Program Information: Psychology Service (117)

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1318
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System
Department: Psychology Service (117)
Address: 2400 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 504-507-2000x65244
Fax:
Email: Jessica.Walton2@va.gov
Web Address: https://www.va.gov/southeast-louisiana-health-care/work-with-us/internships-and-fellowships/
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.neworleans.va.gov/careers/Psychology_Training.asp
Primary Agency Type: Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jessica Walton
Chief Psychologist: Kenneth Jones
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 32
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/05/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 26297
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life 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 A typical work day can encompass a variety of clinical duties including working in various programs (Ambulatory Mental Health, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders Clinical Team, Primary Care-Mental Health Integration, Military Sexual Trauma, Interdisciplinary Pain, Palliative Care, etc.) conducting individual/group psychotherapy, psychological evaluations, receiving supervision, attending didactics, working on projects, including quality improvement and research. Work days are typically from 8:00AM-4:30PM.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? Yes
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Details of the above affiliations The SLVHCS psychology training program is fully affiliated with several doctoral programs for the purposes of providing clinical training to doctoral psychology practicum students. SLVHCS is fully affiliated with the following doctoral programs: Chicago Professional School of Psychology, Xavier; University of Southern Mississippi; and Jackson State University.
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:
  • Optional
Interview notification date: 11/26/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/03/2022
Interview process description:

Virtual interviews: Applicants are invited for virtual group interviews by the Director of Training. There are 2-4 days of interviews lasting from 2-3 hours. Individual applicants meet virtually with 3-4 psychologists in their areas of interest. Requests to virtually meet with specific staff are welcome. Applicants may also virtually meet with current interns/residents. Interviews typically are held during the second and third week of January.

Optional: In person interviews: Applicants are invited for group interviews by the Director of Training. There are 2 days of interviews lasting from 5-6 hours. Individual applicants meet with 3-4 psychologists in their areas of interest. Requests to meet with specific staff are welcome. Applicants also may meet with current interns/residents. Interviews typically are held during the second and third week of January.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Most recently: University of North Texas (Clinical) Baylor University (Clinical) Auburn University (Clinical) Florida State University (Clinical) University of Mississippi (Clinical)
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-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:
Program Description

Please see webpage - https://www.neworleans.va.gov/careers/Psychology_Training.asp

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents:
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students:
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

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

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: https://www.va.gov/southeast-louisiana-health-care/work-with-us/internships-and-fellowships/  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: 103 93 72 72 48
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 42 38 44 39
Total number of interns: 5 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 5 3 5 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 0 2 0 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 4 5 4 5
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 1 0 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 4 17 5 6 13
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 32 29 18 27 41
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 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 5 5 3 3 4
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 3 4 2 2 0
Military Medical Center: 1 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 1 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: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 1 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