Program Information: Central Region

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1925
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: National Psychology Training Consortium
Department: Central Region
Address: 2885 West Battlefield
Springfield, Missouri 65807
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: Locations throughout Missouri and one location in NW Arkansas. See website for details.
Phone: 417-812-6495
Fax: 816-301-6233
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Consortium
  • Private General Hospital
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • Private Psychiatric Hospital
  • School District
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Adam Andreassen
Chief Psychologist: Dustin Brown
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 63
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Position Information
Start Date: 07/28/2021
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 27
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): • Interns are provided with at least seven (7) holidays, with many sites observing more • Professional liability insurance for anyone not already covered by their school • Access to Group Vision (Burrell, Compass Health, Royal Oaks Hospital, Truman Medical Centers) • Access to Group Retirement with employer match: Burrell (no match), Compass Health (6% match), Royal Oaks Hospital (6% match), Truman Medical Centers (match .50 per $1 up to 8%) • Cafeteria plans for medical and/or dependent care (Burrell, Compass Health, Family Psychological Center, Royal Oaks Hospital, Truman Medical Centers) • Employee Assistance Program (free short-term counseling for intern/family; Burrell, Compass Health, Royal Oaks Hospital, Truman Medical Centers) • Licensure Assistance Program (Compass Health, Royal Oaks Hospital) • 529 college savings (Burrell, Truman Medical Centers) • Additional discounts and/or wellness incentives (Burrell, Truman Medical Centers) • Discounts on EPPP study materials through partner agencies (Available to all interns and alumni)
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Intern daily schedules and experiences vary by site; however, most interns work normal daily hours (8am - 5pm) with some sites requiring evening on-call or weekend duties. In events that the schedule varies from the normal 8-5, the interns are comped time (come in later or receive a different day off when weekend duties arise). These requirements are laid out in the intern manual and discussed prior to internship so interns are aware of the expectations. While some sites place more emphasis on assessments (Royal Oaks, Family Psychological Center, Midwest Assessment and Psychotherapy Solutions), most sites provide regular outpatient therapy experiences with some assessment experience. A few sites (Ozark Center, Royal Oaks Hospital) provide more or exclusive inpatient experience. All of the sites listen to the interests of the interns and try their best to individualize the internship experience (as much as is possible) to provide opportunities the interns request. More information about the sites can be found on our website.
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?No
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? Yes
Details of the above affiliations National Psychology Training Consortium is partially affiliated with both The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Pacific University School of Professional Psychology. These partial affiliations state that between equal candidates, students from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology or Pacific University School of Professional Psychology will be given preference. Interns from other programs will still be considered and are encouraged to apply.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/22/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/01/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 12/11/2020
Interview process description:

The National Psychology Training Consortium requires that the AAPI Online application service be used by all applicants in order to be considered for our internship training program. Applicants must select the NPTC Region(s) in which they are interested. Each region will be listed separately in the AAPI portal under the name “National Psychology Training Consortium – [Region Name].” Each NPTC region is considered a separate application. However, once a region or multiple regions are selected, individuals may apply to as many training sites within the selected regions as they wish for no additional application fees. Applicants should utilize the program code numbers provided on the following page or on the APPIC Match Information sections of the other regional brochures to select their preferred sites within each region. Applicants should also indicate which sites she/he is applying to in the AAPI cover letter.

The following information is required for all NPTC applications:

  • Cover letter specifying the sites being applied to and why the intern is a good fit for each
  • APPIC AAPI as designated on the online application
  • Three letters of reference
  • Example assessment report

