Match # 192511 (Springfield, MO)

Internship positions available: 6
Residency/Job positions available: 5

About This Rotation

We are a growing 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) and we hope to expand to our Central Region (located in Columbia, Missouri). We create individualized care plans and our staff collaborates with families, schools, healthcare systems and other networks to provide the appropriate care for each situation. Burrell has established numerous community partnerships, resulting in unique opportunities for interns who are matched with our site. Our goal is to help interns develop into a well-trained psychologist with skills in community behavioral healthcare through appropriate and meaningful rotations and supportive/encouraging supervision.

The following concepts are the pillars of Burrell’s commitment to our mission and to our communities:

Accessibility – We are committed to serving all people when and where they need help most. We believe in providing comprehensive services that are collaborative with our communities and partners.

Excellence – We believe in being visionary leaders in behavioral health who provide high-quality care for the whole person. We strive for inclusive, innovative, and evidence-based practices that provide the best outcomes for those we serve. We seek and welcome all highly-skilled, unique, and diverse people to join our Burrell team.

Integrity – We believe in modeling dignity and respect for all people by creating a welcoming and safe environment for those we serve and for our Burrell team. We aspire to achieve the highest levels of privacy and security for all those we serve.

Compassion – We believe people are the core of our system; kindness and acceptance are the key elements in how we treat others. We expect a culture of inclusiveness and civility for all individuals at all times.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion includes a spirt of truly welcoming, serving, celebrating ALL, all year long.

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

Training Opportunities

Burrell provides a wide range of training opportunities due to its comprehensive continuum of care. The most common disorders treated across locations include Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar and Related Disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders. Our administrative team, staff, and supervisory psychologists are welcoming and encouraging to interns and other trainees in a number of ways, including providing welcome lunches, regular professional socialization opportunities, and a generally supportive and developmental supervisory approach.

Rotation Schedule

Interns in these internship positions will generally work an 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM work schedule. While intern’s time commitment will typically be daytime, it is possible that periodic travel or clinical needs will require working later than 5:00 PM (e.g., evening groups). The intern will not be required to work on Saturdays or Sundays. Interns may also be required to travel between multiple locations based on need and intern rotation interests.

It is our goal to provide a strong generalist training program. Interns will spend time providing outpatient therapy (individual and groups), outpatient psychological evaluations, and intake assessments. They will also have about one day per week that can be dedicated to a specialty interest areas (aka “minor rotations”). These specialty interest experiences vary from year to year and in the past we have been able to offer multidisciplinary training in our Autism Center, Youth Focus Clinic (or ADHD clinic), Dialectical Behavior Therapy consultation team, substance use recovery services, and integrated healthcare settings.

Example Schedule


  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Kingsley Clinic: Intervention



Kingsley Clinic: Assessment

Individual Supervision

Report Writing

Journal Review

Autism Center

Group Supervision

Report Writing

Journal Review

PM Kingsley Clinic: Intervention

Report Writing


Access Center:

Initial Assessment

Autism Center

Report Writing


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.

Placement Locations

Currently, most intern services are completed at our main campus at 1300 E. Bradford Pkwy in Springfield, Missouri. Some interns travel to other sites in Springfield, Nixa, or Branson for their psychological evaluations rotation or for specialty interest opportunities (e.g., DBT team, substance use recovery services, residential services). We do not have interns placed in our Central Region (Columbia, Missouri area) for the 2021-2022 training year, but hope to have placements there in 2022-2023 and beyond. 


APPIC Training Experiences

Treatment Modalities

Supervised Experiences

Interns will provide services to clients across the lifespan. We understand not all intern applicants will have had exposure to working across the lifespan in all service lines (e.g., individual therapy, group therapy, psychological evaluations, intakes) and we will provide the necessary training and supervision to help everyone reach competence by the end of internship.

Patient Populations




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 care. Client populations, while racially homogeneous, offer a unique training experience. Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri. This location offers training experiences involving a rural mental health feel and encompasses what it means to have diversity, and to respect and value diversity, within the region. This region continues to be relatively heavily impacted by poverty, as evidenced by the high Medicaid population and the high free/reduced lunch proportions in public schools. We also see a growing Hispanic/Latino population and a growing older adult population.

We continue to work to create a Burrell culture firmly rooted in safety, trust, connection, valuing others, accessibility, excellence, integrity, compassion and inclusion of all.

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. 

Seth Allen, Ed.D.

Seth Allen is a Psychologist and Director of the Autism Center at Burrell Behavioral Health. He received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Boston University in 2007, and has been working as a psychologist in Missouri since 2007. Seth has worked with a variety of populations and ages in multiple settings, including at various outpatient community counseling locations at Burrell, and the inpatient psychiatric and medical hospital at Mercy. Over the years, he has provided outpatient counseling services to individuals with a wide range of diagnoses and conditions, including those with psychiatric, developmental, and substance abuse diagnoses. Also, Seth has extensive experience providing comprehensive psychological evaluations, with a sub-specialty in Autism Evaluations for youth through adulthood. He became the Director of the Burrell Autism Center in April of 2019, where he helps operate a diagnosis team as well as groups of treatment providers, which include Applied Behavior Analysis, Occupational Therapists, and Speech-Language Pathologists.

Crystal Beckham, Psy.D.

