The internship employes a clinician-scholar model and emphasizes a generalist clinical psycholoy orientation, while simultaneously promoting and supporting interns to develop speciality knowledge, intervention, and assessment skillsets in areas that include health psychology, PTSD/trauma, geropsychology, primary care-mental health integration, neuropsychology, chronic mental illness, psychosocial recovery and suicide prevention. Psychological assessment is required of all interns and is supplmented by a complete year-long didactic series. Please see our web page and brochure for a complete description of the internship program and additional updates regarding COVID-19.
Impact of COVID-19 on Application Requirements:
The ECHCS Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC Psychology Internship Program understands that many training programs and practicum sites have been adversely affected by COVID-19, resulting in reduced opportunities to accrue clinical hours. If applicants have experienced such COVID-related extenuating circumstances, we encourage them to include this information in a brief paragraph at the end of their cover letter for the RMR VAMC training faculty to review.
We utilize a goodness-of-fit model during intern selection to obtain a skilled and diverse group of interns (e.g., geographic, racial, ethnic).
We have three tracks:
117411 - General Track (4 slots)
117412 - Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) Track (1 slot)
117413 - Geropsychology/GRECC Track (1 slot)*
*Min Req Hours for GRECC Track is 250 Intervention, 100 Assessment
All six slots provide follow a similar required model and complete the same eduation with generalist training in clinical psychology. Interns in the General track will select three major and three minor rotations. The intern accepted to the PCMHI track will complete all three major rotations in PCMHI clinics. The intern accepted to the Geropsychology track will have all two of three major rotations assigned to Geropsychology clinics. Rotations are selected with the guidance of training committee in order to ensure generalist training and the completion of all other training requirements.