Program Information: Psychology Service - 116 B

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1207
Program Type: Internship
Site: North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
Department: Psychology Service - 116 B
Address: 1601 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, Florida 32608-1197
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 71 miles west of Jacksonville, FL
Phone: 352-376-1611x103414
Fax: 352-384-7607
Email: Kimberly.shaw1@va.gov
Web Address: http://www.northflorida.va.gov/careers/psychology/index.asp
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.northflorida.va.gov/careers/psychology/index.asp
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: Kimberly Shaw
Chief Psychologist: George Shorter
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 76
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: 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:

Stipend ranges are values in US Dollars.

Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 10 Federal Holidays
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Please see our brochure for additional information.
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: 11/01/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/16//2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/06/2020
Interview process description:

****PLEASE NOTE, THE ABOVE INTERVIEW DATE IS ONLY THE FIRST OF FOUR INTERVIEW DATES WE WILL SCHEDULE.  OUR TENTATIVE INTERVIEW DATES ARE JANUARY 4, 7, 25, and 28, 2019.****

Our interviews last a full-day from approximately 8:00AM until approximately 3:00PM and include a presentation from rotation supervisors, opportunities to meet and talk with our current interns, three individual interviews, and opportunities for discussion with the Director of Psychology Trainnig and Psychology Service Leadership.  Telephone interviews are also available.

 

Also, please note our minimum number of total hours is 625.  This total can be a combination of intervention and assessment hours (but the total needs to be equal to or greater than 625 hours in these two domains).

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: We match with doctoral students from APA Accredited programs in Clinical Psychology and Counseling Psychology. Please see our brochure for additional information.
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 application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 625
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
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 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: US Citizenship; Attendance at an APA Accredited Doctoral Program, Registration with Selective Service - Upon match/selection - completion of a Training Qualification verification by the intern's doctoral training program (to include verification that health requirements required by the VA have been completed) ** Please note that we will consider a combination of intervention and assessment hours that total 600 or more as meeting the criteria for consideration for our internship program.
Program Description

For more information about the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System Psychology Internship Program, including our internship brochure, please visit our website: http://www.northflorida.va.gov/careers/psychology/index.asp

 

** Please note that we will consider a combination of intervention and assessment hours that total 625 or more as meeting the criteria for consideration for our internship program.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Family Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Women's Health: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision:
Research:
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Other:

We provide an emphasis in diversity throughout the training year.  As a part of our diversity training, we provide individual and group supervision, didactics, and diversity journal discussions to help trainees develop increased competence in blending a diversity focus in their clinical work. 

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.northflorida.va.gov/careers/psychology/index.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: 89 90 88
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 50 49 50
Total number of interns: 6 6 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 6 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 2 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 4 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 4 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 2 3
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 15 7 9
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 39 72 65
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 4 6 4
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 4 6 6
Military Medical Center: 1 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: 1 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 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