Psychology Training Program Internship Application Process
To be eligible for internship, applicants must be doctoral candidates (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) enrolled in an APA approved counseling or clinical psychology program and must be United States citizens. Applicants should have completed a minimum of 600 total intervention and assessment practicum hours. Our internship observes all of the rules and policies set by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. Current APPIC guidelines and applications are provided on the APPIC website (www.appic.org *). The internship year begins the first week in August.
All complete applications received by the deadline will be screened by the Psychology Training Committee, and approximately 40 applicants will be invited to interview. We seek applicants who have a solid foundation in assessment, intervention, and scientific inquiry. Specifically, applicants’ experience with adult populations, familiarity with individual/group-based interventions, and scholarly pursuits in the form of scientific presentations and publications are considered. We also consider prior experience working in VA or medical settings. Overall, our selection criteria are based on a "goodness-of-fit" with our scholar-practitioner model, and we look for interns whose training and career goals match the training our program offers. All applicants will be informed of whether they will be invited for an interview no later than December 15. The MEDVAMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and the Psychology Training Program is committed to ensuring a range of diversity among our trainees. We select candidates representing different kinds of ethnic/racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, disabilities, geographic locations, and theoretical orientations.
We encourage on-site interviews and typically do not conduct telephone interviews. Applicants with a disability who require accommodations for the application process or interview are encouraged to contact the Training Director to discuss their needs. We will make reasonable accommodations upon request. Interviews will take a half day and occur either in the morning or afternoon. They will include a brief meeting and orientation with the training leadership, interviews with three different psychology staff members, and learning about various rotation opportunities from supervisors over lunch. Interviews will be conducted on January 7th, 11th and 14th and 18th, 2013.
For further information, contact:
Mr. Carlos Torres, Jr.,
Ellen J. Teng, Ph.D.