Graduate Student Rotation - Behavioral Health

Experience healthcare for all ages of urban underserved, as you work alongside a psychologist, counselor, or social worker, in the context of distinctively Christian service.  Learn what it looks like to point to Jesus as both the source of ability and the true healer, by incorporating spiritual practices into healthcare.

Practicum/Internship

The Behavioral Health Training Program of Christ Community Services (CCHS) exists is to train graduate students 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. We welcome master's prepared and doctoral practicum students to apply for rotations across all of our Memphis clinics.

Practicum includes opportunities to participate in evidence-based clinical psychology and primary care mental health interventions. Applications are required at least 60 days prior to the intended start date for all behavioral health rotations, including shadowing.  Due to a large number of applications for only a limited number of slots, we regret that we are unable to accommodate every student who applies.  NOTE: Post-doctoral fellows--please contact us directly to discuss specific opportunities/accommodations.

Clinical Rotation Types:

Practicum & Internship

Shadowing

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Doctoral Psychology Internship

The CCHS doctoral internship program in health psychology is a provisional member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and is hosting our inaugural class of interns during the 2021-2022 training year.  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 2022-2023 training year should submit their completed application by November 15, 2021. Students selected for interview will be notified by December 1, 2021 and will have opportunity for attending interview days through both virtual and in-person opportunities.

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 be assigned a primary training clinic rotation (six shifts or 24 hours a week) for two six month appointments and will learn Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for the BHC model. Additionally, Interns will have 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 Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, HIV Care, Women’s Health, Refugee/Immigrant Care, Parenting Support, Medication Assisted Therapy for Opiates, or learn Trauma Focused Family Interventions at a partner organization.

Doctoral Internship Brochure

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Leadership Team

Shantelle Leatherwood, MHA, CMPE
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Benjamin Andrews
Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Bobby Baker
Chief of Community Engagement
Jamie Bialowitz
Chief Organization Development Officer
Dr. Reginique Green
Chair of Medicine
David guy
Chief Financial Officer
Will J. Jackson III
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Systems Officer
Dr. Rasone Jones
Chair of Dentistry
T. Michelle Lady, MPA, CFRE
Chief Development Officer
Dr. Jesse MaloTt
Chair of Behavioral Health
Dr. Kristina Murphy
Chair of Pharamacy
Dr. Jim Shultz
Chief Spiritual Health 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 of urban underserved, as you work alongside a psychologist, counselor, or social worker, in the context of distinctively Christian service.  Learn what it looks like to point to Jesus as both the source of ability and the true healer, by incorporating spiritual practices into healthcare.

Practicum/Internship

The Behavioral Health Training Program of Christ Community Services (CCHS) exists is to train graduate students 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. We welcome master's prepared and doctoral practicum students to apply for rotations across all of our Memphis clinics.

Practicum includes opportunities to participate in evidence-based clinical psychology and primary care mental health interventions. Applications are required at least 60 days prior to the intended start date for all behavioral health rotations, including shadowing.  Due to a large number of applications for only a limited number of slots, we regret that we are unable to accommodate every student who applies.  NOTE: Post-doctoral fellows--please contact us directly to discuss specific opportunities/accommodations.

Clinical Rotation Types:

Practicum & Internship

Shadowing

View All Rotation Opportunities

Doctoral Psychology Internship

The CCHS doctoral internship program in health psychology is a provisional member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and is hosting our inaugural class of interns during the 2021-2022 training year.  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 2022-2023 training year should submit their completed application by November 15, 2021. Students selected for interview will be notified by December 1, 2021 and will have opportunity for attending interview days through both virtual and in-person opportunities.

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 be assigned a primary training clinic rotation (six shifts or 24 hours a week) for two six month appointments and will learn Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for the BHC model. Additionally, Interns will have 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 Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, HIV Care, Women’s Health, Refugee/Immigrant Care, Parenting Support, Medication Assisted Therapy for Opiates, or learn Trauma Focused Family Interventions at a partner organization.

Doctoral Internship Brochure

July 27, 2021
Helping economically disadvantaged communities onto the path to long-term financial stability
Eleven (11) Memphis nonprofits are about to get $340,000 from Bank of America Memphis. It's to improve the economic opportunities in the Bluff City.
March 31, 2021
New COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru opens at Christ Community Health Services
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru site is opening at Christ Community Health Services.
March 18, 2021
Need your second shot of Moderna vaccine? Here's what to do.
Christ Community among other organizations offering Moderna vaccine
March 12, 2021
Health leaders experience vaccination shortage at South Memphis sites
Christ Community Health Services leaders say they’ve been administering 600-900 vaccines at the Raleigh drive-thru site daily, but they’re having a harder time getting people to sign up for their pop-up site Sat. in South Memphis
March 8, 2021
Christ Community Health Services hosting vaccine clinic in South Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Christ Community Health Services is planning a COVID-19 vaccine clinic this Saturday.
February 22, 2021
Christ Community Health locations open for virtual visits due to water shortage
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Some locations a Christ Community Health are open only for virtual visits due to water shortages in the area.
February 16, 2021
Shelby County Health Department announces new COVID-19 vaccine site in Raleigh/Frayser communities
Shelby County Health Department is partnering with the City of Memphis and Christ Community Health Services to bring COVID-19 vaccinations to the Raleigh/Frayser communities.
December 11, 2020
Opinion: COVID fatigue is real; how do we cope?
When the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in Memphis in March, few would have predicted that eight months later, we would be experiencing a record number of cases around the country.
December 7, 2020
Four local nonprofits to receive Award of Excellence from Gov. Lee
“I don’t think anyone had anything in place related to COVID-19,” Shantelle Leatherwood, CEO of CCHS, said.
December 1, 2020
Christ Community Health Services needs your help
"So far, we’ve tested over 35,000 individuals for COVID. That was something that was, of course, never in our strategic plan,” said Michelle Lady.
September 20, 2020
Christ Community Health Services builds on legacy Four founders’ perseverance gave birth to medical clinic in underserved area
Shantelle Leatherwood has a megawatt smile anyway, but when she talks about Christ Community’s plans for South Third Street, her face glows with the fire of a CEO on a mission.
August 24, 2020
Le Bonheur statistics show pandemic’s brute force on children
Early evidence trickling in at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital forms the outer boundaries of just how different life is in many Memphis homes now, including a 250% increase in self-reported depression or mental illness...
August 11, 2020
Shelby County could expand pilot COVID-19 testing program to students, teachers
Shelby County Schools and some private schools are included in an asymptomatic COVID-19 testing program health officials are piloting, Alisa Haushalter, director of the Shelby County Health Department, said Tuesday.
June 20, 2020
Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing to take place across the Mid-South today
The Tennessee Department of Health, Shelby County Health Department, and community partnering organizations... are offering free drive-through COVID-19 testing
June 19, 2020
Gov. Bill Lee stops in Memphis at free COVID-19 testing sites
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — COVID-19 testing was offered across the Mid-South Friday in honor of Juneteenth.
June 10, 2020
Christ Community Health and local church partner to offer free COVID-19 testing, official says
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Christ Community Health Services and New Direction Christian Church announced they have partnered to host free COVID-19 testing today.
June 8, 2020
More free COVID-19 testing available
Christ Community Health Services and New Direction Christian Church will host free COVID-19 testing Wednesday, June 10, 1-5 pm, at New Direction, 6120 Winchester
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