Program Information: Michigan State University

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2447
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Mid-Michigan Psychology Internship Consortium
Department: Michigan State University
Address: 620 Farm Lane
437 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 45 miles west of Detroit, MI
Phone: 517-355-8508
Fax:
Email: aupperl3@msu.edu
Web Address: http://education.msu.edu/cepse-rwd/school-psychology/mmpic/
Brochure Website's Address: http://education.msu.edu/cepse/school-psychology/mmpic/handbook/
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Consortium
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jana Aupperlee
Chief Psychologist: Blake Lancaster
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Position Information
Start Date: 08/15/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 24600
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): All interns are offered the opportunity to purchase insurance through their sites. As no site is the insurance payment subsidized by the site.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site All MMPIC interns work roughly 40 hours per week. All MMPIC interns receive 10 days of vacation and five days of sick/personal leave. Interns may also receive certain holidays off (given to all staff), but these days will not count towards internship hours. Michigan Medicine Division of Pediatric Psychology: A typical week involves 2 hours of individual supervision, 2 hours of individual or group supervision, 2 hours of didactic training, 4 hours of clinic mini-rotation, 18 hours of integrated behavioral health in pediatric clinics (co-therapy activities including behavior support plan development, assessment, cognitive behavior therapy, resource provision), 1 hour supervising a student, 8 hours of progress note writing, communication with clients, and communication with physicians, and 3 hours of research/dissertation completion time. Thriving Minds: A typical week involves 2 hours of individual supervision, 2 hours of individual or group supervision, 2 hours of didactic training, 4 hours of interdisciplinary team meetings, 2 hours of assessment related duties, 16 hours of cognitive behavioral therapy with youth and families, 4 hours of behavioral consultation (behavior support plan development, observation, consulting with schools), 1 hour supervising a student, 4 hours of progress note writing/communication with clients, and 3 hours of dissertation completion time. Sunfield Center: A typical week involves 2 hours of individual supervision, 2 hours of individual or group supervision, 2 hours of didactic training, 2 hours of interdisciplinary team meetings, 4 hours of assessment-related activities, 14 hours of cognitive behavioral therapy with youth and families, 4 hours of behavioral consultation (behavior support plan development, observation, consulting with schools), 1 hour supervising a student, 6 hours of writing/documentation and follow up, and 3 hours of dissertation completion time.
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: 12/01/2021
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Optional
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/21
Tentative interview date: 01/21/2022
Interview process description:

Applicants are notified by email no later than 12/15 if they have received an interview. Due to COVID-19, interviews will be in-person with a virtual option. Interviews are mandatory and MMPIC trainers strongly suggest that applicants attend our Interview Day. Requests for different meeting days/times will be accommodated.

Applicants invited to interview are assigned a schedule for MMPIC Interview Day (usually the third Friday in January). Interview day typically lasts all day, though many breaks are built into the schedule. Applicants interview with training co-directors and trainers from sites to which they've applied. Interviews include one applicant and at least two trainers. Interview length varies from 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the site and schedule. Interview day also includes an information session on MMPIC and a group panel with current MMPIC interns. Open houses are also held on interview day; the format (in-person or virtual) has yet to be determined. Attendance at sites' open house events is recommended, but not required.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Ball State University Central Michigan University Chicago School of Professional Psychology Fielding University Michigan State University Ohio State University Pacific University University of Denver Xavier 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: 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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 150
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 150
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-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: All sites require criminal background checks after the match. All sites also require the Doctoral Temporary Limited License in Psychology (TLLP) credential BEFORE August 15. The Doctoral TLLP credential requires a complete application with fee made payable to the State of Michigan and a Certification of Enrollment in a Doctoral Degree Program for Psychology. For more information on the various license types, please see the following website: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/Psychology_FAQ_102915_504571_7.pdf. To apply for the TLLP credential, please see the following website: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/Psychologist__Doctoral_Temporary_Educational_Limited_Licensing_Guide_2020_699849_7.pdf. The Mid-Michigan Psychology Internship Consortium provides a drug-free workplace and environment. Michigan Medicine. Pre-employment drug testing is a requirement of Michigan Medicine for all selected candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment/appointment, and Michigan Medicine may use a third party administrator to conduct the drug screening. Michigan Medicine prohibits the use of marijuana/cannabis, THC, and/or CBD and will refuse to hire an intern who tests positive in ALL circumstances. Sunfield Center. Pre-employment drug testing may be required upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Sunfield Center may use a third party administrator to conduct the drug screening. Sunfield Center prohibits the use of marijuana/cannabis, THC, and/or CBD and will refuse to employ an intern who tests positive in ALL circumstances. Thriving Minds. Pre-employment drug testing may be required upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Thriving Minds may use a third party administrator to conduct the drug screening. Thriving Minds prohibits the use of marijuana/cannabis, THC, and/or CBD and will refuse to hire an intern who tests positive in ALL circumstances.
Program Description

MMPIC Overview

The mission of the Mid-Michigan Psychology Internship Consortium is to train scientist-scholar-practitioners in health service psychology who conceptualize their work with children, adolescents, and transition-age students from an ecological systems perspective. MMPIC offers intensive, structured training experiences with a diverse population at the individual, family, school, and systems-level by consulting and collaborating with caregivers, family members, school professionals, medical professionals, and other important stakeholders to support client care. MMPIC values evidence-based practices that take into consideration individual, cultural, ethnic, and societal differences. Interns are trained to engage in scholarly inquiry and are expected to apply learned knowledge in their clinical practice.

