Site Name: Asheville VA - Charles George VA Medical Center
Department: Mental Health Service (116)
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no in-person interviews. We will hold video interviews and other online opportunities for applicants to learn about our program, ask questions and interact with our faculty. Interviews will be held in the afternoon on 1/6/22, 1/13/22 and 1/20/22.
Though the number of minimum hours listed below has not changed, we are relaxing requirements for hours. No applicant will be removed from consideration solely due to the number of clinical hours reported. Please see our 2021 brochure for more information and contact Dr. Bringle with questions.
The program provides an opportunity for interns to develop a solid general set of clinical skills. These skills include assessment, psychodiagnosis, individual and group psychotherapeutic skills, consultation, and assumption of a professional role. All training rotations provide ample opportunity for direct clinical experience. All supervisors provide individualized evaluation and feedback on clinical skills and the intern's professional growth as it occurs within a clinical setting.
Rotations include: Outpatient Mental Health Clinic/Trauma (required), Geropsychology and Primary Care, Severe/Persistant Mental Illness (inpatient and outpatient), Co-Occuring Disorders (residential and outpatient), Geropsychology and Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Psychooncology/Palliative Care/Hospice and the MH Consult Team. Emphasis areas include: LGBT Veterans, Sexual Trauma, Women Veterans, OEF/OIF/OND Veterans, DBT and Assessment.
Please see our 2021 brochure for updates to rotations in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
(training opportunities continued)
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.