Program Information: Department of Behavioral Health

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1738
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Brooke Army Medical Center
Department: Department of Behavioral Health
Address: ATTN: MCHE-BM
3551 Roger Brooke Drive
Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234
Country: United States
Metro Area: San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
Distance from Major City: in City of San Antonio
Phone: 210-539-1391
Fax: 210-539-9400
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: Raymond Beckman
Chief Psychologist: Rick Schobitz
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 36
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 10/17/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 85733.02
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Annual pay is based on military rank and time in service. Military pay is also influenced by housing allowances which varies by location, and by the size of dependent family. The above stipend/salary number reflects the minimum salary an intern will receive at our internship (calculated as an individual who is entering the Army as a CPT with less than 2 years time in service, single, with no dependents, assigned to Fort Sam Houston TX). To calculate specific pay based on these factors, go to
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Normal intern duty day varies based on rotation but typically consists of a 9 hour work day with a 1 hour lunch break.
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: 11/21/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/01/2021
Tentative interview date: 12/10/2021
Interview process description:

All applicants will be applying to become Officers in the US Army and must go through the central Army selection process.  Please see our website and contact an MEDCoE recruiter for more information.  The recruiter will work with applicants to ensure they are meeting all military accession requirements.

All applicants must come from an APA accredited program in order to be employed by the U.S. Government.

Applicants will be invited to a virtual interview (DEC 10 or DEC 13). All online APPI materials must be submitted to include confirmation of approved proposal for dissertation on or prior to application deadline. For applicants of the 2021-2022 internship class, the program recognizes the negative impact that the COVID19 pandemic has had on the accrual of clinical hours.  We encourage all interested applicants to submit an application for review.  It is requested that applicants address the loss of hours in their cover letter upon submission.  Once applications are fully received, they will be reviewed and applicants will be contacted regarding interviews on a rolling basis no later than Dec 1, 2021.  The interview day will include a presentation on our program, time spent throughout the day with current interns, and interviews with faculty and leaders within our department.  Please see our website for more specific details about our program.

If you have any questions, special needs, or requests please do not hesitate to contact the Program Director MAJ Raymond Beckman at  Please note: APPIC Match contingent upon meeting requirements for commission in the U.S. Army. Apply with your local Army Health Care Recruiter. 1-800-USA-ARMY.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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: 600
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 Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not 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

BAMC's CPIP requires three years of active duty service upon licensure. There is a one year post doctoral residency available for those with dissertation completed. BAMC is located on Fort Sam Houston, within the city of San Antonio. Teaching staff consists of full-time licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers. The internship offers training in generalist skills in assessment, therapeutic intervention, and consultation. Major rotations include Military Outpatient Psychology, Neuropsychology and either Clinical Health Psychology or Child and Adolescent Psychology. Military Outpatient Psychology rotations provides extensive experience in triage, crisis management, evaluation and diagnosis, and treatment with active duty service members. Treatment modalities are typically short-term and evidence-based. On the Clinical Health rotation, interns will be expected to acquire, refine and apply a multidisciplinary biopsychosocial model to provide psychological assessments, interventions and consultations to patients with medical conditions. Interns will principally work with primary care providers and an interdisciplinary pain management team. Child and Adolescent Psychology rotation provides assessment and treatment services to children and their families. Frequently occurring diagnoses include attention deficit disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and adjustment disorder. Modalities range from play therapy to behavior modification. Developmental Clinic provides the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team to diagnose and develop treatment plans for children with severe developmental disorders. Neuropsychology rotation will focus on the skills needed to provide brief cognitive screening as well as a more comprehensive battery of cognitive/personality functioning with active duty soldiers.  Students will also engage in a year-long evidence based treatment rotation where they will learn modalities for treating PTSD, depression, and other disorders that have specific evidence-based protocols.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Low income:
Other: Military Service Members and their Families

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other: Supervision of Enlisted Behavioral Health Technician students


Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Pediatrics: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: 40 31 26 34 17
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 36 28 24 32 17
Total number of interns: 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 2 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 4 5 4 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 5 5 5 6
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 1 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 2 10 4 1 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 52 52 30 20 47
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: 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: 6 6 6 6 6
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