Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center

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Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data (updated 18 Sept 19)

The Clinical Psychology residency program at Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center offer a number of exciting training opportunities.  Our program offers a wide range of elective rotations including advanced biofeedback, advanced neuropsychology, advanced primary care consultation, and inpatient mental health. We offer supervision of practicum students from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences PhD program in clinical psychology, while being viewed as "junior colleagues" with an emphasis on training and mentoring. This allows interns to transition from graduate students into professional psychologists who become our peers. Additionally, all interns will serve as consultants to the Aeromedical Staging Facility.  We have a scientific focus with programs focused on empirical and critical thought as well as case conceptualization skills, covering a wide range of empirically-based practices (EBPs) including assessment, treatment, supervision, and community-based psychology. Throughout the program, residents are supported in their autonomy and professional development through elective rotations, leadership opportunities, supervision, and development of officership skills. None of this would be possible without our strong interdisciplinary teamwork, consultation, and access to mental health and medical expertise afforded by our location in the Washington DC National Capital Region.  This offers a multitude of military and civilian agencies related to health care and research, enveloped in a joint service environment necessary in a time of multi-service operations. Last, but certainly not least, our unique position geographically affords our residents notable opportunities including tours of the Pentagon, White House, U.S. Capitol, and other cultural, political, academic, and international attractions.  The cultural diversity and richness of this area is an ideal backdrop to the time our residents spend developing their expertise while serving our country.  Please click on the picture above to learn more about our program through our most recent program brochure!

Program Director

Lieutenant Colonel (DR.) Stephen M. Stouder

 

 

Lt Col Stephen M. Stouder is the Training Director of the Clinical Psychology Residency Program at Malcom Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center, Joint Base Andrews. He is responsible for one of the three Air Force psychology internship (residency) sites, coordinating efforts to train new officers to the Air Force standard. He is responsible for the day to day training of residents, and is regularly engaged in recruiting efforts. Lt Col Stouder is also actively engaged in patient care and leadership roles within the Mental Health Flight.

Lt Col Stouder entered Active Duty status in June 2005 while a student
in the doctoral clinical psychology (Psy.D.) program at Rosemead
School of Psychology, Biola University, Calif. He attended
Commissioned Officer Training (COT) at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
After graduating from COT in July 2005, he completed the clinical
psychology doctoral residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center at
Lackland AFB, Texas, in August 2006. Lt Col Stouder has served in
nearly every position within an Air Force Mental Health Flight, including
the roles of: Staff Psychologist, Mental Health Element Chief, Alcohol
Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT) Program Manager,
Family Advocacy Officer, Wing Director of Psychological Health, and
Mental Health Flight Commander. He also previously served as the Air
Force Space Command Behavioral Health Consultant, and he
deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom leading
Combat Stress Teams. Lt Col Stouder is Board Certified in Clinical
Psychology and is a fellowship trained Aviation Psychologist. He
served previously as the Fellowship Training Director of the Air Force Institute of Technology post-doctoral Aviation Psychology / Human Factors Fellowship, training the next generation of Air Force Aviation Psychologists. Prior to his current assignment, the Lieutenant Colonel served as the Deputy Division Chief of the Human Factors Division at the US Air Force Safety Center, where he led human factors support for every Class A aviation, space, ground, and weapons mishap investigations in the Air Force.

EDUCATION

2000 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, California State University, Fullerton, Calif.
2002 Master of Arts in Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University, La Mirada, Calif.
2006 Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University, La Mirada, Calif. 2009 Squadron Officers School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence
2013 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2016 Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Aviation Psychology / Human Factors, US Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M. 2020 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. August 2005–August 2006, Psychology Resident, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

  2. August 2006–August 2010, Staff Psychologist, 61st Medical Operations Squadron, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.

    (July 2008–March 2009, Officer in Charge, 455th Combat Stress Control, Forward Operating Base Orgun-E, Afghanistan)

  3. August 2010–August 2013, Mental Health Element Chief and Family Advocacy Program Chief, 21st Medical Operations

    Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo. (March 2011–August 2011, Deputy Detachment Commander, 455th Combat Stress

    Control, Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan)

  4. August 2013–August 2016, Mental Health Flight Commander, 354th Medical Operations Squadron, Eielson AFB, Alaska

  1. August 2016–July 2017, Aerospace Psychology Fellow, Human Factors Safety Division, US Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

  2. July 2017–July 2018, Chief, Human Factors Assessments Branch, Human Factors Safety Division, US Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

  3. July 2018–July 2019, Deputy Division Chief, Air Force Human Factors Safety, US Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

  4. July 2019–July 2020, Chief, Mental Health Element, and Deputy Training of Director, Psychology Residency Program, Joint Base Andrews, Md.

  5. July 2020–Present, Director of Training, Psychology Residency Program, JB Andrews, Md.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters Air Force Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2005 Distinguished Graduate, Commissioned Officer Training
2009-2010 Air Force Space Command MAJCOM Mental Health Consultant
2010 Air Force Space Command Company Grade Psychologist of the Year
2012 Air Force Space Command Field Grade Biomedical Clinician of the Year
2013 American Board of Professional Psychology, Board Certified in Clinical Psychology 2016 Certified as a US Air Force Aviation Psychologist

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Captain March 29, 2005
Major March 1, 2011
Lieutenant Colonel December 1, 2017

(Current as of September 2020)

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