Graduate Student Rotation - Behavioral Health

  • Experience Healthcare for ALL ages in the urban underserved communities of Memphis.
  • Work alongside our team of psychologists, counselors, and licensed clinical social workers, in the context of distinctively Christian service.
  • Learn how to provide evidence-based care, and incorporate spiritual practices where ethically appropriate in a faith integrative clinic, as we provide quality behavioral health interventions to our community to point to Jesus as the source of our ability and the true healer.

Clinical Rotation Types:

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship

Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency

Graduate Practicum & Master’s level Internship

Shadowing

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Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship

The Christ Community doctoral internship program in health psychology is a Member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and participates in the National Matching Service.

Clinical and Counseling Psychology students completing their Ph.D. or Psy.D. from APA-accredited/APA eligible programs must apply through the APPIC National Match. APPIC Match Policies are available on the APPIC website. Applicants must register with the National Matching Service in order to be eligible to match to our program.

  • Applicants for the 2023-2024 training year should submit their completed application by November 1, 2022. Students selected for an interview will be notified by December 1, 2022, and will have the opportunity for an open house visit, interviews will be virtual.
  • Interns completing their primary rotation at Christ Community will be trained in the Behavioral Health Consultant model (BHC), a psychological approach to population-based clinical health care that is simultaneously co-located, collaborative, and integrated within the primary care clinic.

Interns will rotate through two Major Rotations. One in Cognitive Behavioral/Motivational Interviewing skills and one in Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (fACT). Interns will have the opportunity to choose a “minor” rotation (two shifts/ or 8 hours a week)every three months allowing specific training in a chosen area of specialized training which could include HIV/AIDS/Prep Care, Women’s Health, refugee/Immigrant Care, Trauma Focused Family Interventions and Parenting Support, Medication Assisted Therapy for Opiates, or Metabolic Disease such as Diabetes/Hypertension.

Doctoral Internship Brochure

Clinical Training Manual 2022-2023

Master's/Doctoral Level Practicum Opportunities

The Behavioral Health Training Program at Christ Community Health Services (CCHS) purpose is to train graduate students in the field of counseling, clinical social work, and psychology in faith integrative, evidence-informed skills of integrative primary care and health psychology while serving underserved communities of Memphis, Tennessee, and the surrounding areas. We welcome master's in social work and counseling and doctoral practicum students in Counseling and Clinical Psychology to apply for rotations across all of our Memphis clinics. Preference is given to doctoral students and students committed to practice in Memphis.

Practicum requires a commitment of 1.5-2 days a week in clinic (between 8 am-5 pm Monday-Friday) and Wednesday (10 am-1:30 pm) attendance of didactics and group supervision.

Practicum applications are required to be submitted 60 days prior to the intended start date for all behavioral health rotations, including shadowing. Due to the vast number of applications for only a limited number of slots, we regret that we are unable to accommodate every student who applies.

Post-Doctoral Fellows: Christ Community will be welcoming Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2023-2024 rotation year. Please contact us directly to discuss specific opportunities/accommodations.

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Shantelle Leatherwood, MHA, CMPE
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Benjamin Andrews
Chief Clinical Officer, Clinical Integration and Special Populations
Steve Allison
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Dr. Bobby Baker
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Dr. Reginique Green
Chief Clinical Officer for Clinical Operations
Will J. Jackson III
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Dr. Rasone Jones
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Dr. Jesse MaloTt
Chair of Behavioral Health
Dr. Kristina Murphy
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Susan Otten
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Talia Peterson
Chief Financial Officer
Shannon Walker
Vice President of Operations, East Jackson
Mary Whitaker, JD
Chief Legal & Human Resource Officer

Graduate Student Rotation - Behavioral Health

  • Experience Healthcare for ALL ages in the urban underserved communities of Memphis.
  • Work alongside our team of psychologists, counselors, and licensed clinical social workers, in the context of distinctively Christian service.
  • Learn how to provide evidence-based care, and incorporate spiritual practices where ethically appropriate in a faith integrative clinic, as we provide quality behavioral health interventions to our community to point to Jesus as the source of our ability and the true healer.

Clinical Rotation Types:

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship

Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency

Graduate Practicum & Master’s level Internship

Shadowing

View All Rotation Opportunities

Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship

The Christ Community doctoral internship program in health psychology is a Member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and participates in the National Matching Service.

Clinical and Counseling Psychology students completing their Ph.D. or Psy.D. from APA-accredited/APA eligible programs must apply through the APPIC National Match. APPIC Match Policies are available on the APPIC website. Applicants must register with the National Matching Service in order to be eligible to match to our program.

  • Applicants for the 2023-2024 training year should submit their completed application by November 1, 2022. Students selected for an interview will be notified by December 1, 2022, and will have the opportunity for an open house visit, interviews will be virtual.
  • Interns completing their primary rotation at Christ Community will be trained in the Behavioral Health Consultant model (BHC), a psychological approach to population-based clinical health care that is simultaneously co-located, collaborative, and integrated within the primary care clinic.

Interns will rotate through two Major Rotations. One in Cognitive Behavioral/Motivational Interviewing skills and one in Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (fACT). Interns will have the opportunity to choose a “minor” rotation (two shifts/ or 8 hours a week)every three months allowing specific training in a chosen area of specialized training which could include HIV/AIDS/Prep Care, Women’s Health, refugee/Immigrant Care, Trauma Focused Family Interventions and Parenting Support, Medication Assisted Therapy for Opiates, or Metabolic Disease such as Diabetes/Hypertension.

Doctoral Internship Brochure

Clinical Training Manual 2022-2023

Master's/Doctoral Level Practicum Opportunities

The Behavioral Health Training Program at Christ Community Health Services (CCHS) purpose is to train graduate students in the field of counseling, clinical social work, and psychology in faith integrative, evidence-informed skills of integrative primary care and health psychology while serving underserved communities of Memphis, Tennessee, and the surrounding areas. We welcome master's in social work and counseling and doctoral practicum students in Counseling and Clinical Psychology to apply for rotations across all of our Memphis clinics. Preference is given to doctoral students and students committed to practice in Memphis.

Practicum requires a commitment of 1.5-2 days a week in clinic (between 8 am-5 pm Monday-Friday) and Wednesday (10 am-1:30 pm) attendance of didactics and group supervision.

Practicum applications are required to be submitted 60 days prior to the intended start date for all behavioral health rotations, including shadowing. Due to the vast number of applications for only a limited number of slots, we regret that we are unable to accommodate every student who applies.

Post-Doctoral Fellows: Christ Community will be welcoming Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2023-2024 rotation year. Please contact us directly to discuss specific opportunities/accommodations.

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