The three consortium sites, Michigan Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Psychology, Sunfield Center for Autism, ADHD, and Behavioral Health, and Thriving Minds Behavioral Health Center are located in Ann Arbor, and Brighton, Michigan. Intern supervision and didactic trainings occur at all three sites and at Michigan State University.

MMPIC is committed to offering a well-rounded, comprehensive, and unified training program. Interns apply for and are admitted to MMPIC, not individual sites. While intern responsibilities and supervision are coordinated at individual sites, interns complete seminars, case consultation, and some didactic training together as a cohort. All interns develop competencies in assessment, intervention, and consultation within an ecological framework, though daily activities may vary considerably from site to site.

MMPIC is currently an Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) member.

MMPIC is NOT accredited by the American Psychological Association. The trainers submitted a self-study in February of 2020 and hosted site visitors in April 2021. The American Psychological Association has not yet voted on potential accreditation for the consortium.

 

MMPIC Sites

Michigan Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Psychology

Program within the Department of Pediatrics at the C. S. Mott Children's Hospital within the Michigan Medicine System. The program is composed of psychologists who are integrated within medical teams to maximize the overall health of children and their families using principles of behavioral science.

https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/pediatrics/divisions/pediatric-psychology

 

Sunfield Center for Autism, ADHD, and Behavioral Health

Private practice, outpatient mental health center specializing in treatment of child, adolescent, and adult psychiatric disorders in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

http://sunfieldcenter.com/

 

Thriving Minds Behavioral Health Center

Private practice, outpatient mental health clinic, located in Brighton and Chelsea, Michigan, specializing in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety, learning, and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents.

www.thrivingmindsbehavioralhealth.com 

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders:
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
School: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Counseling: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Overview

Interns are matched with one site and exposure, experiences, and emphases vary by context. Not all experiences are available at all consortium sites. Please consult the program's web site or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.

 

Training/Supervisory Staff 

MMPIC has a diverse and supportive training staff. The consortium is headed by the Training Co-Directors, Drs. Aupperlee and Lancaster. Dr. Aupperlee is a faculty member at Michigan State University and Dr. Lancaster works on site at Michigan Medicine. Dr. Lancaster also serves as the site supervisor at Michigan Medicine. The other two site supervisors are Drs. Kotrba (Thriving Minds) and Naguib (Sunfield Center). Each site has multiple assistant site supervisors. At Michigan Medicine, interns are supervised by and work with Drs. Bruni, Cook, and Ham plus other psychologists for their mini-rotations. At Sunfield Center, interns work with and receive supervision from Dr. Hanna on their assessment work and Dr. Jones on their cognitive behavior therapy work. At Thriving Minds, interns work with and are supervised by with Drs. Hella (Brighton clinic director) and Thomson (Chelsea clinic director).

 

Physical Facilities and Training Settings

MMPIC has excellent physical facilities and training settings for the internship. First, the MMPIC training co-director is housed within the College of Education at Michigan State University, Classrooms, the library, testing materials, and other supply resources are available for MMPIC use. The MMPIC training co-director has her own locked office. Intern files are kept within Dr. Aupperlee’s electronic files accessed through two factor authentication.

Each intern has workspace at their site. Secretarial support services and office supplies are available like all other site staff. Each training site has the capability for interns to have access to other offices for specialty services, computers and the internet for research and electronic records.

 

Common Experiences

All MMPIC interns are required to have the following training experiences across the internship year:

  • Each intern must complete three assessments with written documentation
  • Each intern must share assessment data with a parents or guardian at least 3 times
  • Each intern must complete three interventions with written documentation
  • Each intern must complete three consultation experiences with written documentation
  • Each intern must liaise with at least one school staff member
  • Each intern must present publicly present on a topic
  • Each intern must work on a team with at least one other mental health professional
  • Each intern must have at least one experience supervising another mental health professional at a lower level of training
  • Each intern must work with at least three diverse individuals

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://education.msu.edu/cepse-rwd/school-psychology/mmpic/  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: 5 20 20 34
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 5 14 16 17
Total number of interns: 3 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 4 3 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 0 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 0 1 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 2 4 3 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 16 6 10 9
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 31 41 100 45
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 1 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 1 3 4 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 0 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 2 3 2
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 1 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 1 1 1 1
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