Compass Health

(formerly Pathways Community Health)

Match #’s: 192516, 192526, 192527, 192530 (dual track)

Internship positions available: 4
Dual Track positions available: 2
Residency positions available: 3

We are excited to announce that the salary for the 2018-2019 training year has been increased to $25,000.

Compass Health (formerly Pathways Community Health), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community mental health center, is a leading provider of behavioral healthcare services within the state of Missouri. A community based organization with a history that spans over 40 years, Compass Health serves numerous rural and urban counties throughout Missouri and Louisiana. With 42 satellite clinics throughout Missouri, Compass Health provides opportunities for Psychology Interns to work with a diverse client base.

In 2010, Compass Health provided comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention services to 31,729 consumers. Compass Health clinical programs are designed to meet the individual needs of each person and their family and focuses on the strengths of each person to facilitate achievement of goals. Services provided range from brief individual, group or family counseling dealing with issues such as depression and anxiety to long-term care and support for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. More specified services are provided at select locations with the Compass Health system. These include: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Psychological Assessments (Diagnostic Clarification, Parental Capacity, LD, etc.), CSTAR (Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment), Inpatient and Outpatient Adult Substance Abuse Treatment, Drug Court Program, School Services, FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center), Program Development, Supervised Visitation for the Division of Family Services.

In 2012, Compass Health provided comprehensive healthcare services to 30,118 consumers. Services include individual, family and group counseling for children and adults, case management, a 24-hour crisis line and a full continuum of psychological assessment, evaluation, testing, psychiatric evaluation, medical detox and therapeutic services. Compass Health is licensed through the Missouri Department of Mental Health and accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an independent accreditor of health and human services. Compass Health is also a member of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, and is currently participating in two national projects, offered by the National Council, to assist the organization with the enhancement of clinical programming.

In 2015, Compass Health served 174,892 consumers (9.9% of the population area). Almost 17,000 individuals received therapy services, and over 700 psychological assessments were completed. Of these consumers, 1,320 individuals received inpatient care, almost 80,000 people received early intervention/preventative services, and 1,671 received inpatient care for substance abuse issues.

Compass Health continues to maintain significant growth which has afforded the organization the opportunity to expand the array of services it provides and expand the service region it serves, which equates to a larger population being reached by the organization. Compass Health employs over 2,000 staff members including psychiatrists, advance practice nurses, psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, substance abuse counselors, case managers, and support personnel. Pre-doctoral Interns work collaboratively with these multi-disciplinary team members.

Compass Health is a member of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) loan repayment program.

Applicants to Compass Health will apply to a particular location within the Compass Health system, rather than to Compass Health as a whole. Basic descriptions of the locations are provided in the sections below. There are potential opportunities for Interns to remain employed beyond their one-year placement.

Our Mission

The mission of Compass Health is to Inspire Hope, Promote Wellness.

Our Supervisors

Site Training Director

Michaela Beezley, Psy.D.
*Supervisor for interns at sites in Rolla, Cuba, Waynesville, Owensville, Salem, and Lebanon, MO

Dr. Beezley graduated in 2011 with her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute. She completed her internship at Compass Health (formerly Pathways Community Health) with National Psychology Training Consortium. As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist she performs individual, family, and group therapy; interprets psychological assessments; educates individuals on navigating emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal instability through mindfulness, communication, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation; and facilitates multiple training workshops on relationships or substance abuse. Her research interests are eating disorders, health, and nutrition. Her theoretical orientation includes cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and motivational interviewing.

Primary Supervisors

Deborah R. Frost, Ph. D.
Vice President of Operations 
*Supervisor for interns at sites in Rolla, Cuba, Waynesville, and Lebanon, MO

Dr. Frost began her tenure with Compass Health (formerly Pathways Community Health) in 2001 as a licensed Psychologist and more recently as the Director Special Projects. As the Vice President of Operations she oversees operations, program coordination, and community relations. In addition, Dr. Frost is responsible for forging the organization’s process between clinical service delivery and technology. She teams closely with senior managers in an effort to develop new business opportunities. Dr. McKee completed her Doctorate at West Virginia University and was classically trained in Behavioral Therapies and Geriatric Psychology. She completed her doctoral internship at the Brockton VA/Harvard Medical School and specialized in Medical Psychology prior to relocating to Rural Missouri. She is published in several American Psychological Association texts and Periodicals in the areas of Geropsychology and Medical Psychology. She also serves as Vice President of the Anasazi Software National Alliance (ASNA).

