Internship positions available: Inactive for 2024-2025 Training Year


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The Des Moines University Behavioral Health Clinic is a generalist practice serving the greater Des Moines community. It is part of the multi-specialty DMU clinic, which offers Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manual Medicine, Podiatric Medicine (Foot and Ankle), and Physical Therapy services. The Behavioral Health clinic currently serves a broad spectrum of adults with a wide range of diagnoses and demographic characteristics. A psychiatrist, physician assistant, and psychologists are part of a treatment team that offers both medication management services as well as psychotherapy and psychological testing and assessment. The clinic treats patients with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, and other behavioral or mental health conditions. The clinic is part of Des Moines University, a graduate health sciences university, and hosts rotating osteopathic medical students as well as psychiatric resident rotations.

Psychologists and psychology interns in the clinic provide intake assessments, diagnosis and treatment planning, ongoing psychotherapy, and assessment for a range of concerns. There is also opportunity to offer consultation regarding behavioral health concerns to providers in the other services at the DMU Clinic, and opportunity for interdisciplinary training with osteopathic medical students.

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Lisa Streyffeler, Ph.D.

Dr. Streyffeler is an Associate Professor and the chair of the Department of Behavioral Medicine, Medical Humanities & Bioethics at Des Moines University. Her primary role currently is academic, with a focus on teaching behavioral medicine, professional identity development, and culturally responsive healthcare. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators. Her clinical interests include perinatal mental health, trauma, and anxiety.

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Annual Pay: $35,000

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