Program Information: Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1693
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Department: Psychological Services
Address: Plaza Annex
641 Carriage Hill Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 209 miles southeast of Washington DC
Phone: 757-263-2700x
Fax: 757-493-5437
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: School District
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Scott Bell
Chief Psychologist: Karin DiMaggio
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 14
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Paid holidays. For the 2021-2022 training year, these include: Independence Day (July 5 observed); Labor Day; Election Day (November 2); Veterans’ Day; Thanksgiving (and following Friday); Winter Holiday (December 23 - 30); New Year’s Day (December 31 observed); Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Presidents’ Day; Spring Holiday (April 14, 15); Memorial Day; and Juneteenth (June 20 observed).
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Please review our training brochure located on our website for a detailed description of a typical work week.
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: 11/30/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Optional
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date: January 3, 7, 10, 14
Interview process description:

2022 Dates: January 3, 7, 10, 14. Interviews may be conducted either virtually by video-conference or in-person/on-site, without preference or penalty for either method and in accordance with VBCPS health and safety policies and guidelines. All candidates are considered equally regardless of the interview method (virtual or on-site) and they are provided the same opportunity to participate in the following interview activities. On interview days, candidates participate in a rotation of three (3) thirty-minute interviews focused on the areas of (1) Assessment, (2) Intervention and Therapy, and (3) Professional Goals and other professional competencies. Each of the three interviews are conducted by a panel of primary and rotation/site supervisors who review candidates’ skills, experience, and knowledge in the aforementioned areas. Our current doctoral interns also meet with candidates to discuss the internship program and answer any additional questions. A tour (either in person or virtual) of the Program is also provided. Candidates should reserve approximately three hours in total to participate in interviews, meet with current interns, and ask questions. Upon conclusion, candidates are then rank ordered by each interview panel and subsequently placed into an aggregate ranking of applicants. The Rank Order List is reviewed after each interview day and again upon completion of all interviews before final submission to APPIC for the Match.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: For a complete list of previous doctoral interns and their universities, see our website under "Current and Previous Doctoral Interns." Within the last five years, we have matched with Doctoral Interns from these programs: Adler University Ball State University Central Michigan University Eastern Kentucky University Fielding Graduate University Georgia State University La Salle University Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge Michigan State University Mississippi State University Pacific University Texas A&M University Texas Woman's University Tulane University University of Rhode Island University of Indianapolis University of Kentucky University of Massachusetts-Amherst University of North Carolina – Greensboro University of Rhode Island University of Tennessee-Knoxville Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical 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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 50
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree 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: All matched candidates prior to employment must submit to fingerprinting and provide personal descriptive information in order to obtain criminal history record information for the purpose of screening and clearing individuals who accept employment with Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS). Full school district policy and regulation, including when employment will be denied for failing the criminal background check, can be found at Criminal Charge Filed Against Employee: Notification of Superintendent School Board Policy 4-5 and Employee Submission to Background Check School Board Regulation 4-5.1.
Program Description

Virginia Beach City Public Schools is a large (65,000 students), urban/suburban school district in southeast Virginia bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Psychological Services staff (licensed clinical and school psychologists) provide internship training and supervision within a general track. Each doctoral intern will have experiences at an elementary school and a secondary (middle or high) school or two elementary schools providing psychological services (assessment, consultation, counseling, crisis intervention) under supervision. Additional supplemental experiences will be based on the intern's interest and professional goals along with the district needs. These supplemental rotations may include alternative education programs for students with behavioral and/or emotional-disorders, BASE Program for elementary students experiencing behavioral and emotional difficulties, Preschool Assessment Center (working with children age 2-5), Therapeutic Day Treatment services and other specialized programs. Experience with a wide range of clinical disorders will be provided and may include students with learning disorders, pervasive developmental disorders (ASD), ADHD, intellectual disabilities, hearing and visual impairments, post traumatic stress disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, adjustment disorders (i.e, parental military deployment, foster care placement), schizophrenia, medical and neurological disorders. Doctoral interns meet for weekly didactic seminars and group supervision. Doctoral interns are assigned a licensed clinical psychologist as their primary supervisor who provides weekly individual supervision. Additional supervision is provided at the intern's assigned sites by licensed staff responsible for those programs.

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

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: 120 89 156 85 93
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 36 36 52 36 36
Total number of interns: 5 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 5 2 3 5 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 3 2 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 1 3 3 0 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 4 2 2 5 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 12 15 6 8 15
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 32 40 162 32 32
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: 4 3 4 3 3
Community Mental Health Center: 1 0 0 2 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 1 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 1 1 2 0 0
Other Medical Center: 1 0 0 1 1
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: 2 2 1 2 3
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 2 2 0 1
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