Crystal Beckham earned her degree in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in 2006. She completed her APA approved pre-doctoral internship at a forensic hospital and correctional facility as part of the Northeastern Oklahoma Psychology Internship Program. Her post-doctoral residency was with Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center in Farmington, MO, on a long-term care/forensic unit. She spent over a decade working in forensics and corrections before developing specific interest in pain psychology. Her training includes designation as a Stanford University Empowered Relief certified instructor, as well as treating chronic pain through cognitive-behavioral and acceptance and commitment techniques. Dr. Beckham currently conducts adult presurgical and diagnostic clarification evaluations, is an administrative supervisor for Burrell’s specialty evaluation clinic, and is involved in chronic pain program development.

Chelsie Black, Psy.D.

Dr. Chelsie Black, PsyD earned her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from The Wright Institute in California in 2016 and her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Missouri in 2013. She completed her pre-doctoral internship through Frontier Health in Tennessee/Virginia in 2016 working with young children and adolescents providing individual and family therapy as well as psychological evaluations in a rural community. She completed her post-doctoral residency at Burrell Behavioral Health in 2018, providing autism evaluations, individual therapy, and working alongside with other providers in the Children’s Day Treatment program. She continues to provide services through Burrell Behavioral Health in the Burrell Autism Center. Dr. Black has an interest in working with toddlers and young children providing comprehensive autism evaluations on a multidisciplinary diagnostics team and helping families connect with services that will meet the child and family’s needs. Dr. Black primarily provides developmental assessment services to children ages 18 months to 9 years of age. In addition, Dr. Black provides family centered therapy for toddlers and young children ages 1-4 with a diagnosis of Autism and their parents. This consists of parent coaching sessions targeting social communication delays, emotional regulation, adaptive functioning, and behavioral problems.

Angelique Butler, Psy.D.

Dr. Butler obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri and a postdoctoral master’s degree in clinical psychopharmacology from Alliant International University in San Diego, California. She completed her internship at the Division of Youth Affairs in West Palm Beach, Florida and her postdoctoral residency at the Pomme de Terre Wellness Clinic in Bolivar, Missouri. Dr. Butler’s current clinical interests include telehealth services, psychological evaluations, and supervision. She currently provides psychological evaluation services to ages 6+, initial eligibility determinations, and telehealth training services at Burrell Behavioral Health.

Chelsea Gilliam, Psy.D.

Dr. Gilliam earned her degree in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in 2014. She completed her post-doctoral residency with Burrell Behavioral Health with an emphasis on Rural Populations. She has an interest in the intricacies of treating individuals in rural areas as well as the importance of choosing an appropriate treatment modality for women with primary infertility. She truly a generalist and has completed outpatient therapy with ages 3+, evaluations on adults and children of all ages, treated incarcerated youth and gone into the homes to work with families whose children were at risk of being removed from their care.

AnnElise Parkhurst, Ph.D.

Dr. AnnElise Parkhurst attended the University of Missouri at Columbia and has practiced psychology on the doctoral level since 1990. She has delivered both individual and group psychotherapy to a wide range of clients, experiencing everything from adjustment disorders to psychoses, in community mental health and hospital settings. In 1996 she joined the faculty of Forest Institute of Professional Psychology where she focused on teaching clinical psychology and providing clinical supervision for practicum students and psychology interns. She additionally served there as the Director of Clinical Training (2004 – 2008) and the Director of the Internship program (2004- 2012). Her specific interests include interpersonal/psychodynamic psychotherapy and group therapy and clinical supervision.

Molly Six, Ph.D.

Dr. Molly Six earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Central Michigan University. She earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in counseling psychology from Western Michigan University. Dr. Six has been fully licensed as a psychologist in Missouri since 2018. Dr. Six’s clinical and research interests include: eating disorders, the psychological impact of racism, racial identity development, LGBTQ concerns, women’s issues, interpersonal attachment, and interpersonal therapy. Dr. Six currently provides outpatient therapy services to adolescents and adults (ages 12+). In addition to her role as a licensed psychologist, Dr. Six is an administrative supervisor to a team of outpatient clinicians.

Phil Swope, Psy.D.

Dr. Swope is a clinical psychologist at Burrell Behavioral Health in partnership with Cox Health. He is interested in working with young adults, and provide services within a hybrid integrated/traditional setting at the Panther Clinic at Drury University, a local private college in the heart of Springfield, Missouri. His passions for developing integrated care programs, involvement in community outreach, sports psychology, solution-focused therapy, and diagnostic evaluations, all culminate to to bring an integrated solution to the needs of college-age adults. He has a variety of research interests, including the polyvagal theory, sports psychology, and comorbid physical health diagnoses. Overall, this site is dynamic, and rich in opportunities for learning to efficiently evaluate, diagnose, utilize a non-traditional integrated model, develop relationships so as to find and maintain referral sources, and practice time-limited therapy.

Kristen Thompson, Ph.D.

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.

Lindsay Vo, Psy.D.

Dr. Vo earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from William James College in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed more than two years of post-doctoral, specialized training in clinical neuropsychology (Neuro-Psychology Associates in Western Massachusetts and Central Arkansas Veterans Affairs Health Care Systems in Little Rock). She currently provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation services to adults and older adults, and psychoeducational evaluations to children and adolescents. The most common referral questions she receives, include dementia, traumatic brain injury/concussion, ADHD, movement disorders, and learning disabilities. She is the co-chair of the Vietnamese Neuropsychology Network and is an active member of the Asian Neuropsychological Association, National Academy of Neuropsychology, and International Neuropsychological Society, with the hopes of improving culturally competent neuropsychological assessment. Other interests include therapeutic feedback, cognitive rehabilitation, and assessment of noncredible task engagement.

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.