Site Name: VA Black Hills Health Care System
Department: Mental Health Service
Interviews will be conducted in mid and late January. Selected applicants will receive notification via email and will be offered particular dates for interviewing. For on-site interviews, the program description, tour of facilities, and general question and answer sessions will be conducted as a group. Applicants will also participate in individual interviews with one or more program staff.
Although interviews are preferred to take place in person, requests for phone interview accommodations can be made where applicants will be interviewed by one or more program staff.
Tentative Interview dates January 14th and 16th 2020
The program offers training in Clinical and Counseling Psychology using a Practitioner Model. Interns complete three major rotations, one of which is a mandatory rotation in Inpatient/Outpatient Mental Health. Other major rotation selections include Health Psychology, Addiction Disorders Services, Neuropsychology, Geriatric Extended Care, and outpatient PTSD Clinical Team. Dependent on the major rotation selected, interns may also choose a minor rotation in the areas of Geropsychology/Extended Care, Health Psychology, Neuropsychology, and Addiction Disorders Services, and PTSD. Areas of emphases that transcend the training year can be chosen in the areas of Psychopharmacology and Geropsychology.
Faculty are diverse in their clinical experience and theoretical orientations. Represented approaches include Cognitive Behavioral, Existential, Integrative and many faculty are trained in a variety of Evidence Based Treatments.
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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.blackhills.va.gov/PSYCHOLOGY_INTERNSHIP.asp or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.