Program Information: Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2413
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Address: 1155 N. Mayfair Rd
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
Country: United States
Metro Area: Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA
Distance from Major City: in Milwaukee; 90 miles from Chicago
Phone: 414-955-8964
Fax: 414-955-6285
Email: hchristianson@mcw.edu
Web Address: http://www.mcw.edu/Psychiatry-Behavioral-Medicine/Health-Psychology-Residency-Doctoral-Internship-Program.htm
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.mcw.edu/-/media/MCW/Departments/Psychiatry-and-Behavioral-Medicine/residency-brochure.pdf?la=en
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Heidi Christianson PhD
Chief Psychologist: Heidi Christianson PhD
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 35
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 36400
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, 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 Psychology Interns typically work from 8:00-4:30, although some rotations do have meetings or staffings outside of those times. Hours are typically 40-45 hours per week. The residents spend Monday - Wednesday on their major rotation (e.g., Cancer, Rehabilitation, Transplant, Trauma), with four of those hours dedicated to their scholarly project. Thursday and Friday, interns are at the Behavioral Medicine and Primary Care (BMPC) Clinic, which is an outpatient clinic in the Department of Psychiatry, seeing outpatient cases. Interns have didactics on Friday morning and group supervision on Thursday morning. Training has been modified to address COVID and modifications will be made secondary to public health concerns. At this time, interns are on-site providing in person care (hospital-based) with appropriate PPE M-W and providing telehealth services either from their clinic offices Th-Fri. A transition to also seeing patients in person Th-Fri may also occur doing the 2022-23 training year.
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: 11/12/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Required
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 11/22/2021
Tentative interview date: 12/9/2021
Interview process description:

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and medical center policy, interviews will be done virtually.  Virtual interviews are required and more information about interview process is forthcoming.  Virtual interviews will be similar to in person with a review of the program, interviews with rotation supervisors, time to meet with residents, and a virtual tour.  Interviews will be held on 12/9/2021, 12/15/2021, and 1/7/2022.

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 Iowa, University of Toledo, Marquette University, University of Pittsburgh, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Memphis, University of Indianapolis, Alder University, Nova Southeastern University, Pacific 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: 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 application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
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:
Program Description

The Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital Health Psychology Residency (Internship) Program is a 12-month, full-time, 2000-hour pre-doctoral internship beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2023.  Psychology residents (interns) rotate through four health psychology rotations (Cancer Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, Transplant Psychology, and Trauma Psychology) and complete a year-long continuity clinic in the Behavioral Medicine and Primary  Psychology Care Clinic, an outpatient clinic in the Department of Psychiatry that focuses on empirically-validated, time-limited treatment for psychological disorders and behavioral medicine concerns.  Interns will engage in a robust didactics curriculum including a general health service psychology curriculum, Psychiatry Grand Rounds, and Multidisciplinary Psychodynamic Case Conference.  The program aims to provide internship-level training to graduate students with career goals focused on health psychology and academic medicine.  Please refer to the website for more information clinical rotations and didactics.    

The program's accreditation status is:  American Psychological Association (APA) Accredited.  Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychology Association
750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 336-5979 | apaaccred@apa.org | Visit the APA Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents:
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender:
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students:
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention:
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other:

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: http://www.mcw.edu/Psychiatry-Behavioral-Medicine/Health-Psychology-Residency-Doctoral-Internship-Program.htm  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: 45 94 89 104
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 44 48 48 36
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 3 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 4 2 1 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 2 3 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 1 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
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
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 4 4 2 3
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: 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 1 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 0 0 0
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