The goal of the CAVHCS Internship Program is to enrich clinical and assessment skills of Interns. The training program is generalist in nature, and based on the Practitioner-Scholar or Vail model. Interns will be prepared to transition as competent and independent Post-Doctoral Residents or entry-level Psychologist in the setting of medical center, public health care, or private practice. The CAVHCS Psychologist staff accept the responsibility to train Interns in psychological assessment, individual and group psychotherapy of adults, with an emphasis on evidence based practices. CAVHCS Psychology staff also prioritize Intern development of skills for supervision and consultation by enhancing their knowledge of and sensitivity to the cultural, social, ethical and legal issues that impact psychological practice. Interns have opportunities to work with a diagnostically diverse group of mental health patients in Inpatient Psychiatry, MH-RRTP (Residential Treatment Program), and General Outpatient Mental Health, but also have the opportunity to receive specialty training with consultation in clinical area(s) including; PTSD, Primary Care/Behavioral Health (PCMHI), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Behavioral Pain Management, Veteran Justice Outreach, Inpatient/Residential, Substance Abuse, and Homeless Program. Specific evidence based practice training, consultation and utilization opportunities include Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, CBT- Pain and extensive training on the PCMHI model. Our program is distinctive in providing Interns the opportunity to enhance and develop their cultural competence in working with an ethnically diverse patient population, both urban and rural, which is culturally rich, but traditionally underserved. In addition to the acquisition of knowledge and skills, it is expected that the Intern being developing their professional identity as a Psychologist as they obtain graduated levels of responsibility. The internship aims to provide Interns with an appropriate blend of nurturance and challenge in a well-structured framework as they develop greater clinical competence and autonomy.