Program Information: VUMC-IPP

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2454
Program Type: Internship
Site: Vanderbilt University Medical Center Internship in Professional Psychology
Department: VUMC-IPP
Address: Vanderbilt Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
1500 21st Avenue South
Suite 2258
Nashville, Tennessee 37212
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: Located in Nashville , TN
Phone: 615-936-0280
Fax:
Email: blythe.corbett@vanderbilt.edu
Web Address: https://www.vumc.org/psychiatry/vumc-internship-professional-psychology
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.vumc.org/psychiatry/vumc-internship-professional-psychology
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Medical School
  • Private Psychiatric Hospital
Member of APPIC since: 09/01/2003
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited on Contingency
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Blythe Corbett
Chief Psychologist: Blythe Corbett
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 21
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): All sites: the Vanderbilt Adult Psychiatry, Vanderbilt Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosis, and Autism and Lifespan Develpment emphasis offer health insurance as part of the benefits package. The health insurance is exclusively for the intern and does not cover family members. It also does not cover vision or dental.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The interns have a variety of experiences which include diagnostic assessments, psychological or neuropsychological testing, and therapeutic intervention. Interns also have the opportunity to participate in clinical research.
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: 11/02/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Central Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/07/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 12/04/2019
Interview process description:

We provide notification by phone or email for interviews at specific agencies. Interviews are held on specific dates on December 4, 6, 18 and January 8, for several hours to one day. The format and interview length vary from position to position within the Internship. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Washington University; Ohio State; Stanford University; University of Missouri-Columbia; Chicago School of Professional Psychology; Palo Alto University, Wheaton College; Spalding University; Pennsylvania State University; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Vanderbilt University; University of Mississippi, University of California, Santa Barbara and more.
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: 130
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
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree 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:
Program Description

 

We are an independent site; specifically, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Internship in Professional Psychology (VUMC-IPP) consisting of training through the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Division of Psychology.  While an independent site, didactics and case conference training are offered in collaboration with the Veterans Affairs (VA) and the University Counseling Center (UCC). 

 

The VUMC-IPP offers training in the following tracks:

 

  1. General adult psychotherapy

  2. Child and Adolescent psychology

  3. Psychosis

  4. Autism and Lifespan Development

 

Interested applicants indicate on the application cover letter which track they would consider for primary placement, covering four areas of emphasis: General adult psychotherapy, child and adolescent psychology, psychosis and autism. Interns are accepted into a particular primary placement consistent with the track, and spend 3 days a week training there throughout the year. After beginning the internship, interns select in consultation with the primary supervisor and the leadership of the VUMC-IPP, a secondary rotation where they will spend 1 day a week in training throughout the year. The interns additionally spend a half-day participating in seminars and case conferences with interns from the former Consortium sites (VUMC, VA, PCC). The remaining half day is spent engaged in research activities.

 

Numerous training experiences are available within the VUMC training sites. Interns can find in-depth training experiences that prepare them for employment in a variety of post-internship settings, including academic medical centers and community mental health centers. Extensive training is available in multiple areas of psychological practice, including: individual and group psychotherapy (inpatient as well as outpatient work), behavioral medicine and hospital practice, neuropsychological and forensic assessment, consultation, geriatrics, community outreach, and practice in highly interactive multidisciplinary settings. For a more detailed description visit our website (https://www.vumc.org/psychiatry/vumc-internship-professional-psychology), which will be updated for the 2019-2020 year by late August 2019. Contact the VUMC Internship in Professional Psychology as indicated above with any questions.

 

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
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: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders:
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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 https://www.vumc.org/psychiatry/vumc-internship-professional-psychology 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: 247 100 161
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 148 38 52
Total number of interns: 14 3 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 14 3 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 10 2 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 4 1 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 10 3 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 4 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 2 4 6
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 61 70 75
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 1 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 10 4 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
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: 1 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