Site Name: Central Western Massachusetts VA Health Care System
Department: Mental Health Service Line
PLEASE TAKE CARE WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION AS WE HAVE THREE TRACKS. YOU MAY APPLY TO ONE, TWO, OR ALL THREE TRACKS.
The instructions on how to apply to multiple tracks are outlined in the instructions here: https://portal.appicas.org/applicants2013/instruction/ins_designations.htm.
Please submit just one cover letter with your application clarifying your interest in our program, and which of the three tracks you are interested in: Northampton/Leeds, Springfield, and/or Worcester. For the Northampton/Leeds track, please identify your preferred rotations.
VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System has 3 separate internship tracks with a total of 6 internship positions:
1) General Mental Health Track (match #133511) has four internship positions located at the Northampton/Leeds VA Medical Center.
2) Integrated Outpatient Behavioral Health Program at Worcester (match #133512) has one position located at the Worcester Community-Based Outpatient Clinic near Boston.
3) Springfield Community Based Outpatient Psychology Track (match #133513) has one position located at the Springfield Community-Based Outpatient Clinic.
The Worcester and Springfield interns are located at their respective sites for the entire 12 months; they come to the main Medical Center in Northampton weekly to join the other 4 interns for training activities. The 4 interns in our General Mental Health Internship track at Leeds/Northampton rotate to new clinics every 4 months, for 3 training rotations over the 12 months. For details about training at each of the three tracks see our brochure at http://www.centralwesternmass.va.gov/careers/psychologytraining.asp.
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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.centralwesternmass.va.gov/careers/psychologytraining.asp or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.