Program Information: Psychology Training

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2144
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Nystrom & Associates, Ltd
Department: Psychology Training
Address: 1900 Silver Lake Road
New Brighton, Minnesota 55112
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Distance from Major City: Clinics range from 20 minutes to 2 hours from one another.
Phone: 651-628-9566x
Fax: 651-628-0411
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: Heather Bodurtha
Chief Psychologist: Heather Bodurtha
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 25
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Position Information
Start Date: 09/06/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35568
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 17784
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Vision insurance; Following optional insurances available: Short term disability, Long term disability, Cancer Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Group Term Life, Accident Insurance, and Whole life; HSA and FSA; 10 PTO/Holiday days; and Office space, laptop, and testing materials.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Typical days consist of client contact, supervision, didactic training opportunities, supervision groups, and consultation groups. Client contact consists of clinical intakes, testing sessions, feedback sessions, and therapy sessions.
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?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: 12/01/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Optional
Interview notification date: 12/15/2022
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

Interviews are done on an individual basis.  They can be conducted on-site or by video.  The interview may consiste of one to two interviewers.

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: School of Professional Psychology in various states, such as Chicago School Of Professional Psychology
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: 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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 50
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 50
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable):
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited 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: Interns are required to consent to a criminal background check and sexual exploitation reference check. For more information regarding these checks, please request the internship handbook from Heather Bodurtha, the training director at
Program Description

Nystrom & Associates is a mental health clinic that offers a wide variety of services including outpatient therapy, group therapy, psychological testing, adult day treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, chemical dependency treatment and groups, sessions with a nutritionist, psychiatric services, Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services, home-based therapy, school-based therapy, and case management services.  There are a number of Nystrom & Associates clinics in Minnesota.  Each clinic mirrors the other and provides the above listed services to individuals of all ages, gender, ethnicity, and spiritual background. 

The goal of Nystrom & Associates internship training program is to provide interns with opportunities to learn about and implement a variety of clinical psychological services.  The internship will consist of opportunities to gain experience in the area of psychological assessment and intervention.

One goal that this internship focuses on is learning about and implementing a clinical psychological evaluation, including conducting new patient diagnostic assessment interviews with a variety of clients from the ages of 6 and up, evaluating clients using a variety of psychological assessment tools, creating comprehensive psychological evaluation reports, sharing psychological evaluation results and recommendations with clients, and making appropriate recommendations and referrals based on the client’s unique issues.  The objective is to give interns experience and knowledge in the area of psychological evaluations that implement the use of clinical interviews and a variety of psychological assessment tools that help with clarifying and diagnosing mental health disorders and personality disorders, help with assessing cognitive ability and adaptive functioning, evaluate for the presence of attention and learning disorders, screen for possible cognitive or memory impairment, possibly evaluate for autism spectrum disorders, assess for ability to emotionally deal with surgery, and help in identifying any possible emotional or behavioral issues.

Nystrom also offers individual psychotherapy for individuals struggling with a variety of issues including anger management, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, chemical dependency, and more.  Nystrom mental health professionals are committed to meet with individuals to best serve a wide variety of populations and diagnoses. Our goal is to meet individuals where they are in their own journey, valuing their individual strengths, viewpoints, and challenges. We work together with the individual, child and family to find the paths that lead to the most successful outcomes. Another goal of the internship is to provide the interns with the opportunity to provide interventions on an individual basis in a therapeutic session.  Interns will work with children, adolescents, and adults in providing psychotherapy and creating treatment plans that best meet the client’s area of need and concern.  Each psychotherapy client will have an initial new patient diagnostic assessment (intake interview) followed by regularly scheduled weekly individual psychotherapy sessions.  

An additional goal of this internship is to provide the interns with a breadth of opportunities to learn about all of the services offered at Nystrom & Associates, observe sessions related to these services, consult with other healthcare professionals, and to learn about a number of healthcare services that can be helpful to continue the client’s care and meet their needs.  Other goals of this internship experience are to provide opportunities for clinical case consultation, clinical supervision, socialization with other mental health professionals and interns, and to provide an opportunity for frequent clinical didactic trainings on a variety of mental health topics. 

For more information, or to obtain a copy of the internship handbook, contact Heather Bodurtha at

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
French-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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 :


Health Psychology:
Women's Health: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 17 15 49 29 73
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 14 10 31 23 25
Total number of interns: 2 4 5 3 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs:
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program
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 (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 2 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 2 1 3 3 3
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 1 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 2 0 0