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:
General adult psychotherapy
Child and Adolescent psychology
- 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.