Program Information: Mental Health Service (116a)

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1359
Program Type: Internship
Site: VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Department: Mental Health Service (116a)
Address: 2215 Fuller Road (116a)
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105-2300
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI
Distance from Major City: 40 miles West of Detroit, MI
Phone: 734-222-7651
Fax: 734-845-3233
Email: jamie.winters@va.gov
Web Address: http://www.annarbor.va.gov/careers/psychologytraining.asp
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.annarbor.va.gov/careers/psychologytraining.asp
Primary Agency Type: Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Medical School
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Member of APPIC since: 1987
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jamie Winters
Chief Psychologist: Jamie Winters
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 26
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 12
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28634
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave,
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): As VA employees, interns also receive 10 paid Federal holidays. Interns may also be eligible for a limited amount of Administrative leave (i.e., professional development time) for a specific variety of reasons (e.g., presentation at a national conference, interviewing for a permanent or postdoctoral position at a VA following internship, etc.). The Training Director and appropriate VA personnel must approve decisions regarding Administrative leave. Interns also receive a joint University of Michigan (UM) appointment during their training. As described above, the VA and UM training experiences provide further administrative, clinical, and research support for internship training.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Typical work day may involve supervised assessment, intervention, and consultation activities; supervision; research; or didactic/case conference/professional development seminar.
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
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/13/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/11/2019
Interview process description:

Invitations to interview will be made in mid-late December.  Interviews will be scheduled in January. Interviews will involve 1 candidate at a time but possibly multiple faculty. Requests to meet with specific faculty are welcome.  Highly interested candidates are encouraged to attend the interview if possible. We do offer an alternative to onsite interviews via skype. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: We recruit nationally and regionally. Last three classes: University of Michigan, SUNY Buffalo, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Missouri-St. Louis, University of Missouri-Columbia, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Kansas, Florida State University Indiana University-Bloomington, University of Wisconsin,-Madison, University of Texas-Austin, University of Houston, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Louisiana State University, University of Iowa, Ohio University, Michigan State University, Eastern Michigan University, Kent State University, University of Denver, Wayne State University, Uniformed Services University, Yeshiva University, John f. Kennedy University, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, University of Detroit Mercy, and Alliant IU/CSPP-San Diego.
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: 0
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 0
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 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: N/A
Other Requirements: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adheres to all Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policies. As a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Health Professions Trainee (HPT), you will receive a Federal appointment, and the following requirements will apply prior to that appointment. 1. U.S. Citizenship. HPTs who receive a direct stipend (pay) must be U.S. citizens. Trainees who are not VA paid (without compensation-WOC) who are not U.S. citizens may be appointed and must provide current immigrant, non-immigrant or exchange visitor documents. 2. U.S. Social Security Number. All VA appointees must have a U.S. social security number (SSN) prior to beginning the pre-employment, on-boarding process at the VA. 3. Selective Service Registration. Male applicants born after 12/31/1959 must have registered for the Selective Service by age 26 to be eligible for U.S. government employment, including selection as a paid or WOC VA trainee. For additional information about the Selective Service System, and to register or to check your registration status visit https://www.sss.gov/. Anyone who was required to register but did not register before the age of 26 will need to apply for a Status Information Letter (SIL) and request a waiver. Waivers are rare and requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the VA Office of Human Resources Management. This process can take up to six months for a verdict. 4. Fingerprint Screening and Background Investigation. All HPTs will be fingerprinted and undergo screenings and background investigations. Additional details about the required background checks can be found at the following website: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/codification/executive-order/10450.html. 5. Drug Testing. Per Executive Order 12564, the VA strives to be a Drug-Free Workplace. HPTs are not drug-tested prior to appointment, however are subject to random drug testing throughout the entire VA appointment period. You will be asked to sign an acknowledgement form stating you are aware of this practice. See item 8 below. 6. Affiliation Agreement. To ensure shared responsibility between an academic program and the VA there must be a current and fully executed Academic Affiliation Agreement on file with the VHA Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA). The affiliation agreement delineates the duties of VA and the affiliated institution. Most APA-accredited doctoral programs have an agreement on file. More information about this document can be found at https://www.va.gov/oaa/agreements.asp (see section on psychology internships). Post-degree programs typically will not have an affiliation agreement, as the HPT is no longer enrolled in an academic program and the program is VA sponsored. 7. TQCVL. To streamline on-boarding of HPTs, VHA Office of Academic Affiliations requires completion of a Trainee Qualifications and Credentials Verification Letter (TQCVL). An Educational Official at the Affiliate must complete and sign this letter. For post-graduate programs where an affiliate is not the program sponsor, this process must be completed by the VA Training Director. Your VA appointment cannot happen until the TQCVL is submitted and signed by senior leadership from the VA facility. For more information about this document, please visit https://www.va.gov/OAA/TQCVL.asp a. Health Requirements. Among other things, the TQCVL confirms that you, the trainee, are fit to perform the essential functions (physical and mental) of the training program and immunized following current Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and VHA policy. This protects you, other employees and patients while working in a healthcare facility. Required are annual tuberculosis screening, Hepatitis B vaccine as well as annual influenza vaccine. Declinations are EXTREMELY rare. If you decline the flu vaccine you will be required to wear a mask while in patient care areas of the VA. b. Primary source verification of all prior education and training is certified via the TQCVL. Training and Program Directors will be contacting the appropriate institutions to ensure you have the appropriate qualifications and credentials as required by the admission criteria of the training program in which you are enrolled. 8. Additional On-boarding Forms. Additional pre-employment forms include the Application for Health Professions Trainees (VA 10-2850D) and the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF 306). These documents and others are available online for review at https://www.va.gov/oaa/app-forms.asp. Falsifying any answer on these required Federal documents will result in the inability to appoint or immediate dismissal from the training program. 9. Proof of Identity per VA. VA on-boarding requires presentation of two source documents (IDs). Documents must be unexpired and names on both documents must match. For more information visit: https://www.oit.va.gov/programs/piv/_media/docs/IDMatrix.pdf • Trainees receive term employee appointments and must meet eligibility requirements for appointment as outlined in VA Handbook 5005 Staffing, Part II, Section B. Appointment Requirements and Determinations. https://www.va.gov/vapubs/viewPublication.asp?Pub_ID=646&FType=2
Program Description

Please see brochure at https://www.annarbor.va.gov/careers/psychologytraining.asp

 

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

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Physical Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Supervision: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Research: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Administration: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Integrated health care - primary: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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 http://www.annarbor.va.gov/careers/psychologytraining.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: 178 156
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 0 136 128
Total number of interns: 12 12 12
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 12 12 12
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 12 11 12
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 1 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 12 12 12
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 8 6 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 142 88 126
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 12 12
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 6 8 9
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 1 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: 1 0 0
Medical School: 4 4 3
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