Site Name: Portland VA Medical Center
Department: Odessa Cole, PhD (P3MHN)
Interviews and open house are tentatively scheduled for the week of January 9th.
We will be offering virtual interviews to roughly the top 50% of applicants based on an initial assessment of 1) Clinical Experience (total clinical hours - intervention hours, assessment hours, and supervision hours; total number of integrated reports written), 2) Research Experience (publications; presentations, posters/abstracts; research and grant writing experience), 3) Academic Experience (course grades; teaching experience), and 4) Subjective Impressions (cover letter quality; references; cultural humility, quality of fit). Finalists will also be invited to the Open House (OH), which will be entirely remote due to covid.
Invited finalists are STRONGLY encouraged to attend OH. All applicants who are invited to OH/interviews are ranked.
Please consult website for details.
The number one priority in the VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS)'s internship program is to give students a positive, supportive training experience. Interns work reasonable hours, are provided ample supervision and didactic opportunities, and are treated as colleagues by the psychology staff. The VAPORHCS predoctoral internship program assists interns as they prepare for future careers or for additional postdoctoral training. We use a generalist model, focusing on skills of assessment, treatment, consultation, and integrated care with diverse patient populations. Each intern participates in three, 4-month long full-time training rotations. Although we offer full-time rotations throughout the year, in Rotations 2 and 3 however, interns can choose to have a major/minor (i.e., 1 day per week minor rotation) if they prefer. We believe that interns experience greater in-depth learning in a particular specialty area, however offer the major minor format to provide greater flexibility and breadth of training opportunites if interns are interested in multiple areas of training. Rotations we offer include Health Psychology, Women's Health, Acute Psychiatry Inpatient Mental Health, Outpatient Mental Health, Neuropsychology, Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team, and Primary Care Mental Health Integration. As minor rotations, interns can choose from Neuropsychology (if they have taken this rotation previously as a major/full time), our Outpatient Mental Health Clinic loctations, Women's Health, and our Assessment Clinic. Professional development is a primary focus of our training, as we assist interns in transitioning from graduate school to a professional career. Please see our website for more details about our program and rotations.
(training opportunities continued)
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.