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Internship Consortium

Michigan School of Professional Psychology
Internship Consortium (MiSPPIC)

The Michigan School of Professional Psychology Internship Consortium (MiSPPIC) offers pre-doctoral internship positions in diverse clinical settings. Training at a Consortium agency complements the Michigan School’s academic program by providing interns with the opportunity to strengthen core competencies and their professional identities.

Consortium internships involve students in progressive and developmentally sequenced clinical experiences in assessment, treatment planning, psychotherapy, consultation, psychological testing, and treatment outcomes. In addition, students spend 8 hours a month in additional didactics on a variety of topics that supplement their academic program and onsite training.

To be eligible for Consortium placement, students are required to complete their academic coursework prior to the internship year. Interns train in one of three sites during a one-year, full-time internship. Eight hours of supervision are provided by fully-licensed psychologists. Please reference the MiSPPIC Consortium Handbook for detailed information about Consortium internships

MiSPPIC Goals

The goal of the Michigan School of Professional Psychology Internship Consortium (MiSPPIC) is to prepare students to become competent clinicians who integrate contemporary theories and research findings with practice and are proficient in evidence-based assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and outcome evaluation.

The MiSPPIC adheres to a generalist model of training that is consistent with the practitioner-scholar model. Training in ethical and professional standards is incorporated in supervision and seminar presentations to prepare interns for the highest standards of professional conduct. Specific goals for each intern include:

  1. Develop and/or refine diagnostic skills with children and adults using structured interviewing techniques supplemented by psychological testing.
  2. Evaluate and report diagnostic findings and recommendations appropriate to a variety of referral sources.
  3. Facilitate therapeutic relationships with diverse clients.
  4. Conduct treatment planning and select appropriate interventions and evidence-based practices for a wide range of clinical problems, monitor treatment effectiveness, and alter clinical strategy as needed.
  5. Understand the role of other disciplines’ contributions to the assessment and treatment process, and strengthen the ability to coordinate care effectively