Site Name: Brooke Army Medical Center
Department: Department of Behavioral Medicine
All applicants will be applying to become Officers in the US Army and must go through the central Army selection process. Please see our website and contact an AMEDD recruiter for more information. The recruiter will work with applicants to ensure they are meeting all military accession requirements.
All applicants must come from an APA accredited program in order to be employed by the U.S. Government.
Applicants will be invited to an on-site interview (DEC 09&10). Applicants may also interview by phone. All online APPI materials must be submitted to include confirmation of approved proposal for dissertation prior to application deadline. Once applications are fully received, they will be reviewed and applicants will be contacted regarding interviews on a rolling basis. We encourage early applications in order to make travel planning easier. The interview day will include a presentation on our program, tour of our facilities, time spent throughout the day with current interns, interviews with faculty and leaders within our department. Please see our website for more specific details about our program.
If you have any questions, special needs, or requests please do not hesitate to contact the Program Director MAJ Raymond Beckman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: APPIC Match contingent upon meeting requirements for commission in the U.S. Army. Apply with your local Army Health Care Recruiter. www.goarmy.com 1-800-USA-ARMY.
BAMC's CPIP requires three years of active duty service upon licensure. There is a one year post doctoral residency available for those with dissertation completed. BAMC is located on Fort Sam Houston, within the city of San Antonio. Teaching staff consists of full-time licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers. The internship offers training in generalist skills in assessment, therapeutic intervention, and consultation. Major rotations include Military Outpatient Psychology, Neuropsychology and either Clinical Health Psychology or Child and Adolescent Psychology. Military Outpatient Psychology rotations provides extensive experience in triage, crisis management, evaluation and diagnosis, and treatment with active duty service members. Treatment modalities are typically short-term and evidence-based. On the Clinical Health rotation, interns will be expected to acquire, refine and apply a multidisciplinary biopsychosocial model to provide psychological assessments, interventions and consultations to patients with medical conditions. Interns will principally work with primary care providers and an interdisciplinary pain management team. Child and Adolescent Psychology rotation provides assessment and treatment services to children and their families. Frequently occurring diagnoses include attention deficit disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and adjustment disorder. Modalities range from play therapy to behavior modification. Developmental Clinic provides the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team to diagnose and develop treatment plans for children with severe developmental disorders. Neuropsychology rotation will focus on the skills needed to provide brief cognitive screening as well as a more comprehensive battery of cognitive/personality functioning with active duty soldiers. Students will also engage in a year-long evidence based treatment rotation where they will learn modalities for treating PTSD, depression, and other disorders that have specific evidence-based protocols.
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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
www.bamc.health.mil/staff/education/allied-health/behavioral-medicine/clinical-psychology-internship-program.asp or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.