Our APA-accredited doctoral internship training program adheres to a generalist training model offering a broad range of training opportunities with a rural Veteran population. Our goal is to help interns become competent, ethical and thoroughly trained health service psychologists who will go on to distinguished careers. We have a diverse training faculty and adult patient population situated in a large medical center setting. In addition to assessment and intervention training and supervision, interns will consult and work with a variety of other disciplines who particularly value psychological input. Interns attend weekly seminars (cognitive and neuropsychology, diagnostics and psychopathology, evidence-based treatments, psychological assessment, biological bases and psychopharmacology, social-culture-communication) and other educational activities designed to broaden and hone their professional development. Three four-month rotations are selected by each intern, with the potential to diversify the training experience even further by participating in split rotation experiences (i.e., pursuing two separate rotations, for half the training week each). Current rotation offerings include Outpatient Mental Health, Acute Inpatient, Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine, Geropsychology, Neuropsychological Assessment, Military Sexual Trauma, and Residential-Substance Use Disorders-Chronic Mental Illness treatment programs. Additional rotation opportunities may also be available in the future based on faculty availability-interest. At the end of each rotation, comprehensive written competency evaluations are required with supervisors rating interns and interns rating the rotation and supervisor. Interns at our facility also have the opportunity to hone their leadership skills through serving as Chief Intern. A highlight of our internship program is the commitment and dedication of our training faculty, who participate in training on a strictly voluntary basis. For more detailed information about rotations, seminars, training faculty, etc., please see our brochure at:
Internships And Fellowships | VA Gulf Coast Health Care | Veterans Affairs
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