Match #’s

192511 (Burrell – Traditional Track)
192512 (Burrell / CoxHealth – Dual Track)
192525 (Grant Funded – Burrell IHC – CoxHealth)
192526 (Grant Funded – Burrell IHC – MSU)
192527 (Grant Funded – Burrell IHC – Bothwell)

Traditional Internship positions available: 6
Dual Track Internship positions available: 1
IHC Grant-Funded Internship positions available: 5
Residency/Job positions available: 5

Our Mission

To form meaningful connections and inspire hope in our community through individualized and accessible care, quality practices, and collaborative partnerships. 

About Our Site

Our mission is to make care and treatment accessible to anyone, meeting behavioral health needs when and where they occur. We do this by offering a full spectrum of care to create customized treatment plans that fit our clients schedules and lives, and by collaborating with their network (family, school, healthcare provider) to provide the best care for their situation.

We are a not-for-profit community mental health center that helps thousands of clients across Missouri and Arkansas. We have internship positions available in our Southwest Region (located in Springfield, MO). Burrell has established community partnerships, resulting in unique opportunities for interns who are matched at any of these locations. Our goal is to help you develop into a well-trained psychologist with skills in community behavioral healthcare, through appropriate and meaningful rotations and supportive/encouraging supervision.

Burrell has locations in 25 counties throughout Missouri and Arkansas and treats more than 40,000 clients each year, with continued goals of improved client. Client populations, while racially homogeneous, offer a unique training experience. Springfield and Columbia are the third and fourth largest cities in Missouri, respectively. These locations offer training experiences involving a rural mental health feel and encompass what it means to have diversity, and to respect and value diversity, within these areas. Areas also continue to be relatively heavily impacted by poverty, as evidenced by high Medicaid population and high free/reduced lunch proportions in public schools. We also see a growing Hispanic/Latino population and a growing older adult population.

Burrell Behavioral Health Center is a member of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) loan repayment program.

Available Rotations

Burrell Behavioral Health has two available rotations as a part of their internship experience. Please refer to the following pages for more detailed information regarding each of these experiences:

We are excited to announce that NPTC in partnership with Burrell Behavioral Health and Compass Health have been awarded a grant 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. Interns will be placed at experiential sites such as CoxHealth, who have partnered with Burrell for this project.

More information about these grant-funded positions in integrated health care can be found here: Grant Funded IHC Positions

For specific questions regarding the internship program, please email us at

Placement Locations


Site Training Director

Brittany Pratt, Psy.D.

Dr. Pratt received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin. She obtained a master’s degree and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute in Springfield, Missouri. She completed her internship at Burrell Behavioral Health and a postdoctoral residency with Midwest Assessment & Psychotherapy Solutions. Dr. Pratt’s clinical and research interests are in the areas of adolescence and emerging adulthood, gifted and high achieving individuals, school-related issues, and coaching parents and children through solving behavioral problems. She currently provides outpatient therapy services for children, adolescents, and adults, and is an administrative supervisor for a team of outpatient clinicians. Dr. Pratt is the current President of the Missouri Psychological Association and volunteers with community organizations.

Salary Benefits and Support

Salary for the 2022-2023 Training Year: $35,000

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
    • Short and Long Term Disability
    • Life insurance
    • Health/Dependent cafeteria plan
    • 403(b)
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • 529 college savings plan
    • Pharmacy discount
    • Professional liability insurance (for those not already covered)

Burrell Behavioral Health observes the following 9 holidays:

    • New Year’s Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Independence Day
    • Floating holiday used around Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Friday after Thanksgiving
    • Christmas Eve
    • Christmas Day

Please note that available benefits and observed holidays are subject to change. Matched interns will receive full benefit orientations at their site which will go over all benefit information for the training year. More information about the Support and Benefits offered in each of our regions can be found here.

Employment Requirements

All Burrell Behavioral Health interns will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved exemption prior to their start date regardless of rotation.

Burrell Behavioral Health does conduct background checks on interns prior to orientation. The following document provides the full, detailed hiring policies and potential disqualification for internship:

Background Screening for Employees and Volunteers

Note these key factors that could cause the site to release an intern from match:

    • Found to be convicted of, guilty of, pleaded guilty to or nolo contendere to any of the following crimes:
      • Physical abuse of Class I Neglect of a patient, resident, or client
      • Furnishing unfit food to patients, residents, or clients
      • Vulnerable person abuse in the first, second, or third degree
      • Is listed on the DMH disqualification registry
      • Is listed on the employee disqualification list of the Department of Health and Senior Services or Department of Social Services
      • Failure of a specified professional to report suspected abuse or neglect of a patient
    • Found to be convicted of, guilty of, pleaded guilty to or nolo contendere to any of the listed felonies in the following website: Disqualifying Crimes
    • Found guilty or pleaded guilty to a violation of Driving While Intoxicated or Driving with Excessive Blood Alcohol Content and who is found by the court to be an aggravated (3 or more) or chronic (4 or more) violator.
    • Found to be guilty of any equivalent felony offense.

