Site Name: Greater Hartford Clinical Psychology Internship Consortium (VA)
Department: Psychology Service (116B)
Applicants are offered visits via phone or email. Interviews are held on site from early Dec to Mid Jan (5 dates). Not during holidays 5 Applicants are interviewed each day. Coffee and Muffins 8a-830. The applicants meet the DOTS from the 2 institutions at 830a-930 for Consortium overview. From 930 to 11:30 applicants meet individually with faculty for 30 minute discussions. From 12a -230p applicants meet with the current interns, tour the institutions and have lunch. The visits are to determine if interns would enjoy training at the Consortium and if they are a good match for the generalist training experience that we provide.
The Consortium offers a general clinical internship designed to provide a flexible, varied, and balanced educational experience, as well as, abundant supervision with a large and diverse faculty in a variety of clinical settings. Settings include the VA General Mental Health Clinic, the VA PTSD Clinic, VA Health Psychology Clinic, VA Substance Use Dirorders Clinic, VA Neuropsychology Clinic, and the VA Geriatric Clinic. Additionally, starting in the 2019-20 training year the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC), will be offering training experiences in the areas of neuropsychology, maternal health, and adult outpatient care, child/adolesent psychiatry and consult/liason with Jack Dempsey Hospital. The central peices of the internship are the three, four month major rotations, but most interns participate in at least one minor rotation. Interns also have weekly didactics, group supervision (in addition to individual rotation and long term case supervision) and opportuities to attend mental health seminars at all consortium locations, as well as the VA CT Healthcare System's West Haven, CT campus.
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The rotation structure od the internship allows interns to tailor thier training experience. Therefore, the above mentioned areas may or may not be part of the training experience or may have more or less emphasis for a given intern, depending on the needs and interests of each intern.
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.connecticut.va.gov/careers/psychologytraining.asp or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.