Department : Department of Behavioral Health

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1242
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Tripler Army Medical Center
Department: Department of Behavioral Health
Address: 1 Jarrett White Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96859-5000
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 5 miles from Honolulu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-433-6340x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Armed Forces Medical Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Armed Forces Medical Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Cara Cox Coleman
Chief Psychologist: Chaska Gomez
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 16
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 10/02/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 55632
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns are entitled to all pay, benefits, and allowances authorized as an Active Duty Army officer with the same time in service and grade. These benefits include but are not limited to: Cost of living adjustment (COLA) for overseas tour (i.e., Hawaii), monthly basic allowance for housing (BAH) and subsistence (BAS), paid moving expenses, full medical coverage for intern and family members at minimal cost, 30 days of paid leave annually, and access to commissary/post exchange/recreation facilities. Multiple training events by nationally recognized leaders offered at no cost to the intern either locally or all expense paid trips. *** Stipend is the minimum pay received by each intern. It was based on the 2022 tables for base pay for an O-3 (Captain) without dependents. Please go to to calculate actual pay based on individual circumstances.***
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The interns will spend most of their time treating patients (typically active duty service members) in one of our outpatient clinics. Clinical experiences outside of traditional outpatient treatment with adults and children, may include training in behavioral medicine, neuropsychology, inpatient, and intensive outpatient clinics.
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: 11/14/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/05/2022
Tentative interview date: 01/09/2023- 01/12/2023
Interview process description:

Applicants must be US Citizens and be able to commission as an active-duty Army officer.  Candidates who match with Tripler Army Medical Center will enter active duty military service.  The application deadline is November 14, 2022.  Applicants will be notified of selection for interview by December 5, 2022. All interviews will be conducted virtually (via MS Teams). The interview is 45-50 minutes with two faculty members and a current trainee. We anticipate conducting interviews 9-12 January 2023. We will have an optional hybrid (in-person and virtual) meet and greet on 13 January 2023. Applicants are encouraged to attend the in person meet and greet when possible to ensure that Tripler Army Medical Center and Hawai'i will be a good fit with their training goals and personal needs.

Note 1: The in-person meet and greet is contingent upon COVID-19 and any travel restrictions in place by the state or local military leadership.

Note 2: We understand that COVID-19 may have impacted the number of clinical hours obtained. If there are concerns about eligibility to apply/interview due to not meeting the minimum, please email the DoT.

Note 3: Applicant must meet U.S. Army medical fitness standards before this site is authorized to rank the applicant.  Apply with your local Army Health Care Recruiter ( | 1-800-USA-ARMY).

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
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 150
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not 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: Matching with our site is CONTINGENT upon meeting all accessions requirements (medical, legal, etc.) for commission into the U.S. Army (e.g., active duty service). Applicant MUST apply with your local U.S. Army Healthcare Recruiter at, ASAP. Select "Medical (AMEDD)" as your interest to search for a Healthcare Recruiter in your area. DO NOT WAIT for interview notification before speaking with a Recruiter. Interns incur an Active Duty service obligation (currently 3 years following licensure).
Program Description

The internship will accept a maximum of 6 active-duty military interns for the 2022-2023 training year (civilian intern positions are not available).  The internship is a 12-month generalist program based on the practitioner-scholar model.  Interns incur a 3-year active duty service obligation that begins after the internship is complete and the intern obtains an unrestricted license as a clinical psychologist (may be licensed in any state).  Although the internship officially starts in October, interns begin their training in Jun/Jul by attending the AMEDD Direct Commissioning Course (Ft. Sill, OK) and/or the AMEDD Basic Officer Leadership Course (JBSA-Sam Houston, TX).  Interns who have met all internship requirements and whose dissertations are complete are expected to participate in a one year post-doctoral Clinical Psychology Residency Program (also at Tripler Army Medical Center) which specializes in the advanced application of clinical psychology in a military setting (military psychology).  There is no additional service requirement for the Residency Program.

The internship program's goal is to establish solid generalist skills as a clinical psychologist working with military and civilian populations in a variety of outpatient settings.  The core rotation of program is the Outpatient Clinic (Adult and Child) and Adult Specialty Evaluation Clinic rotation with additional training opportunities in NeuropsychologyBehavioral Medicine and Intensive Outpatient.  Interns are also provided additional training opportunities in a variety of unique behavioral health settings such as hospital consultation services, pain management, sleep clinic, TBI clinic, inpatient psychiatric unit, etc.  There is an emphasis on adult assessment and evidence-based clinical intervention skills.  Interns also receive unique training and experience in cultural diversity.  The internship provides a comprehensive professional educational program, to include a number of workshops conducted by nationally recognized experts in behavioral health.  All interns are required to complete their dissertations/CRPs by the end of the internship, with  access to extensive hospital library research resources to provide assistance.  Interns have the opportunity to interact with a diverse military and civilian internship faculty, post-doctoral Residents and Fellows, and graduate practicum students.  There is also substantial opportunity to collaborate with psychiatry residents and fellows. 

Applicants who have not successfully defended their doctoral or clinical research project proposal prior to the Army CPIP board in January 2023 will not be considered.  If an applicant completes the proposal after the application deadline, the applicant must have their Director of Clinical Training from their doctoral institution send a letter certifying completion to the TAMC Clinical Psychology Internship Program at ATTN: MAJ Cara Cox Coleman, Director of Training, Department of Behavioral Health, Clinical Psychology Internship Program Director, Tripler Army Medical Center, 1 Jarrett White Road, Tripler AMC, HI 96859-5000.  There are no exceptions to this policy.  All applicants for the Tripler Army CPIP must contact a local Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Recruiter to begin the application process.  Contacting the Recruiter no later than August is highly recommended in order to allow the applicant and the Recruiter sufficient time to ensure all Army application criteria (e.g., health physicals, medical waivers, security clearance applications, etc.) are completed in a timely manner.  Find the nearest Recruiter at or 1-800-USA-ARMY.  Once logged into the site, select the "Locate a Recruiter" link at the bottom of the page.  Once inside the link, identify "Active Duty" as your Area of Interest, enter your zip code, and a list of local recruiting stations will appear.  Please contact the "Medical (AMEDD) Recruiter" office.  Your Recruiter will assist you in collecting the application materials and completing the application process.  All applicants for the Army TAMC CPIP must also complete the APPIC Application for Psychology Internship and select the Tripler CPIP as a site of interest.

Applicants must upload the following additional documents into the APPI: one additional letter of recommendation (three total), Curriculum Vitae, and a de-identified written sample of a psychological assessment report, including formal psychometrics, reflecting the applicant's actual clinic work.  Applicants who do not submit all materials as per above will not be considered.  Please refer to our website for more information about our program and about the application process.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: Active Duty Military Personnel, Veterans, Retirees, and their families

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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other: Supervision of behavioral health technicians


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

Military Psychology

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 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 44 34 26 34
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 40 26 24 30
Total number of interns: 4 5 6 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 5 6 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 3 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 5 6 5
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 5 8 5 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 17 24 41 30
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 2 0 0 0 3 3
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 6 4 5 6 6 5
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0