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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Psychology Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship

Welcome to the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center (MEDVAMC) Psychology Training Programs! The MEDVAMC  is a 500 bed General Medical and Surgical Hospital. This new state-of-the-art hospital opened in 1991. It is a teaching hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for instruction and clinical experience in various medical specialties and is part of the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the nation.

Both the psychology internship program and the postdoctoral fellowship programs at the MEDVAMC are fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). Our next site visit is 2017.

Internship Program

We currently have funded positions for nine pre-doctoral Interns (eight Generalist Track and one Neuropsychology Track positions). The goal of the Psychology Internship Program is to prepare trainees for the practice of professional psychology in a variety of settings with a particular emphasis on preparation for VA and other medical/institutional settings with a diverse population. Additional goals include teaching trainees skills for entry into the practice of professional psychology; the ability to integrate theory, scientific inquiry, empirical data, and practice; to contribute to the knowledge and practice of professional psychology; and obtain diverse training experiences to enhance their skills as broadly trained psychologists who can be effective in a variety of service delivery contexts.

Download the Brochure:
MEDVAMC Psychology Internship Program

Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs

We currently have funded positions for nine post-doctoral fellows in clinical psychology in the following emphasis areas: Serious Mental Illness, Trauma and Anxiety Disorders, Primary Care Mental Health, HIV/HCV Mental Health, LGBT Interprofessional Health Care, and Clinical Neuropsychology.

The Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs are based on a scientist-practitioner model of training. While our internship program is designed to provide a broad range of clinical experiences, the fellowship programs aim to prepare Fellows for an advanced level of competency through focused training experiences in the clinical applications of psychology. This model of training fully supports the mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs by providing training and research opportunities that further the quality of clinical care provided to Veterans. The primary goal of the MEDVAMC Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs is to provide a foundation in advanced clinical service delivery (and other relevant professional skill areas) to prepare our Fellows to become licensed psychologists qualified to work in public sector medical settings. This is accomplished by providing a systematic and sequenced program for developing advanced skills that expand and build upon the existing knowledge bases developed during graduate and internship training. By the completion of their training term, Fellows will have the preparation necessary to function as autonomous professional psychologists in a variety of settings, including VA medical centers and other public sector environments.

Download the Brochure:
MEDVAMC Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Contact Us

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC)
2002 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030

For general inquirires, please email the Psychology Training Program.

Ellen Teng, PhD
Director, Psychology Training
Telephone: (713) 578-5513
Ashley Clinton, PhD
Assistant Training Director
Telephone: (713) 578-4602


Applications due:
November 3, 2014
APPIC Match Numbers:
General Track (158311)
Neuropsychology Track (158312)

Postdoctoral Fellowship:

Applications due:
December 1, 2014
11:59 PM (CST)