Site Name: Northport VAMC
Department: Psychology Service (116B)
Five interview dates are offered during which we have a general information session (non-evaluative), group interview, Q&A meeting with staff (non-evaluative), meeting with current interns (non-evaluative), and individual interview. Applicants are notified about interview status via email. We anticipate offering both in person and virtual interview days, dependent on guidance as we move closer to schedulding interviews.
The primary aim of the Northport VAMC internship program is to offer training experiences that result in marketable skills for application to and successful performance in entry level positions in professional psychology. We provide broad clinical training that focuses on the advancement of skill in the delivery of psychotherapy and assessment, greater comfort in a multidisciplinary medical setting, and an increased confidence in the role of a culturally sensitive and ethically responsible psychologist. As psychologists and supervisors, we are invested in training that emphasizes service delivery in a nuturing atmosphere. Interns are treated with respect and are invited to participate alongside staff in most functions. The promotion of learning is emphasized across all clincial activities, supervision and didactics. Our internship provides exposure to the many roles a psychologist performs in a medical setting. The therapeutic interventions performed by interns include neuropsychological assessment, short-term and long-term individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, crisis intervention and process-oriented and psychoeducational group treatment. Most psychologists and interns work as part of an interdisciplinary team, an approach which strengthens positive health outcomes. The internship includes training in areas increasingly important for a career in psychology such as the provision of evidence based treatments, work in a primary care setting and proficiency in treating veterans returning from current conflicts. Required experiences are complemented by electives where interns have the opportunity to select rotations specific to their training goals.
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Opportunities are available to gain experience in program evaluation/ performance improvement.
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.