Match # 228816

Internship Positions: 2

Aspire Indiana is a fully integrated health system that addresses all aspects of health including primary care, behavioral health, and the social determinants of health such as housing and employment. Our journey into integrated care started about a dozen years ago when we became the very first community mental health center in the nation to receive grant funds from HRSA. Since then, we have been branded as an innovator by our peers and a leader in health care reform. We are finding our way forward as we look to become an FQHC, but don’t see ourselves as merely opening up a health center, we see ourselves as becoming a large integrated care entity that includes all the aspects of healthcare mentioned above. We are a business of people. We provide services for people by people. Without a strong partnership with our employees, we could accomplish nothing. That’s why we want our employees to have healthy lives as well. This includes a job that pays well, a culture that supports a positive daily experience and work-life balance, and opportunities for professional growth and community service. We are committed to making this a reality for our employees. Along with integrating our services and delighting our customers, engaging our employees is one of our top three priorities. Our new Vision and Mission statements take us out of the niche market of behavioral health, bypasses Primary Care as we know it, and puts us right at the forefront of Integrated Care. We want to set the standards, set the bar. While our story is complex, we wanted our mission to be simple. Everything we do is about our mission: Together…making health and well-being a reality!

In addition to the information provided on this page, you can watch the recording of the September 25th Training Director’s Panel below for additional information about this site.

NPTC Great Lakes Region Training Director’s Panel

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Our Mission

The mission of Aspire Indiana, Inc. is “Together…making health and well-being a reality!”

Our Supervisors

Site Training Director

Michael Gray, Ph.D.

Michael Gray, Ph.D is the Training Director for Aspire Indiana, Inc. He completed a Bachelor’s degree in psychology at Bowling Green State University, and received his MA/Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, OH. As part of his graduate training, he worked in a variety of health care settings, including Dunn Center in Connersville, IN, CMHC, Inc. in Lawrenceburg, IN, the Miami University Center for School-Based Mental Health Programs, and the Butler University Counseling and Consultation Services. He currently work as the Director of Training and Staff Development at Aspire Indiana, Inc., a behavioral health and primary care agency in the metro-Indianapolis area. Prior to joining the staff at Aspire, he worked for the Indiana Department of Correction’s Sex Offender Management and Monitoring (SOMM) program, serving as both a therapist and site supervisor for facility-based services at New Castle Correctional Facility.

His scholarship interests include the treatment of anxiety disorders, cognitive and person-centered therapies, psychotherapy process research, and qualitative/case study research methodology.

He is a licensed psychologist in the State of Indiana. From 2012 to 2015, he was a supervising psychologist for the Butler University Doctoral Psychology Consortium.

Primary Supervisors

Christine Liedtke, Psy.D.

Dr. Liedtke is a licensed psychologist in the state of Indiana. She has extensive training in the juvenile justice system. She specializes in treating child victims of trauma and child behavior disorders. She has extensive training and experience in conducting psychological testing for a wide range of referral questions. She also has significant experience in providing expert testimony for youth and family matters. She currently trains Aspire staff in the basic DBT model and aids sites in creating and maintaining DBT groups for adolescents and adults. Her theoretical orientation is Integrative.

Robert Beilouny, Ph.D.

Dr. Beilouny is a licensed psychologist in the state of Indiana. He completed his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University. He completed his psychology internship from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and his post-doc from Swope Parkway Health Center. His theoretical orientation is a combination of both Behavioral and Rogerian.

Ginger Lines, Ph.D.

Dr. Lines is a licensed psychologist in the state of Indiana. Her experience has focused on the severely mentally ill population through work in multiple inpatient settings for both adolescents and adults. Currently she assists these clients through the outpatient environment, as the Aspire hospitals and long-term care facilities continue to reduce occupancy allowing clients to live in the community. For several years she worked exclusively with the geriatric population. She met with them in rehabilitation facilities to treat mental health symptoms to improve not only their mental health, but also their physical health and resulting rehabilitation progress. This experience impacts her current practice as she continues to believe physical health plays a significant role in understanding a client, along with their thoughts, emotions and experiences. She describes herself as primarily cognitive-behaviorally oriented, but turns to other techniques when the research supports the use.

John Meteer, Ph. D.

Dr. Meteer is a licensed psychologist in the state of Indiana. He completed his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University. His theoretical orientation is biopsychosocial and his research interests include Risky Behavior, Men’s Health, Evolutionary Psychology. He has a cognate in health psychology with experience in oncology, cardiology, bariatrics, and primary care. He is also currently completing a postdoctoral master’s program in psychopharmacology.