Burrell Drug-Free Workplace and Testing Policy:

 Burrell Behavioral Health has a longstanding commitment to provide a safe, quality oriented and productive work environment.  Alcohol and drug abuse pose a threat to the health and safety of Burrell Behavioral Health employees, clients, and facilities.  For these reasons, Burrell Behavioral Health is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use in the workplace.

As a part of the Drug-Free Workplace and Testing Policy, all applicants matched with Burrell Behavioral Health will be subject to the following required pre-employment testing:

    • All applicants must pass a pre-employment / post-offer drug test. Refusal to submit to testing will result in disqualification of further employment consideration.
      Drug tests include (but are not limited to) marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines, and phencyclidine use.
    • Applicants who refuse to cooperate in a drug test or who test positive will not be allowed to reapply/retest in the future.

Any questions about this information or the full policy can be directed to the Burrell Training Director.

Intern Selection Process

Burrell Behavioral Health reviews applications carefully with a team of administrators and clinicians to determine which applicants to bring in for interviews. The interview process typically includes at least four staff members (clinical and admin). Following all interviews, the selection committee convenes to share their thoughts and rankings of the applicants and a consensus is sought regarding which candidates to offer the slots. We typically look for evidence of good interpersonal skills and ability to connect rather quickly, previous clinical experience (practicum or other), and ability to provide reasonable answers to questions regarding theoretical orientation, evidence-based practices, etc.

Applications will be reviewed and discussed by multiple providers/supervisors at Burrell and Jordan Valley. Specifically, this site looks for individuals who are self-starters and driven. Applicants should also be able/willing to travel.

COVID-19 Response

We continue to work around the clock to address system-wide questions and issues related to COVID-19 in conjunction with our medical and public health partners. Nothing is more important to us than the safety and health of the Burrell Team, and we are considering all aspects when making decisions in the best interest of our employees and our clients. Our goal is to protect our own health and safety and continue serving our communities, at a time when our services are needed more than ever.

Our interns are considered essential healthcare workers. They provide in-person, telehealth, and telephonic services throughout our various service lines. They have access to PPE and cleaning supplies as needed to maintain a working environment that is as safe as possible.

Safety Precautions

    • Masks must be worn in all client- or public-contact situations, in all facilities and in the community, regardless of vaccination status.
    • Masks must be worn by providers and clients during provision of care, unless appropriate distancing is established or the client’s individual situation necessitates mask removal (with supervisor approval).
    • The Client Access team will screen all guests for COVID-19 symptoms. Those with recent risk of exposure to COVID-19, or those displaying symptoms, will be asked to return to their car and invited to complete their scheduled session with their provider via telephone or telehealth at the originally scheduled time.
    • We are strictly limiting client guests to only one additional visitor, age 16 or older (anyone under the age of 16 must be the client). Clients unable to meet these guidelines should be offered telehealth or telephone services as an alternative, when possible.
    • We have implemented stringent sanitation standards at every Burrell facility. These measures include more frequent, thorough deep-cleaning of all public-areas and high-touch surfaces. We also have installed hand-sanitizing stations at every Burrell location for use before and after entering our facilities.
    • As always, we will continue to monitor case levels and follow public health guidance in all of our areas and will make changes as necessary for the health of our teams and clients

All Burrell Behavioral Health employees (including interns) will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved exemption prior to their start date regardless of rotation.

Burrell Charitable PTO Bank
We have created a Charitable Bank for COVID-related employee absences. Initial funding for this bank was provided by our Executive Leadership Team and Senior Leadership Team who donated their PTO hours, as well as other employees who chose to donate PTO toward the cause.

Finally, our CEO, CJ Davis, would like to remind you that “social distancing” is a wise and recommended practice at this time, but it does NOT have to lead to “social isolation.” We encourage you to remain connected to family and friends in safe, meaningful ways.

Special Events

We will be having a Virtual Open House event on:

Tuesday, October 26th at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central

Join Zoom Meeting: