192513 (Grant Funded – Burrell IHC – Springfield)

Intern Positions: 5

About These Rotations

The ABOUT Missouri project is a Primary Care Psychology Training & Workforce Solution for Missouri. 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 Missouri. The overall goal of this project is to establish a viable long-term and sustainable behavioral health workforce solution for rural/underserved counties in Missouri via doctoral psychology internships. 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.

Burrell Behavioral Health is operating as one of the two primary partners of this project offering integrated care rotations treating both rural and urban patients across the lifespan. The integrated health care (IHC) interns will have opportunities to experience integrated care in multiple formats, with an emphasis on primary care behavioral health integration (PCBH). Interns will work in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams to provide whole-person care by providing behavioral interventions which support mental and physical wellness. The training environment will promote competency fundamental to the practice of integrated care through clinical, research and didactic experiences. Interns will become highly competent, professional, and ethical in conducting brief assessments, providing evidence-based intervention, developing recommendations for effective treatment, and engaging in interdisciplinary consultation. In each site, interns will learn about and work collaboratively toward the “healthcare triple aim”, which consists of the simultaneous pursuit of improved health of consumers, reduced healthcare costs, and increased quality of care.

IHC interns will spend most of their time in primary care clinics at partner sites. The make-up of the clinics vary and may include: pediatrics, family medicine residency, and clinics which include a combination of pediatrics, family medicine, urgent care, and/or women’s health. Interns may maintain one clinic placement throughout the year or may rotate between clinics. IHC interns will also have a minor rotation at Burrell providing collaborative care in the form of brief therapy in an outpatient setting. Integrated care rotations will provide exposure to a range of theoretical orientations and psychological interventions (CBT, ACT, MI, BA, and mindfulness among others) and patient populations. In addition to the weekly virtual didactic training that other interns receive, these interns will have an extra day per month of training specific to integrated health care.

IHC interns will also attend a regional integrated health care conference free of charge. More information about the conference and this experience will be provided closer to the event.

For more information, check out the Burrel IHC Virtual Open House video (recorded on October 5, 2022).

Training Opportunities
192513 - Grant Funded - Burrell IHC - Springfield

Application to this Grant-Funded IHC Track with Burrell may result in placement at a number of offices, with precise placement to be determined following the APPIC Match. These locations are in Springfield, MO. Monthly didactics with a focus on integrated care will also be provided.


There are two intern positions at Family Medical Care Clinic in Springfield, MO. FMCC is a part of the CoxHealth System. CoxHealth is the only locally owned, not-for-profit health system based in Springfield. CoxHealth is the only Springfield hospital named for four consecutive years to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Hospitals list and is recognized by CareChex, the medical quality rating division of Comparion, as among the top 10 percent U.S. hospitals for overall medical care in medical excellence and patient safety.

FMCC is a training clinic for medical residents. Interns will have the opportunity to work in an environment that is conducive for learning and trying new things. Interns are an integral part of the medical team. The intern is available for warm handoffs from the physicians and residents to immediately engage with and begin interventions with patients. Tele-health options are also available to increase behavioral health access. Treatment is primarily brief and problem focused, and covers a very broad range of diagnoses, from severe and persistent mental health diagnoses, to adjustment disorders. There are opportunities to provide crisis assessment, intervention and stabilization. The interns work with patients and families with both acute and chronic physical and mental health concerns. Interns work with patients on topics of weight management, issues around compliance with diabetes or other health regimens, pain management, improving sleep, reducing anxiety and depression, etc. Psychoeducation is provided to patients and/or their family when needed. The emphasis is not on merely practicing psychology within the same clinic as the medical providers, but in helping the team treat the whole person, addressing the behavioral interventions that can augment medical care to help improve treatment compliance and improve the quality of the patient’s life.

In addition to specialized didactic presentations, all interns will have access to Relias, an online training application, where there are a wide variety of clinical topics available, as well as a network of Behavioral Health Consultants for collaboration and consultation.

Rotation Schedule

Interns will generally work a Monday – Friday schedule from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm each day with one hour for lunch. Typically, interns will be in-clinic three to four days a week with one to two days each week of didactic training. No weekend work or after hours on-call is required.

Example Schedule

Please note that not every experience is identical and site schedules are a general guideline. Interns may be required to make themselves available at other times as needed. What is provided above is an example of what the work week might look like for an intern at this site.

