Program Information: Psychology Section (116A4)

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1558
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Memphis VA Medical Center
Department: Psychology Section (116A4)
Address: 1030 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38104
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 901-523-8990x7187
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Member of APPIC since: 1980
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Karen Clark Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist: Thomas Kirchberg
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 29
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/10/2020
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 8
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 26166
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): N/A
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns' training experiences consist of three rotation periods of approximately 4 months each. During each 4-month period, interns typically have a major rotation (approximately 24 hours per week) and a minor rotation (approximately 12 hours per week). Interns can choose to focus in one of three areas of training: Clinical Psychology-Emphasis, Clinical Health Psychology-Emphasis, or Clinical Neuropsychology-Major Area of Study. Within these areas of training, an individualized training plan for each intern will be developed based on previous experiences, training goals, and availability/timing of a particular training opportunity. In addition to clinical rotations, there are times set aside for seminars, staff meetings, and other selected learning experiences. The approximate time devoted weekly to training experiences varies across interns, may fluctuate across the course of the training year, and is dependent on an array of factors. Factors influencing the number of hours interns allocate to training include each intern's training goals, baseline knowledge and skills in a specific area of training, the specific combination of training experiences during a given time frame, and the number of non-required training experiences elected. Although time allocation estimates are based on a 40-hour work week, interns from the past two training years reported working an average of 45 hours per week, with the number of hours allocated per week ranging from 41 to 57 with fluctuations across the course of the training year.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
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: 11/17/2019 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: 12/15
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/10/2020
Interview process description:

Interviews will be arranged for selected applicants following review of all application materials, and invitations to interview will be issued by December 15th.  On-site interviews will be scheduled for January 10th (Friday), January 13(Monday), January 24th (Friday), January 27th (Monday). There will be both informal and formal opportunities to meet with our training staff duing the interview day, including a panel interview conducted by training supervisors.  Thursday, January 16th will be set aside for telephone interviews for applicants who are unable to participate in an on-site interview. The final evaluation of internship applications and supporting documents will take place when all interviews have been completed.







How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Programs in the past several years include: University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (Clinical) University of Florida (Counseling) University of Missouri-St. Louis (Clinical) University of Texas at Austin (Counseling) Western Michigan University (Clinical) Georgia State University (Clinical) University of Iowa (Counseling) Loma Linda University (Clinical) Washington State University (Clinical) State University of New York at Binghamton (Clinical) Spalding University (Clinical) Nova Southeastern University (Clinical) University of Louisville (Clinical) University of Georgia (Clinical) Fuller Graduate School of Psychology (Clinical) University of Memphis (Counseling) University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Clinical) University of Hawaii (Clinical) University of Memphis (Clinical) East Carolina University (Clinical) University of Alabama (Clinical) University of Mississippi (Clinical) University of Houston (Clinical) University of Southern Mississippi (Clinical) San Diego State University/University of California San Diego (Clinical) Baylor University (Clinical) Pacific Graduate School of Psychology-Stanford Consortium (Clinical) University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign (Counseling) Texas A & M University (Clinical) Regent University (Clinical) Washington University (Clinical) Miami University (Clinical) Pacific Graduate Shool of Psychology (Clinical) LaSalle University (Clinical) Texas Tech University (Counseling) University of Southern Mississippi (Counseling) Florida State University (Clinical) University of North Texas (Clinical) University of Montana (Clinical) Howard University (Clinical) Virginia Commonwealth University (Counseling) University of Utah (Clinical) University of Tulsa (Clinical) Argosy University – Atlanta (Clinical) Oklahoma State University (Clinical) Colorado State University (Counseling) Indiana University at Purdue University Indianapolis (Clinical) Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (Clinical) Rosalind Franklin University Medicine & Science (Clinical) St. Louis University (Clinical) University of South Alabama (Combined Integrated Clinical and Counseling) University of South Florida (Clinical)
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: 150
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 Not 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: Please refer to program information at
Program Description

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Internship Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Other: medically ill patients

Treatment Modalities

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


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

A description of each of the areas in which supervised experience is offered is available at


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: 138 176 147
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 51 59 54
Total number of interns: 8 8 7
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 8 8 7
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 8 8 5
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 7 7 7
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 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 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 8 8 7
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 6 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 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: 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