Internship Application

The Psychology Doctoral Internship Program at CBM offers three full-time positions. The annual stipend is $24,000.00. Benefits include fifteen days paid annual leave, sick leave, holidays, and medical and life insurance plans. The twelve month internship program begins August 1st. Interns should plan to complete facility orientation requirements in July.


The Psychology Internship Program at the Center for Behavioral Medicine adheres to APPIC notification and acceptance procedures. Preference is given to applicants who are judged to be prepared for supervised independent functioning within a multidisciplinary team, and who understand and are able to cope with the challenges of working with seriously mentally ill patients and/or forensic populations.


Candidates must be enrolled in an APA-approved program in counseling or clinical psychology. All formal course work and comprehensive examinations must be successfully completed by the start of the internship. Applicants must have completed three semesters of supervised practica and successfully proposed their dissertation. Completion of comprehensive exams by selection day is preferred.


CBM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Online Application: APPIC launched AAPI Online for submitting and reviewing psychology internship applications via the Internet (including cover letter, vita, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and verification of candidacy). For more information on the electronic submission process, please go to http://www.appic.org/match


Application Materials Required:


  • Completed AAPI
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts
  • Two Sample Psychological Reports

Screening Process: Completed applications are evaluated on a variety of factors including "goodness of fit" with our site to identify a pool of applicants to interview. You will be notified if you are no longer under consideration. We will notify all applicants of their application status via e-mail. Please be sure to provide your correct address. We will make every attempt to notify applicants of interview status by December 15.


Interview: An on-site interview is preferred of applicants who have passed our initial paperwork evaluation. Interviews usually extend from the middle of December through the last week of January.


Computer Match Program: Our site is registered to participate in the Computer Match Program. To be considered at our site, you will also have to be registered with the computer match company. The link to the Request for Applicant Agreement Package form is at http://www.natmatch.com/psychint. There you will find information on how to register online, deadlines, and the fee.


The application deadline is November 15.


The Clinical Track program code number is 139311.


The Forensic Track program code number is 139312.


Applicants interested in applying to both tracks should include a statement and rationale in their cover letter, and submit both program codes to the Match. The CBM Psychology Internship Program agrees to abide by APPIC policies including that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any applicant (see policies at www.appic.org).


Application Process: Applicants are invited to half-day onsite interviews in groups of four (4) that include a review of the program, tour of the facility, and four (4) individual interviews with various faculty members. Invitees are provided a choice of approximately six (6) dates during January. All invitations are offered by email. Group interview dates (in January) are acquired by contacting the department secretary (by phone). Individual interviews can be arranged upon approval of the training director and if faculty schedules allow.


Shawn Anderson, Ph.D.
Training Director, Center for Behavioral Medicine
1000 E. 24th Street Kansas City, MO 64108
E-mail: shawn.anderson@dmh.mo.gov


The Center for Behavioral Medicine and The Missouri Department of Mental Health do not discriminate or deny employment or services because of race, sex, creed marital status, national origin, disability or age of applicants or employees.