Program Information: Solutions Behavioral Healthcare Professionals - Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2488
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Solutions Behavioral Healthcare Professionals
Department: Psychology
Address: 1547 30th Avenue South
Moorhead, Minnesota 56560
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 235
Phone: 218-844-6853x
Fax: 218-844-6854
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Tessie Blake
Chief Psychologist: Tessie Blake
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 33280
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Bereavement leave
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The internship will offer two positions from each of two separate locations. The first location is hosted from the Moorhead office, with interns splitting time between the Moorhead and Fargo offices. The Fargo offis is approximately 13 minutes from the Moorhead office. The second location will be from the Detroit Lakes office, with interns splitting time between the Detroit Lakes and Fergus Falls offices. The Fergus Falls office is approximately 40 minutes from Detroit Lakes. Both locations will offer the identical rotations, with very similar structure to the day to day programming for each intern. A typical day includes both assessment and therapy time. 4-6 hours per week are spent on the assigned rotation. One six-month rotation is in DBT and involves co-leading DBT groups and providing therapy for individuals in the group. The other rotation is in Applied Behavior Analysis and primarily includes time in Solutions' autism clinic. Interns participate in case consultation in the designated offices and provide consultation to some of Solutions' outreach programs. Since 4 hours of supervision are provided during the week, most days will include a supervision hour. Fridays tend to include more meetings, such as psychology department meetings, didactics, and research seminars.
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: 02/03/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: N/A
Tentative interview date: 1/11/2023; 1/18/2023
Interview process description:

Chosen candidates will be offered an interview. This year all interviews will be held remotely, via videoconference using Zoom. A virtual open house format will be utilized. Dates for the open house are potentially January 11th and January 18th. Candidates will be provided a virtual tour of the agency (estimated 30 minutes) and will meet the Training Director (estimated one hour) along with a group of intern applicants. Applicants will be individually interviewed by two psychologists on the Training Committee (one hour). Applicants will also have opportunity to visit with current interns and/or post-doctoral residents in a virtual open house format (estimated one hour).   

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Interns have been from the following programs: University of North Dakota, Grand Forks; Antioch University, California; University of Missouri; Columbia; Seattle Pacific University, Washington; University of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; University of St Thomas, Minnesota; University of California, Riverside; Wright State University in Ohio; and Saint Mary's University of Minnesota; and North Dakota State University, though these NDSU interns were not from the match process as they were the first intern cohort.
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: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 350
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 50
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
Non-Accredited 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: Applicants must pass a background check.
Program Description

Solutions' aim is to prepare and retain generalist health service psychologists with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide ethical, professional, and socially-just psychological services to a diverse population, having met the expected professional standards outlined by APA's Council on Accreditation. 


Solutions’ Psychology Internship program seeks to provide a broad level of training for Interns and prepare them for a “generalist” practice of professional psychology consistent with the philosophy of the practitioner-scholar model of training. We endeavor to teach Interns to meld their clinical and theoretical training with current research findings as they choose assessment strategies, interpret results, develop interventions, and provide effective consultation.  We do not define any program-specific competencies, but rather focus on establishing the APA Profession Wide Competencies, which are further outlined below in our goals. A second objective is for workforce development, as a means to affect the shortage of psychologists in this area.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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%)


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

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:  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 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 2 12 27 26
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 2 12 27 26
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 0 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 1 1 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 0 1 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3 7 4 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 9 20 7 48
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 2 1 0 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 2 1 1 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 1 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 1 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0