Clinical Internship

Forest Institute offers an APA-approved internship in clinical psychology located at the Robert J. Murney Clinic in Springfield, Missouri.


As the program model adheres to the principles endorsed by the National Council of Schools of Profession Psychology, interns receive training in seven areas of professional competency, including relationship, intervention, assessment, supervision and management, research and evaluation and diversity.


In accordance with those principles, interns provide psychological services, involving both therapy and assessment, to the Murney Clinic clientele, who present with a wide array of psychological issues. Interns also supervise practicum students from Forest Institute working at the Clinic and have additional training opportunities associated with program development, research and teaching.


The internship faculty represents diverse theoretical orientations, including CBT, interpersonal/psychodynamic, systemic, and assorted areas of expertise, such as forensic assessment and rehabilitation psychology, group therapy, marriage and family therapy and child and adolescent treatment.


Please download the Internship Training Brochure for additional information.


Interested candidates are directed to follow the APPIC guidelines for electronic submission of application materials. The site does not require supplemental information.

This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

The contact information follows:

Diane M. Ellis, Psy.D.
Director of Internship Training
Robert J. Murney Clinic at Forest Institute
1322 S. Campbell Ave.
Springfield Missouri 65807
(417) 865-8943
dellis@forest.edu