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.
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.
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.
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.