Program Information: Psychology Service 116B(W)

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1508
Program Type: Internship
Site: Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Department: Psychology Service 116B(W)
Address: 10701 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Country: United States
Metro Area: Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH
Distance from Major City: In metropolitan Cleveland area
Phone: 216-791-3800x6818
Fax:
Email: James.Delamatre@va.gov
Web Address: http://www.cleveland.va.gov/internship/psychology/Index.asp
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.cleveland.va.gov/internship/psychology/docs/psychology_internship_brochure.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Member of APPIC since: 1968
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: James DeLamatre
Chief Psychologist: Julie Aronoff
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 65
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 08/17/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 11
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 27234
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 10 Federal holidays; 13 days personal leave, 13 days sick leave, 3 days authorized absence for education, 5 days authorized absence for job interviews.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Typical workdays involve direct patient intervention individually or in group across many different hospital locations and programs, assessment, and interdisciplinary team consultation. Interns attend didactics once a week and engage in other learning assigned by supervisors.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?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: 11/01/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is: Optional
Interview notification date: 11/26/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/08/2020
Interview process description:

Selected applicants will be invited to interview with us in-person, by phone or by video (we do not require in-person interviews).  Interviewees may elect to come to an open house/interview day January 8, 9, or 10, 2020. Supervisors from all tracks will be represented each day, although each day has a specialty theme. On those days we schedule greater specialty supervisor presence and attempt to connect you with a supervisor from your desired track. Please understand that staffing and clinical needs often prevent a particular supervisor from being present at the open house.

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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
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 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: U.S. citizen; final appointment contingent upon passing physical exam, hepatitis B vaccine, tuberculosis screening, flu vaccine agreement, background security check, and possible drug screen. Oath of office required. Males 26 & under must have registered for draft.
Program Description

We are a large medical facility with a full continuum of care for clients with mental health issues. Programs include inpatient, partial hospitalization, psychosocial rehabilitation, outpatient, community integration, and psychologists integrated into primary care and specialty medical care settings. We are a generalist training program but have five emphasis tracks with unique APPIC program numbers for clinical, health, neuro, gero, or rehabilitation psychology - analogous to ABPP recognized specialties. Interns usually complete two of three four-month rotations related to their selected emphasis area, and a third rotation in an area that might be less familiar to them. Successful completion of the first rotation requirements allows the intern to elect an optional 300-hour enrichment experience. Applicants should specify in their cover letter an emphasis track to which they are applying along with three preferred rotations and an alternate. Due to staffing issues we cannot guarantee any given rotation, but we are invested in your career trajectories, including the fit among training assignments and future career plans.  We believe a diverse class enhances your experience, we welcome diversity, and encourage it among our staff, applicants, and trainees.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other:

Pathological Gambling Unit (first established in the U.S.); Womens Trauma Treatment Program; Women's Health Clinic; integrated mental health/medical Primary Care [Center of Excellence]; dual diagnosis of mental health/substance use disorders; Evidence based therapies, community integration of clients with SMI

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.cleveland.va.gov/internship/psychology/Index.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: 169 183 177
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 93 100 103
Total number of interns: 11 11 11
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 11 11 11
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 9 6 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 5 7
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 10 11 8
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0 3
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 4 5 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 215 140 42
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 7 8 8
Community Mental Health Center: 1 0 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 5 7 5
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 3 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 2
Other Medical Center: 0 2 1
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 1 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: 1 1 0
Independent Practice: 1 0 1
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