Program Information: NMH Mental Health Services & UST Interprofessional Center for Counseling & Legal Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2429
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: North Memorial Health Care-University of St. Thomas
Department: NMH Mental Health Services & UST Interprofessional Center for Counseling & Legal Services
Address: 3366 Oakdale Avenue N.
Suite 315
Robbinsdale, Minnesota 55422
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Distance from Major City: 0 miles (IPC) & 8 miles (North Memorial Health) to Minneapolis
Phone: 763-581-6407x
Fax: 763-581-6401
Email: stephanie.pituc@northmemorial.com
Web Address: https://www.stthomas.edu/ipc/psychservices/doctoralinternship/
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.stthomas.edu/media/interprofessionalcenter/InternshipBrochureFinal.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Other
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Private General Hospital
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Stephanie Pituc
Chief Psychologist: Ann Marie Winskowski
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 15
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Position Information
Start Date: 08/15/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): While being competitive, the stipend amount takes into consideration that Health Insurance is NOT included as part of the Internship benefits. Interns are responsible for securing their insurance coverage. Additional Fringe Benefits include: - Up to $750 reimbursement for professional development funds (e.g., conferences, trainings, books, online courses) - NMH Medical library access, with librarian assistance - Discounted parking available at IPC - Discounted parking available at NMH, with limited free parking available (0.4 mi from NMH Mental Health Clinic).
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site NOTE: In accommodation of the COVID-19 pandemic, training activities for the Internship may consist of a hybrid of onsite and remote activities. "Onsite" refers to requirements to be on the premises, but may include the provision of telehealth services and telepsych training (e.g., telesupervision, didactic seminars over audio/visual remote methods). "Remote" refers to the ability to work-from-home. The modality of training activities is subject to change, in response to local/state/institutional/APA/APPIC rules, policies, and guidance. The projected typical schedule for an Intern is: - Tuesday & Thursday (approx. 16 hours) dedicated to services and training at UST's Interprofessional Center (IPC): Direct services to clients (psychotherapy; assessment); Direct service via supervision of an MA-practicum trainee; Supervision of Supervision/Group Supervision of the Intern; Individual supervision of the Intern; Miscellaneous didactic opportunities - Monday, Wednesday, & Friday (approx. 24 hours) dedicated to services and training at North Memorial Health: typical day varies by clinical rotation/adjunctive training focus; Direct services to clients (psychotherapy; assessment); Individual supervision of the Intern; Miscellaneous didactic opportunities and seminars; Shadowing and Observation; NMH training settings may include: Outpatient clinic, Intensive mental health programs; Consult service in the hospital; Inpatient psychiatry unit; Emergency behavioral health; Primary care-behavioral health team.
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? Yes
Details of the above affiliations The NMH-UST Internship Program is partially-affiliated with the University of St. Thomas' Graduate School of Professional Psychology (Doctor of Psychology, Counseling Psychology program). During Phase I of the match, all internship slots are allocated to qualified candidates from the University of St. Thomas' Psy.D. Program in Counseling Psychology (i.e., only applications from UST's Psy.D. program will be considered during Phase I). There is no guarantee that all positions will be matched with UST applicants. If one or both of the positions is not matched in Phase I, selection will be open to all applicants meeting minimum requirements. In addition to accepting applications from non-UST doctoral programs, qualified UST applicants may apply in Phase II.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/19/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/10/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/03/2022
Interview process description:

Phase I Interview notification will occur via email on or before Friday, December 18th.

Interviews are tentatively scheduled for early January 2022. They will occur online via Zoom and consist of one 45-minute interview with 2-3 Selection Committee members.

All applicants will also be invited to an optional Informational Panel (date TBD, via Zoom), with supervisors and training faculty available for Q&A and to discuss Internship training opportunities. 

Applicants are asked to please address the following in the required cover letter of the APPI:

  • Why you are interested in our Internship Program and your training goals for the year.
  • Brief overivew of your previous assessment experience (including diagnostic assessment and psychological testing) and training goals with respect to assessment. 
  • Highlight any ways that you have demonstrated interest and commitment to issues of Multiculturalism, Diversity, and Equity.
How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: 2017-2018: University of St. Thomas, Psy.D., Counseling Psychology 2018-2019: University of St. Thomas, Psy.D., Counseling Psychology 2019-2020: University of St. Thomas, Psy.D., Counseling Psychology 2020-2021: Springfield College, Psy.D., Counseling Psychology; University of North Dakota, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology 2021-2022: University of St. Thomas, Psy.D., Counseling Psychology
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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed:
Dissertation Proposal Approved:
Dissertation Defended:
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
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 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: Prior to the start of the Internship Year, Interns must complete onboarding requirements, which may include criminal background checks and providing proof of immunizations.
Program Description

North Memorial Health (NMH) and the University of St. Thomas (UST) are jointly partnered to sponsor a doctoral internship in psychology. The NMH-UST Joint Doctoral Psychology Internship Program emphasizes training in the general practice of health service psychology. The Internship Program features training opportunities in interprofessional/multidisciplinary settings, evidence-based practice, and an emphasis on multicultural competence and diversity. Training activities include direct clinical service (therapy and assessment), providing supervision to masters-level trainees, individual and group supervision, observation and social learning, consultation, didactic seminars, and other learning opportunities. Over the course of the training year, Interns may rotate through various mental health services offered by NMH, where they report for three days a week. Two days of the week are dedicated to training activities related to the UST’s Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services (IPC). To provide comprehensive support across a diverse range of training experiences, a team of NMH and IPC supervisors and training faculty collaborate with each Intern to establish and carry out their individualized learning goals. See Website/Brochure for more information.

For the 2022-2023 training year, two (2) intern positions are offered. The Internship Program is partially affiliated with the University of St. Thomas’ Graduate School of Professional Psychology, such that all positions are exclusively available to eligible applicants from UST’s Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology Program during Phase I of the Match. Should any positions remain unfilled after Phase I, the Internship Program will accept applications from all eligible candidates (both UST and non-UST applicants) during Phase II of the Match.

The NMH-UST Internship Program has the status being fully APA-accredited, with the next site visit projected for early 2023. The Internship Program is also a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).

Note: In response to the dynamic needs of the COVID-19 pandemic and any future public health needs, the Internship Program may revise methods of training delivery (i.e., in-person versus remote learning and service provision). We are committed to maintaining compliance with APA-accreditation standards and following the guidance of local, state, federal, and institutional policies and guidance with respect to public health needs.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents:
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students:
International Students:
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: IPC clients may include individuals who identify as students/international students.

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty:
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: https://www.stthomas.edu/ipc/psychservices/doctoralinternship/  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: 7 14 25 10
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 7 12 24 10
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 1 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 2 1 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 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 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 2 0 1 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 1 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 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 1 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