192518 – Compass Health Outpatient: Western Region

Intern Positions: 2

About These Rotations

Interns apply to regions of outpatient offices within Compass Health rather than specific offices. Those specific determinations will be made following the Match. Each location is equipped with the testing and training materials necessary for the interns to complete the requirements of their training year. Psychology interns at Compass Health sites use both hands-on training as well as web-based training programs. The agency offers a full training library of web-based programs for the interns and staff to access as they are able based on their licenses/interests. Interns are provided with their own office space complete with computer and access to the internet and printer.

Possible outpatient offices within this region include:

  • Raymore
  • Butler
  • Nevada
  • Harrisonville
  • Higginsville
Training Opportunities
Raymore

Primary experiences at this location include:

  • Outpatient Therapy (Individual, family)
  • Psychological Assessment across the lifespan

Additional training opportunities that may be available include:

  • Group therapy
  • Substance Use Disorder treatment, including the Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program (SATOP)
  • FQHC integration with other healthcare professionals
  • Training in Autism Spectrum Disorder assessment with the ADOS-2
  • Triage/crisis intervention
  • ACT-TAY Team (Assertive Community Treatment for Transitional Age Youth)
Butler

Primary experiences at this site include:

  • Outpatient Therapy (Individual, family)
  • Psychological Assessment across the lifespan

Additional training opportunities that may be available include:

  • Group therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (individual therapy, skills group, consult team)
Nevada

Primary experiences at this site include:

  • Outpatient Therapy (Individual, family)
  • Psychological Assessment across the lifespan

Additional training opportunities that may be available include:

  • Substance Use Disorder treatment, including the Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program (SATOP)
Harrisonville

Primary experiences at this site include:

  • Outpatient Therapy (Individual, family)
  • Psychological Assessment across the lifespan

Additional training opportunities that may be available include:

  • Substance Use Disorder treatment, including the Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program (SATOP)
Higginsville

Primary experiences at this site include:

  • Outpatient Therapy (Individual, family)
  • Psychological Assessment across the lifespan

Additional training opportunities that may be available include:

  • Substance Use Disorder treatment, including the Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program (SATOP)
  • Drug Court

Rotation Schedule

Interns with Compass Health will generally work a Monday – Friday schedule from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm each day. No weekend work or after hours on-call is required, and schedule specifics will vary based on training and intern preferences/needs.

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.

Nevada

Butler

Placement Locations

Each location in this placement is approximately one and a half to two and a half hours from the didactic training site in Springfield.

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APPIC Training Experiences

Treatment Modalities

Example treatment modalities (as listed by APPIC):

Supervised Experiences

Most commonly seen diagnoses at this placement include ADHD, major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, various personality disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, a variety of psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders.

Patient Populations

 

 

 

Most Compass Health clients are Caucasian, chronically mentally ill, and/or lower SES. Some locations closer to larger cities also serve a diverse range of ethnic groups, with higher levels of education and SES. Compass Health clients often manage barriers such as transportation, cost, and childcare. Typically, our areas served do not have public transportation, and thus the cost of a vehicle and gasoline, as well as car insurance, can cause difficulty. In addition, many of our clients do not have access to affordable childcare, which is also a barrier to them receiving treatment. We serve clients across the lifespan with respect to therapy and assessment. The following table shows a breakdown of some patient demographics across the agency from the fiscal year 2020:

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. 

Sean Sargent, Psy.D.

Staff Psychologist, Raymore

Dr. Sean Sargent earned his degree in Clinical Psychology in 2010 at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, completing his master’s en route (with a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)). He completed his internship and post-doctoral residency at Burrell Behavioral Health. His training and experience have primarily consisted of community mental health settings. He has developed a specialty interest in psychological assessment for children and adults, including diagnostic clarification, autism spectrum diagnoses, and disability determination evaluations. He has experience providing individual and couples counseling, utilizing primarily cognitive-behavioral therapies. Dr. Sargent has had the opportunity to provide supervision to advanced doctoral residents starting this year. His theoretical orientation emphasizes aspects of systemic and cognitive-behavioral approaches, while utilizing a multicultural lens to provide a further understanding of his clients.

John Dandurand, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist, Butler

Dr. Dandurand has been a licensed psychologist in Missouri since 2018. He earned his degree from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University – Los Angeles in 2016. While at CSPP he completed practica at the University of California, Los Angeles Semel Institute and at Aegis Treatment Centers, giving him varied experience in working with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Substance Use Disorders, as well as a variety of frequently co-occurring disorders. He completed his internship and post-doctoral residency at Pathways/Compass Health Network, where he continues to see a wide variety of clients in a rural mental healthcare setting. Dr. Dandurand is primarily cognitive-behavioral in his theoretical orientation and draws significant influence from more behaviorally oriented approaches from his work as a Behavior Specialist while in graduate school. He continues to appreciate the contributions of other theoretical approaches to the field.

Cody Bond, Psy.D.

Staff Psychologist, Nevada

Dr. Cody Bond is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been with Compass Health since 2019 and has close to a decade’s worth of experience working in rural community mental health. He earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, MO, and his internship and post-doctoral residency were both completed at a forensic residential facility working with civilly committed sex offenders. While Dr. Bond no longer works in forensics, he takes what he learned from that experience and uses it to help the clients he works with today. Dr. Bond takes an eclectic approach with his clients and firmly believes in individualizing a variety of evidence-based practices for his clients when formulating treatment and interventions. He is trained in CBT, CBT-I, CPT, and DBT. Dr. Bond’s current field of interests are Biofeedback (BF) and Neuro-feedback (NF) and establishing a BF/NF program within Compass. He provides clinical supervision for pre-doctoral interns, residents, and practicum students.

Jessica Wood, Psy.D.

Staff Psychologist, Raymore

Dr. Jessica Wood is a licensed psychologist who has been with Compass Health since Dec. 2020. She earned master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from The Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2009, and her internship and post-doctoral residency were completed at a child/adolescent residential treatment center. Since becoming licensed, Dr. Wood has spent a significant amount of time in her professional career working in residential treatment centers, providing therapy services primarily to adolescents and families, as well as working as a Clinical Director and providing oversight to a team of licensed clinicians. Dr. Wood conceptualizes cases from a cognitive behavioral approach and uses a variety of evidence-based practices when formulating treatment and providing interventions. She is trained in CBT, MI, DBT, and EMDR.

Robynne Lute, Psy.D.

Staff Psychologist, Raymore

Dr. Robynne M. Lute is a licensed clinical psychologist who started at Compass Health in 2021 after serving as an assistant professor and a Director of Clinical Training in APA programs for nearly a decade. She previously worked at an FQHC in CA, completing the National Health Service Corps program, and then ran a private practice for many years. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Baylor University and completed her APA accredited internship at Denver Health Medical Center. She completed her post-doctoral residency at the Metropolitan St Louis Psychiatric Center. Dr. Lute employs a humanistic and biopsychosocial-spiritual approach when conceptualizing cases and draws from a variety of evidence-based practices, particularly cognitive and behavioral work, when formulating treatment and interventions. She is trained in integrated care, motivational interviewing, Ericksonian hypnosis, primary care psychology, and many other approaches. Dr. Lute primarily provides adult individual psychotherapy at Compass Health, although she also conducts psychological testing. She provides ongoing clinical supervision for pre-doctoral interns.

Western Region