Program Information: VAMHCS/UM SOM Psychology Internship Consortium

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1347
Program Type: Internship
Site: VA Maryland Health Care System
Department: VAMHCS/UM SOM Psychology Internship Consortium
Address: 10 N. Greene Street
Attn: Mental Health Executive Office 6C-164 (Jade Wolfman-Charles)
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Baltimore-Towson, MD
Distance from Major City: Located in downtown Baltimore, MD
Phone: 410-637-1383
Fax:
Email: Moira.Dux@va.gov
Web Address: https://www.maryland.va.gov/services/mentalhealth/TrainingProgram.asp
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.maryland.va.gov/services/mentalhealth/TrainingProgram.asp
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Consortium
  • Medical School
  • School District
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Member of APPIC since: 2004
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Moira Dux
Chief Psychologist: Aaron Jacoby
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 76
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 16
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 29080
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): VA Interns may apply for up to $1000 in tuition reimbursement for attendance at local/national conferences and trainings.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The Consortium is a full-time, 12-month training program that begins each year on or about July 1st. Interns at all sites complete 2080 hours of training during the year, with most interns working an average of 40-50 hours per week. Training is provided through the following structured activities: Major Clinical Rotations (24 hours/week) Minor Clinical Rotations (elective; up to 6 hours/week) Research (up to 6 hours/week) Didactic Seminar Series (2.5 + hours/week) Comprehensive Assessment (6 integrative reports/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: 11/01/2019 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: 12/13/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/02/2020
Interview process description:

All applicants are notified of their interview status no later than December 13.  Interviews will take place on Thursdays in January (depending on the track to which an applicant applies).  Applicants meet with the Director of Training for an overview of the training program, and then participate in individual interviews with faculty of the track for which they have applied.  Applicants have the opportunity to meet with the current interns during the interview day.  Interns are not involved in the selection process; therefore, applicants have the chance to ask questions of their experience training with the program in an non-evaluative format.  

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology 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: Please see application and brochure: https://www.maryland.va.gov/services/mentalhealth/TrainingProgram.asp
Program Description

Our program's primary educational goal is to provide interns with a comprehensive and structured set of research-informed, clinical, and didactic experiences that prepare them for a wide range of research, policy-making, and clinical roles in psychology. Our Consortium is a scientist-practitioner training program located in an integrated health care delivery system that gives interns awareness of current developments and challenges in mental health care. Interns work side-by-side with faculty and staff in interdisciplinary teams to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to respond to an ever-changing health care environment. To achieve the training goals, interns spend a minimum of 24 hours per week in clinical rotations, receive a minimum of four hours of supervision each week, attend 2.5 hours of seminar per week, and spend up to six hours per week engaged in non-dissertation research activities. The following training tracks are available at our Consortium: Trauma Recovery (VA-based), Serious Mental Illness (VA-based), Health psychology (VA-based), Adult Neuropsychology (VA-based), Comprehensive Adult Psychology (VA-based), School Mental Health (UM-based), and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry (UM-based). More detailed information about our program can be found in the brochure on our website.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: School Mental Health, Child, Infants, Military Personnel

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

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 https://www.maryland.va.gov/services/mentalhealth/TrainingProgram.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: 243 241 216
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 156 161 125
Total number of interns: 17 17 15
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 17 17 15
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 15 17 12
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 0 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 16 17 13
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 2 6 7
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 106 121 92
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: 12 15 15
Community Mental Health Center: 1 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 1 1
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 1 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 1 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 1
Independent Practice: 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 1 0 0