Bowen Center – IHC Grant Funded Positions

Bowen Health Clinic

Bowen Health Clinic

Match #228820 (Bowen / Parkview Pain Clinic)

Match #228821 (Bowen / Parkview Pediatrics)

IHC Grant Funded positions available: 2
Residency/Job positions available: Varies

About Our Site

The ABOUT INDIANA project is a Primary Care Psychology Training & Workforce Solution for Indiana. This initiative by the National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) has goals to increase: Access to Behavioral Health services that are Original and occur in Underserved communities by Trainees in Indiana. The overall goal of this project is to establish a viable long-term and sustainable behavioral health workforce solution for rural/underserved counties in Indiana via pre-doctoral psychology internships. Utilizing the Professional Track of the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program (BHWET), the Project establishes sustainable training placements of pre-doctoral psychology interns in underserved primary care settings. This Project will place ten (10) new full-time doctoral psychology interns each year of the grant, serving 40 participants during the entire Project period. These interns will be placed full-time at primary and experiential partner sites where they will integrate with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals while providing behavioral health services. The integrated care training experiences offered at the partnering agencies include FQHCs and medical centers that provide training and experience in integrated care for many fields including psychology, psychiatry, and social work. NPTC-Great Lakes has been training psychology interns for the past four years, however, the partnering agencies have collectively decades of experience running individual psychology internships, masters-level practicum training for counselors and social workers, and FQHC and medical center training for each along with psychiatry in an integrated setting.

ABOUT Indiana builds on a robust APA-Accredited internship consortium Project, which is administered by NPTC, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit entity that specializes in rural and underserved workforce development for doctoral psychology interns. The Project adopts the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) model of Rapid Cycle Quality Improvement (RCQI) and utilizes monthly, quarterly, and yearly data to improve all aspects of the Project. This Project will be carried out by NPTC in conjunction with three other primary partners that function as Community Mental Health Centers in rural Indiana counties and additional experiential partners such as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and free health clinics.

Bowen Center is operating as one of the five primary partners of this project and has agreements in place with the following locations as internship placements as a part of this grant project:

  • Parkview Comprehensive Pain Center – Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Parkview Physicians Group, Pediatrics Rotation – Huntington, Indiana

These integrated health care interns will specialize in working in a community primary or specialty care setting as part of a team including physicians, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and dietitians. The emphasis will be not on merely practicing psychology within the same clinic, but in helping the team treat the whole person, implementing behavioral interventions to augment medical care. The emphasis will be on short-term assessment and therapy, crisis intervention, and psychoeducation. There may be opportunities for community outreach. In addition to the two days a month of didactic training that other interns receive, these interns will have an extra day per month of training specific to integrated health care.

At Bowen Center, we value our interns and invite them to participate in our quarterly psychology team meetings for socialization into the profession. We several have opportunities for all of the interns to meet together with psychologists to address self-care, learn about the business and administration side of psychology, and learn about other topics of interest (e.g., court testimony). Bowen Center also provides its employees, including interns, several opportunities to attend in-house trainings, including C-SSRS for Suicide Risk Assessment, CBT-I, MRT, Hypnotherapy, DBT, Matrix Model, MI, and more.

Interns as a part of the IHC Grant-Funded experience will also be sent to a regional integrated health care conference free of charge. More information about the conference and this experience will be provided closer to the event.

In addition to the standard Bowen benefits, interns through the Parkview system also receive discounted car repair at Berger Auto as well as a number of other benefits with their Parkview ID badge.

Placement Locations

Bowen Center is operating as one of the three primary partners of this project and has agreements in place with the following locations as internship placements as a part of this grant project:

Parkview Comprehensive Pain Center – Ft. Wayne, Indiana
• Parkview Pain Clinic 11143 Parkview Plaza Dr, Stes 207, 320, 320A, 320B Fort Wayne, IN 46845

Parkview Physicians Group, Pediatrics Rotation – Huntington, Indiana
• 2003 Stults Rd, Ste 105 Huntington, IN 46750

It should be noted that monthly didactic training is located at the Four County Counseling Center main office location in Logansport, IN. Depending on office assignment, interns may be required to travel approximately 1-1.5 hours for monthly didactic training.

Bowen does pay for a hotel room for each didactics, including the orientation, and will reimburse the intern’s mileage according to the IRS guidelines and meals as added benefits.

