Site Name: James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital
Department: MHBS/Psychology Service (116B)
Offers are extended to either participate in a group interview day or have a telephone interview. Interviews are on two Fridays in January (1/10/20 & 1/17/20). Intern applicants meet with faculty and interns for individual interviews and they also get an overview of the program as well as brief presentations on each clinical rotation. There is a meeting with the interns to ask questions and receive a tour of the facility. The group interview day typically lasts from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
The Tampa VAMC offers an APA-accredited internship for students desiring broad-based experiences in assessment, therapeutic intervention, and consultation in a general medical setting. We are a scientist-practitioner program and emphasize the importance of research-informed clinical work and clinically-informed research. We have a generalist clinical psychology internship with three tracks: 1.) General Track, 2.) Neuropsychology Track, and 3.) Trauma Track. During the training year, students complete four clinical rotations that meet the requirements for their particular track/program. In addition to the clinical rotations, interns are expected to maintain a caseload of two therapy cases, and attend two year-long training seminars (Assessment and Psychotherapy Seminars). A Neuropsychology Seminar is also required for the Neuropsychology Track Interns (optional for other interns). Additional didactic opportunities are available through the hospital or across the street at the University of South Florida, College of Medicine and Dept. of Psychology. Please see our website for a complete listing of available rotations. Applicants interested in the Neuropsychology program may rank only that program. Other applicants may rank either the General track, the Trauma track, or both. Cover letter should indicate program preference. Neuropsycholgy- and Trauma-focused rotations are available only to the respective track interns for the first half of the internship year.
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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
http://www.tampa.va.gov/Psychology_Training_Programs.asp or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.