Site Name: Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Department: Psychology Service 116B(W)
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.
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.
(training opportunities continued)
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.