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
  • School District
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not 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 3
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 08/15/2021
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, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns at the Michigan Medicine site also receive health insurance. Interns at the other three sites do NOT receive health insurance.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Michigan Medicine Department of Pediatrics: Interns are expected to commit a minimum of 40 hours per week. They receive five days off per year and specified holidays. Also, they can flex their hours to accommodate time off. A typical week involves 2 hours of face-to-face supervision, 2 hours of didactic training, 8 hours of progress note writing, communication with clients, and communication with physicians, 4 hours of research and data analysis, 21 hours in clinic time and face to face co-therapy including behavior support plan development, assessment, cognitive behavior therapy, and 3 hours of dissertation completion time. Saginaw Public Schools: Interns are expected to commit a minimum of 40 hours per week. They receive specified holidays and school breaks. Also, they can flex their hours to accommodate time off. A typical week involves 2 hours of face-to-face supervision, 2 hours of didactic training, 5 hours of interdisciplinary team meetings, 15 hours of assessment related duties and report writing, 2 hours of group therapy, 5 hours of behavioral consultation, 3 hours of behavior support plan writing or modification, 3 hours of observation, and 3 hours of dissertation completion time. Sunfield Center: Interns are expected to commit a minimum of 40 hours per week. They receive five days off per year and specified holidays. Also, they can flex their hours to accommodate time off. A typical week involves 2 hours of face-to-face supervision, 2 hours of didactic training, 2 hours of interdisciplinary team meetings, 4 hours of assessment related duties, 4 hours of progress note writing, 16 hours of individual therapy, 2 hours of behavioral consultation, 2 hours of behavior support plan writing or modification, 3 hours of observation, and 3 hours of dissertation completion time. Thriving Minds: Interns are expected to commit a minimum of 40 hours per week. They receive five days off per year and specified holidays. Also, they can flex their hours to accommodate time off. A typical week involves 2 hours of face-to-face supervision, 2 hours of didactic training, 2 hours of assessment related duties, 4 hours of interdisciplinary team meetings, 4 hours of progress note writing, 16 hours of individual therapy, 2 hours of behavioral consultation, 2 hours of behavior support plan writing or modification, 3 hours of observation, and 3 hours of dissertation completion.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum Students
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: 12/01/2020 11:59 AM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/20
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/22/2021
Interview process description:

Applicants are notified by email no later than 12/15 if they have received an interview. Those who receive interviews will be assigned a time on interview day in January (usually the third Friday in January). Due to COVID-19, all interviews will be virtual this year. Interviews are individual and are conducted by site supervisors from each site within MMPIC. Each intern will meet with at least two trainers. A virtual open house will alos be held on site on interview day. Attendance at sites' open house events is recommended, but not required. Interview length varies from 30 minutes to 60 minutes, depending on the site. Virtual in-person interviews are mandatory. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Michigan State University Central Michigan University Xavier University Fielding University University of Denver Ball State University Pacific University Ohio State 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. Some sites require drug testing after the match. Michigan Medicine, Sunfield Center, and Thriving Minds require TLLP eligibility. Saginaw Public Schools requires interns to be eligible for the preliminary school psychologist certificate in Michigan OR the TLLP https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/School_Psychologist_Certification_555606_7.pdf https://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/Psychology_FAQ_102915_504571_7.pdf
Program Description

 

MMPIC's aim is, “Developing health service psychologists who use evidence-based approaches to support children, adolescents, and families in community.” Mid-Michigan Psychology Internship Consortium seeks 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 this 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.

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: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders:
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other:

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

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
Number of Completed Applications: 5 20 20
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 5 14 16
Total number of interns: 3 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 4 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 0 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 0 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 2 4 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 16 6 10
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 31 41 100
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 1 3 4
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 2 3
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 1 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 1 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0