Training Setting

Training Setting & Organizational Mission

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is a comprehensive behavioral health system offering a broad continuum of care for all ages. These services are offered at approximately 20 sites across West Michigan and Iowa. The inpatient hospital, administration as well as many of our specialty programs are located on our campus approximately 10 miles south of downtown Grand Rapids.

Pine Rest’s professional staff includes more than 40 Doctoral Psychologists who actively partner with Psychiatrists, Primary Care Physicians, Social Workers, Activity and Occupational Therapists, Pastoral Counselors, Psychiatric Nurses and Teachers to meet the needs of patients.

The Child & Adolescent Track is projected to be housed at the Southwest Clinic in Grandville, a short drive from downtown Grand Rapids.

The organizational mission of Pine Rest is to express the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by providing behavioral health services with professional excellence, integrity and compassion. This mission guides the organization and the training program. We are looking for postdoctoral fellows who will support the mission of Pine Rest and will become leaders and mentors in their respective fields in clinical psychology. Therefore, we value the following objectives:

IntegrityWe seek to clearly demonstrate moral and ethical principles.
ExcellenceWe commit ourselves to offer distinctive, quality services and continually look for ways to improve.
StewardshipWe dedicate ourselves to the careful use of all resources - ours and those we serve.
DiversityWe respect the distinctive qualities of each individual and encourage each person’s unique contribution.
EmpowermentWe encourage and entrust staff and those we serve to participate in decision-making.

Pine Rest serves an ethnically and socio-economically diverse client population that represents the greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan community. We provide services to people from various religious and non-religious backgrounds. While some clients come to Pine Rest specifically because of our sensitivity to spiritual issues, many come because of our long-standing reputation of providing comprehensive and expert behavioral health care.

Pine Rest is a teaching hospital of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and is accredited by the Joint Commission. Pine Rest is an Associate Member of the National Network of Depression Centers.