Eligible applications are reviewed and ranked by a combination of NPTC staff and individual site directors. A select group of applicants are invited for interview. Notification of invitation to interview is made by December 1st. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, APPIC has strongly recommended that there be no in-person interviews during this match season. For this reason, NPTC and partner sites have decided to cancel all in-person interview days. However, additional information regarding the remote interview process will be provided to applicants closer to December 1st. There will be a virtual interview day informational session hosted on December 11th, 2020 via Zoom. Sites will schedule individual virtual interviews directly with the applicants.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Adler University - Chicago Alliant International University/California School of Professional Psychology - Los Angeles Alliant International University/California School of Professional Psychology - San Diego Alliant International University/California School of Professional Psychology - San Francisco Alliant IU/CSPP - Fresno Alliant IU/CSPP - San Diego Alliant IU/CSPP - San Francisco American School Prof Psych, Argosy-Southern California American School Prof Psych, Argosy-Northern VA American School Prof Psych, Argosy-San Fran Bay Area Antioch University Seattle Arizona School of Professional Psychology, Argosy - Phoenix Brigham Young University California Lutheran University Carlos Albizu University-Miami Campus Carlos Albizu University-San Juan Campus Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Chicago Fielding Graduate University Florida Institute of Technology Florida School of Professional Psychology, Argosy - Tampa Forest Institute Fuller Theological Seminary George Fox University George Mason University George Washington University Hawaii School of Professional Psychology, Argosy - Hawaii Howard University Idaho State University Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy - Chicago Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy - Schaumburg Indiana University of Pennsylvania Jackson State University John F. Kennedy University Loma Linda University Marywood University Midwestern University - Glendale Northern Illinois University Nova Southeastern University Ohio State University Oklahoma State University Pacific University Palo Alto University - Pacific Graduate School of Psychology Ponce Health Sciences University Spalding University Texas A&M University Texas Woman's University University of Alaska Anchorage University of Alaska Joint Fairbanks/Anchorage University of California - Berkeley University of Cincinnati University of Georgia University of Hartford University of Indianapolis University of Iowa University of La Verne University of North Texas Wheaton College William James College Wright Institute Wright State 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: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by ranking deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 250
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 Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited 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: NPTC-Central accepts applicants from non-APA accredited schools, but only those that have had or that have been approved for an APA site visit. Please note that travel to monthly didactics is required. Didactics is held for two days at the beginning of each month in Springfield, Missouri. Applicants should review the map located on the NPTC website ( and make note of the distance between the site(s) they wish to apply and Springfield, Missouri. Some sites provide travel reimbursement considerations based on the distance between the main office and the didactic location. This is noted on the individual site pages on the website. Many NPTC sites require background checks and drug screens prior to beginning the internship. Eligibility to begin internship, even after match, is contingent upon the intern passing these tests. If a matched intern fails to pass a background check or drug screen, NPTC reserves the right to withdraw the invitation to match with the intern. For more detailed information on which sites require background checks and what their specific requirements are, please see the individual site pages on our website.
Program Description

The National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is a collaborative consortium consisting of psychological service centers throughout the United States focused on provision of services in rural health care. NPTC-Central Region was founded in 2003 and is comprised of sites in central and southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. NPTC-Central received seven years of APA Accreditation in 2013 and our next site visit will be in 2020. NPTC-Central has been an APPIC member since 2004. The Executive Training Office for NPTC is located in Springfield, Missouri.

NPTC seeks to train prospective psychologists in the integration of the discipline and practice of clinical psychology employing an empirically-informed competency-based practitioner-scholar model. The program provides experiences in clinical learning environments that are responsive to the diverse and changing needs of the human community. NPTC provides psychology interns the opportunity to take substantial responsibility for fulfilling major professional and psychological functions in the context of appropriate supervisory support and professional role modeling. NPTC also partners with various organizations including academic programs, community agencies, private hospitals, and independent practitioners to provide a graded, cumulative, and sequential training environment. The objective of the internship is to prepare entry-level practitioners to function effectively in a variety of mental health settings and to provide services to a variety of populations in rural health care.

NPTC believes that the competent practice of psychology requires an integration of scientific and professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Thus, NPTC’s internship training incorporates diverse psychological theories, approaches, and perspectives that are designed to prepare psychology interns for a broad range of professional roles and activities. The training program is also attuned to the continually expanding scope and evolving nature of the field and the likelihood that Clinical Psychologists will engage in multiple roles over the course of their professional careers.

NPTC is committed to promoting and infusing diversity into every facet of the training experience and is dedicated to providing Psychology Interns with opportunities to work with populations in a variety of settings that promote and provide necessary exposure to diverse populations and issues. In addition, NPTC recognizes the importance of multicultural awareness and competence in the provision of professional service and strives to prepare entry level practitioners to meet the needs of a progressively global and dynamic society.

NPTC Central Region member sites are located throughout the heart of the Ozarks – the home of beautiful lakes, rolling hills and a leisurely lifestyle. The weather is moderate with four distinct seasons that encourage diverse outdoor recreation all year long. Springfield is the state’s third largest city and the location of the NPTC main office. Many of our sites are within a half-day’s driving distance to other exciting cities such as St. Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, Branson, and Tulsa, OK.

Applicants can apply to as many sites within the Consortium as they wish, and should be specific in your cover letter as to which site(s) you are applying and why you feel you are a good fit.

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)


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

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: 71 62 104 97
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 57 49 103 90
Total number of interns: 15 16 27 24
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 15 16 27 24
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 5 6 10 8
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 10 10 17 16
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 14 14 24 17
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 2 1 7
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 2 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 60 91 115 149
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 3 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 15 10 7 16
Community Mental Health Center: 8 7 6 7
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 1 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 1
Military Medical Center: 1 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 1
Other Medical Center: 3 1 2 4
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 1 0 2 2
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 1 1 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 1 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 1
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: 2 0 3 4
Other (e.g. consulting): 1 0 0 2
Not Currently Employed: 0 3 3 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 2 0 4