviews.  Though, we still prefer in person interviews so that candidates may get a good feeling for our site.

Please be aware that we will send out interview notifications as applications come in.  There will be multiple interview dates, but those dates will be determined based on the candidate's and the site's availability.  We prefer candidates to apply early, so that we may have time to review applications thoroughly and to ensure that they receive an interview slot.

Thank you for your understanding during this irregular time.


Our selection committee seeks interns with an interest in health service psychology, thorough preparation in therapeutic intervention, comfort with a fast paced unpredictable schedule, a self-starting personality, emotional maturity, ability to utilize feedback positively, ability to handle emotionally difficult situations, and has multifaceted interests both professionally and personally.  We are committed to expanding diversity within our field; members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  A master’s degree is not required; however, preference will be given to those that have a conferred master’s degree at the time of application. 


Selection Criteria:

Applicants should have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Graduate coursework and practicum training in therapeutic interventions.  All theoretical orientations are welcome, but applicants must have familiarity and comfort with CBT and motivational interviewing. 
  • Applicants should have experience in completing concise treatment notes and brief assessment reports.
  • APPIC application is required. 
  • Citizenship is not required, but we are not able to become a sponsoring agency for school or work visas. 
  • Dissertation proposal and any comprehensive examinations are required to be completed prior to internship start date. 
  • Applicants must be in good standing in their graduate institution.
  • A minimum of 4 years of graduate training with a minimum of 500 hours of practicum training in intervention.  Preference will be given to those that have interventional training in a healthcare setting.
  • Intern is required to have diagnostic training or experience with the DSM-5.
  • Verification of all selection criteria from the training director of the applicant’s graduate program, prior to start date.



Applications are screened by the training director and faculty Psychologist.  Rank order will be determined by the applicant’s experience, perceived interest in our program, and professional and personal fit with our training model.  The top ranked applicants will be invited for interview.  Interviews are structured and will be attended by the training director and at least one other site supervisor.  The selection committee will then meet to discuss and finalize rank orders after the final interview date. 

Further information can be found within our training manual.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Fairleigh Dickenson University
Adler School of Professional Psychology
Marshall University
Pacific Univeristy
University of Texas at Austin
University of Indianapolis
Spalding University
Illinois School of Professional Psychology
California Lutheran University
Marywood University
Ball State University
Chatham 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: 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: Yes
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: 350
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 0
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not 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: Interns will be required to maintain professional behavior as outlined by IU Health's policy manual. Interns will be required to be two-weeks-post final COVID-19 vaccination or apply and receive a valid medical/religious waiver through IU Health. The vaccines and waivers will be determined to be "up to date" based on the most recent CDC recommendations and IU Health policies at the time of employment. Vaccinations can be obtained for free through employee services if the incoming intern is not currently vaccinated.
Program Description

Mission and Model of Training:

“Everyone is a teacher, a student, a patient, and a healer. Each day provides an opportunity to grow and develop. We embrace the challenge to understand and impact our health, our patients, our community, and our world.”

 As the Family Medicine Residency Center’s mission statement suggests, we are committed to improving ourselves and others in a variety of ways.  One of our most important commitments is toward teaching and training.  Our doctoral internship program is designed to prepare interns for entry level practice in health service psychology.  This commitment is achieved through experiential training activities that prepare interns to provide service to patients in an integrated healthcare setting.  Interns have opportunities to learn in several different healthcare environments around the clinic and hospital.  Interns train side by side with the full spectrum of multidisciplinary healthcare team members.  Our goal is that this environment puts our interns in the beneficial role of being both the student and the teacher.  Our interns learn breadth of skill by working with a diverse group of patient populations with varied clinical needs.  Our interns deepen their skillsets in health psychology by working frequently with medical comorbidities and other health related challenges.

Program Aim:

Our program aim is to prepare psychologists ready for entry level practice in health service psychology.

Internship Setting:

The Family Medicine Residency Center (FMRC) was built in 2000 to provide access to training for family medicine residents in the Central Indiana area.  Since that time, our program has started behavioral health training program that works side by side with the 30 resident physicians.  This unique training setting imbeds behavioral health in the same 24 room clinic as medical providers, giving you a chance to see how primary care works from all angles.  Being a member of our training facility gives interns the chance to both teach and learn from residents and staff and allows you to utilize support while maintaining expertise among your peers.  The FMRC is the primary location for our interns and contains:

  • 24 clinic rooms, divided into 4 pods
  • Dedicated behavioral health office space
  • Individual computers with access to internet, software, and scoring programs
  • Access to two conference rooms with LCD projection for didactics and presentations
  • Access to a therapeutic consultation room
  • Full access to all support staff and faculty (i.e. physicians, nurses, social work, patient education, medical assistants, coordinators, pharmacists, schedulers, and clinic staff)
  • Ample free parking
  • A cafeteria, coffee shop, and Subway restaurant within the hospital
  • Walking distance to several restaurants
  • The clinic is located central to residential areas, Ball State, and the downtown area

 The FMRC is located across the street from IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, a 360 bed teaching hospital.  While the majority of time is spent in the outpatient setting, there are opportunities to work in the hospital as well.  This includes bedside therapy, consultation with providers, shadowing inpatient physicians and psychologists, multiple specialty medical clinics, hospital wide training events, and various group therapy sessions.  Interns are infrequently consulted in all areas of the hospital, however, some of the more common areas that interns work include:

  • The Bariatric and Medical Weight Loss Center
  • Safely Home (Post emergency follow up clinic)
  • Wards Clinic
  • Mother-Baby Unit
  • Palliative Care

 All interns are active in a diverse range of inpatient and outpatient experiences; however, our site also prides itself on flexibility in training.  With the permission of the training director, interns have the option to seek out experiences of interest.  Previous interns have created opportunities for clinical and research experiences in several areas such as:

  • Pediatric Obesity Group visits
  • Medically supervised weight management therapy and groups
  • Home visits
  • Centering Pregnancy
  • Weight management family visits
  • Group therapy and research in pain management
  • Pre-surgical evaluations
  • Psychoeducational groups at the YWCA
  • Sports psychology

 Please see our handbook for a more detailed explanation of our program and training model.

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:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


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

Presurgical Psychological Evaluations, Group Prenatal Care (Centering Pregnancy), Bariatric Psychology, Palliative Psychology, Interdisciplinary Consultation

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
Number of Completed Applications: 24 15 15 45
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 16 13 13 22
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 2 2 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 0 0 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 0 0 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 1 2 1
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 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 2 2 2 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 1 1
Other Medical Center: 2 2 1 1 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 1 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0