Program Information: Clinical Training

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2102
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: The Guidance Center
Department: Clinical Training
Address: 500 Limit Street
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Kansas City, MO-KS
Distance from Major City: 35 miles Northwest of Kansas City
Phone: 913-758-9401
Fax: 913-682-4664
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jason Malousek
Chief Psychologist: Jason Malousek
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
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: 23320
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Paid holidays (See Training Manual for list of holidays observed). Ability to earn additional compensation for extra voluntary on-call.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The Guidance Center is a community mental health center which serves early childhood, youth, adolescent and adult clients. On a typical day an intern will provide various services to include: individual and group therapy, psychological assessment, provision of supervision, monthly didactic training seminars, and group and individual supervision.
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: 12/16/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/19/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/14/2022
Interview process description:

Our interview process involves applicants meeting with the training director, primary and secondary supervisors, and rotational supervisors. Applicants might also meet additional faculty throughout the day. In addition, applicants will be provided informal time to talk with our current interns.  We also ask applicants to participate in a live work sample with mock clients. 

We typically conduct interviews on Fridays in January. Interviews are individual, but usually 3-5 applicants attend on any given interview day.  Applicants are notified of eligibility for an interview via e-mail or telephone, and a specific interview date is then established.  When an on-site interview is not tenable for an applicant, we can work to interview via alternative formats (e.g., Skype), but on-site interviews are preferred. 

As of right now we are holding all of our interviews remotely (e.g., televideo). They will be scheduled in January 2022 based on the preference of the applicant. Our interviews will include individual time with our Training Director, Associate Training Director, any Post-Doctoral Fellow, and our current Doctoral Level 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: Hartford University Argosy--San Francisco Georgia Southern University University of Kansas Virginia State University Forest Institute of Professional Psychology Pacific University School of Professional Psychology Chicago School of Professional Psychology Loma Linda University University of Saint Thomas Fielding University Rowan University Alliant International University Kansas City University
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: Yes, by ranking deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 30
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
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: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: 1) Licensure by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as a LMLP or LMLP-T is required by the first day of employment. (The Guidance Center will provide assistance with this process). 2) Successful completion of background checks and drug screens (see Training Manual for details regarding successful completion).
Program Description

This APA accredited internship is located at The Guidance Center, a community mental health center that serves three rural counties in Kansas. All interns are based at our Leavenworth location. TGC is composed of a multidisciplinary, integrated treatment team of an entire range of mental health professionals and paraprofessionals. The mission of TGC is to provide quality care to the residents of our three county area, especially including those who have limited or no means to pay for their care and those affected by severe mental illness. TGC is part of a larger network in Kansas that works to minimize placement of those with severe illness outside of their home communities, even in the event of crises and exacerbated symptoms. The internship is designed to provide a generalist background in the practice of psychology in a community setting. A varied population with a broad range of psychological treatment needs results in psychologists who can implement various interventions from a stable theoretical base.  

In keeping with the general mission and philosophy of the training program, the internship is designed to assist interns in developing scientific and practice skills appropriate to those of a generalist working with children, adults, families, and couples at the competency of an entry-level psychologist. The community mental health center setting allows exposure to a plethora of experiences and modalities. More specifically, the internship has three overarching aims that guide the training provided:

 1. To train generalist practitioners in the profession of psychology.

To achieve this aim, interns are trained to provide direct service in a variety of clinical domains including individual and group therapy, assessment/evaluation, and crisis intervention.

 2. To train psychologists to broaden the scope of their services beyond those provided to clients.

To achieve this aim, interns are trained to provide supervision, outreach, psychoeducation, and consultation.

3. To train psychologists to develop, and to be guided by, their professional identity.

To achieve this goal ethics and professionalism are topics that are introduced during orientation and discussed in many venues throughout the year. Also, staff serve as models and mentors to interns.

TGC is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply to our internship program.



Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: 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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)


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

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: 30 30 24 20 18
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 10 16 24 20 18
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 2 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 4 4 4 4 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 12 12 30 30 30
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: 2 2 2 1 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 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
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 1
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 0 1 1
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