440 Tampa Street Springfield, MO 65806

(417) 831-0150

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Admission Requirements

The training program is committed to the requirement of culturally and ethnically diverse interns. We encourage inquiries and applications from all qualified individuals. Applications will be accepted from doctoral candidates in good standing in APA-approved graduate programs in clinical or counseling psychology in a PhD or PsyD program in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology. Candidates are expected to have sufficient training and experience in psychology to be able to gain maximum benefit from the experiences offered and have the endorsement of their graduate program Director of Training.

Prior to application all applicants are expected to have completed the following training experiences:

  • Completed at least three years of practicum/field placement or work experience, which includes a minimum of 500 hours of direct therapeutic experience and 200 hours of direct assessment experience

  • Have written at least five integrated psychological testing reports

  • Successfully passed their doctoral comprehensive or qualifying examination
     

By the beginning of the internship year, the intern is expected to:

  • Have Dissertation/Doctoral Research project proposal approved at the time of application and a timeline presented for data collection, analysis and defense

  • Have a good working knowledge of test administration, scoring, and interpretation of cognitive and achievement assessments, behavior rating scales, and objective personality/psychopathology measures

  • Possess an understanding of child and personality development

  • Have a good working knowledge of current psychiatric diagnoses

  • Have practicum or work experience providing individual, family, and/or group therapy operating from a variety of evidence-based approaches

Jordan Valley is an Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, creed, ancestry or veteran status in employment or in any of its programs and activities. 

A completed application consists of the following materials:

  1. An online application found HERE.

  2. Cover letter

  3. A current Curriculum Vitae

  4. Three letters of recommendation, two of which must be from persons who have directly supervised your clinical work.  Please submit only three letters.

  5. One complete psychological testing report.  Please delete all identifying information from the report (must be uploaded as supplemental materials).

  6. Official transcripts of all graduate coursework.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to make arrangements with the recommending persons and transcript offices such that all materials are received by Jordan Valley.

All applicants will be reviewed by the Director of Behavioral Health Integration to ensure all applicants meet the minimum requirements.  Applicants who are best qualified to benefit from our program will be invited to interview by our Training Director.  In person interviews are strongly recommended, but invited applicants who are unable to travel to Springfield due to extenuating circumstances may request to be interviewed by telephone or via Zoom.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Director of Behavioral health Integration, Dr. Barbara Wachtel-Nash at banash@jordanvalley.org or our Training Director, Dr. Netti Summer at nsummer@jordanvalley.org.

 

Application Procedures