Program Information: Southwest Consortium Doctoral Psychology Internship

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1437
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: NMVAHCS
Department: Southwest Consortium Doctoral Psychology Internship
Address: 1501 San Pedro Dr. SE
BHCL (116)
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: In Albuquerque, NM
Phone: 505-265-1711x7741
Fax:
Email: madeleine.goodkind@va.gov
Web Address: http://www.albuquerque.va.gov/careers/Psychology_Training.asp
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.albuquerque.va.gov/careers/Psychology_Training.asp
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Consortium
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Madeleine Goodkind
Chief Psychologist: Lorraine Torres-Sena
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 40
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 7/18/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 8
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 26463
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): training in evidence-based treatments by national trainers
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Please see information in our brochure on our website: https://www.albuquerque.va.gov/careers/Psychology_Training.asp
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum Students
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

11/15/2020
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Internship candidates are invited to one of three virtual Open Houses held between the third week of December and first week of January (December 14, December 15, and January 6) During the virtual Open House, candidates will have two individual interviews, will learn about the internship's values and emphases, and will have the opportunity to meet with supervisors and current interns in informational panels. No on-site interviews will be held.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Please see brochure on website: https://www.albuquerque.va.gov/careers/Psychology_Training.asp
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 250
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
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 Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
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: All male candidates must have registered with Selective Service, and all candidates for the federally-funded positions must be US citizens. Candidates are subject to random drug testing.
Program Description

Southwest Consortium member sites are New Mexico VA Healthcare System, Indian Health Service, and UNM Medical Center. We offer generalist, research-based, culturally-aware training with 14 possible rotations covering psychological trauma, health psychology, consultation/triage, SMI, psychosocial rehabilitation, family therapy, assessment, psychotherapy, and neuropsychology. Our mission is to train culturally-aware, research-competent professional psychologists who will be well-prepared to function in clinical, academic, research, or administrative settings. Because of our great diversity in training sites and emphasis on quality supervision, interns graduate with high levels of self-confidence in their abilities to tackle anything in the domain of professional psychology. Our graduates have had great success in obtaining postdoctoral residencies and employment in competitive clinical, academic, and medical center positions. Training within Southwest Consortium adheres to the Scientist-Practitioner model and interns have opportunities to train in Evidence-Based Psychotherapies. While interns are encouraged to identify specialty wishes in light of their career goals, we also work closely with interns to identify gaps in basic competencies that will be addressed in the course of the training year. Interns are also granted 4 hours of research time per week, and have access to research mentors within the faculty. We think our training model is ideal for those whose career goals include a mix of clinical work, research and teaching. The unique cultural and geographic setting here in New Mexico offers a foundation for the sophisticated training we have developed in weaving cultural awareness into every aspect of clinical work. New Mexico is a unique and beautiful place with many recreational and cultural resources.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
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:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students:
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: veterans

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: http://www.albuquerque.va.gov/careers/Psychology_Training.asp  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: 115 169 116 112 130
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 86 122 90 84 85
Total number of interns: 11 11 11 8 7
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 11 11 11 8 7
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 11 11 10 7 5
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 1 1 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 11 9 8 5
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 2 0 2
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 2 11 58 6 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 68 92 9 106 80
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 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 11 11 10 11 8
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 7 6 5 5
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 1
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 2 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 1 0 2
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 1 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 2 3 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 1 1 1 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 0 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 1 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0