Site Name: VA - Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center
Department: Psychology Service (116B)
We offer 4 interview dates during the first two weeks of January (tentative dates are Jan. 3rd, Jan. 4th, Jan. 10th, and Jan. 13th). All interviews will be virtual due to ongoing contingency planning influenced by our guiding principles of safety and equity as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. LAACC will maintain its traditional interview structure, with applicants likely attending a 1/2 day virtual interview event, where they will be provided with the following: An overview of the program delivered by the Director of Training, followed by individual meetings with staff members and interns for 3 consecutive 30-minute interviews, an opportunity to meet with the current intern class as a group, and a wrap-up at the end in order to answer any last minute questions. Our staff are also available for follow up questions via e-mail or telephone.
Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, VA LAACC is an ambulatory care facility that provides comprehensive medical and mental health services to a diverse population of veterans. Our psychology internship program offers didactic, experiential, and practical training activities in a number of outpatient mental health areas. Our goal is to train interns to be generalist clinicians who are competent in all of the APA profession-wide competency areas, and ready to handle the demands of a job as a postdoctoral resident or entry-level psychologist in a wide range of psychology settings. With this in mind, interns receive training in a broad spectrum of clinic settings including: general mental health, behavioral medicine, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use disorder treatment, primary care mental health integration, psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery, woman's mental health, and psychodiagnostic assessment. Interns are trained in a variety of evidence-based practices and engage in seminars, supervision, and didactics to support their learning and professional development. The clinic is housed in a 5-story state-of-the-art building and is part of the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLAHCS), although separate and distinct from the other GLAHCS training programs. Our psychology service currently consists of 18 full-time psychologists and 2 part-time psychologists, with growth in staff expected this coming training year. All psychology staff members currently participate in the internship training program. For more details about training opportunities and supervision at LAACC, please view our brochure.
Note: When submitting your AAPI, the VA LAACC program name is listed as VA Greater LA Health Care Svs Ambulatory Center
(training opportunities continued)
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:
http://www.losangeles.va.gov/trainee/ (click on
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.