We invite you to apply to the Mid-Michigan Psychology Internship Consortium (MMPIC) this fall! Our aim is developing health service psychologists who use evidence-based approaches to support children, adolescents, and families in community.
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 is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and is an Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) member site. We attained accreditation in 2021 and have a ten year accreditation period.
The three MMPIC sites are:
Michigan Medicine: Division of Pediatric Psychology, Integrated Behavioral Health (Ann Arbor, MI)
Sunfield Center for Autism, ADHD, and Behavioral Health (Ann Arbor, MI)
Thriving Minds Behavioral Health Center (Brighton/Chelsea/Livonia, MI)
The consortium accepts applicants from school and clinical psychology doctoral programs, and preference is given to interns from accredited programs.
Culturally Competent Training
We believe we benefit from the perspectives of those who differ by gender, ethnicity, race, culture, sexual orientation, age, religious beliefs, socioeconomic class, and varying abilities. Thus, the consortium’s policies and procedures, as well as its activities, associations, and interactions with the community, reflect and promote the dignity and worth of the individual and the value and strength of diversity in the community.
MMPIC has taken a number of steps to help our interns gain experiences with diverse clients and professionals. Our training curriculum aimed to cultivate cultural competence includes:
Training Seminars: Interns attend trainings where they receive didactic instruction in diversity topics. Beginning at orientation, training supervisors engage in discussion regarding how language, race and ethnicity, and LGBTQIA+ status influence our work as health service psychologists.
Assigned Readings: Interns prepare for trainings by reading articles regarding diversity topics.
Supervision: Supervisors reflect on the process of cross-cultural supervision and will help interns critically examine how culture influences their interactions with clients.
Please see the MMPIC website or contact me for more information.