 

Ashley Parks, Psy.D.
*Supervisor for interns at sites in Clinton and Warsaw, MO 

Dr. Parks completed her undergraduate degree at Westminster College in Fulton Missouri and received a BS in Psychology in 2002. She received a Psy.D in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri in 2006. Her emphasis while training at Forest was with the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. She completed both her internship and Residency at Compass Health (formerly Pathways Community Health) through the National Psychology Training Consortium. She continues to work at Compass Health as a Clinical Psychologist. She works from a Cognitive Behavioral Framework. Her clientele include children and adults with chronic mental illnesses as well as individuals with less severe mental health concerns.

 

Cathy Grigg, Psy.D.
*Supervisor for interns at site in Lebanon, MO

Dr. Grigg is a 2004 graduate from the School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute. She is currently employed as the Director of Psychiatry Services for Compass Health (formerly Pathways Community Health). In addition to her responsibilities in this role, Dr. Grigg is also responsible for the training program related to doctoral level psychological trainees. She provides supervision of psychological interns and residents, as well as the coordination and provision of psychological assessment services and disability evaluations for the central service region for Compass Health. She has worked for Cross Country Education providing seminars on Compassion Fatigue. She has traveled with IMET (International Medical and Educational Trust) as a volunteer providing training to teachers, counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists on how to work with traumatized children through the Teachers as Therapists program, developed by Dr. Arshad Husain.

 

Sara Wilson, Psy.D.
*Supervisor for interns at site in Lebanon, MO

Dr. Wilson completed her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Missouri.

 

Jonathan D. Rosenboom, Psy.D.
*Supervisor for interns at sites in Clinton and Warsaw, MO

Dr. Rosenboom is a Missouri licensed psychologist with a specialty certification as a Psychological Health Service Provider working as a Staff Psychologist. His current specialty areas include providing individual psychological treatment for adults and adolescents, and couples psychotherapy. He also provides psychodiagnostic evaluations for Social Security Administration’s disability determination, Missouri state Medicaid certification, the Missouri Bariatric Center at the University of Missouri Hospital, and the Veterans Administration program for the identification of mental health problems in discharging soldiers. His research and professional interests include evidence based psychological treatments and evidence based psychotherapeutic relationships. Dr. Rosenboom graduated from the APA-certified clinical psychology program at Baylor University. He also completed an APA-certified internship at the Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center in Topeka, Kansas. Since his graduation he has provided psychological services and leadership as a clinical administrator for various hospitals and facilities within the Missouri Departments of Mental Health and Corrections.

 

Mike Gardner, Ph.D.
*Supervisor for interns at sites in Nevada, Butler, and El Dorado Springs, MO

Dr. Gardner completed his Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology in 1977 at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. He successfully passed the examination for licensure as a psychologist for the state of Missouri in 1983. In 1995 he completed the PhD program for Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. Dr. Gardner completed his internship at the Comprehensive Community Mental Healthcare in Independence, Missouri. He works from a Cognitive Behavior/Acceptance & Commitment framework and his primary interest during and after graduate school has been the therapeutic process.

 

Cheryl Thornton, Psy.D.
*Supervisor for interns at sites in Nevada, Butler, and El Dorado Springs, MO

Dr.Thornton completed her undergraduate degree at Drury University and is a 2006 graduate of Forest Institute of Psychology’s doctoral program. While attending Forest Institute, Dr. Thornton focused on families and couples therapy receiving a post graduate certificate from the Forest Marriage and Family Therapy program. She completed her internship and residency through the National Psychological Training Consortium. She practiced at Compass Health (formerly Pathways Community Health) in her internship and residency working with the chronically ill mental health population.  For six years she has been a staff psychologist with Burrell Behavioral Health, but returned to Compass Health in 2015. Although, the systems orientation has impacted Dr. Thornton’s treatment approach, her current focus and interests are in the utilizing training of evidenced based treatments specifically, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She received advanced training and was trained to be a trainer for PCIT at the University of Oklahoma. She was fortunate to be trained by some of the nations most valued researchers in PCIT. Her training in DBT has been a two year process with Dr. Ronda Reitz, the DBT Coordinator at the Missouri Department of Mental Health (NIMH). She is currently in individual supervision with Dr. Reitz preparing for a projected DBT certification. Dr. Thornton is  involved in a National Institute of Mental Health research project, titled Recovery After an Intitial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE). She is certified in Individual Resiliency Training and works with the clients who are participating in the NIMH program.

