Program Information: Behavioral Health

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2261
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: SSM Health (formerly Agnesian Healthcare)
Department: Behavioral Health
Address: 430 East Division Street
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54935
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA
Distance from Major City: 65 miles northwest of Milwaukee - located between Madison, Milwaukee and Green Bay WI
Phone: 920-926-4355x
Fax: 920-926-8933
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Private General Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Evelyn Schaefer PsyD
Chief Psychologist: Matthew Doll
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 09/06/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35360.00
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: 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): Flexible spending accounts, 401K, credit union, EAP, Wellness Initiatives, Fitness Center
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Residents are placed at both a primary site (St. Agnes Hospital) and a secondary site (Doll & Associates). At these settings they will see individual, couple and family clients, as well as, lead groups. Additional activities include supervision, inpatient groups, assessment, didactics, interdisciplinary consultation groups and staffings, Three spots are available for the 2021-2022 cohort. One each in the specializations of child/adol., trauma or health psychology. Residents in each specialization will receive additional clients, education and experiences which will enhance their knowledge in their focus area. Didactics are shared between all interns and will highlight these areas as well. Additional focused experiences include working at area schools, domestic violence services,a residential AODA setting and our cancer center.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
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: 12/10/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/17/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year's interviews will be a virtual format using the Zoom platform. Additional information will be sent with notification of interviews.

Applicants will be interviewed on either January 13, 2022 (afternoon) or January 14, 2022 (morning).  Initial information regarding the internship is presented in group format with entire training staff, then candidates will be interviewed individually by 2-3 members of the training committee.  Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with the current intern class.  The interview process  will last approximately 4-5 hours.  Applicants will be notified by email if they are invited to interview.

Applicants from Clinical or Counseling Programs are preferred.  Applicants from School programs will be considered on a case-by-case basis for the Child/Adolescent Emphasis only.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: William James College Chatham University Adler School of Professional Psychology Indiana University Alliant University - California School of Professional Psychology - San Diego Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology Illinois School of Professional Psychology - Schaumburg University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Adler University - Vancouver Midwestern University Palo Alto University Eastern Kentucky University Denver University Fuller Theological William James College 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: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 700
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 2
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited 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: Completion of employment application upon match. Flu shot, COVID vaccine, and background check upon employment. Wisconsin licensure if possible.
Program Description

Internship Summary

Pre-doctoral psychology residents at  SSM Health (formerly Agnesian HealthCare) work with children, adolescents, and adults diverse in diagnosis and socio-economic status. The behavioral health department is focused on providing services to the community with both outpatient and inpatient care. Over the course of one year and three distinct tracts, residents will develop expertise in individual, group, and family therapy. They will become proficient in skills related to differential diagnosis and assessment; creating and maintaining a treatment plan with measureable goals; appropriate interventions specific to each patient; risk and crisis management; collaboration with other professionals in team consultation meetings; design and facilitation of psychoeducational and psychotherapy groups; and integration of research into practice. Time for personal research and dissertation completion can be negotiated.  Outcome research is ongoing and residents are able to be involved in that capacity.  Residents will complete psychological testing on an inpatient and outpatient basis.


SMM Health Behavioral Health Services is comprised of a highly-trained team of multi-disciplinary professionals including psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, nurses, family therapists, social workers, an addictionologist, and certified AODA counselors, who provide evaluation and therapy to people whose behavior, thoughts and feelings, have become disruptive to their everyday functioning. Individual, marital, family and group therapy is available for a variety of mental health concerns including: depression, adjustment to trauma, anxiety and stress management, autism spectrum disorders, eating disorders, health issues related to headaches and chronic pain, anger management, child, adolescent and adult behavioral disorders, academic difficulties, and relationship issues.  Inpatient mental health services include crisis observation, short-term care and acute psychiatric care for adults and adolescents (age 17 and older).   Additional programs include inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment, an autism center, school based services,  and a pro-bono domestic violence program.






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
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)


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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Serious Mental Illness:
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
School: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)

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: 29 49 52 54
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 15 25 26 25
Total number of interns: 2 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 1 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 2 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 3 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 11 8 9 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 11 22 20 55
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: 0 0 0 1 1
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 1 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 2 0 1 1 1
General Hospital: 0 1 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 1 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 1 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 2 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0