Best Practices in Networking in Psychology Training

Best Practices in Networking in
Psychology Training:
2009 APPIC Membership Meeting and
Conference, Portland, Oregon
Armstrong, S., Berry, S., Mandell, M.,
Renninger, S., Robiner, W., Siegel, W.
How and why was MAAPIC started?
What does MAAPIC do and how do we do it?
What is MAAPIC
MAAPIC institutions
Joint trainings
- Advocacy/empowerment
Shared seminars
- Mentorship/support
Consultation/collaboration - Celebrations
Ideas/plans for implementation
Objectives and Expected Outcomes
• Participants will identify professional advantages of training
director mentoring, from local and regional to national
• Participants will understand the MAAPIC model of local
internship networking and will learn practical strategies for
• Participants will identify topics that are more easily shared in
a collaborative model and will generate options for
collaboration in training.
Sometimes Training Directors Need
What is MAAPIC?
• Minnesota APA-Accredited Psychology Internship Centers
• Bridging Minnesota internships
History of MAAPIC
Founders 1995
• Myra Barrett, Ph.D.
• Glenace Edwall, Ph.D., Psy.D.
• Dani Jakubowski, Ph.D.
• Kathy Harowski, Ph.D.
• Ada Hegion, Ph.D.
• Jane Levin, Ph.D.
• Geri Rockett, Ph.D.
• William Robiner, Ph.D.
History of MAAPIC
And Now
• Sarah Armstrong, M.B.A., Psy.D.
• Sharon Berry, Ph.D.
• Cheryl Buechner, Ph.D.
• Pamela Henderson, Psy.D.
• Monica Mandell, Ph.D.
• Salina Renninger, Ph.D.
• Bill Robiner, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
• Wayne Siegel, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
• Jim Wojcik, Ph.D.
History of MAAPIC
• How has it developed, changed and grown?
MAAPIC Member Institutions
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Hamm Clinic
Hazelden Foundation Mental Health/Recovery Services
Hennepin County Medical Center
Human Services Inc.
Minneapolis VA Medical Center
University of Minnesota Medical School
University of Minnesota Counseling and Consulting
• University of St. Thomas Personal Counseling and Testing
Children’s Hospitals and
Clinics of Minnesota
• 7th largest children’s health care
organization in the US
• 332-bed tertiary care hospital
with two primary campuses
• Named one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by US
News and World Report
• 4 Intern positions; clinical child internship with specialty
training available in both pediatric psychology and
• Accredited since 1976
• Sharon Berry, Ph.D.
Training Director since 1996
Hamm Clinic
• Non profit community mental health center for adult
population – individual and group psychotherapy
• Mission since 1954 to serve the underserved –
sliding fee scale
• Multidisciplinary approach
• Staff of psychologists, social
workers and psychiatrists
• Accredited since 2006
• Pamela Henderson, Psy.D.
Training Director since 2004
Hazelden Foundation Mental Health/Recovery
• Only accredited chemical dependency
internship program
• 14 full-time faculty
• 4 interns
• Accredited since 2002
• Cheryl Buechner, Ph.D.
Training Director since 2006
Hennepin County Medical Center
• Level 1 Trauma Center
and safety net hospital
• 9 core training faculty
• 4 interns (2 child, 2 adult) and 2 fellows
• Accredited since 1985
• Monica Mandell, Ph.D.
Training Director since 2001
Human Services Inc.
10 faculty in a 200 FTE staff
Range of clinical and forensic services
2 adult and 1 child intern annually
Accredited since 1987
James Wojcik, Ph.D.
Training Director since 2000
Minneapolis VA Medical Center
VA’s Upper Midwest Tertiary Care Center
59 supervising psychology staff
8 interns (2 neuropsychology, 6 general)
4 postdoctoral residents
Accredited since 1985
Wayne Siegel, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Training Director since 2000
University of Minnesota Medical School
Medical School
16 primary faculty
6 interns
Accredited since 1965
William Robiner, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Training Director since 1993
University of Minnesota Counseling and Consulting Services
Primarily serve students
12 primary staff
4 interns
8 practicum students
(4 beginning, 4 advanced)
• Accredited since 1972
• Salina Renninger, Ph.D.
