Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas
Psychology Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship
Welcome to the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center (MEDVAMC) Psychology Training Program! The MEDVAMC is a 500 bed General Medical and Surgical Hospital. This new state-of-the-art facility is a teaching hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and part of the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the nation.
Both the psychology pre-doctoral internship and 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.
We currently have nine funded positions in our pre-doctoral internship program. Eight positions are in the General Track and one position is in the Neuropsychology Track. 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 the skills for entry into the practice of professional psychology; the ability to integrate theory, scientific inquiry, empirical data, and practice; 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.
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Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs
We currently have eleven funded positions in our post-doctoral fellowship programs. Seven positions provide 1-year of training in clinical psychology with emphasis areas in: Serious Mental Illness, Trauma and Anxiety Disorders, Primary Care Mental Health, General Mental Health, LGBT Interprofessional Health Care. Four positions provide 2-year specialty training in Clinical Neuropsychology. The goal of the Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs is to provide a foundation in advanced clinical service delivery and other relevant professional skill areas to prepare Fellows to become licensed psychologists qualified to work in public sector medical settings. Our Fellowship Programs are based on a scientist-practitioner model of training and prepares 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.
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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC)
For general inquiries, please email: VHAHOUMHCLPsychologyTraining@va.gov
Ellen Teng, PhD
Ashley Clinton, PhD
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