Program Information: Mental Health Flight- SGOW

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1514
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Wright-Patterson USAF Medical Center
Department: Mental Health Flight- SGOW
Address: 4881 Sugar Maple Drive
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-5529
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: Located near Dayton, OH (10 miles); 64 miles north of Cincinnati and 62 miles from Columbus
Phone: 937-257-1367x
Fax: 937-656-1192
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Armed Forces Medical Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 1983
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Ruth Roa-Navarrete
Chief Psychologist: Ruth Roa-Navarrete
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Position Information
Start Date: 08/03/2020
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 70560
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Paid moving expenses to internship site and follow-on assignment, as well as to home of record after completion of Air Force commitment. Supervised post-doctoral experience and reimbursement of licensure practice materials cost. Retirement benefits. Pay rate varies based on whether intern has prior military service and/or dependents (family members).
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Please review the brochure for an overview of the program and the day to day activities of an intern at this site.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 12/01/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/13/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/06/2020
Interview process description:

Upon receipt of application, the program will review materials and notify applicant if they are invited to attend the program's Interview Day. If you do not receive an email, please contact our site by e-mail or phone.  Open House/Interview day is a 2-day process including site presentations and interviews with staff as well as informal meetings with current interns and the training director.  If applicant is unable to attend scheduled Interview day, alternative arrangements can be made including telephone or virtual interviews.  Applicants are welcomed to contact the site and arrange a visit in advance of their application if they would like.






How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: A wide variety of clinical and counseling programs across the country: Alliant International University, Argosy University, Auburn University, Ball State, Biola, Bowling Green, Brigham Young, Chicago School Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida State, Fuller Theological Seminary, George Fox, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Immaculate University, Indiana State, Kansas State, Louisiana State, Memphis State, Michigan State, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, North Texas State, Nova Southeastern, Ohio State, Pacific, Palo Alto, Penn State, Pepperdine, Purdue, Regent, Rosalind Franklin, Rosemead, Spalding, Texas A&M, Texas Christian, Texas Women's, U.S. International, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, University of Missouri, University of Akron, University of Alabama, University of Arkansas, University of California, University of Florida, University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Georgia, University of Hartford, University of Houston, University of Illinois, University of Iowa, University of Kentucky, University of La Verne, University of Memphis, University of Minnesota, University of Mississippi, University of Missouri, University of Montana, University of Nevada, University of ND, University of North Texas, University of SC, University of SD, University of Southern CA, University of Southern MS, University of Tennessee, University of Texas, University of Toledo, University of Tulsa, University of Utah, University of Vermont, University of Wisconsin, Utah State, Villanova, Virginia Consortium, Washington State, Washington, Western Michigan, Wheaton College, Wichita State, William Paterson University and Wright State University.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: Yes
How to obtain text of statement: Must fit access standards as an Air Force Force and take an oath of allegiance/commissioning. Please contact us for additional information regarding these requirements
Other Requirements: Dissertation at or near completion. Each psychology applicant must meet weight and height standards for accession, and be able to pass a fitness test which includes waist measurement, pushups, sit ups and a timed 1.5 mile run. See fitness charts at this website: In addition, applicants must pass a background check in order to quality for a Secret Security Clearance, which is a requirement for service.
Program Description

Wright-Patterson Medical Center offers broad-based training in a collegial environment. We prepare military psychologists to advance the Air Force mission by caring for the mental health needs of our service members, their family members and our retired population and by providing expert consultation to our military leadership and our medical colleagues. Since our graduates begin their careers with a high degree of responsibility as officers within the Air Force, we focus on helping them to function competently and comfortably as autonomous professionals at Air Force bases throughout the United States and overseas. Our program focuses on generalist training in empirically validated internvention and assessment practices. The Air Force offers post-doctoral fellowship training in neuropsychology, clinical health psychology, forensic psychology, operational/aviation psychology and child and adolescent psychology for qualified candidates after their first tour.

The internship's curriculum integrates the science and practice of psychology with the unique needs of patients of diverse backgrounds. Training aims center on competence in using evidence-based psychological assessment and assessment, intervention, consultation, professionalism and ethical practice, research, supervision, and use of psychological services to support and enhance military preparedness. Required core rotations in the Outpatient Mental Health, Clinical Health Psychology, Neuropsychology, and Primary Care clinics. Additional experiences in aerospace psychology, crisis assessment and intervention.  A faculty-guided elective rotation is used to expand the intern's experience and focus on an area of need and/or special interest (e.g. community based prevention, domestic violence support, alcohol and drug prevention and treatment).  Dissertation time is provided up to 4 hrs/week when other clinical responsibilities are met.  A minimum of 2 -3 hrs/week of individual supervision is augmented by a robust program of didactics, case conferences, group/peer supervision, journal clubs and workshops.  Our program is enhanced by ongoing interdisciplinary clinical and educational collaboration with our Psychiatry and Social Work staff and residents.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other: Military Specific Evaluations and Interventions; Program Development and Management


Health Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Pediatrics: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or experiences may be available at all consortium sites, and some internship programs may not have updated this information recently. Please consult the program's web site or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Number of Completed Applications: 39 34 45
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 28 29 40
Total number of interns: 6 6 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 6 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 5 3 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 3 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 4 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 3 2 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 6 1 16
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 85 44 121
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 6 6 6
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0