Program Information: Mental Health Service (116 )

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1621
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: VA Puget Sound, Seattle
Department: Mental Health Service (116 )
Address: 1660 South Columbian Way
Seattle, Washington 98108
Country: United States
Metro Area: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 206-764-2895x
Fax:
Email: Stephen.McCutcheon@va.gov
Web Address: https://www.psychologytraining.va.gov/seattle/
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.psychologytraining.va.gov/seattle/
Primary Agency Type: Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Steve McCutcheon
Chief Psychologist: Steve McCutcheon
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 65
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/18/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 10
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28808
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Living in Seattle!
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site 40 hour work week, including 28% protected research time.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
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: 11/15/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

We will hold virtual information sesssions and interviews throughout December and January. Interview invitations will be extended on a rolling basis starting in November. Applicants who are not selected as finalists will be notified by email no later than December 15. Finalists are encouraged to contact current interns about their training experiences; contact information will be provided. Finalists are also welcome to contact the Training Director and/or faculty to discuss common interests and applicant training goals.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Arizona State University; Boston University; Case Western Reserve University; Clark University; Duke University; Emory University; Florida State University; George Mason University; Ohio State University; Oklahoma State University; San Diego State University/UC San Diego; Temple University; University of Alabama; University of Arizona; University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Central Florida; University of Colorado, Boulder; University of Florida, Gainesville; University of Georgia; University of Houston; University of Illinois, Chicago; University of Iowa; University of Maryland, College Park; University of Memphis; University of Miami; University of Michigan; University of Missouri, Columbia; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; University of New Mexico; University of Nevada at Reno; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; University of Oregon; University of Pennsylvania; University of Pittsburgh; University of Rochester; University of South Florida; University of Southern California; University of Tennessee; University of Texas at Austin; University of Utah; University of Vermont; University of Victoria; University of Washington; University of Wisconsin at Madison; Utah State University; Yale University
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 application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
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
PCSAS-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: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

The program emphasizes scientist-practitioner training and evidence-based practice in an academically-oriented, public sector Medical Center. A full description of our internship and fellowship programs is available in our brochure.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents:
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students:
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

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

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: https://www.psychologytraining.va.gov/seattle/  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: 229 225 227 198 232
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 56 56 55 56 71
Total number of interns: 10 10 10 10 10
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 10 10 10 10 10
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 10 10 10 10 9
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 10 10 10 10 9
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 1
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 5 7 5 5 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 72 42 86 46 53
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 6 0 0 0 10
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 1
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 7 8 6 6 6
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
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: 1 1 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 1 1 4 2 1
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 2 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 2
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