Internship training is carried out in a variety of affiliated member training sites.

Currently, there are six member sites in the Central Region. The Central Region of NPTC is composed of member sites across Central and South West Missouri and North West Arkansas. The NPTC Executive Training Office is located in Springfield, MO, which is also where the annual supervisor orientation and training is hosted as well as in-person didactic trainings for interns. In-person didactics will be held on a quarterly basis and will require travel on the part of the interns depending on site placement. Please see map below for an idea of the travel that may be required. All other didactic training will be held virtually on Friday mornings.

For more information about each of these locations, please see the individual site pages in the navigation on the right.

For more general information about the overall internship program check out our FAQ section here.

HRSA Grant Funding

The Integrated Health Care internship positions available through the National Psychology Training Consortium – Central Region are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1.8 million dollars. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.

Central Region APPIC Training Experiences

The following tables detail the training experiences at each site based on the categories on the APPIC directory website. Please note that experiences may vary by rotation. The purpose of these tables are to provide side-by-side comparisons of experiences available at each site. Sites which list a range of percentages of populations served represent the full range based on whats available depending on rotation.

More details on these experiences are provided by rotation where applicable on each site page.

Treatment Modalities
Burrell
Behavioral
Health
Clark
Center
Compass
Health
Family
Psychological
Center
Royal Oaks
Hospital
Truman
Medical
Centers
Assessment Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Major Area
(50%+)
Major Area
(50%+)
Major Area
(50%+)
Major Area
(50%+)
Brief Intervention Major Area
(50%+)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation N/A N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A Experience
(21% to 30%)
N/A
Consultation Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Couples Intervention Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A
Crisis Intervention Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Evidence Based Practice Major Area
(50%+)
Major Area
(50%+)
Major Area
(50%+)
Major Area
(50%+)
Major Area
(50%+)
Major Area
(50%+)
Evidence Based Research Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A Experience
(21% to 30%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Family Intervention Experience
(21% to 30%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
N/A
Group Intervention Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Major Area
(50%+)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Individual Intervention Major Area
(50%+)
Major Area
(50%+)
Major Area
(50%+)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
Major Area
(50%+)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Long Term Intervention Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A N/A
Practicum Supervision Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Primary Care Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A N/A N/A
Supervised Experiences

 

 

Burrell
Behavioral
Health
Clark
Center
Compass
Health
Family
Psychological
Center
Royal Oaks
Hospital
Truman
Medical
Centers
Health Psychology Major Area
(50%+)
N/A Experience
(21% to 30%)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Women’s Health Major Area
(50%+)
N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
HIV Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
N/A
Sexual Disorders Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A
Sports Psychology Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A N/A
Rehab Psychology Experience
(21% to 30%)
N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A
Physical Disabilities Experience
(21% to 30%)
N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Assessment Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Major Area
(50%+)
Major Area
(50%+)
Major Area
(50%+)
Major Area
(50%+)
Neuropsychology Adult Experience
(21% to 30%)
N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology Child Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A
Serious Mental Illness Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Major Area
(50%+)
Major Area
(50%+)
Anxiety Disorders Major Area
(50%+)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
Major Area
(50%+)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD Major Area
(50%+)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
Major Area
(50%+)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Major Area
(50%+)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Major Area
(50%+)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders Major Area
(50%+)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
Major Area
(50%+)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Forensics Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Sex Offenders N/A N/A N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
N/A
Geropsychology Experience
(21% to 30%)
N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Pediatrics Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
N/A Experience
(21% to 30%)
Major Area
(50%+)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
N/A
School N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Major Area
(50%+)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A
Counseling Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Major Area
(50%+)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
N/A
Vocational N/A N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A
Multicultural Therapy Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
N/A Experience
(21% to 30%)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Feminist Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A
Religion Experience
(21% to 30%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments Major Area (50%+) Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Major Area
(50%+)
Major Area
(50%+)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Major Area
(50%+)
Policy Major Area
(50%+)
N/A N/A N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A
Program Development Experience
(21% to 30%)
N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Supervision Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
Research Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A
Administration Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
Experience
(21% to 30%)
N/A
Integrated Health Care – Primary Emphasis
(31% to 49%)
N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
N/A N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)
Integrated Health Care – Specialty Experience
(21% to 30%)
N/A N/A N/A N/A Exposure
(1% to 20%)

 

 

Burrell Behavioral Health Clark
Center
Compass
Health
Family
Psychological
Center
Royal Oaks
Hospital
Truman
Medical
Centers
Patient Populations

 

 

Burrell Behavioral Health Clark Center Compass Health Family Psychological Center Royal Oaks Hospital Truman Medical Centers
Children 13% – 14% 7% 17% – 30% 50% 25%
Adolescents 8% 19% 11% – 17% 20% 50%
Adults 40% – 60% 71% 30% – 65% 15% 25% 100%
Older Adults 11% – 14% 3% 2% – 5% 10% 10% 5%
Family 31% 1% 10% – 15% 40% 45%
Inpatients 0% – 50% 10% 100% 100%
Outpatient 50% – 73% 100% 90% – 100% 100%
LGBT 5% 10% – 15% 5% 30% 10%
Ethnic Minorites 2% – 80% 5% – 25% 10% 15% 40%
Spanish Speaking 3% 5% 2% – 5% 10% 10% 5%
Deaf 3% 5% 1%
Students 26% 5% 70% 80%
International Students 3% 1%
Rural 24% 100% 35% – 100% 90% 80% 10%
Urban 49% 20% – 65% 5% 10% 90%
Low Income 17% 90% 70% – 85% 65% 80% 75%
Homeless 2% 3% 5% – 10% 2% 35% 20%
Number of Counties Served 7 3 4 – 6 6 5
Clients Served 20,114 4,076 2,800 – 9,600 500 54 2,288

Central Region Area Information

NPTC Central Region member sites are located throughout the heart of the Ozarks – the home of beautiful lakes, rolling hills and a leisurely lifestyle. The weather is moderate with four distinct seasons that encourage diverse outdoor recreation all year long. Across rural Missouri, the cost of living usually averages 8 to 10 percent below the national average (see: https://www.bestplaces.net/cost_of_living/state/missouri) . More information on the cost of living for sites in this area can be found in our F.A.Q. page under “What is the cost of living?” Go here to read more about the benefits of living in this area!

Springfield, the state’s third largest city and the location of the NPTC main office, maintains a talented arts community dating back to the early 1900s, offering a symphony, a community theatre, an art museum, a ballet company and a regional opera. Springfield is also home to the recently opened Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium which is the largest and most immersive fish and wildlife attraction in the world. Next door to it is the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, a popular attraction in the state of Missouri for fisherman and hunters alike.

Many of our sites are within a half-day’s driving distance to other exciting cities such as St. Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, Branson, and Tulsa, OK.

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