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Our Rotations

Bowen Health Clinic Rotation (#228820)

Bowen Center is opening its first full-service primary health clinic on January 6, 2020, in Warsaw, Indiana.  This will be a modern health clinic that integrates primary healthcare, family medicine, and behavioral health.  Initially, it will be staff by a Bowen physician, medical assistants, reception staff, and clinicians and expand as it grows; in addition, optometry and dental services will be contracted.  With Bowen’s commitment to providing quality, cost-effective services, the treatment team will consist of providers we would want to see ourselves.

The new facility is housed in a newly renovated medical building within walking distance of Bowen’s Outpatient Specialty Mental Health Clinic, where the lab and pharmacy are located.  The building boasts 8 exam rooms and construction will be completed in mid-December.

The intern at this site can expect to work side-by-side with primary care providers within a fully integrated, multidisciplinary model in our primary care clinic. Visits will be brief (e.g., 15-30 minutes on average) and short-term (e.g., 1-6 visits).

The intern will work as a behavioral health consultant and provide brief assessments, intervention, and onsite consultation to the primary care team regarding total health concerns, addictions, and health behavior change; enhance patient functioning through brief, solution-focused clinical interventions according to empirically-supported treatment modalities; and equip patients and the medical team with knowledge and skills to facilitate greater behavior change.  The intern can expect to

  • take warm hand offs to do brief intervention immediately with a patient (e.g., addressing patients’ treatment compliance with chronic health conditions, helping patients process a new diagnosis that has severe implications, addressing previously undiagnosed mental health conditions, problem-solving stressful life events/changes, providing interventions for substance use)
  • do screeners for things like suicide, depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, etc.
  • do more detailed psychological testing if needed
  • do follow up consult appointments in the clinic in between warm hand offs from the doctor
  • triage when patients are in need of more significant mental health treatment and refer to community mental health center for psychotropic medication management, outpatient therapy, or inpatient stay 

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
Group Intervention X
Consultation/Liaison X
Crisis Intervention X
Brief Intervention X
Long-Term Intervention 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 – Adult X
Neuropsychology – Child X
Serious Mental Illness X
Anxiety Disorders X
Trauma/PTSD X
Sexual Abuse X
Substance Use Disorders X
Forensics/Corrections X
Sexual Offenders X
Geropsychology X
Pediatrics X
Counseling X
Vocational/Career Development X
Multicultural Therapy X
Feminist Therapy X
Religion/Spirituality X
Empirically-Supported Treatments X
Public Policy/Advocacy X
Supervision X
Integrated Health Care – Speciality X

Given the large number of clients and families served, all major diagnostic groups are represented among those we are privileged to serve. Depressive disorders, trauma, bipolar and schizophrenia spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, substance-related disorders, and child-adolescent disruptive behavior disorders are the predominant diagnoses of record. Research indicates that 75-90% of persons served in publicly supported comprehensive behavioral health centers have a history of multiple domains of childhood trauma (adverse childhood experiences). Thus, interns can expect to have ample opportunity to refine their knowledge and skills with respect to trauma identification and intervention. Bowen Center also has a comprehensive and expanding program aimed at serving children and families affected by autism spectrum disorders and co-occurring emotional-behavioral disorders.

Patient Populations

Interns will develop a keen understanding of the “culture of poverty.” The region we serve has a large Latinx population, and Allen County/Fort Wayne is the home of the largest Burmese community outside of their native country. Bowen Center is committed to serving the unique needs of our military veterans and their families. The Center is a Star Behavioral Health Providers (SBHP) of Indiana member. SBHP is a resource for veterans, service members, and their families to locate behavioral health professionals with specialized training in understanding and treating military service members and their families.

To help us provide culturally appropriate care, Bowen Center has a Diversity and Inclusion Committee that participates in community events and provides educational resources for staff members. We also offer trainings in working with members of the LGBTQ community and enable staff to select whether their belief systems and willingness to participate in ongoing trainings equip them to provide culturally competent care to sexual minorities as well as transgender and gender variant folks.

