Site Name: Cincinnati VA Medical Center
Department: Psychology Training Program (116B)
Five afternoon virtual interview sessions are scheduled in December and January. Each session has a group orientation meeting with the Director of Training, a group meeting with the current intern class, and 4 individual interviews - 3 with doctoral staff and 1 with a current intern. Applicants will be notified by email by December 1st whether they will be invited to interview. If so, the interview date will be coordinated by email based on applicant preference. Per health guidelines, on- site interviews are not offered this year.
Virtual Interviews all take place from 12:00-4:30pm on the following days
Our doctoral internship program adheres to a scientist practitioner model of training. We emphasize the acquisition of basic diagnostic and therapy skills and the integration of these skills with psychological theory and research. Interns are offered a variety of opportunities to learn more specific, evidence-based treatments within their rotations. The internship year is structured to maximize exposure to a wide range of experiences, while offering sufficient concentration to provide depth of learning and to build expertise in particular areas. As such, we strive to balance the needs for training in core competencies with opportunities to focus on areas of specialization. Our goal is twofold: to support our interns' particular career interests while providing a well-rounded clinical training experience. Consistent with the APA guidelines on Accreditation, we strive to provide internship education and training in preparation for entry-level practice in professional psychology that is broad and professional in its orientation rather than narrow and technical. Interns are assigned to 2 major rotations (24 hours/week for 6 months each), 1 year-long minor rotation (8 hours/week), and 3 long-term psychotherapy cases. Typically, each of these experiences will be supervised by a different staff psychologist. There are also 2-3 training seminars/week.
There are 4 tracks: General clinical, Neuropsychology, Trauma Recovery Center, and Health Psychology. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferences for track(s) and major rotations in a list at the top of the cover letter submitted as part of the online application. Applicants who match on the Neuropsychology, Trauma Recovery Center, or Health tracks are guaranteed a 6 month rotation in that area. Applicants who match on the General Clinical Track are guaranteed their first choice from the group of major rotations that includes Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Care, Substance Dependence Treatment, and Substance Abuse/PTSD Treatment.
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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.