Program Information: Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1753
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics (SORCC)
Department: Psychology
Address: 8495 Crater Lake Hwy
White City, Oregon 97503
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 10 miles north of Medford, OR
Phone: 541-826-2111x3274
Fax:
Email: ben.giesbrecht@va.gov
Web Address: http://www.southernoregon.va.gov/psychology_Training.asp
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.southernoregon.va.gov/psychology_Training.asp
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: Ben Giesbrecht
Chief Psychologist: Nicole Miller
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 25
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/18/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 26297
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site We encourage Interns to adhere to a 40-hour work week, although fluctuations in workload may sometimes require more time to pursue training-related readings or other relevant activities. Approximately 32 hours of the 40 hour work week are devoted to patient contact and related administrative duties, with the remaining 8 hours reserved for seminars, supervision meetings, and other miscellaneous duties. Interns are expected to engage in a minimum of 10 hours direct, face-to-face patient contact hours per week (per APPIC regulations), and in many cases hours will exceed this minimum.
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: 11/04/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

As part of the application process, we hold interviews by invitation only.  On-site interviews are not required, and given the current pandemic, we will be continuing to offer a virtual open house and interview process for the 2022/2023 training year.

 

Applicants invited for an interview will be notified no later than December 15, 2021, via e-mail.  We will also contact applicants via e-mail who are not being invited for interviews.  If you do not have an e-mail address, you will need to phone Dr. Ben Giesbrecht (Internship Training Director) to inquire into your status. Dr. Giesbrecht’s phone is (541) 826-2111 ext. 3274. 

 

If you are invited for an interview, we will ask that you make a firm commitment to one of the dates listed below or to make arrangements for a pre-scheduled interview (virtual).  Please note, the virtual open house times listed below will only be available during these times (includes an overview of the program, rotations, etc.; see below).  Interviews scheduled outside of these dates will be interviews only.  However, Dr. Giesbrecht will have general availability to answer questions about the program outside of these dates.  Failure either to attend a virtual open house date or to take part in a scheduled virtual interview will result in your application being withdrawn from further consideration.  If you are invited for a virtual open house/interview, plan on starting at approximatley 8:00 AM (PST) on the day of your interview.  You will be joining other applicants in a virtual group format during the morning in meetings with the Training Director, learning about specific opportunities available in each rotation, discussing various aspects of the training program, have the ability to ask programatic questions, and virtually meet with supervisors and current interns (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM).  After an overview of the program, you will be scheduled for two, one hour interviews, which will occur between the hours of 1:00 and approximately 4:00 (PST). Individual interviews are performance-based, and evaluated according to several factors, including your responses to questions about difficult situations you’ve handled in the past, questions about difficult diagnostic dilemmas and treatment challenges you’ve faced in the past, and how well our site meets your training needs and interests.     

 

Please note: this year we will be offering an in-person (OPTIONAL), additional open house after all interviews have been completed. This entirely optional, half-day event is not evaluative but will provide an opportunity for in-depth personal interaction for candidates who may desire to personally experience the facility, program, supervisors, and Southern Oregon in general. This half-day will consist of a facility tour, the ability to interact with staff and current interns, additional question/answer time with the Training Director, and a group lunch with supervisory staff and current interns (subject to change based on pandemic restrictions). No interviews will occur on this day, and the optional open house does not substitute for the virtual open house that is required of interviewing applicants. The optional open house is tentatively scheduled for January 27, 2022.
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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 300
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
PCSAS-Accredited
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

Please see the Internship Brochure (contact program) for additional details regarding the available rotations, training model, and didactic opportunities. 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents:
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students:
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban:
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research:
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty:
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: http://www.southernoregon.va.gov/psychology_Training.asp  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: 39 53 56 45 42
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 28 19 27 29 26
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 1 1 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 3 2 2 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 3 3 3 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 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 5 6 17 4 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 65 28 48 19 74
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: 3 3 1 3 3
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 2 0 2 2 3
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 1 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 1 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 0 0 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 1 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