Example patient populations (as listed by APPIC):

Population % Served
Children 19%
Adolescents 14%
Adults 63%
Family 1%
Older Adults 4%
Inpatients 4%
Outpatients 96%
LGBTQI+ 1%
Ethnic Minorities 12%
Spanish Speaking 2%
French Speaking 1%
Deaf/hearing-impaired 1%
Students 21%
International Students 1%
Rural 71%
Urban 29%
Low Income 73%
Homeless 1%
Number of Counties Served 21 counties with service locations; we serve clients from more counties than that
Total Number of Clients Served 29,246

Example Schedule

The intern will be a full-time Bowen employee placed at the primary health clinic Monday through Friday for 40 hours per week.  They will receive a minimum of 4 hours of face-to-face supervision per week plus have access to an on-call psychologist available for supervision for emergencies.  They will receive ongoing didactic training once a month for 3 days in Logansport in addition to having access to additional training opportunities through the Bowen Training Institute. 

TBD Rotation (#228821)
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
Individual Intervention
Family Intervention
Group Intervention
Consultation/Liaison
Crisis Intervention
Brief Intervention
Long-Term Intervention
Primary Care
Evidence-Based Practice
Evidence-Based Research

 

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
Women’s Health
HIV/Aids
Eating Disorders
Sexual Disorders
Physical Disabilities
Learning Disabilities
Developmental Disabilities
Assessment
Neuropsychology – Child
Serious Mental Illness
Anxiety Disorders
Trauma/PTSD
Sexual Abuse
Substance Use Disorders
Pediatrics
Counseling
Multicultural Therapy
Feminist Therapy
Religion/Spirituality
Empirically-Supported Treatments
Program Development/Evaluation
Research
Administration
Integrated Health Care – Speciality
Mock supervision during group supervision
Patient Populations

Example patient populations (as listed by APPIC):

Population % Served
Children
Adolescents
Outpatients
LGBTQI+
Ethnic Minorities
Spanish Speaking
Deaf/hearing-impaired
Students
Rural
Urban
Low Income
Homeless
Number of Counties Served
Total Number of Clients Served

 

Example Schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM
PM

 

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. 

Siquilla Liebetrau, Psy.D.

*Supervisor at site in Warsaw, IN   Dr. Liebetrau received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology and is currently a licensed psychologist in the state of Indiana. She integrates evidence-based practices into her client-centered orientation. She has had training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as Trauma-Informed Therapy. She has also had extensive assessment experience including Parenting Risk Assessments for the Department of Child Services and the courts, Fitness for Duty assessments of probation officers, prebariatric evaluations, and opioid risk assessments and various other assessments including intelligence testing and personality testing. In her current position at the Bowen Center, she works with children, adolescents, and adults, substance abuse treatment in a group and individual format, psychological testing, and supervision of Bachelor’s level home-based and school-based service providers, Master’s level counseling staff, and pre-doctoral interns. Her main research interest includes trauma.

 

Richard Ruhrold, Ph.D.

*Supervisor at sites in Warsaw, IN and Ft. Wayne, IN   Dr. Ruhrold is the Senior Vice President for Clinical Services, the Chief Psychologist and Site Training Director for Bowen Center. He completed his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1986. He is currently licensed and endorsed as a Health Service Provider in the state of Indiana. He is also a National Board Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy. As the Site Training Director, he provides supervision for interns at both the Warsaw and Ft. Wayne locations. He also supervises 1-2 psychology graduate students per year from Purdue’s Clinical or Counseling programs in practicums in the inpatient psychiatric program at River Bend. He specializes in cognitive therapy from the Rational Emotive Therapy approach and utilizes the scientist-practitioner model of training and supervision and his research interests include trauma-informed care, staff wellness, the organizational prevention of secondary trauma, and clinical outcomes.

 

Kelly Baumgarden, Psy.D.

*Supervisor at site in Fort Wayne, IN  Dr. Baumgarden graduated from William James College with a Psy.D. in clinical psychology. She is currently licensed and endorsed as a Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP) in Indiana and serves as the Psychological Testing Coordinator at Bowen. She has specific training in evidence-based interventions, including EMDR, MRT, Seeking Safety, DBT, and Hypnotherapy. She sees clients across the lifespan, specializing in treating those with trauma and those who engage in non-suicidal self-injury. She also spends a large portion of her time engaged in psychological testing, such as ADOS-2 for autism, Rorschach Inkblot Test, NEPSY neurological testing, parenting evaluations, risk assessments, in addition to many other tests of achievement, intelligence, and objective personality measures.

 

Tammy Truijens, Psy.D.

