Program Information: Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1756
Program Type: Internship
Site: Hefner VA Medical Center
Department: Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences
Address: 1601 Brenner Avenue
11M-2
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 40 miles north of Charlotte, NC
Phone: 704-638-9000x15282
Fax:
Email: john.allmond@va.gov
Web Address: http://www.salisbury.va.gov/services/Psychology.asp
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Member of APPIC since: 2000
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: John Allmond
Chief Psychologist: Kristin Humphrey
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 68
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 08/24/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 26166
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): On top of four hours of sick leave and four hours of vacation leave that is earned every pay period, interns receive 10 federal holidays off during the course of the internship year.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns will spend their day in a variety of activities, including treatment team meetings, individual therapy, group therapy, assessment, and consultation. Interns can have rotations throughout the hospital and will spend 16 hours per week in their outpatient rotation, 16 hours per week on their major rotation, and the remaining eight hours in didactics and supervision.
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: 11/15/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
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:

On-site interviews will be offered during the weeks of January 6 and January 13. There will be a total of five interview days from which to choose, and the interviews will be from 9am to 3pm. Each applicant will meet a variety of staff members and current interns, but the formal interview will be with at least two staff members that are pre-assigned by the Training Director and the Assistant Training Director. Each interviewee will also complete a writing sample during their on-site interview. On-site interviews are preferred, although we can accommodate phone interviews as well.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: 2018-2019 Regent University Midwestern University Chicago School of Professional Psychology Buffalo University 2017-2018 Argosy University, Chicago Carlos Albizu University – San Juan Fuller Graduate School of Psychology Nova Southeastern University Oklahoma State University PGSP – Palo Alto University 2016 – 2017 Argosy University, Chicago Carlos Albizu University – Miami Georgia Southern University James Madison University Marywood University PGSP – Palo Alto University Regent University 2016 – 2017 Argosy University, Chicago Carlos Albizu University – Miami Georgia Southern University James Madison University Marywood University PGSP – Palo Alto University Regent University 2015 – 2016 Carlos Albizu University - Miami Pacific Graduate School of Psychology – Stanford PGSP – Palo Alto University University of Akron University of Southern Mississippi Xavier University 2014 – 2015 Argosy University, Hawaii James Madison University Carlos Albizu University Argosy University, Atlanta University of Indianapolis Florida Institute of Technology 2013 – 2014 University of Florida Radford University Immaculata University Argosy University, Chicago Nova Southeastern University Spalding University 2012 – 2013 University of Central Florida Argosy University, D.C. (2 interns) University of Central Florida 2011 – 2012 Regent University (2 interns) Argosy University, Atlanta The Wright Institute 2010 – 2011 Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2 interns) Nova Southeastern University Regent University 2009 – 2010 University of Iowa The Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology Argosy University, Atlanta Argosy University, Hawaii 2008 – 2009 Pepperdine University Marshall University Illinois Institute of Technology Argosy University, Atlanta 2007 – 2008 The Wright Institute Indiana University of Pennsylvania 2006 – 2007 Michigan State University Nova Southeastern University 2005 – 2006 Rosemead School of Psychology Argosy University, Washington, DC 2004 – 2005 The University of Virginia Argosy University, Atlanta 2003 – 2004 The University of South Carolina Nova Southeastern University 2002 – 2003 Nova Southeastern University Argosy University, Chicago 2001 – 2002 The University of Virginia & Cornell Law School Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology 2000 – 2001 The University of Connecticut Wheaton College
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 450
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
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: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: A minimum of 10 comprehensive assessment reports completed by the time of application is highly preferred.
Program Description

The Psychology Internship Program provides comprehensive generalist training to interns from APA-approved clinical and counseling psychology graduate programs in an intellectually challenging and professionally nurturing environment. There are two training tracks (generalist and health psychology) but the overall philosophy of our training program is that comprehensive generalist skills form the foundation for competent, independent, professional psychology practitioners. As practitioner-scholars, interns are expected to develop a theoretical framework for the application of therapeutic skills. Core competencies include assessment (including using psychometric measures), differential diagnosis, case consultation, and interdisciplinary team functioning. Additonal focus of training is on recovery, evidenced-based treatments, and telehealth. Interns have ongoing supervision, the intensity of which will taper throughout the internship as the interns progressive and cumulative training leads toward independent practice. Structure: Interns complete a minimum of three rotations during the internship year: a 12-month, 50% time rotation providing outpatient and consultation services for the generalist interns or primary care/home-based primary care for the health psychology interns; a second rotation (6 month, 25% time) in an inpatient setting; and an elective rotation (6 month, 25% time), selected according to interests and training needs. In all settings, participation in the interprofessional team process is an integral part of training. Interns receive 4-6 hours of formal supervision a week including up to two hours of group supervision. Consistent with a mentoring approach, interns may work with several supervisors throughout the year in their inpatient and their outpatient rotations. Didactic training: Interns spend an average of 3 hours a week in seminar and didactic activities designed to produce practitioner-scholars capable of translating theory, knowledge, and scientific inquiry into practice. Didactic offerings incorporate the application of an empirical knowledge base to case formulation, treatment planning, and treatment implementation.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents:
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students:
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Family Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Primary Care: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

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.salisbury.va.gov/services/Psychology.asp 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: 97 95
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 40 42
Total number of interns: 6 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 4 5
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 6
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 10 10
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 75 80
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 3 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 1 1 4
Military Medical Center: 0 0 1
Private General Hospital: 0 1 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 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: 1 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0