Odessa, MO

Raymore, MO

Match#: 192515

Intern Positions: 2

About This Rotation

Interns at this site will split their time in a three/two day weekly split between the Odessa and Raymore offices.  Raymore, Missouri is located approximately 49 minutes away from Odessa. Since interns spend time at two Compass Health locations, they are reimbursed for mileage between the two sites after 20 miles. Not all interns decide to participate in the same learning experiences or supervision opportunities. Psychology interns at Compass Health sites utilize 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 will have access to office space with computer and access to the internet and printer. Each location is equipped with the testing and training materials necessary for the interns to complete the requirements of their training year. Odessa is located only 30 minutes east of Kansas City, which offers a great opportunity for entertainment and activities.

It should be noted that Odessa is approximately 2.5 hours from Springfield, Missouri, where interns must travel to quarterly in-person didactics (plus orientation). Due to the distance, interns at this location will be provided up to $175 in travel reimbursement considerations for each of these trainings.

Training Opportunities

At these locations, interns conduct traditional outpatient therapy with individuals, couples, and families and psychological assessments.

Primary experiences at this site include:

    • Outpatient Therapy (Individual, Couples, Family)
    • Psychological Assessment

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)

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. Interns at this location will split their week between the Odessa and Raymore offices.

Example Schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 am
Individual Therapy
Paperwork
Assessment Admin
Individual Therapy
Additional Supervision
9:00 am
Primary Supervision
Individual Therapy
Assessment Admin
Paperwork
Individual Therapy
10:00 am
Individual Therapy
Group Therapy
Report Writing
Individual Therapy
Individual Therapy
11:00 am
Paperwork
Group Therapy
Report Writing
Additional Supervision
Paperwork
12:00 pm
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
1:00 pm
Assessment Admin
Individual Therapy
Group Supervision
Report Writing
Primary Supervision
2:00 pm
Assessment Admin
Individual Therapy
Group Supervision
Report Writing
Individual Therapy
3:00 pm
Report Writing
Co-therapy
Peer Consultation
Additional Supervision
Journal Review
4:00 pm
Report Writing
Co-therapy
Individual Therapy
Group Therapy
Journal Review

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

For more information about services provided at these locations see the following links:

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APPIC Training Experiences

Treatment Modalities

Supervised Experiences

Most commonly seen diagnoses at these office locations include ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, PTSD, major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, various personality disorders, a variety of psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders.

Patient Populations

 

 

 

Most Compass 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. Common client barriers to treatment include cost, transportation, and childcare. We serve the lifespan with respect to therapy and assessment. The following table shows a breakdown of some patient demographics across the Raymore and Odessa locations:

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. 

Tosha Larson, Ph.D.

*Supervisor for interns at sites in Raymore and Odessa, MO

Dr. Larson is a licensed psychologist in the state of Missouri. She has had training and experience in a variety of settings, including community mental health, university counseling, residential treatment, inpatient, and private practice. She has developed specialty interest in psychological assessment, working with children and adults. Her current work focuses primarily on comprehensive psychological assessment of intellectual and cognitive processing, academic achievement, disability determination, autism spectrum, mood, anxiety, and personality. Further, in her training, she has had the opportunity to provide supervision to advanced doctoral and master level practicum students. She has also had experience providing individual, family, group, couples, and career counseling. Additionally, she is passionate about issues of diversity, activism, and social justice, and especially enjoys working with the LGBTQ community. Her theoretical orientation includes a combination of person-centered, CBT, and multicultural, and her research interests include positive psychology and gratitude.

Sean Sargent, Psy.D.

*Supervisor for interns at sites in Raymore and Odessa, MO

Dr. Sean Sargent earned his degree in Clinical Psychology in 2010 at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, completing his Masters 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 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.

Life In Odessa and Raymore, MO

With this placement, you get two towns for the price of one! If you like small towns, Odessa is part of the Kansas City Metropolitan area, with over 5,000 residents. For a different feel, Raymore is one of the fastest growing cities in the state of Missouri, with a population of over 20,000 people. As their website states, “our community offers the best of both worlds – the safety and spirit of a small town, an exceptional school system, and plentiful high-quality housing options from starter to luxury – all within minutes of the variety of big-city amenities the Kansas City region has to offer!” 

Travel/Weather: Raymore is a good size, and only a 30 minute drive to the heart of Kansas City. Odessa is 37 minutes from Kansas City, as well, via Interstate 70. Make sure you pack layers, as you do get to experience all 4 seasons in both locations. Lows hit 22 degrees in January and highs get to 89 degrees in July.

Places to Eat: The biggest variety of cuisine options can be found in Raymore. Local favorites include Missouri Mud Co., Minsky’s Pizza, The Big Biscuit, China Star, MOD Pizza, El Dorado Mexican Restaurant, Big Daddy’s Donuts, and chain restaurants like Culver’s. 

Things to Do: There are a variety of activity options in both Odessa and Raymore. In Odessa, there is a local swimming pool, multiple parks with sports fields, the Odessa Rodeo, food truck night every Tuesday May thru August, a scarecrow contest October 1 – November 1, downtown lighting ceremony for the holidays, and food and beverage events. Raymore has over 285 acres of parkland and green space, connected by over 20 miles of trails and walking paths. They also host a Summer Scene music and arts festival, pop-up arts projects, local family campouts, and a local farmers market. Keep in mind, this doesn’t include all of the great food and entertainment options in Kansas City, just a short drive away!