 

Bonny Thacker, Psy.D.
*Supervisor for interns at site in Owensville, MO

Dr. Thacker completed her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute. Her experiences include work in a forensic state hospital, a sexual predator treatment program, inpatient acute mental health hospital, and community mental health. She studied neuropsychology in school and her research interests still include personality and neuropsychology. Her theoretical orientation is Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

 

Brett Miller, Psy.D.
*Supervisor for interns at sites in Nevada, Butler, and El Dorado Springs, MO

Dr. Miller completed his undergraduate degree at Minnesota State University, he then went on to complete his masters and doctorate in clinical psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri, with a theoretical focus on interpersonal and cognitive behavioral therapy with adults and children. He completed his post-doctoral residency at Rural Mental Health Services in 2013. Dr. Miller’s primary experiences has been in private practice and community mental health settings working with adults, children, families, and couples. His psychological testing largely focuses on substance use evaluations, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, parental evaluations, and diagnostic clarification. Other current specialties includes dialectic behavior theory, including facilitating skills groups, individual therapy, and consultation teams.

 

Sean Sargent, Psy.D.

Dr. Sargent earned his degree in Clinical Psychology in 2010 through the School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute. He completed his internship and residency at Burrell Behavioral Health with an emphasis in Clinical Psychology. He has been employed with Compass Health since 2012 providing adult cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. He also administers psychological assessments as a therapeutic intervention, as well as more traditional assessments for diagnostic determinations. Dr. Sargent’s interests include psychological assessment, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and training/supervising interns and/or residents.

Tosha Larson, Ph.D.

Dr. Larson earned her degree in Counseling Psychology in 2012 at University of Oklahoma. She completed her internship at University of Memphis, and post-doctoral residency at Jackson Psychological Services with an emphasis in Psychological Assessment. She has training and experience in a variety of settings, including community mental health, university counseling, residential treatment, inpatient, and private practice. She has developed specialty interest in psychological assessment, working with children and adults. Dr. Larson’s current work focuses primarily on comprehensive psychological assessment of intellectual and cognitive processing, academic achievement, disability determination, autism spectrum, mood, anxiety, and personality. She has had the opportunity to provide supervision to advanced doctoral and master level practicum students, as well as experience providing individual, family, group, couples, and career counseling. Additionally, Dr. Larson is passionate about issues of diversity, activism, and social justice, and especially enjoys work with the LGBTQ community.

 

Chad Kelland, Psy.D.

Dr. Kelland earned his degree in Clinical Psychology in 2015 through American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy Univeristy, Orange County. He spent his internship at Univeristy of California, Riverside Counseling and Psychological Services, and completed a Post-Doctoral Residency at University of Missouri, St. Louis/Community Psychological Services with an emphasis on Psychological Assessment. Dr. Kelland is considered a generalist with specialty training in psychological evaluation, diagnostics, and Therapeutic Assessment. His current case load is a blend of psychological assessments and psychotherapy. Dr. Kelland approaches psychotherapy from a blend of psychodynamic, humanistic, and experiential orientations and administers psychological evaluations from a Therapeutic Assessment orientation. Prior to earning his doctorate, Dr. Kelland obtained a Master’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University in Orange, California. Dr. Kelland’s dissertation focused on the role of sexuality within conservative Christians and focused on the influences of shame and guilt related to spirituality.

 

Summer Johnson, Psy.D.

Dr. Johnson graduated from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in 2006 with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Prior to this, she earned her Master’s Degree at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology with a concentration in child and family assessment. Her doctoral internship was completed at an integrated healthcare site in Lincoln, Nebraska and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Behavioral Health, an inpatient psychiatric facility in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Johnson is interested in children of divorce and cultural diversity, having previously served as the Chairperson of the Diversity Committee for the Missouri Psychological Association. She has been employed at the Crider Health Center since 2016 in the outpatient clinic.

 

 

Training Opportunities Overview

Services provided range from brief individual, group or family counseling dealing with issues such as depression and anxiety to long-term care and support for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. The locations listed below are currently the only locations taking applications for the 2018-2019 training year. Descriptions of other locations will be provided if/when other positions are made available.

Since interns spend time at two Compass Health locations, they are reimbursed for mileage between the two sites. An average of 20 intervention hours per week is expected and a minimum of ten psychological evaluations are completed during the training year. Not all interns decide to participate in the same learning experiences or supervision opportunities.

Psychology Interns at Compass Health sites utilize both hands-on training as well as web-based training programs. The agency offers a full training library of web-based programs for the interns and staff to access as they are able based on their licenses/interests. Interns are provided with their own office space complete with computer and access to the internet and printer. Each location is equipped with the testing and training materials necessary for the interns to complete the requirements of their training year.

