The Salem VAMC offers a generalist program in clinical psychology with a strong cognitive-behavioral orientation. We adhere to a scientist-practitioner model. The focus of our training programs is TRAINING and we use a developmental model for supervision. Major rotations (4-6 months) occur for 3 days/week. A rotation in Evidence-Based Psychotherapy/ Outpatient Psychological Services is required. Behavioral Medicine/Primary Care, Substance Use Disorders, Neuropsychology, Geropsychology, and PTSD major rotations are elective. We offer a Neuropsychology Track (Match# 161412) for applicants specifically wanting a Neuropsychology specialization. Applicants wanting a strong generalist training are a great fit, as are applicants wanting a generalist background with an emphasis in any of our Major Rotation content areas. Minor rotations are varied in experience and length. Interns spend approximately 1 day/week on their minor rotations. Examples of on and off-site minors include: Sport Psychology, Administration, Neuropsychology, Geropsychology, Military Sexual Trauma, SMI (PRRC), PTSD, Chronic Pain, Behavioral Medicine, Primary Care Psychology, Forensics, Substance Use Disorders, Program Development and Evaluation, EAP, and Research. A long-term experience is also selected for the entire year. Some options include: DBT, MI/MET, Memory Assessment, Administration, CPT, LGBTQ+, residential groups, and Chronic Pain. Although we are a generalist program, we do also adhere to the Houston guidelines for training neuropsychologists and have done an exceptional job preparing neuropsychologists. Neuropsychology applicants may choose to apply to just the Neuropsychology Track or to both tracks. The Neuropsychology Track ensures Neuropsychology Major rotation occurs first rotation and explicit assurance of Houston guidelines being met. Extensive didactic trainings are an important component of the internship. Didactics occur weekly for approximately 1.5 hours each week. Seminars on independent practice issues, assessment, ethics and legal issues, diversity, working with personality disorders, self-care, pain management, EBPs, supervision, motivational interviewing, and professional development. Research is encouraged and publication opportunities are available. Trainees are involved in our Multicultural and Diversity Committee. Salem is a collegial, warm, and supportive atmosphere. We focus on creating a balanced life, which integrates personal and professional interests and activities. Time is provided weekly to facilitate intern relationships. There is a significant focus on dissertation completion, professional development, and employment search. Our beautiful location in SW Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains offers numerous recreational and cultural activities. Salem is next to Roanoke, Virginia and offers a safe environment, good schools, slower pace of life, great restaurants, and wonderful hiking. The area is affordable and there is something for everyone's living preferences, including city/urban living (e.g., loft style apartments downtown), suburban (houses or apartment complexes with many amenities), and more rural options (e.g., farmhouse) all within a short driving distance. Nearby Universities include Virginia Tech, Roanoke College, Hollins, and Radford. *Some rotational experiences have been impacted by COVID. Most rotations offer extensive video to home experiences. Some external rotations may not be available due to COVID (e.g., sports psychology, forensic) but the majority of rotations have transitioned nicely to virtual or combined face-to-face and virtual experiences.