Graduate Practicum in Clinical Health Psychology
Integrating Psychology into Primary Care and Hospital-Based Practice...
Be part of our team!
Ascension-Genesys Hospital, Grand Blanc, MI, is pleased to offer 3 graduate psychology practicum position(s) for up to 12 months (September –August ). Two positions are housed at the Family Health Center with the Family Medicine Residency Program (full patient age range) and 1 position is housed at the Downtown Family Health Center with the Internal Medicine and OB/GYN Residencies (typically 18yrs and older age range).
Students typically spend 2 full days on site at their assigned clinic. For those interested, an additional half-day can be spent seeing patients with our department’s hospital-based Consultation-Liaison (C-L) service. We primarily work with the underserved patient population across the age spectrum.
The practicum will provide a variety of supervised opportunities for students including our Integrated Primary Care (IPC) clinic, which provides brief individual treatment for a variety of mild-moderate behavioral, chronic pain, and mental health issues. The practicum also offers opportunities to participate in our Lifestyle Change Clinic, using psychological interventions help patients lose weight and quit smoking, as well as the ADHD screening clinic, and developing an outpatient psychotherapy caseload. Specific experiences will be based on assigned clinic, student availability, and interests. The practicum student will be provided weekly supervision by an attending psychology faculty member (fully licensed at the doctoral level), and when possible, additional supervision will be offered by one of our current postdoctoral fellows. The student will be provided with a computer and private office space. Students typically spend 8-12 months in the practicum based upon their schedule needs. The position is available for up to 12 months.
We are pleased to offer up to a $1500.00 total stipend (paid every two weeks at $57.69 up to a maximum of 26 weeks), a hospital cafeteria stipend, as well as free admission to our monthly CME medical conference series.
Requirements: Students in good standing within a clinical or counseling psychology doctoral program with interest in the field of clinical health psychology. No health psychology experience is required. Applicants must have already completed an internal practicum through their doctoral program, with preferred applicants having also completed 1 or more external practica. The selected applicants must be enrolled in their doctoral program’s practicum course while attending this practicum.
Family Health Center (Burton, MI)
The Family Health Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Ascension-Genesys East Flint Campus and serves as the outpatient clinic for the Ascension-Genesys Family Medicine residency program.. With more than 15,300 square feet of space, the Family Health Center has twenty six examination rooms and specialty rooms. The unit is divided into 3 main modules, each of which consist of medical team office space and exam rooms. All medical patient care in the Family Health Center is supervised by family medicine faculty. All psychology patient care is supervised by a psychologist.
Psychology fellows and practicum students have comfortable private office space with computers, internet access, individual email address, and ability to access and review patient medical charts within the electronic medical record. The center is equipped with video capabilities used in medical education teaching, as well for recording and reviewing psychotherapy sessions.
Downtown Flint Health Center (Flint, MI)
The Downtown Flint Health Center is the outpatient clinic for the internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, podiatry, and surgery residencies. It is conveniently located near the U of M Flint campus along the historic “Bricks” section of Saginaw Street. This location is also well-equipped for video review and provides work space and the same computer / EMR access as the other campuses.
Ascension-Genesys Hospital (Grand Blanc)
Ascension-Genesys Hospital is a regionally integrated health care delivery system comprised of a complete continuum of care primarily servicing Genesee, Shiawassee, Lapeer, Oakland, Livingston and Tuscola counties. Our department maintains a busy Psychology Consultation-Liaison service, of which practicum students can participate if desired. This rotation requires an additional half-day of practicum beyond the 2 days at outpatient campus.
A brief statement of clinical experiences and interests
An updated curriculum vitae (CV)
Contact information for 2 academic or clinical references to:
Scott Nyman, Ph.D, ABPP, LP
Please note a phone interview will be required for applicants under consideration. We will begin reviewing applications in January and will continue to do so until positions are filled.
Offers for practicum positions are typically made on the morning of APPIC internship match day, though if an applicant receives a competing practicum position offer prior to this date, we will consider making an immediate reciprocal offer if that applicant is highly ranked on our rank list.
Thank You For Your Interest In Our Practicum Program!
Scott J. Nyman, Ph.D., ABPP, LP
Practicum CoordinatorAscension-Genesys Family Health Center
1460 N. Center Rd.
Burton, MI 48509