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.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have closed our applications for the Fall 2020 semester. Applicants are welcome to apply for the Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 rotations. 

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 (Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we have closed our applications for opportunities for behavioral health shadowing at this time)

View All Rotation Opportunities

Doctoral Psychology Internship

Christ Community Health Services is offering a Doctoral Internship year beginning August 2020.  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.

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.

As a new doctoral training site, Christ Community Health Services has applied for provisional APPIC membership and is awaiting a decision. Please be advised that there is no assurance that we will be able to successfully achieve membership.

Doctoral Internship Brochure

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Leadership Team

Shantelle Leatherwood, MHA, CMPE
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Bobby Baker
Chief of Community Engagement
dr. Benjamin Andrews
Chief Clinical Officer
Jamie Bialowitz
Chief Organization Development Officer
Will J. Jackson III
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Systems Officer
David guy
Chief Financial Officer
T. Michelle Lady, MPA, CFRE
Chief Development Officer
Dr. Reginique Green
Chair of Medicine
Kristina Murphy
Chair of Pharamacy
Dr. Jesse MaloTt
Chair of Behavioral Health
Dr. Jim Shultz
Chief Spiritual Health Officer
Dr. Rasone Jones
Chair of Dentistry
Shannon Walker
Vice President of Operations, East Jackson
Mary Whitaker, JD
Chief Legal & Human Resource Officer

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.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have closed our applications for the Fall 2020 semester. Applicants are welcome to apply for the Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 rotations. 

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 (Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we have closed our applications for opportunities for behavioral health shadowing at this time)

View All Rotation Opportunities

Doctoral Psychology Internship

Christ Community Health Services is offering a Doctoral Internship year beginning August 2020.  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.

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.

As a new doctoral training site, Christ Community Health Services has applied for provisional APPIC membership and is awaiting a decision. Please be advised that there is no assurance that we will be able to successfully achieve membership.

Doctoral Internship Brochure

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
May 6, 2020
Christ Community Health Services hosts free COVID-19 testing for Hispanic, Latino community
Christ Community Health Services held a free testing site in Hickory Hill specifically for the Hispanic and Latino community.
May 4, 2020
Christ Community Health Services offering free asymptomatic coronavirus testing
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) -Christ Community Health Services is offering asymptomatic coronavirus testing Wednesday, May 6 for free!
April 29, 2020
The Extra Podcast: Shantelle Leatherwood with Christ Community
 Shantelle Leatherwood on how Christ CommunityHealth Services is expanding COVID-19 testing into some of the hardest-hit communities and people in Memphis.
April 25, 2020
Governor visits Memphis clinic, field hospital ahead of statewide reopening
Gov. Bill Lee made a weekend trip to Memphis, with two visits on Saturday, April 25, to healthcare facilities addressing specific needs related to COVID-19 in Shelby County.
April 18, 2020
Hundreds tested for COVID-19 in Hickory Hill, Frayser
To help those areas fight the virus and fill the testing gap, Christ Community Health Services expanded its free COVID-19 testing sites.
April 15, 2020
Christ Community Health Services offers drive-through COVID 19 testing Friday, April 17 in Frayser & Hickory Hill
Christ Community Health Services is offering drive-through COVID 19 testing this Friday, April 17, at Christ Community Hickory Hill 5366 Mendenhall Mall from 2-4 pm and at Christ Community Health Services Frayser 969 Frayser Blvd.
April 15, 2020
Christ Community to expand coronavirus testing to Frayser, Hickory Hill
Christ Community Health Services is expanding its drive-thru testing to both its Hickory Hill and Frayser locations later this week.
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