Program Information: Psychology Service (116B)

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1280
Program Type: Internship
Site: Captain James A Lovell Federal Healthcare Center
Department: Psychology Service (116B)
Address: 3001 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, Illinois 60064
Country: United States
Metro Area: Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA
Distance from Major City: 35 mi from downtown Chicago, 50 mi from downtown Milwaukee
Phone: 224-610-5905x
Fax: 224-610-2949
Email: Jessica.Wertz@va.gov
Web Address: http://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/careers/psychIntership/Psychology_Internship_Program.asp
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/careers/psychIntership/Psychology_Internship_Program.asp
Primary Agency Type: Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Armed Forces Medical Center
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Member of APPIC since: 08/01/1979
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jessica Wertz
Chief Psychologist: Vincent Colbert
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 28
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/17/2020
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: 28910
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, 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 Please see brochure on website.
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: 11/15/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Central Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/13/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/10/2020
Interview process description:

The Psychology Internship program at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center's application deadline is Friday, November 15, 2019. Initial applicant screening occurs during the months of October through mid-December. Invitations to interview are extended to selected applicants who will be contacted to schedule mutually convenient dates and times. Applicants living outside of a three hundred-mile radius from our site are allowed to interview by phone. On-site and phone interviews are scheduled for the last two weeks of December and first three weeks of January. The doctoral psychology internship program at the FHCC is an APPIC member program and participates in the annual national computerized intern matching process. Our NMS Program Code Number is 128011 for our general program and TBA for our neuropsychology track and our Site Number is 1280.

If you are among the applicants who meet our requirements to be interviewed, and you live within a 300 mile radius from our training site, we will contact you to schedule an on-site interview at a mutually convenient time.

 

If you decline to be interviewed on-site, we will arrange a mutually convenient time for a telephone interview. Telephone contacts for interview scheduling, telephone- and on-site interviewing are between December 15 and January 31st.

 *Note: for neuro-psychology applicants the hour requirement is 600 direct contact hours, 100 of which must be assessment.  

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Class of 2019-2020 Illinois Insistute of Technology Midwestern University (3 students) Iowa State University Adler University University of Nevada, Reno Class of 2018-2019 Alliant International University – California School of Professional Psychology (San Francisco Campus) Adler University Roosevelt University (2 students) Midwestern University Chicago School of Professional Psychology (2 students) Class of 2017-2018 Marquette University Chicago School of Professional Psychology American School Prof Psych, Argosy-Washington DC Midwestern University Nova Southeastern University Roosevelt University Class of 2016-2017 Loma Linda University Rosalind Franklin University University of Indianapolis Nova Southeastern University University of Pittspurgh Ball State University Class of 2015-2016 Chicago School of Professional Psychology Alliant International University – California School of Professional Psychology (San Francisco Campus) Texas Tech University Pacific Graduate School of Psychology Hofstra University Nova Southeastern University Class of 2014-2015 Nova Southeastern University Spalding University Marquette University Pacific Graduate School of Professional-Stanford Consortium Argosy University – Hawaii University of Indianapolis Class of 2013-2014 Loyola University – Baltimore Northern Illinois University Argosy University – Hawaii Alliant International University – San Diego Central Michigan University Texas A&M University Class of 2012-2013 Illinois School of Professional Psychology Pacific Graduate School of Psychology-Stanford Consortium Pepperdine University University of Missouri-Kansas City Class of 2011-2012 Carlos Albizu University Loma Linda University Nova Southeastern University Roosevelt University Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science University of Mississippi Class of 2010-2011 Adler School of Professional Psychology Alliant International University-California School of Professional Psychology Central Michigan University Florida State University Nova Southeastern 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 start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
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 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:
Program Description

The internship provides individualized supervised training in psychological service delivery. The "hands-on" training experiences are graduated in complexity, build on abilities and previous learning, and are augmented by other forms of learning aimed at expanding interns' theoretical understanding and knowledge, and integrating it with his/her professional practice skills and competencies.The training year is divided into a 3 to 4 week orientation period followed by three 16-week clinical training rotation periods. All interns are required to complete two major (16-week) rotations. The remaining 16-week period may be taken as a third major rotation or as two 8-week long minor rotations. Interns will work primarily with adult and elderly male patients and with younger active duty Navy personnel who suffer from a wide range of physical and mental health problems. Access to training with patient populations not available at CJAL FHCC (children, adolescents, females) is made available for breadth of training or "rounding-out" purposes in the form of an educational detail or extra-VA rotation in properly supervised non-VA settings, for up to 8 work weeks.The program encourages scholarly interests and provides some time and support for scholarly activities. Its primary focus however is on broad and general experiential training in preparation for psychology practice.By nature of its setting and the VA's primary and secondary missions, (service delivery and training), the internship's primary training strengths are in preparing interns for practice in complex comprehensive private and public health service delivery environments such as hospitals and medical centers. 1 year after completing training the intern is expected to be able to sit for and pass the professional psychology licensure, certification or registration examination, and enter the practice of psychology as a beginning professional.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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 : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child:
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)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Program Development/Evaluation: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

Neuropsychology Track (1 Intern)

Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) is excited to offer one full-time neuropsychology internship opportunity for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicants will be required to satisfy the internship program requirements of our generalist program, but also further acquire competencies in the subspecialty of Neuropsychology. The doctoral internship at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (Lovell FHCC; formerly the North Chicago Veterans Affairs Medical Center) is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.

Overview of neuropsychology track emphasis training

The emphasis training will allow for a greater breadth and depth of neuropsychological skill development, while also achieving the overall internship goal of becoming a competent, general clinical psychologist. This training is focused on meeting Houston Conference Guidelines and providing a foundation for board eligibility from the American Board of Professional Psychology in clinical neuropsychology (ABBP/CN). At least fifty percent of the intern’s time during internship will be spent engaging in neuropsychological assessment or related activities (e.g., psychotherapy services to cognitively impaired, attending content-specific didactics, etc.). The core domains identified by the Houston Conference are addressed through specific rotations and educational opportunities. Core domains include assessment, treatment and intervention, consultation, research, teaching, and supervision. In sum, this internship position is reserved for trainees that wish to progress to post-doctoral training and ultimately a career in neuropsychological services. Neuropsychology-specific rotation offerings include inpatient neuropsychological assessment, outpatient neuropsychological assessment, TBI/Polytrauma, and geropsychology.

Application Procedures                                                                     

This program is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and it participates in the Matching Program.  The application deadline is November 15, 2019. Applicants requesting to be considered for the neuropsychology track position must have prior, subspecialty clinical training and coursework in neuropsychology. Neuropsychology applicants are also required to provide a letter of recommendation from a neuropsychology training supervisor.

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.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/careers/psychIntership/Psychology_Internship_Program.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: 99 102
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 64 62
Total number of interns: 7 7
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 7 7
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 6 6
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 6 7
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 12 10
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 77 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: 6 7 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 4 6 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 2 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 1 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 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