Program Information: Department of Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1101
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: UAB-BVAMC Clinical Psychology Internship Consortium
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Address: 1720 2nd Avenue South, CPM
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0019
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 205-934-9938x
Fax: 205-934-4659
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Consortium
  • Medical School
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Tiffany Nowell
Chief Psychologist: Tiffany Nowell
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 54
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/28/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 8
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 27479
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Hours vary depending on rotation though the standard hours are 8 am to 5 pm. Interns conduct diagnostic interviews, administer and score tests, and provide intervention to selected populations consistent with training goals. An intern can elect to participate in a faculty member's research and receive protected time to do so. Other activities include attending intern specific seminars or general learning activities such as institutionally sponsored seminars or department grand rounds.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum Students
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 11/15/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Interview offers are made via email. For this application cycle, individuals will interview virtually. Applicants will have 4-6 individual faculty interviews and at least 1 current intern interview. To the extent possible, applicants to the VA and Psychiatry programs have opportunity to interview with faculty members from those agencies.  Applicants to the Child track interview exclusively with faculty members at Sparks Clinics and Children's Hospital.  

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: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is 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:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
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: US citizenship is required for VA stipends. The Children's Hospital of Alabama has a strict nonsmoking policy on its campus.
Program Description

The UAB-BVAMC Clinical Psychology Internship Consortium offers an incredible variety of training opportunities. We have a wide range of populations and specialty clinics at one of the premier medical settings in the South. Stipend sites include the Department of Psychiatry, the VA, and Civitan International Research Center (Child). Other training sites include Departments of Neurology, Preventive Medicine, Childrens Hospital, and Spain Rehabilitation Center. Interns choose 3 major and 3 minor rotations where they train for 4 months each during the year. Major rotations are only available through the stipend sites while minor rotations are available at any consortium training site. Because of the variety of minors, interns can specialize within a generalist framework. Recently, we have developed a more flexible format allowing interns to modify the existing structure enabling access to experiences that don't conform to the current model. Interns interested in psychotherapy experiences and behavioral medicine rotations can build rotations that last the full training year enhancing the experience. We have faculty members providing behavior sleep medicine services, functional movement disorders interventions, trauma intervention with veterans, and a specialty clinic for the LGBTQ+ population. Interns strongly invested in a career as neuropsychologists can easily obtain the 50% neuropsychological experience requested by APA Division 40 by choosing certain minor and major rotations. We have over 40 faculty members participating in the consortium and we pride ourselves in the fact that interns are not required for any service. Most rotations are easily adaptable to the interns level of knowledge: to offer an initial experience or enhance mastery. In addition, we offer multidisciplinary training opportunities when available. Following internship, our interns most frequently continue their training in postdoctoral experiences, are employed in medical settings, or enter private practice. UAB offers postdoctoral fellowships in several areas including neuropsychology, inpatient/outpatient psychiatry, internal medicine, and preventive medicine, as well as others. Opportunities vary depending upon the funding mechanism and change yearly. For more information, feel free to contact the Training Director or specific faculty members.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention:
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidenced Based Practice: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Physical Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Pediatrics: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Number of Completed Applications: 100 100 106
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 50 55 76
Total number of interns: 8 8 8 9
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 7 8 8 9
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 8 8 5 8
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 3 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 8 8 8 9
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 20 20 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 100 85 100
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 7 0 8 8 8
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 1 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0