Midwest Assessment & Psychotherapy Solutions, P.C.

Message from Dr. Dustin Brown

Match # 192525, 192531 (Jordan Valley Rotation)

Internship positions available: 2
Residency positions available: 2-4

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

Midwest Assessment and Psychotherapy Solutions, P.C. (MAPS) specializes in providing advanced psychological evaluation, psychotherapy, and counseling services for all ages. We provide comprehensive and compassionate services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. We work closely with a variety of individuals and organizations in the state including individuals, schools, doctors, caseworkers, juvenile officers, attorneys, judges, and other mental health providers. MAPS operates under a private practice model and provides unique training opportunities. Following an acquisition by Burrell Behavioral Health in December 2017 MAPS has continued to function as a private practice despite being operated by Burrell. This unique system provides interns the opportunity to gain experiences with administrative aspects of a private practice as well as a Community Mental Health System.

Our goal is to provide quality training in the areas of individual and family therapy and psychological evaluations. Training involves helping trainees become familiar with and competent in administering a variety of psychological assessment measures as well as assisting them in learning to accurately score and interpret such measures. In addition, MAPS@Burrell interns will have a wide range of training opportunities including rotations in private practice, assessments, therapy, school-based services, developmental services, and behavioral health/primary care.

Midwest Assessment and Psychotherapy Solutions is a member of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) loan repayment program.

Our Mission

Midwest Assessment and Psychotherapy Solutions, P.C. (MAPS) specializes in providing advanced psychological evaluation, psychotherapy, and counseling services for all ages. It is their mission to provide comprehensive and compassionate services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Our Supervisors

Site Training Director

Dustin Brown, Psy.D.

Dr. Dustin Brown is the NPTC – Central Regional Training Director and Site Training Director for Midwest Assessment and Psychotherapy Solutions. Dr. Brown received his bachelors degrees in Psychology and Biology from Missouri State University. He obtained a Psy.D. with academic distinction from The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute in Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Brown has an interest in integrated healthcare and completed specialized training in Primary Care Psychology. In 2012, he completed an internship with The Robert J. Murney Clinic at Forest Institute, a Community Mental Health Center. In 2013, he completed his postdoctoral residency with Midwest Assessment & Psychotherapy Solutions.

Primary Supervisors

Adam Andreassen, Psy.D.

Dr. Andreassen is presently the President/CEO for the National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC). Dr. Andreassen received his Master of Arts and his Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology at the School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute in Springfield, Missouri. He is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Missouri. He has been employed within various psychiatric and psychological settings including private practice and hospitals. Additionally, he has served as adjunct faculty at Forest Institute since 2011.
Dr. Andreassen specializes in psychological assessment including school-based evaluations, juvenile evaluations, and general personality evaluations. His dissertation was entitled Personality Characteristics Associated with Glossolalia and Religiosity. His clinical interests include the utilization of assessment measures, in particular the Rorschach. His professional interests include integrative primary care, psychological assessment, psychotherapy, business psychology, and clinical training. In 2013, he completed his certification in Primary Care Behavioral Health from the University of Massachusetts.

Wendy Dawson, Ph.D.

Dr. Dawson graduated from the Fuller Theological Seminary Graduate School of Psychology in 2003 with her degree in Clinical Psychology. She completed her postdoctoral residency at Burrell Behavioral Health in 2006, with an emphasis in Medical Psychology at Northside Pediatrics & Adolescents; Children’s Day Treatment Program. She has worked at Midwest Assessment & Psychotherapy Solutions Child & Developmental Center since 2010. She primarily provides psychological evaluations for children ages 3-18, as well as sees long term therapy clients specializing in loss, trauma recovery, behavioral issues, and reactive attachment. Additionally, she specializes in adoption evaluations for both children being adopted and prospective parents adopting internationally, and also specializes in school-based evaluations serving both large and small school districts.

Brandan Gremminger, Psy.D.

Dr. Gremminger graduated from The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute in 2013 with a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at The Robert J. Murney Clinic at Forest Institute, a community mental health center, in 2013, and completed a post-doctoral residency at Midwest Assessment & Psychotherapy Solutions in 2014. Theoretical orientations utilized include Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive Behavioral. Dr. Gremminger has an interest in group therapy and facilitates interpersonal/insight-oriented and psychoeducational group therapy programs at MAPS. Additional clinical interests include psychological assessment for ages five through adult, and individual therapy with adolescents and adults.

