Program Information: Clinical Psychology Internship

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1756
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Hefner VA Medical Center
Department: Clinical Psychology Internship
Address: 1601 Brenner Avenue
11M-2
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 40 miles north of Charlotte, NC
Phone: 704-638-9000x13175
Fax: 704-638-3828
Email: Brandon.Bryan@va.gov
Web Address: https://www.va.gov/salisbury-health-care/work-with-us/internships-and-fellowships/
Brochure Website's Address:
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: Brandon Bryan
Chief Psychologist: Kristin Humphrey
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 77
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 08/15/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 26635
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): On top of four hours of sick leave and four hours of vacation leave that is earned every pay period, interns receive 10 federal holidays off during the course of the internship year.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns will spend their day in a variety of activities, including treatment team meetings, individual therapy, group therapy, assessment, and consultation. Interns can have rotations throughout the hospital and will spend 16 hours per week in their outpatient rotation, 16 hours per week on their major rotation, and the remaining eight hours in didactics and supervision.
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: 01/05/2022
Interview process description:

We will conduct virtual interviews on 01/05, 01/07, 01/10, 01/12, and 01/13. Each applicant will be interviewed by two staff members together. The Co-Training Directors will conduct several virtual open house events to provide broad overviews of the program and answer specific questions. We will provide a video tour of campus.

We will also offer a face to face Open House on 01/18 and 01/24 to tour campus in person. Please note, this Open House is COMPLETELY OPTIONAL and will not affect your ranking with us in any way.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: 2020-2021: Palo Alto University; Wright State University; Nova Southeastern University; Regent University; University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Marshall University. 2019-2020: Marshall University; Midwestern University; Nova Southeastern University; Spalding University; Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology; Wright State University. 2018-2019: Regent University; Midwestern University; Chicago School of Professional Psychology; Buffalo University. 2017-2018: Argosy University, Chicago; Carlos Albizu University – San Juan; Fuller Graduate School of Psychology; Nova Southeastern University; Oklahoma State University; PGSP – Palo Alto University. 2016 – 2017: Argosy University, Chicago; Carlos Albizu University – Miami; Georgia Southern University; James Madison University; Marywood University; PGSP – Palo Alto University; Regent University. 2016 – 2017: Argosy University, Chicago; Carlos Albizu University – Miami; Georgia Southern University; James Madison University; Marywood University; PGSP – Palo Alto University; Regent University. 2015 – 2016: Carlos Albizu University - Miami; Pacific Graduate School of Psychology – Stanford; PGSP – Palo Alto University; University of Akron; University of Southern Mississippi; Xavier University. 2014 – 2015: Argosy University, Hawaii; James Madison University; Carlos Albizu University; Argosy University, Atlanta; University of Indianapolis; Florida Institute of Technology. 2013 – 2014: University of Florida; Radford University; Immaculata University; Argosy University, Chicago; Nova Southeastern University; Spalding University. 2012 – 2013: University of Central Florida; Argosy University, D.C. (2 interns); University of Central Florida. 2011 – 2012: Regent University (2 interns); Argosy University, Atlanta; The Wright Institute. 2010 – 2011: Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2 interns); Nova Southeastern University; Regent University. 2009 – 2010: University of Iowa; The Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology; Argosy University, Atlanta; Argosy University, Hawaii. 2008 – 2009: Pepperdine University; Marshall University; Illinois Institute of Technology; Argosy University, Atlanta. 2007 – 2008: The Wright Institute; Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 2006 – 2007: Michigan State University; Nova Southeastern University. 2005 – 2006: Rosemead School of Psychology; Argosy University, Washington, DC. 2004 – 2005: The University of Virginia; Argosy University, Atlanta. 2003 – 2004: The University of South Carolina; Nova Southeastern University. 2002 – 2003: Nova Southeastern University; Argosy University, Chicago. 2001 – 2002: The University of Virginia & Cornell Law School; Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. 2000 – 2001: The University of Connecticut; Wheaton College.
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:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
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: A minimum of 10 comprehensive assessment reports completed by the time of application is highly preferred.
Program Description

The Psychology Internship Program provides comprehensive generalist training to interns from APA-approved clinical and counseling psychology graduate programs in an intellectually challenging and professionally nurturing environment. There are three training tracks (generalist, health psychology, and neuropsychology) but the overall philosophy of our training program is that comprehensive generalist skills form the foundation for competent, independent, professional psychology practitioners. As practitioner-scholars, interns are expected to develop a theoretical framework for the application of therapeutic skills. Core competencies include assessment (including using psychometric measures), differential diagnosis, case consultation, and interdisciplinary team functioning. Additional focus of training is on recovery, evidenced-based treatments, and telehealth. Interns have ongoing supervision, the intensity of which will taper throughout the internship as the progressive and cumulative training leads toward independent practice. Structure: Generalist interns complete a 12-month rotation providing outpatient and consultation services in the general mental health clinic. Health Psychology interns complete two six-month rotations in whole health and home-based primary care. Neuropsychology interns complete a 12-month rotation in neuropsychological assessment, consultation, and rehabilitation. All interns select at least two additional rotations according to their interests and training needs. In all settings, participation in the interprofessional team process is an integral part of training. Interns receive 4-6 hours of formal supervision a week including an hour of group supervision. Consistent with a mentoring approach, interns may work with several supervisors throughout the year. Didactic Training: Interns spend an average of 4 hours a week in seminar and didactic activities designed to produce practitioner-scholars capable of translating theory, knowledge, and scientific inquiry into practice. Didactic offerings incorporate the application of an empirical knowledge base to case formulation, treatment planning, and treatment implementation.

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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: 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:
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration:
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: https://www.va.gov/salisbury-health-care/work-with-us/internships-and-fellowships/  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: 97 95 87 98
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 40 42 42 49
Total number of interns: 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 4 5 4 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 6 5 6
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0 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 10 10 8 6
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 75 80 154 158
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 1 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 3 0 2 5
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 1 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 1 1 4 5 4
Military Medical Center: 0 0 1 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 1 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 1
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 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 1
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: 1 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 0 0 1 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0