Training Opportunities

Aspire’s internship training experience is organized by two main rotations. This approach is designed to ensure that interns get exposure to programs and services that are at the leading edge of integrated care and population health management. The two primary rotations offered are Substance Use Disorders (SUDS) rotation and Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) rotation within an integrated care setting. Both interns will participate in each training rotation as a part of their experience at their assigned office location.

The SUDS Rotation is designed to promote understanding of the whole health processes associated with recovery from substance abuse disorders. As part of this rotation, interns will develop competency and understanding of the numerous behavioral health treatment modalities associated with SUDS including group, individual, and family therapy, as well as life skills training. Interns will also become familiar with the continuum of care (including psychoeducation, outpatient, and extended outpatient treatment) associated with substance use disorders. Interns will develop competency in facilitating substance use disorder best practices, as well as demonstrate understanding of medically-assisted treatment and the associated behavioral health practices. Interns will develop and hone their understanding of American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria to conceptualize cases and make treatment recommendations.

Service provision opportunities will include:

  1. Assessment and diagnosis of clients and formulating whole health treatment recommendations
  2. Providing all levels of SUDS treatment (Basic Outpatient, Extended Outpatient, Education, Extended Outpatient, and Step Down Groups)
  3. Working collaboratively with the legal system (including Probation, Department of Child Services (DCS), local Drug Court, and Opiate Probation Programs) and forensic peer specialists to assist clients in entering recovery
  4. Providing family treatment (group and family modalities) and education 5. Working collaboratively with Aspire’s integrated primary care team to facilitate client whole health treatment.

The BHC rotation is intended to give interns direct exposure to and training in an integrated healthcare setting. BHC interns will learn about the culture, workflow, treatment philosophy, specific language, and team-based approach that characterizes integrated care. Interns on this rotation will demonstrate competency in brief-targeted interventions, brief functional assessment, and therapeutic relationship development. Interns will demonstrate the ability to construct a case conceptualization that incorporates a client’s medical diagnoses/treatment. They will provide brief behavioral medicine consultations and interventions with clients receiving primary health services. Additionally, interns will demonstrate competency in the provision of BHC services remotely using telehealth technology.

Service provision opportunities for this rotation include:

  1. Functional assessment and diagnosis of patients in a primary care setting.
  2. Providing on-demand behavioral health and behavioral medicine consults.
  3. Providing brief-targeted empirically supported interventions and triage services both in person and remotely (telehealth).
  4. Effective communication, working relationship and coordination of patient care between treatment team members.
  5. Interpretation and communication of behavioral health screens.

Interns will spend a significant portion of their service time working in the major rotations–around 8-12 hours each week. For the balance of their week, interns will work alongside our supervising psychologists in our outpatient offices. They will work as generalists, developing competency in many of the unique job functions of a psychologist working in a community mental health center. These job functions include providing assessment and therapy services, helping to facilitate clinical staffing, and consultation with other behavioral health and primary care providers on our clinical teams.

Current Internship Placements

Current office locations for both rotations are listed below. You can see a full listing of Great Lakes Region office listings by looking at the region map here.

Current Office Locations:

Willowbrook Outpatient – Indianapolis, IN
Noblesville Outpatient – Noblesville, IN
DeHaven Building – Anderson, IN
Hoak Health Center – Anderson, IN

Possible Additional Office Locations:

Elwood Outpatient – Elwood, IN
Carmel Outpatient – Carmel, IN
Lebanon Outpatient – Lebanon, IN

Office placement is determined by expressed interest and preference. Mileage reimbursement for travel between office locations is provided. It should also be noted that each of these locations range from 1 hour to 1.5 hours away from Logansport, IN where interns attend didactic training two days each month. Travel to didactics is the responsibility of the intern and should be taken into consideration.

APPIC Training Experiences

Example treatment modalities for this rotation (as listed by APPIC):

  • Assessement
  • Individual Intervention
  • Family Intervention
  • Group Intervention
  • Consultation
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Brief Intervention
  • Primary Care
  • Evidence-Based Practice

 

Example supervised experiences (as listed by APPIC):

  • Health Psychology
  • Assessment
  • Serious Mental Illness
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Empirically-Supported Treatments
  • Integrated Health Care – Primary

 

Example patient populations (as listed by APPIC):

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Older Adults
  • Families
  • Outpatients
  • Rural
  • Urban
  • Low Income
  • Homeless
Example Schedules

While in the Substance Use Disorder rotation, interns will generally work a schedule similar to what is listed below:

Mondays and Wednesdays:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fridays: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

While in the Behavioral Health Consultant rotation, interns will generally work a Monday – Friday schedule from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm each day.