Angela King, Psy.D.

Dr. King received her Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology at the School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute in Springfield, Missouri. She is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Missouri. She completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship at Royal Oaks Hospital, and her Post-Doctoral Residency at the Center for Psychological Health and Well Being. Dr. King specializes in psychological assessment for ages 6 – adult and she practices from a Psychodynamic theoretical orientation.

Linda Skolnick, Psy.D.
*Supervisor at Belcrest Office in Springfield, MO

Dr. Skolnick graduated from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology with her degree in Clinical Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at DC Commmission on Mental Health Services. Dr. Skolnick is licensed in the state of Missouri and is a registered Play Therapist. She specializes in assessment and treatment of very young children and their families. Her research interests include Autism and play therapy and her theoretical orientation is Ecosystemic.

Whitney Stilley, Psy.D.
*Supervisor at Belcrest Office in Springfield, MO

Dr. Stilley received 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. Dr. Stilley is a pediatric psychologist specializing in psychological assessment. Her specific interests include psychological testing with young children (ages 3-10), trauma-based interventions, and attachment issues. Her theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral.

Ted Wunderlich, Psy.D.

Dr. Wunderlich received his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Missouri. His training experience included neuropsychological coursework and his internship and early post-doctoral experience was in the federal penitentiary setting. Currently, he enjoys completing evaluations to address a wide range of diagnostic questions/issues and apply these results to answering referral questions in the forensic and clinical context. His research interests include Medical-Presurgical and his theoretical orientation is Eclectic.

Nick Porta, Psy.D.

Dr. Porta received his Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and his thesis and dissertation were on the treatment of infidelity. He completed his doctoral internship in 2015 at Burrell Behavioral Health through Heart of America Psychology Training Consortium (currently National Psychological Training Consortium). He then completed his post-doctoral in 2016 at Burrell Behavioral Health. His clinical experiences have been primarily outpatient therapy and psychological evaluations.

 

Jordan Valley Rotation Supervisors

Barbara Wachtel-Nash, Psy.D.

Dr. Wachtel-Nash earned her Clinical Psychology degree from Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 1993 and completed her internship and post-doctoral residency at Burrell Behavioral Health. She spent 23 years at Burrell doing outpatient therapy, groups, and psychological evaluations. She also worked with Cancer patients at the Hulston Cancer Center inpatient and outpatient  for 13 years, contracted to Cox by Burrell. She has experience working with multiple medical diagnoses, as well as death and dying issues and support groups for cancer patients. She was the director of psychological evaluations at the Kingsley clinic for six years. In October of 2013, she accepted the position of Director of Outpatient Services and Psychological Evaluations. In May 2016 sje accepted the position as Director of Behavioral Health Integration at Jordan Valley. Dr. Wachtel-Nash’s research interests include clarifying diagnoses through psychological evaluations and symptom overlap.

Netti Summer, Ph.D.

Dr. Summer earned her Clinical Psychology degree from Purdue University in 2008. She completed her internship at Illinois State University – CAPS and a post-doctoral residency at Clemson University. She began work with Jordan Valley in 2016 as behavioral health services are becoming more integrated with patients overall care. She has also worked in college counseling centers, with an emphasis on groups and eating disorders, as well as having experience in private practice and community mental health centers. Dr. Summer has additional training in eating disorders, cognitive processing therapy for PTSD, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and has done psychological evaluations for learning disorders, mental health diagnoses, and ADHD. Her research interests include trauma, eating disorders, and attachment and loss.

Chelsea Gilliam, Psy.D.

Dr. Gilliam earner her degree in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in 2014. She completed her post-doctoral residency with Burrell Behavioral Health with an emphasis on Rural Populations. She has an interest in the intricacies of treating individuals in rural areas as well as the importance of choosing an appropriate treatment modality for women with primary infertility. She truly a generalist and has completed outpatient therapy with ages 3+, evaluations on adults and children of all ages, treated incarcerated youth and gone into the homes to work with families whose children were at risk of being removed from their care. She developed the behavioral health portion of pain management treatment at Jordan Valley Community Health Center where she also does individual and group therapy.

Training Opportunities

Interns matched with MAPS will have the opportunity to shadow multiple providers and receive informal supervision and training from multiple clinicians (in addition to regular, formal supervision with primary supervisors). Interns may also have the opportunity to lead various psychoeducational and psychotherapy groups as well a conduct psychological assessments in a number of settings including schools, offices, juvenile detention centers, and other various locations. Intern experiences at this location will include significant administrative involvement including strategic planning, financial planning and management, special projects, and consultation relative to the operation of MAPS.

