Program Information: Psychology Service (116B)

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1275
Program Type: Internship
Site: Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
Department: Psychology Service (116B)
Address: 5000 South Fifth Avenue
Building 228, Room 3021
Hines, Illinois 60141-3030
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA
Distance from Major City: 10 miles west of downtown Chicago
Phone: 708-202-2444x
Fax: 708-202-2687x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Member of APPIC since: 00/00/0000
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Caroline Hawk Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist: Kathleen O'Donnell Ph.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 54
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 06/22/2020
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 7
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28910
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns work 8am - 4:30pm. Work activities vary depending on the rotation and clinic the intern is working in. Interns typically complete a total of 4 rotations during the training year. All interns receive 4 hours of supervision per week, 3 hours of didactics, and 2 hours of research time per week.
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: Central Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/15/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/03/2020
Interview process description:

Interviews will be scheduled between 1/3/20 - 1/24/20 and are expected to be in person.  If an applicant is unable to make it to our site due to uncontrollable circumstances (e.g., a cancelled flight), a phone interview may be substituted. The interview day typically begins at 8:00am and concludes by 2 pm after a tour of the facility. Interviewees are interviewed individually and will have three formal interviews ( 2 with staff members, 1 with the training director). Interviewees will also have the opportunity to meet informally with some of the current interns. Additional information about interviews can be found on our website by clicking the "Interview Information" link.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Alliant University-Fresno Arizona State University Auburn University Bowling Green State University Chicago School of Prof. Psychology City University of New York DePaul University Duke University Emory University Florida Institute of Technology Florida State University Howard University Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois School of Prof. Psychology Indiana State University Indiana University-Bloomington Kent State University Loyola University Chicago Marquette University Michigan State University Northern Illinois University Northwestern University-Evanston Northwestern University Medical School Ohio State University Pacific Graduate School of Psychology Pennsylvania State University Pepperdine University Roosevelt University Rosalind Franklin U of Medicine and Sci. St. Louis University Southern Illinois University Stanford University/Pacific GSP Stony Brook U./State U. of New York Temple University Texas A&M University Texas Tech University Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences University of Albany/State U. of New York University of Delaware University of Florida University of Georgia University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Iowa University of Kansas University of Kentucky University of Louisville University of Michigan University of Minnesota University of Missouri-Columbia University of Missouri-Kansas City University of North Carolina-Greensboro University of Notre Dame University of Pittsburgh University of South Dakota University of South Florida University of Southern Mississippi University of Tennessee University of Texas at Austin University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State U. Virginia Commonwealth University Washington State University
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: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
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:
Program Description

Our primary goal is to ready graduates for entry-level psychology practice who are professionally well-rounded and knowledgeable in a broad range of psychological skills. This goal includes proficiency in psychological assessment, diagnosis, treatment and consultation. In addition, our goal is to promote the integration of psychological science and theory with psychological practice and encourage understanding of individual diversity as it interfaces practice. Our program is learning and training based, as opposed to production based. Service delivery is subsumed under the training needs and interests of our interns. Interns determine to good measure their rotations, focusing on their training needs and interests. Intensive supervision and education are program priorities. We prefer applicants from scientist-practitioner academic programs.

For the 2020-2021 training year Hines will have 6 General Track interns and 1 Specialty Track intern (Neuropsychology).  Please see our brochure on our website for the 2019-2020 brochure.  PLEASE NOTE the updated brochure will not be available until Mid September 2019.  Althoug we do not foresee any major changes to the structure of the program, Please check back at that time as there could be changes in the availability of our rotations.

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty:

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 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: 126 130 126
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 50 50 55
Total number of interns: 7 7 7
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 7 7 7
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 6 7 7
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 7 7
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
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: 6 6 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 5 6 6
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 2 0 1
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: 0 1 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