Wentzville, MO

Match#: 192517

Intern Positions: 3

About Our Site

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

Wentzville is located only 40 minutes west of St. Louis, Missouri, so offers a great opportunity for entertainment and activities. However, it should be noted that it is approximately 3.5 hours from Springfield, Missouri, where interns must travel to monthly didactics. Due to the distance, interns at this location will be provided with some travel reimbursement considerations for monthly didactic training.

Training Opportunities

Primary experiences at this site include:

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

An average of 15-20 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. Services provided range from brief individual, marital, 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. 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.

Example Schedule

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. Interns at this location will spend all their time in the office at Wentzville. This schedule will vary based on intern interest and need.

Example Schedule:

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:00 AM

Co-Therapy

Individual Therapy

Co-Therapy

Individual Therapy

Assessment Admin.

9:00 AM

Primary Supervision

Paperwork

Co-Therapy

Primary Supervision

Assessment Admin.

10:00 AM

Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy

Group Supervision

DBT Consult Team

Report Writing

11:00 AM

Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy

Group Supervision

DBT Consult Team

Report Writing

12:00 PM

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1:00 PM

Assessment Admin.

Journal Review

Group

Therapy

Group

Therapy

Additional Supervision

2:00 PM

Assessment Admin.

Journal Review

Individual Therapy

Additional Supervision

Paperwork

3:00 PM

Report Writing

Triage

Client

Paperwork

Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy

4:00 PM

Report Writing

Paperwork

Triage

Client

Individual Therapy

Additional Supervision

 

Placement Location

For more information about services provided at these locations see the following links:

Wentzville

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APPIC Training Experiences

Treatment Modalities

Example treatment modalities (as listed by APPIC)

Exposure 
(1% to 20%)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Major Area
(50%+)
Assessment X
Individual Intervention X
Couples Intervention X
Family Intervention X
Consultation/Liaison X
Crisis Intervention X
Brief Intervention X
Long-Term Intervention X
Cognitive Rehabilitation X
Primary Care X
Supervision of Practicum Students X
Evidence-Based Practice X

 

Supervised Experiences

Example supervised experiences (as listed by APPIC):​​

Exposure 
(1% to 20%)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Major Area
(50%+)
Health Psychology X
Women’s Health X
HIV/AIDS X
Eating Disorders X
Sexual Disorders X
Physical Disabilities X
Learning Disabilities X
Developmental Disabilities X
Assessment X
Neuropsychology – Child X
Serious Mental Illness X
Anxiety Disorders X
Trauma/PTSD X
Sexual Abuse X
Substance Use Disorders X
Geropsychology X
Pediatrics X
Counseling X
Multicultural Therapy X
Empirically-Supported Treatments X
Supervision X
Integrated Health Care – Primary X

Patient Populations

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:

Patients 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 ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, PTSD, major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, various personality disorders, a variety of psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders.

Example patient populations (as listed by APPIC):

Population % Served
Children 30%
Adolescents 20%
Adults 45%
Family 10%
Older Adults 5%
Outpatients 100%
LGBTQI+ 15%
Ethnic Minorities 25%
Spanish Speaking 10%
Students 5%
Rural 35%
Urban 65%
Low Income 80%
Homeless 10%
Number of Counties Served 6
Total Number of Clients Served 5800

Our Supervisors

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. 

Melissa Webb, Psy.D.

 Dr. Melissa Webb received her Psy.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2017. She works primarily in Sullivan, MO with rural populations, and spends the vast majority of her clinical time involved in psychological assessment. This may include general diagnostic clarification, Autism Spectrum Disorder, psychosis, and disability evaluations. She is trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities, with a preference for cognitive-behavioral methods.

Michaela Muehlbach, Psy.D.

Dr. Muehlbach 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. Muehlbach 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.

Amy Meriweather, Ph.D.

Amy Meriweather, Ph.D.

Primary Supervisor in Wentzville, MO
 
Dr. Meriweather earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology – San Francisco in 1996.  She completed her internship at Children’s Hospital – Los Angeles, and her residency at Burrell Behavioral Health in Springfield, MO. She has experience across a range of settings, including leadership coaching, teaching, consulting, research, creation of various curricula for the community and professionals, health psychology, integrated care, and psychological assessment.

Life in Wentzville

Population estimates as of 2018 suggest more than 41,000 residents in the suburb of Wentzville, located in St. Charles County. It was the fastest growing city in Missouri between the years of 2000 and 2010, and is likely on track to meet that mark again.

 

Travel/Weather: While the weather is similar to our other locations, the traffic will depend heavily on where you are coming from. Coming in from the west, driving into Wentzville is pretty stress free! If you’re coming from the St. Louis area, you’ll see more traffic as it’s a more popular route. However, many of our staff in this office live in St. Louis and commute with no problem.
 
Places to Eat: Whatever your taste, Wentzville is sure to have it! If you’re looking for pizza, bar food, breakfast, or a diner, Wentzville has it all. Highly rated restaurants include Mod Pizza, The Tattooed Dog, 54th Street Grill & Bar, Sunny Street Café, Bandanas BBQ, and Sakura Hibachi & Sushi.
 
Things to Do: Wentzville is a busy place, with a lot to do! Located 40 minutes from downtown St. Louis, you have quick and easy access to the Gateway Arch, Forest Park, the Art and History Museums, St. Louis Zoo, the Muny, and the St. Louis Science Center. St. Louis is also home to the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues, and St. Charles County hosts the River City Rascals and The River City Rage, an indoor arena football team. Within Wentzville itself, they host the annual St. Charles County Fair and St. Louis Renaissance Festival, as well as the Wentzville Days Fair and Music Festival. Get more details at wentzvillemo.org/visitors.