In the past, interns at this site have also complete minor rotations (up to 40% of time) at other sites. Possible minor rotations may include training opportunities with Family Psychological Center in Harrison, AR or Neuropsychological Associates of Southwest Missouri in Springfield, MO. Other possible minor rotation sites may include other MAPS offices throughout Missouri. These minor rotations, if included in the training experience, will be decided ahead of the match and discussed with any potential applicants.

Potential office locations:

  • Main Office, Cambell Avenue (Springfield, MO)
  • Child & Developmental Center, Belcrest (Springfield, MO)
  • Monett, Missouri
  • Nixa, Missouri
  • Branson, Missouri
  • Milan, Missouri
  • Troy, Missouri

See the Rotations tab for information regarding additional rotations through MAPS in partnership with other agencies.

Example training opportunities:

  • Individual Therapy (Child, Adolescent, Adult)
  • Group Therapy
  • Marital/Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • School Consultation
  • Consultation with other Professionals
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Substance Abuse/Addictions Treatment
  • Sexual Abuse Treatment
  • Intake Evaluation
  • Learning Disability Evaluation
  • ADHD Evaluations
  • School Assessment
  • Forensic Assessment
  • Suicide Assessment
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Objective Assessment
  • Projective Assessment
Rotations

This site often partners with other area agencies to provide additional training opportunities for interns. Possible rotations may include training opportunities with Neuropsychological Associates of Southwest Missouri (Springfield, Missouri) or Jordan Valley Community Health Care (Offices throughout the SW Missouri area). Other possible minor rotation sites may include other MAPS offices throughout Missouri. These rotations, if included in the training experience, will be decided ahead of the match and discussed with any potential applicants. These rotations will have their own specific match number if offered.

The following are descriptions of active MAPS rotations:

Jordan Valley Community Health Care
Match #: 192531

Interns in this rotation will spend 75% of their time at Jordan Valley and 25% of their time at one or more of the MAPS offices. Primary service locations for Jordan Valley include the Medical Tower (Springfield, MO) and Tampa St. Office (Springfield, MO). Other possible office locations include:

  • Forsythe, Missouri
  • Lebanon, Missouri
  • Republic, Missouri
  • Hollister, Missouri
  • Marshfield, Missouri

If travel is required, costs for travel between offices beyond 20 miles are reimbursed to the intern.

As part of the Jordan Valley community Health Center mission, this site provides patients with access to behavioral health services. The Behavioral Health team includes Behavioral Health Consultants (LCSW), Psychologists (Traditional therapy) and Psychiatric consultation. The BHCs are the gatekeepers for the behavioral health services and are fully integrated in primary care. In addition to training experiences provided within the Midwest Assessment office locations, Interns in this rotation would provide the following services throughout the Jordan Valley office locations:

 

  1. Provide crisis management, individual and family psychological assessments and treatment to individuals referred by medical and dental providers. Work in close coordination and collaboration with these providers to fulfill the overall healthcare plan for patients.
  2. Assess a client’s needs, abilities or behavior using a variety of methods, including psychometric tests, interviews and direct observation of behavior.
  3. Offer therapy and treatments for difficulties relating to mental health problems such as anxiety, eating disorders, depression, addiction, social and interpersonal problems and challenging behavior.
  4. Provide consultation to other professions, encouraging a psychological approach in their work
  5. Promote effective working relations and work effectively as part of a team to facilitate the Clinic’s ability to meet its goals and objectives.
  6. Attain all agreed to goals and objectives within specified time frames, as part of the Clinic’s overall mission.
  7. Responsibly follow the Clinic Exposure Control Plans/Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens.
  8. Demonstrate respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible and courteous environment.
  9. Work closely with pain management department to assess and treat the needs of patients enrolled in a chronic pain therapy.
  10. Able to bill under Medicaid/Medicare guidelines and complete tasks as required.

 

More information about Jordan Valley is available on their website: Visit Website

Intern Selection Process

 

 

 

 

Applications will be reviewed and discussed by multiple providers/supervisors at MAPS including the Regional Training Director and President/CEO of NPTC. Specifically, this site looks for individuals interested in assessment and who have experience with multiple assessment tools. They also seek candidates who are self-starters and driven. Applicants should also be able/willing to travel.