The Salem VAMC offers a generalist program in clinical psychology with a strong cognitive-behavioral orientation. We adhere to a scientist-practitioner model. The focus of our training programs is TRAINING and we use a developmental model for supervision. Major rotations (4-6 months) occur for 3 days/week. A rotation in Evidence-Based Psychotherapy is required. Behavioral Medicine/Primary Care, Substance Abuse, Neuropsychology, Geropsychology, and PTSD major rotations are elective. Minor rotations are varied in experience and length. Interns spend approximately 1 day/week on their minor rotations. Examples of on and off-site minors include: Acute Psychiatry, Sport Psychology, Administration, Neuropsychology, Geropsychology, Consulting Psychology, Military Sexual Trauma, SMI (PRRC), Combat Trauma, Chronic Pain, Children and Adolescents, Behavioral Medicine, Primary Care Psychology, Forensics, Substance Abuse, Program Development and Evaluation, EAP, and Research. A long-term experience is also selected for the entire year. Some options include: DBT, MI/MET, Memory Assessment, Administration, CPT. Although we are a generalist program, we do also adhere to the Houston guidelines for training neuropsychologists. Extensive didactic trainings are an important component of the internship. Didactics occur weekly for approximately 1.5 hours. Seminars on independent practice issues, assessment, ethics and legal issues, diversity, working with personality disorders, self-care of the therapist, pain management, exposure therapy, supervision, motivational interviewing, and supervision. Research is encouraged and publication opportunities are available. Collegial, warm, supportive atmosphere. We focus on creating a balanced life, which integrates personal and professional interests and activities. Time is provided weekly to facilitate intern relationships. Significant focus on dissertation completion, professional development, and employment search. Our beautiful location in SW Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains offers numerous recreational and cultural activities. Safe environment, good schools, slower pace of life, great restaurants, wonderful hiking. The area is affordable and there is something for everyone's living preferences, including city/urban living (e.g., loft style apartments downtown), suburban (houses or apartment complexes with many amenities), and more rural options (e.g., farmhouse) all within a short driving distance. Nearby Universities include Virginia Tech, Roanoke College, Hollins and Radford.