Interns will spend a significant portion of their service time working in the major rotations–around 8-12 hours each week. For the balance of their week, interns will work alongside our supervising psychologists in our outpatient offices. Both interns will experience both rotations. They will switch rotations at the mid-point of the year.

Site schedules are a general guideline and interns may be required to make themselves available at other times as needed.

Salary and Benefits

Salary for the 2019-2020 Training Year:  $29,000

Benefits provided at this site include:

  • 112 hours of PTO (vacation / sick leave)
  • 24 hours of Professional Development
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short/Long term disability
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • 403(b) (no employer contribution unless intern stays on beyond a year)
  • Employee Assistance Program (free short-term counseling for intern or their family)
  • Jury pay
  • Free access to the Aspire health and wellness centers
  • Professional liability insurance (for those not already covered)

Aspire Indiana observes the following 8 holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

More information about the Support and Benefits offered in each of our regions can be found here.

Background Checks

A criminal history and background check is required, and the applicant must authorize the background investigation in writing using the Company form provided for that purpose. Provision of authorization is a condition of employment.

The following criminal history, background, and record checks may be conducted:

  • Identity Verification;
  • Prior Employment Verification;
  • Reference Checks;
  • Education Verification;
  • License/Registration/Certification Verification;
  • National, State, and Local Criminal Records Search;
  • Driver’s License/Motor Vehicle Records Search;
  • Automobile Liability Insurance Verification;
  • Sex and Violent Offender Search;
  • Child Protective Services Search

The following factors will be considered in hiring or retaining employees with a criminal conviction history: the nature of the crime and its relationship to the position; the ability of the individual to provide services pursuant to Company contracts, state or federal laws, or any other policies or regulations, the time since the conviction; the number (if more than one) of convictions; and whether hiring, transferring, promoting, or retaining the applicant or employee would pose an unreasonable risk to the business.

The applicant will be given an opportunity to review the criminal background check results and submit an explanation. If any applicant is found to have falsified any information regarding conviction history or any information provided, the applicant will not be considered for employment.

Crimes barring employment at certain health care facilities: Under Indiana law (Code Sec. 16-28-13 et seq.) Aspire Indiana, Inc., as a health facility, may not knowingly employ a person if his/her criminal history indicates a conviction for:

1. Sex crimes;
2. Exploitation of an endangered adult;.
3. Failure to report battery;
4. Neglect;
5. Theft (if the individual’s conviction for theft occurred less than five (5) years prior);.
6. Murder;
7. Voluntary manslaughter;
8. Involuntary manslaughter within the previous five (5) years;
9. Felony battery within the previous five (5) years;
10. Felony offense relating to controlled substances within the previous five (5) years.

Intern Selection

Aspire Indiana is seeking interns who have a strong interest in working in a community mental health or integrated primary care setting as a career goal. We seek interns who wish to be whole-health providers. Ideal applicants would be welcoming of the challenges associated with serving people diverse backgrounds, lower socioeconomic status, and complicated behavioral/primary health presentations. Aspire’s treatment philosophy is rooted in SAMHSA’s model of psychiatric recovery, and we use a person-centered approach for engaging/treating those we serve. Interns seeking to work in a team-based, collaborative, multidisciplinary setting that includes psychiatrists, therapists, care coordinators, and primary care providers are encouraged to apply.

Applicants will be screened by the Training Director, in consultation with the primary supervisors. Interviews will be conducted by the Training Director, and interns will be selected by the Training Director in consultation with primary supervisors. Interviews can be face-to-face or by videoconference. Receipt of a Master’s degree (rather than education equivalent) is required at this site. Preference will be given to students who envision practicing in Indiana, as we hope that interns will look for employment opportunities at Aspire Indiana following the completion of their training.

Interview Day

In order to reduce the travel expense associated with interviewing, all participating NPTC sites participate in a Universal Interview day in Springfield, Missouri. Interviews can also be arranged at other times and places and Skype interviews are also possible. Please be aware that on-site tours are not a part of this interview process. However, some sites may approve a site tour at a later date if requested by prospective intern. The ability or inability to attend a site tour at another time will not impact match rankings and this is not an option available at all locations.