Program Information: Department of Behavioral Medicine

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1738
Program Type: Internship
Site: Brooke Army Medical Center
Department: Department of Behavioral Medicine
Address: ATTN: MCHE-BM
3551 Roger Brooke Drive, Bldg 3528R
Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234
Country: United States
Metro Area: San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
Distance from Major City: in City of San Antonio
Phone: 210-539-0635
Fax:
Email: raymond.t.beckman.mil@mail.mil
Web Address: http://www.bamc.health.mil/staff/education/allied-health/behavioral-medicine/clinical-psychology-internship-program.asp
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.bamc.health.mil/staff/education/allied-health/behavioral-medicine/clinical-psychology-internship-program.asp
Primary Agency Type: Armed Forces Medical Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Armed Forces Medical Center
Member of APPIC since: 08/01/2013
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Raymond Beckman
Chief Psychologist: Rick Schobitz
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 37
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 10/05/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 73797
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Annual pay is based on military rank and time in service. Military pay is also influenced by housing allowances that vary depending on location. To calculate pay based on these factors, go to https://militarypay.defense.gov/Calculators/RMC-Calculator/.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
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: 11/11/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Central Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 11/15/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 12/09/2019
Interview process description:

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 raymond.t.beckman.mil@mail.mil.  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.

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: 600
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
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 Not 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:
Program Description

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.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Inpatients:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural:
Urban:
Low income:
Homelessness:
Other: Military Service Members and their Families

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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 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.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Number of Completed Applications: 40 31 26
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 36 28 24
Total number of interns: 6 6 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 6 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 2 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 4 5
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 5 5
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 2 10 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 52 52 30
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: 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 6 6 6
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 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0
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