Site Name: Central Virginia VA Health Care System (Richmond VAMC)
We will be offering virtual informational days in December and January (specific dates TBD). There will be no in-person interviews this year. We will attempt to provide applicants their preferred date. Interview days begin at 8am EST and can run until 3pm. The day will include discussion with the DOT and training staff, and current interns regarding the training program culture, rotation options, and additional training opportunities. We do not have group interviews.
Each applicant will have a virtual interview with training staff which will last approximately 45 minutes; these interviews are semi-structured and used to guide our selection process. Applicants being considered for multiple tracks will have one interview per track. We attempt to match interviewers with applicants' interests.
The Internship has 4 tracks: General, Health Psychology, Neuropsychology, and Interprofessional Geropsychology track. Applicants may apply to all 4 tracks. The Health Psychology, Neuropsychology and Interprofessional Geropsychology tracks have specific rotations described in our brochure. All tracks have three, 4-month rotations. All interns, regardless of track, maintain 3-5 outpatient mental health cases throughout the year and complete monthly outpatient psychological evaluations. All interns receive outpatient case supervision, assessment supervision and rotation supervision. Outpatient cases and assessments will come from the Primary Care Clinics, Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, PTSD Program, and other programs around the healthcare system. All Interns, regardless of the track to which they are matched, are required to demonstrate competencies as defined in our evaluation. Didactics and supervision provide training in several evidence based therapies including (but not limited to): motivational interviewing, cognitive processing therapy, seeking safety, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, social skills training, universal protocol, and cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. Please see our brochure for more detailed information about the program and the Richmond, Virginia area.
(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.