Intern Positions: 2
About Our Site
Interns at this position will spend all their time at the office in Columbia and will provide outpatient treatment services that include working in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a team of LPC’s, LCSW’s, and psychologists providing individual, couples, group, and family therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. Services at this location will also include school-based behavioral health (in the local schools), crisis and triage, psychological assessment and testing, and psychiatric/medication management. Interns may also facilitate intensive outpatient group and individual treatment programs for adolescents with substance use disorder as well as individual and group treatment for adults. Interns may also provide community-based behavioral services and support with integrated health specialists working with adults in the community.
Psychology Interns at Compass Health sites utilize both hands-on and 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.
Please note that Columbia is approximately 3 hours from Springfield, Missouri where interns must travel to monthly didactics.
For more information about services provided at this location see the following link: Columbia
Interns with Compass Health will generally work a Monday – Friday schedule from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm each day. No weekend work or after-hours on-call is required.
Site schedules are a general guideline and interns may be required to make themselves available at other times as needed.
APPIC Training Experiences
Example treatment modalities (as listed by APPIC)
(1% to 20%)
(21% to 30%)
(31% to 49%)
Example supervised experiences (as listed by APPIC):
(1% to 20%)
(21% to 30%)
(31% to 49%)
|Serious Mental Illness||X|
|Substance Use Disorders||X|
|Integrated Health Care – Primary||X|
Most of our clients served are Caucasian, chronically mentally ill, and/or lower SES. Some locations closer to larger cities also serve a diverse range of ethnic groups, with higher levels of education and SES. We serve the lifespan with respect to therapy and assessment. The following table shows a breakdown of some patient demographics across the entire Compass Health agency:
Clients at our locations often manage barriers such as transportation, cost, and childcare. Typically, our areas served do not have public transportation, and thus the cost of a vehicle and gasoline, as well as car insurance, can cause difficulty. In addition, many of our clients do not have access to affordable childcare, which is also a barrier to them receiving treatment. Most commonly seen diagnoses at this office location include major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, various personality disorders, variety of psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders.
Example patient populations (as listed by APPIC):
|Number of Counties Served||4|
|Total Number of Clients Served||3400|
While we won’t know your exact supervisor assignments until the internship starts, these are examples of some of the individuals you may work with over the course of your year at the site.
Michaela Beezley, PsyD
Dr. Beezley earned her degree in Clinical Psychology in 2011 at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, receiving her Masters en route (with certificates in Integrated Health Care (IHC) and Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)). She completed her internship and post-doctoral residency at Pathways Community Health in Rolla, MO. She has training and experience in a variety of settings, including community mental health, residential treatment, inpatient, and FQHC. She has developed specialty interest in psychological assessment, working with both children and adults. She currently has the honor as serving as Deputy Chief Clinical Officer (DCCO) of Outpatient and Psychological Services and Director of Clinical Training. Dr. Beezley has had the opportunity to provide supervision to advanced doctoral and master level practicum students, as well. She also has experience providing individual, family, group, and couples counseling. Her theoretical orientation emphasizes aspects of interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and person centered approaches, while utilizing a multicultural lens to provide further understanding of her clients.
Jessica Ashley, PsyD
Dr. Ashley earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology in 2016 at Wright Institute, receiving her Masters in Marriage and Family en route. She completed her internship and post-doctoral residency at Compass Health Network in Rolla and Columbia, MO. She identifies as a Generalist and has experience providing psychological assessment and therapy in a variety of settings, including community mental health, college counseling, and private practice. Her specialty interest is in psychological assessment with all ages, for a variety of presenting issues, with specialty training areas including Autism Spectrum assessment, DBT, couples therapy, and neurofeedback. Her theoretical orientation can be described as Systemic in theory and CBT in practice. Dr. Ashley has been providing supervision since 2017 and recently began serving as a Director of Outpatient Services.
Central Region Sites
- Burrell Behavioral Health Center
- Clark Community Mental Health Center
- Compass Health
- Family Psychological Center
- Royal Oaks Hospital
- Truman Medical Centers