Program Information: Department of Behavioral Medicine

Click on a section title to expand or collapse individual sections.
Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1589
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center
Department: Department of Behavioral Medicine
Address: 59 MHS/SGOWV
1100 Wilford Hall Loop, Bldg 4554
JBSA Lackland, Texas 78236-9908
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
Distance from Major City: Within San Antonio
Phone: 210-292-5972x
Fax: 210-292-5944
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Armed Forces Medical Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Armed Forces Medical Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Ann Hryshko-Mullen
Chief Psychologist: Christopher Button
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 18
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Position Information
Start Date: 06/20/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 12
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 78970.56
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Moving expenses; paid federal holidays; full health benefits extend to family members. Pay rate varies based on whether have dependents (family members).
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The typical work hours are from 7:30am to 4:30pm. The training activities during the day will vary depending upon the particular rotation. Typical training activities during the day would include providing patient care and attending relevant meetings (i.e., clinic meetings, didactics, case conferences, and supervision).
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
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: 12/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/01/2021
Tentative interview date: 12/10/2021
Interview process description:

Selected applicants will be able to choose from two Interview Day options tentatively scheduled on 10 December 2021 and 7 January 2022.  Both will be offered virtually through a video teleconference platform (e.g., MS Teams). Each Interview Day is a day long and includes an overview of the program, presentations on each rotation and training experience, a virtual tour, and Q&A sessions with faculty and current interns. You will have the opportunity to interview with two faculty members regarding your professional interests and to receive answers to any questions; individual requests for interviewers will be considered. We typically also have current faculty and/or interns' partners available to answer questions from applicants' partners and family members. We host an optional and informal virtual social engagement with current faculty and interns the night before the Interview Day as well. 

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Our internship is celebrating its 50th anniversary as an accredited program training psychology students! We have accepted PhD and PsyD students from many APA accredited graduate programs and the following list includes schools from 2008 to present, but is not exhaustive: Adelphi University Alliant University Argosy University Arizona State University Ball State University Brigham Young University Chaminade University/Hawaii School of Professional Psychology Chatham University Chicago School of Professional Psychology East Carolina University Eastern Kentucky University Florida Institute of Technology Florida State University George Fox University Georgia Southern University Georgia State University Immaculata University Indiana State University Indiana University of Pennsylvania Jackson State University Kent State University LaSalle University Long Island University Louisiana State University Louisiana Tech University Marshall University New Mexico State University Nova Southeastern University Oklahoma State University Our Lady of the Lake University Pacific University Palo Alto University Pepperdine University Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Regent University Rutgers University Sam Houston State University Spalding University Texas A&M University The University of Akron Collaborative Program in Counseling Psychology
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
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 application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
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: Yes
How to obtain text of statement: Qualification as an Air Force Officer is required, including oath of allegiance to the U.S. Contact us by email for a full description of these requirements.
Other Requirements: Coursework complete, dissertation at or near completion. Applicant must qualify & accept commission as a Captain in the USAF to be eligible for this internship.
Program Description

The Clinical Psychology internship at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical is a military internship with the United States Air Force.  The training emphasizes intervention and assessment practices that are well-supported by empirical literature. Extensive training provided in cognitive behavioral strategies, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy via workshops and a weekly Evidence Based Practice Lab. In addition to traditional training in assessment and therapy, we offer state of the art programs in clinical health psychology, primary care consultation and evidence-based treatment for PTSD (Prolonged Exposure & Cognitive Processing Therapy). Interns learn frequently utilized assessment strategies and tools for a variety of common and military-related neurocognitive concerns. They gain invaluable experience in crisis intervention and triage, and provide psychological consultation to organizational leadership regarding fitness for duty of individual military members. Additionally, interns will learn how to utilize a scientist-practitioner approach to address population health issues during our Population Health seminar.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other: Population Health


Health Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)

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.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Number of Completed Applications: 42 44 48 33 34
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 42 40 35 30 29
Total number of interns: 12 5 11 11 10
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 12 5 11 11 10
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 10 3 4 6 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 7 5 6
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 7 3 9 9 7
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 5 2 2 2 3
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 0 10 2 5 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 50 65 36 56 49
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 9 11 5 11 11
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
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 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0