Site Name: Atlanta VA Health Care System
Department: Mental Health Service Line
All applicants will be notified of their interview status by 12/13/19. Applicants are notified by e-mail at the address provided in the AAPI. Interviews are tentatively scheduled to occur on four consecutive dates from Monday 1/13/20 through Thursday 1/16/20. All interviews must be in person at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Invited applicants will receive an overview of the training program from the Directors of Training and select members of the training staff, will have a brief meet-and-greet opportunity with staff members, will spend extensive time with the current intern class, and will participate in approximately 6 individual, 30-minute interviews with members of the training staff. Interview days last from 8:00am to approximately 3:30pm Eastern time. Phone/Skype interviews are not permitted except under extraordinary circumstances. Applicants are not guaranteed to interview with any particular staff member and requests are not accepted.
The psychology doctoral internship program at the Atlanta VA promotes the development of generalist skills across the profession-wide competency areas defined by APA. These skills and competencies include psychological assessment, psychodiagnosis, individual and group intervention skills, consultation, ethics, and assumption of a professional role. Emphasis is placed on learning the most current philosophical and technical approaches backed by empirical research and current professional standards. All training rotations provide ample opportunities for supervised direct clinical experience. All supervisors provide individualized evaluation and feedback on clinical skills and the intern's professional growth as it occurs within a clinical setting. Please see our online brochure at http://www.atlanta.va.gov/careers/Psychology_Training.asp for more information.
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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.atlanta.va.gov/careers/Psychology_Training.asp or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.