Site Name: VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Department: Behavioral Health
Selected applicants are contacted by email and invited to interview with us. All interviews will be virtual and interviews are required. No on-site interviews or open houses will be offered. Virtual interviews are one full day in duration and consist of overview of the training program by Director of Clinical Training, rotation stations, individual interviews with supervisors, and informal discussion with current interns. Interview format will be more thoroughly explained on our website and in the interview notification email.
Our program offers 3 tracks: general psychology (4 slots), neuropsychology (1 slot), and geropsychology (1 slot). The Neuropsychology track is appropriate for applicants with prior neuropsychology training who wish to pursue board certification in neuropsychology; neuropsychology applicants should only apply to the neuropsychology track. The geropsychology track is appropriate for applicants with an identified interest in geropsychology training with aspirations for a geropsychology fellowship/board certification; these applicants could apply to both the geropsychology and general tracks as geropsychology rotations are also available in the general track. Interns complete three 4-month rotations with the opportunity to pursue a one-day per week elective rotation. There are rotation options in a variety of clinics, including PCMHI, geropsychology, neuropsychology, trauma, substance use disorders, psychosis, and general mental health. EBP's are emphasized. Interns also participate in several weekly didactic programs, to include case conference, D-group, intern seminar series, and journal clubs. Emphasis is placed on diversity training with a monthly multicultural seminar, monthly multicultural reflection series, monthly DEI huddle, and opportunity to participate as members of the Diversity subcommittee. Our progarm website more fully describes our tracks and training experiences.
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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.