Program Information: Behavioral and Mental Health

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2369
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Fraser
Department: Behavioral and Mental Health
Address: 1801 American Blvd..
Bloomington, MN 55425
Bloomington, Minnesota 55425
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 612-728-5303x
Fax: 612-728-5301
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: Kim Klein Ph.D., L.P.
Chief Psychologist: Kim Klein Ph.D., L.P.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/31/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28325
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Conference fees paid ADOS training DC: 0-5 training
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns participate in three four-month evaluation rotations: Early Childhood Evaluation Rotation (birth through five), Children and Adolescent Evaluation Rotation (six and older), and Neuropsychology Evaluation Rotation two days per week, plus one additional neuropsychology day per week. The conduct diagnostic interviews, complete evaluations, participate in feedback sessions, and prepare reports. They also carry 9-12 therapy cases over the course of the year. They are provided with time for research and opportunities to participate in ongoing research at Fraser. They receive individual supervision from each assessment rotation supervisor, as well as a year-long supervisor for mental health cases and a year-long supervisor for autism spectrum disorder cases. They also receive an additional hour of individual supervision each week from a neuropsychology supervisor and participate in group supervision.
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?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: 11/18/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Not Offered
  • Optional
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/05/2022
Tentative interview date: 12/20/2022; 01/03/2023; 01/17/2023; 01/20/2023; 01/23/2023
Interview process description:

Interviews will be schedued over five dates in December and January:  12/20/22; 01/03/23; 01/17/23; 01/20/23; and 01/23/23.  All interviews will be conduced via Zoom.  We provide a group interview/information session followed by individual interviews with two staff member from our three primary rotations (Early Childhood Evaluation Rotation (birth through five), Children and Adolescent Evaluation Rotation (six and older) and Neuropsychology Evaluation Rotation. Neuropsychology).  Prospective interns will also meet with current interns.  Allow three hours.  Applicants will be notified about interviews by email.  Requests to meet with specific staff are welcome. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of Minnesota University of St. Thomas Argosy University Central Michigan University Leheigh University University of South Carolina Ball State University University of Denver Nova 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 application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 300
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 4
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 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

Fraser comprises three complementary programs in which interns receive education and training in professional psychology, including preparation for post-doctoral fellowships or entry-level practice. These training activities are primarily experiential in nature, and have been designed to be sequential, cumulative and graded in complexity. Over the course of the training year and through didactic and supervised clinical experiences, interns gain competency in all of the substantive areas of professional psychology relevant to the presenting problems and concerns of children and families.

The Fraser psychology Internship program is structured around three four-month evaluation rotations.  Interns will gain experience providing psychological evaluations in three rotations: Early Childhood Evaluation Rotation (birth through five), Children and Adolescent Evaluation Rotation (six and older) and Neuropsychology Evaluation Rotation. The Early Childhood Evaluation Rotation and Children and Adolescent Evaluation Rotation evaluations consist of mental health and autism spectrum disorder cases.   The Neuropsychology Rotation typically involves children ages 6 through 18, although some younger children and young adults are also seen.  Each rotation ensures interns will provide comprehensive evaluations for a variety of presenting concerns. Evaluations include completing a review of records, a clinical interview, collaborating with referring and other providers, completing a range of psychological measures, and providing feedback. Interns are supervised in completing, scoring, and interpretation of the measures, providing feedback, as well as in writing comprehensive, integrative psychological reports.

Up to four hours per week is protected for the intern to be involved in research or program development/evaluation with Fraser psychologists or other staff.  Interns receive two hours of graduated didactics devoted to professional issues and ethics, individual and cultural diversity, assessment procedures and techniques, and empirically-supported treatments for children with diverse and complex developmental and mental health challenges and their families.

Fraser’s long history, experience with the early childhood population, reputation for excellence and rapid expansion across a metropolitan area create an array of opportunities for interns, including cutting-edge multigenerational work in trauma and prevention and consultation to educational, human service/courts and health care systems.


The core of professional psychology training at the internship level is supervision by licensed, doctoral-level psychologists who are involved in continuing knowledge acquisition and generation, and thus able to serve as strong role models. The Fraser internship provides both intense and high-quality supervision, with each intern having three supervisors, one/rotation, from each of whom they receive at least one hour per week of individual supervision. The three year-long supervisors include a neuropsychologist and one psychologist each to supervise psychotherapy cases in the Fraser Mental Health (FMH) and Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) programs. In both of these programs, Fraser utilizes evidence-based treatments, including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Child-Parent Psychotherapy in FMH and both behavioral and developmental interventions for autism spectrum disorders in ACE.  Each intern also has additional supervisors for the developmental, psychological and family assessments which they provide in the FMH and ACE rotations. Beyond all of this individual supervision, interns participate in and present to weekly case conferences attended by Fraser’s multidisciplinary staff, including all mental health professions as well as speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, educational specialists and consulting pediatric neurologists and child psychiatrists.


Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Other: Adults with ASD

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention:
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
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:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders:
Sexual Offenders:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: 6 7 25 30
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 18 6 6 21 20
Total number of interns: 3 2 2 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 2 2 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1 2 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 2 1 2 1 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 75 75 75 75
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 100 100 100 100
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: 1 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 3 2 2 3 3
Community Mental Health Center: 3 3 2 0 2 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 0 0 0 1
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 2 1 2
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 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