Due to regulations for Compass Health and Royal Oaks Hospital, incoming interns are required to attend orientation prior to their internship start date. Orientation includes a general introduction to the organization, customer care, and Information Technology information (such as the Essential Learning trainings throughout the year), CALM training (restraint and seclusion), NIMS training (disaster training for emergencies or evacuation), and a day covering the Stop and Think program (evidence based program for working on the pre-adolescent unit). Interns matched to the Dual Track rotation will have a longer orientation period typically in June since they must complete training for Compass Health and Royal Oaks Hospital. Compass Health only interns have multiple orientation date options to choose from. Available orientation schedules are listed by site in individual site descriptions. Interns will be reimbursed $250 for travel expenses related to attending this orientation. Costs above and beyond $250 are the sole responsibility of the intern.

Current Internship Placement

Go here to see a map of all Central Region sites to get a better idea of where each office is located.

Current Locations taking interns:

  • Rolla, MO with possible secondary locations in Sullivan, MO
  • Lebanon, MO
  • Odessa, MO with possible secondary location in Raymore, MO

Dual Track:

  • Clinton, MO as a secondary position to Royal Oaks Hospital

Other possible locations (will be notified of any changes prior to match)

  • Columbia, MO with secondary location in Jefferson City
  • Nevada, MO with secondary location in El Dorado Springs
  • Wentzville, MO
  • Sullivan, MO with possible secondary locations in Rolla or Owensville

For more information about services provided at each of these locations see the links below:

Clinton
Columbia
El Dorado Springs
Jefferson City
Lebanon
Lexington
Nevada
Odessa
Raymore
Rolla
Sullivan
Waynesville
Wentzville

Compass Health / Royal Oaks Dual Track (#192530)

Dual Track Positions: 2
Match#’s: 192530

Possible Primary Supervisor: Drs. Ashley Parks and Jonathan Rosenboom at Compass Health and Dr. Tenea Lowman at Royal Oaks Hospital

Interns in these positions will spend half of their time at Royal Oaks and half of their time in the Compass Health-Clinton office.

Primary experiences at this site include:

  • Outpatient Therapy (Individual, Couples, Family)
  • Assessment experiences
  • Adolescent inpatient substance abuse
  • Triage

Training experiences at both locations will be similar to full time interns except that they will be working both inpatient and outpatient. For more information about the Royal Oaks Hospital portion of this experience go here.  It should be noted that Clinton is approximately 1.5 hours from Springfield, Missouri where interns must travel to monthly didactics.

General orientation for Compass Health is conducted in Clinton, Missouri on a weekly basis. Orientations are not conducted on weeks split between two months. Interns at Compass Health, Clinton (or any other Compass Health only location) may choose which orientation they wish to attend based on their available schedule. However, Dual Track interns must also attend an orientation for Royal Oaks Hospital which typically occurs in June. Dual Track interns will be provided with the orientation schedule once it is set.

Lebanon, Missouri (#192526)

Intern Positions: 1
Match#: 192526

Possible Primary Supervisors: Drs. Sara Wilson and Cathy Grigg

Interns at this position will spend all of their time at the office in Lebanon. At this location interns do traditional outpatient therapy with individuals, couples, and families; psychological assessments; and triage for walkins.

Primary experiences at this site include:

  • Outpatient Therapy (Individual, Couples, Family)
  • Assessments
  • Triage

It should be noted that Lebanon is approximately 1 hour from Springfield, Missouri where interns must travel to monthly didactics.

General orientation for Compass Health is conducted in Rolla, Missouri (1 hour from Lebanon) on the first full week and the third week of every month. Orientations are not conducted on weeks split between two months. Interns in this position may choose which orientation they wish to attend based on their available schedule. Depending on scheduling, interns may also choose to attend the general orientation in Columbia, MO (2 hours from Lebanon) on the second or fourth weeks of each month or in Clinton, MO (2 hours from Lebanon) each week.

Odessa, Missouri (#192527)

Intern Positions: 1
Match#: 192527

Possible Primary Supervisor: Drs. Sean Sargent (Odessa) and Tosha Larson (Raymore)

Interns at this site will spend three days each week at the office in Odessa, Missouri. Two days per week will be spent at the office in Raymore, Missouri which is located approximately 49 minutes away from Odessa. At these locations interns do traditional outpatient therapy with individuals, couples, and families; psychological assessments; and triage for walkins.

Primary experiences at this site include:

  • Outpatient Therapy (Individual, Couples, Family)
  • Assessments
  • Triage

Odessa is located only 30 minutes east of Kansas City so offers great opportunity for entertainment and activities. However, it should be noted that it is approximately 2.5 hours from Springfield, Missouri where interns must travel to monthly didactics.