CoxHealth - Springfield, MO

FMCC at the CoxHealth Wheeler Heart Center - Springfield, MO

FMCC Waiting Room at the CoxHealth Wheeler Heart Center - Springfield, MO

Placement Locations

All IHC Grant Funded positions with Burrell Behavioral Health are located in Springfield, MO. Interns may rotate through multiple office locations within the city over the course of the year.

Didactics: Virtual Didactics are most Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interns may choose to participate from home or use an office at Burrell Behavioral Health Main Campus (1300 E Bradford Pkwy, Springfield). Interns will have quarterly in-person Didactics from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in either Springfield, Missouri (twice per year) and Jefferson City or Columbia, Missouri (twice per year). Interns will be provided with reimbursement considerations for the trainings in Jefferson City or Columbia due to the distance. When NPTC does not have scheduled didactics on a Friday, interns will meet at Main Campus for culture building, critical analysis presentations, mock supervision exercises, and other training activities.

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Supervised Experiences

There are three sites (CoxHealth, MSU Care Clinic, and Bothwell) and the Bothwell site has three different clinics that interns may rotate through. These experiences will vary by site/rotation and are included above in the site descriptions. Information below represents the maximum level of exposure interns will have to the given population/presenting problem.

Example supervised experiences (as listed by APPIC):

Patient Populations

The patient population varies by site. Final sites for the 23-24 cohort are still being determined, but are expected to match or resemble current sites described below:

CoxHealth Family Medical Care Clinic:
FMCC is a family practice clinic that serves patients across the lifespan. Patients reside in Springfield and in rural communities within the region. Patient diversity is generally reflective of the diversity in the broader community in terms of racial and ethnic make-up, gender identity, and sexual orientation. English is the first language for the majority of patients; the second most common language is Spanish.

CoxHealth Northside Pediatrics and Adolescents:
Northside Pediatrics and Adolescents is a pediatric practice that provides care for children from birth to age 18. Patients reside in Springfield and in rural communities across the region. Patient diversity is generally reflective of the diversity in the broader community in terms of racial and ethnic make-up, gender identity, and sexual orientation. English is the first language for most patients; the second most common language is Spanish.

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. 

Chelsea Gilliam, Psy.D.

Chelsea Gilliam, PsyD

Chelsea Gilliam began her journey in clinical psychology by obtaining her bachelor’s in psychology at Lyon College in Batesville, Ark. She earned a Masters in Mental Health from Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss. and then her PsyD in clinical psychology at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield. It was at Forest Institute where Chelsea became interested in behavioral health integration and completed her dissertation on the correlation between infertility and shame. She completed internship locally within the National Psychology Training Consortium and completed residency at Burrell Behavioral Health from 2014-2015. Chelsea continued her interest in integration at Jordan Valley Community Health Center where she developed and implemented an integrated pain management program. After searching for more opportunities for program development, Chelsea returned to Burrell in 2018 as part of the fast-growing integration team. Chelsea is currently the System Director of Adult Integration at Burrell where she provides oversight of integrated care projects at local health centers and college campuses across the region.

Kristen Thompson, Ph.D.

Kristen Thompson, PhD

Dr. Kristen Thompson received her degree in clinical psychology in 2016 from Northern Illinois University, where she earned a special emphasis in child psychology and conducted research on interpersonal violence and mindfulness. She completed internship at the University of Michigan Mary A. Rackham Institute prior to specializing in pediatric psychology during a fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospital, where she worked closely with medical providers in the hospital and in integrated specialty and primary care clinics, providing services to patients with chronic health conditions, traumatic injuries, and developmental and behavioral health disorders. Dr. Thompson joined Burrell Behavioral Health in 2017 and is currently the System Director of Pediatric Integration. She works with community partners to expand access to behavioral health care for children by pairing behavioral health services with the health care children are already receiving. Dr. Thompson is also the director of Burrell’s Youth Focus Clinic, which provides multidisciplinary care to children and adolescents with ADHD.

Phil Swope, PsyD

Phil Swope, PsyD

Philip Swope received his degree in clinical psychology from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. He completed his internship and postdoctoral year at Burrell Behavioral Health. He has been fully licensed as a clinical psychologist since March of 2019, and his clinical work has focused on college-aged students from diverse backgrounds. He helped to develop a hybrid integrated/traditional setting at Drury University, a local private college in the heart of Springfield, Missouri. He is interested in further developing integrated care programs, involvement in community outreach, sports psychology, solution-focused therapy, and diagnostic evaluations, all in an effort to bring an integrated solution to a university setting.

Life In...
Springfield, MO

Springfield is the state’s third largest city. This location 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.