*Supervisor at site in Fort Wayne, IN  Dr. Truijens earned her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University, School of Graduate Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral training at The Bowen Center as a member of the National Psychology Training Consortium.  She is a licensed psychologist with an endorsement as a Health Service Provider in Psychology in the State of Indiana.  She is trained in DBT, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, and evidence-based approaches for clients with substance use concerns.  She sees clients across the life span, although primarily adolescents and adults.  She also has a strong interest in serving LGBTQQIA clients and completes independent assessments for transgender and gender nonconforming clients seeking gender-affirming medical interventions.  In her current role, she is focused more heavily on psychological assessment, including parenting risk assessments and diagnostic evaluations for the Department of Child Services, state and federal probation, as well as fitness for duty evaluations, pre-surgical evaluations, and autism testing.

 

 

Brian Ciula, Ph.D.

*Supervisor at site in Warsaw, IN Dr. Ciula received his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1977 and is licensed in Indiana. He has been in practice for 40 years working with older adolescent through older adult populations doing both individual and couples counseling, and psychological assessments/testing, including medically related, forensic, and neuropsychological. He is a Certified Diplomat in clinical hypnotherapy and he is trained in biofeedback training. Dr. Ciula’s research interests include psychological testing.

 

Kathleen Roy, Psy.D.

 *Supervisor at site in Ft. Wayne, IN Dr. Kathleen “Kay” Roy received two Master’s degrees, one in Educational Psychology and Research and another in Counseling Psychology, from the University of Missouri. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in 1993 and is a licensed in Indiana. She spent the first twenty years of her professional time within education as a childhood special education teacher, elementary school teacher, teacher of gifted children, elementary school counselor, and School Psychologist. She has extensive testing experience with special needs children and gifted children. She has also studied several parent education programs and taught parenting skills for many years. In her current position, she primarily works with adults and supervises Master’s-level and Bachelor’s-level staff. Her main interests include helping students learn more about schools, special needs children, parent education, working with adults, and working with couples.

 

Andrew Yoder, Ph.D.

*Supervisor at site in Warsaw, IN Dr. Yoder completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Notre Dame and there was a strong curriculum focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. While at Notre Dame, he was also the clinic coordinator and therapist for the Notre Dame Marital Therapy and Research Clinic and he still enjoys working with couples. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Venture Psychology Internship Consortium in St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, MI. He also completed post-doctoral training at the Bowen Center which included individual therapy with a wide range of populations with regard to age, SES, and presenting problems. He has experience with forensic assessments including parenting risk assessment for the department of child services and a couple of competencies to stand trial evaluations. His training has primarily focused on interventions suited for late adolescents and adults, with some experience and less training with children and younger adolescents. His training also included a good balance of assessment and therapy and my preference in clinical practice is a fairly even distribution of both assessment and therapy.

Life in Fort Wayne, IN, and Huntington, IN

Fort Wayne is the second-largest city in the state of Indiana, and the hub of Northeast Indiana, earning awards from Money Magazine, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, All-America City Awards, Business Week, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for its outstanding quality of life. Fort Wayne boasts a low cost of living, top-notch medical care, excellent educational opportunities, and fun activities for all individuals. They have fantastic eateries and shops, arts and cultural events, parks and trails, and sporting events.  For example, Sweetwater hosts several great musical events in addition to concerts at other venues. There are a number of chain and independent restaurants, offering a wide variety of cuisines from American to Middle Eastern to Asian to Mexican to Italian and more. Fort Wayne is also home to several craft breweries and a distillery. Fort Wayne is also home to a zoo, Science Central, as well as multiple other museums, escape rooms, nature parks and preserves, and walking trails. In addition, there are several local wineries nearby. Learn more at https://www.visitfortwayne.com/ and https://www.visitfortwayne.com/aboutfortwayne/community-relocation-info/.

Huntington, Indiana is a mid-sized northeastern Indiana city founded on the beautiful banks of the Wabash and Little Rivers. Huntington has a historic charm that is evident in its growing downtown and beautiful neighborhoods. Come ready to roam the historic streets that sprung forth from the rise of canals and railroads in the past century; eat at one of their delicious restaurants, like Nick’s Kitchen, which was featured on the Travel Channel; check out some of their unique shops and boutiques; explore the outdoors at one of the local parks or bike trails; and catch a show at the local drive-in or at The Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University.  Here you’ll find a little something for everyone!  Learn more at http://visithuntington.org/.