General orientation for Compass Health is conducted in Clinton, MO (approximately 1 hour from Odessa) each week. Interns in this position may choose which orientation they wish to attend based on their available schedule. Depending on scheduling, interns may also choose to attend the general orientation in Columbia, MO (approximately 1 hour 20 min from Odessa) on the second or fourth weeks of each month or in Rolla, Missouri (3 hours from Odessa) on the first full week and the third week of every month. Orientations are not conducted on weeks split between two months.

Rolla, Missouri (#192516)

Intern Positions: 2
Match#: 192516

Possible Primary Supervisor: Drs. Deborah Frost and Michaela Beezley

Interns at this site will spend one, two, or three days each week at the office in Rolla, Missouri. Amount of time spent outside of Rolla depends on other placements. At this location interns do traditional outpatient therapy with individuals, couples, and families; psychological assessments; and triage for walkins.

Additional time per week will be spent either at the office in Sullivan, an FQHC in Rolla, or a school within Rolla (all located within driving distance in Missouri). Experiences for these options include:

  • Navig8 Adolescent Substance Abuse inpatient treatment— individual or family therapy, groups, and assessments.
  • Rolla Wyman Elementary School rotation—brief interventions (20-30 minutes) of focused therapy with children; work with their families/school team; and sometimes perform/score/interpret assessments for them.
  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)—Your Community Health Center (YCHC) is an integrated healthcare setting where interns provide consultation to primary care providers; brief interventions for clients (20-30 minute sessions); and the focus is behavioral management and lifestyle changes. Motivational interviewing and health psychology are used frequently with this population.
  • Sullivan Pathways—this site is a similar to a mixture between Rolla Pathways and YCHC—it is an FQHC and will have some medical staff (such as dentists and psychiatrists), but interns do more outpatient work than behavioral health consultant work like at YCHC. Sullivan is approximately 40 minutes from Rolla.

Primary experiences at this site include:

  • Outpatient Therapy (Individual, Couples, Family, Group)
  • Assessment experiences
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT)
  • Navig8 (inpatient adolescent substance abuse)
  • Triage

Training experiences at secondary sites include:

  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • School-based therapy
  • Federally Qualified Health Center

Once matched, interns and the Training Director discuss rotation and experience preferences based on available positions. It should be noted that Rolla is approximately 2 hours from Springfield, Missouri where interns must travel to monthly didactics.

General orientation for Compass Health is conducted in Rolla, Missouri on the first full week and the third week of every month. Orientations are not conducted on weeks split between two months. Interns in this position may choose which orientation they wish to attend based on their available schedule.

Intern Selection Process

At Compass Health, the Training Director and some of the supervisors review the applicants to determine who might be good fits for the various locations. From those they determine who will be offered interviews. They base their evaluation of the applicants on the following criteria:

  • Did they apply specifically to a Compass Health site?
  • Did they show experience/interest in the opportunities provided at that location?
  • Do they have a Master’s degree?
  • Do they have experience with chronic mentally ill?
  • What are their preferences for internship?
  • Are they likely to stay after internship?

After interviews are completed, the Training Director and Supervisors and/or Postdoctoral Residents involved in the interview process discuss the candidates and their qualifications for good fit with Compass Health to determine their rank for each location. Interns are to apply/rank any of the sites at which they are interested in being placed.

Compass Health does conduct background checks on interns prior to orientation. The following document provides the full, detailed hiring policy for the Compass Health network:

Compass Health Hiring Policy

Note these key factors that could cause the site to release an intern from match:

  • Positive drug screen.
  • Unsatisfactory background check where actions and/or crimes which prohibit patient/client contact pursuant to state law and regulations of accrediting entities.
  • Found to be convicted of, guilty of, pleaded guilty to or nolo contendere to any of the following crimes:
    • Physical abuse of Class I Neglect of a patient, resident, or client
    • Furnishing unfit food to patients, residents, or clients
    • Is listed on the DMH disqualification registry
    • Is listed on the employee disqualification list of the Department of Health and Senior Services or Department of Social Services
    • Failure of a specified professional to report suspected abuse or neglect of a patient
  • Found to be convicted of, guilty of, pleaded guilty to or nolo contendere to any of the listed felonies in the following website: http://dmh.mo.gov/about/employeedisqualification/
  • Found guilty or pleaded guilty to a violation of Driving While Intoxicated or Driving with Excessive Blood Alcohol Content and who is found by the court to be an aggravated (3 or more) or chronic (4 or more) violator.
  • Found to be guilty of any felony drug offense.

Please note that a criminal background check that reveals an intern’s past alcohol or drug related crimes does not automatically release an intern from match. If otherwise qualified, if two (2) years have passed since the intern was convicted or found guilty and they are not currently on probation or parole, the intern is still eligible to be matched.