Program Information: H.E. Behavioral Care

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2301
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Healtheast Care System
Department: H.E. Behavioral Care
Address: 45 W. 10thSt./Suite G700
St. Paul, MN, Minnesota 55102
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 612-273-1058
Fax: 612-672-2691
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Private General Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Medical School
  • Private General Hospital
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • Private Psychiatric Hospital
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jeff Mills
Chief Psychologist: Jeff Mills
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 10
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/15/2021
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: 27560
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site
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: 12/01/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/14/2022
Tentative interview date: 01/09/2023, 01/11/2023
Interview process description:

Application Process:  

Eligibility:  Applicants must meet the following prerequisites to be considered for our program:
1. Doctoral student in an APA-accredited Clinical or Counseling Psychology program.

2. All coursework required for the doctoral degree must be completed prior to the start of the internship year, as well as any qualifying, comprehensive, or preliminary doctoral examinations.

3. Approval for Internship status by graduate program training director.

4. A minimum of 500 direct intervention and 100 direct assessment hours of supervised graduate level pre-internship practicum experience.

5. U.S. citizenship

6. Matched interns are subject to fingerprinting, background checks, and urine drug screens.

Match result and selection decisions are contingent on passing these screens

Selection Process: The selection committee’s criteria are based on a “goodness of fit" with our practitioner-scholar model. We look for interns possessing a sound clinical and scientific knowledge base from their academic program, strong basic skills in assessment/intervention/research techniques, and the personal characteristics necessary to function well in our setting. The ideal candidate has the ability to function independently with initiative under appropriate supervision, flexibility, maturity, good judgment, and cultural sensitivity. We prefer candidates with experience working with complex patients and problems. We are committed to selecting candidates representing different kinds of programs and theoretical orientations, geographic areas, ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, disabilities, and life experiences. Application materials are due by December 1, 2023.

Our program code number is 230111.

Interview Process:  Applicants will be notified on the status of their applications in Phase I of the Match via email by December 14, 2023. If an applicant is offered an interview, dates and times for an interview will be provided. All applications are initially reviewed for eligibility. The Selection Committee (a subcommittee of the Training Committee) provides multiple readings of each application. Subsequently, applicants who make the final selection round are invited for interview on either January 4th or January 11th.  Interviews will be done virtually this year rather than in person.

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:
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: 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 (if applicable): 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 100
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 Not Accepted
Non-Accredited Not 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:
Program Description

HealthEast’s Doctoral Psychology Internship Program is a generalist model rooted in a practitioner-scholar orientation. Our goal is to ensure that interns acquire solid science-based knowledge and superlative clinical skills. We believe that a well-trained psychologist delivers patient care grounded in evidenced-based clinical practices. In the same way, the science of psychology is influenced by questions created through clinical work. Accordingly, we encourage our interns to contribute to the professional literature through their clinical observations and encounters with patients. Our interns are expected to be sensitive to ethnic, cultural and individual differences.

The program’s primary focus is to help interns become competent as professional psychologists. We believe that universities provide the initial pre-clinical preparation (the core areas of psychology, research methodology and the fundamentals of clinical practice) while internships help trainees apply what they have learned and develop advanced clinical skills.  Interns are expected to work with a variety of patients using a wide range of assessment, therapeutic approaches and techniques.

The internship year is a time of transition from student to independent practitioner. Interns initially receive close clinical supervision and intensive instruction. Over time, interns gain greater autonomy. By program completion, they largely function as independent practitioners. Our interns also develop the flexibility and adaptability to meet the changing landscape of complex health care systems. For this reason, professional attitude and demeanor are as important as psychological knowledge and skills. These competencies are thus included in formal evaluations by each rotation supervisor.

Training Goals & Objectives:

The Training Program Model and Philosophy are expressed in the following broad goals:

1. Interns will develop competence in diagnostic interviewing and administration of a variety of psychological instruments, techniques and assessments.

2. Interns will develop competence in psychological interventions for a variety of diagnoses, difficulties, and needs. Interns will learn a wide range of therapeutic orientations, techniques, and approaches. General psychotherapy skills will be emphasized along with at least one empirically-supported modality.

3. Interns will develop competence in translating psychological principles to department leaders, colleagues, and professionals from different disciplines.

4. Interns will demonstrate behavior consistent with professional standards and ethical guidelines (i.e., a mature understanding of professional ethics as well as issues of ethnic, cultural, gender, sexual, and other aspects of diversity).

5. Interns are expected to be aware of their continuing developmental and professional goals. Interns will be aware of emerging developments and possess realistic career plans (as judged by their supervisors) as evidenced by vocational or training choices to be pursued upon completion of the program.

6. Interns will understand the interface between science and practice by applying scientific knowledge to the clinical setting, being educated consumers of empirical research, and participating in research projects or program evaluation.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: Hmong, Karen, Russian, and Somali populations

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)


Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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%)

Rotations:  All interns participate in a one week orientation introducing them to the internship program, training staff, rotation options. Each supervisor will present on the experiences available and expectations for interns within the various programs. At the end of the orientation week, the training committee and the interns collaboratively determine a schedule of rotations for the year. This is done through review of training needs, individual interests, prior experiences and career goals. Plans for subsequent trimesters can be changed as needed prior to the start of the next trimester of the training year.  The availability of some rotations are dependent on patient and supervisor availibility.

 Rotations include:

    1. Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Services
    2. Outpatient Mental Health
    3. The Center for Sexual Health
    4. Neuropsychology

 Outpatient Mental Health Clinic:  Interns work half of their hours throughout the training year in outpatient mental health completingdiagnsotic assessments, psychological testing, individual psychotherapy with the potential for group psychotherapy with a diverse patient poplulation, and they spend the remainder of their time in two separate six month rotations that include any of the three rotations listed above.  

Group Supervision: Through this year-long group training experience, trainees dicsuss and complete case consultation on a range of assessments for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment planning. Competencies emphasized include diagnostic interviewing, intellectual assessment, personality assessment, neuropsychological assessment, and the provision of consultation and peer supervision. development of competency, critical thinking abilities, knowledge, and professional identity. HealthEast staff provides presentations on research, assessment, interventions, and professional issues. Interns are required to give one case presentation per year in a large formal multidisciplinary setting.  Trainees can expect to become familiar with the relevant research.

 Research:  While the internship year is intended primarily as an intensive clinical experience, interns are encouraged to participate in clinical research. The internship provides a unique opportunity to complete one’s own dissertation, participate in ongoing research at the hospital, and/or create research projects. All projects must be approved by the training committee and HealthEast’s Institutional Review Board (if required). Time will be set aside to conduct research on a weekly basis.


Please see our webpage at for additional descriptions of our program.

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: 0 45 61 52 0
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 0 24 24 24 0
Total number of interns: 0 2 2 2 0
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 0 2 2 2 0
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 2 2 1 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 1 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 2 1 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 15 10 10 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 36 35 40 0
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 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 0 2 2 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 2 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 2 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 2 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 0 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 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0