This is a guest blog written by Nicole Francis, senior at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Psychology major. She has recently completed a summer internship at Meridian Health Group, which is a chronic pain management facility in Carmel, Indiana.
Meridian Health Group focuses on providing various treatment options for people suffering from a variety of chronic conditions, recognizing that there is a mental component to pain and suffering. The mission at Meridian Health Group is to improve the quality of life by reducing physical and emotional suffering.
The majority of the psychology interns are doctoral students. Doctoral interns provide individual counseling and group therapy. A few of the interns facilitate a free weekly chronic pain management group. The lead psychologist, Dr. Ari Dean Gleckman has been my supervisor at Meridian Health Group for the last three months.
During the first week of my internship I collaborated with one of the …