Training Director since 2002
University of St. Thomas Personal Counseling and Testing Center
• Medium-sized private, religiously-affiliated
• 5 licensed psychology
• 3 career specialists
• 3 interns
• Accredited since 1995
• Sarah Armstrong, M.B.A., Psy.D.
Training Director since 1996
What Does MAAPIC Do and How Do We Do It?
Joint Trainings
• Diversity and Multiculturalism
• Supervision and Ethics
• Other (e.g. credentialing workshop)
Shared Seminars
• University of Minnesota and University of St. Thomas
Counseling Centers’ intern seminar series
• MAAPIC institutions opening internal professional
development opportunities to other MAAPIC
institutions (interns and staff)
• MAAPIC training directors and training staff
presenting seminars to other programs
Liaisons With Other Training Organizations:
• APA Commission on Accreditation
• APA Site visitors
• APPIC Board (Chair-Elect)
• Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies
Treasurer (past Board members)
• Chair of VA Training Council
• Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs
• Council of Clinical Health Psychology Training Programs
• Association of Psychology Academic Health Centers
• Minnesota Psychological Association Education and Training
Committee (past secretary)
• University of Minnesota and University of St. Thomas
Counseling Psychology Training Programs
Scholarship Activities of Directors
• Authorship of articles, tests, and book chapters
• Editorial Boards
Clinical Psychology Review
• Ad hoc reviewers for Peer-reviewed Journals
Professional Psychology: Research and Practice
Training and Education in Psychology
Journal of Pediatric Psychology
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Journal of Psychological Assessment
Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Disease Management and Health Outcomes
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Collaboration – cont.
Professional Affairs/Social Responsibilities:
VA National Standards Board for Psychology
VA Medical Center Academic Excellence Council
Minnesota Board of Psychology
Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
Minnesota Psychological Association
• Annual Meeting Poster Presentation Coordinator
• Various committees, Executive Council
• Division 54 Board
• Internal organizational committees (e.g. multicultural
diversity committees, institutional review boards…)
Other Consultative/Collaborative Activities:
• Peer Consultations
APA Self Studies
Licensing regulations
Ethical Questions and Ethical Dilemmas
Training or Clinical Questions
• Sharing articles and other training resources
• Scheduling intern interviews the same week(s)
• Vetting each others interns for local and national post-doc
positions and employment
• Mini-Clearinghouse supplements APPIC Clearinghouse
• Sharing financial resources
• Grant-writing (BEA grant...)
• Advocacy for clinical, counseling, adult MH,
child MH, counseling center, medical center,
county mental health center, addiction and
recovery center, CMHC clinics
• Federal Advocacy
– FEDAC representatives
Advocacy/Empowerment – cont.
• Using information from MAAPIC sites to advocate to
administration for financial support (e.g. to attend
training conferences, raise internship stipends and
• Joint letter-writing:
– to doctoral programs (e.g. re: limitation of number of
applicants from program)
– to state psychological association newsletter
– APA CoA Call for Comments
• Mentorship of APPIC programs interested in accreditation
• Integration and support of new training directors
• Training director meetings 4-5 x/year
Emotional/psychological support
Trouble shooting/problem solving
Systems support
Check-ins, updates, problem-solving, sharing in depth about our
experiences, mistakes, learnings, program development and
documentation, how we accomplished tasks and created opportunities
• MAAPIC Training director listserv
Mentorship/Support – cont.:
• Sharing relevant information from individual
training listservs re:
– Supervision issues
– Coping with generation Y and millennial interns
– Facebook and social networking privacy concerns
– Videoconferencing
– Positions for each other’s graduates
– Recruitment for online research studies
• Match Day Wine and Cheese Party
• Mid-Summer Pot Luck
• How to get started!
–Grass roots (start with anything)
–Informal consultation with area TDs
–Lunch or dinner with area TDs
–Sharing didactics among area programs
–Joint trainings among area programs
–Could use video conferencing if
programs are not close