Program Information: Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2069
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Central Virginia VA Health Care System (McGuire VA)
Department: Psychology
Address: 1201 Broad Rock Blvd
Psychology 116 B
Richmond, Virginia 23249
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Distance from Major City: Located in Richmond, Virginia
Phone: 804-675-5000x2362
Fax:
Email: Thomas.Campbell4@va.gov
Web Address: https://www.va.gov/richmond-health-care/work-with-us/internships-and-fellowships/psychology-services
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.va.gov/richmond-health-care/work-with-us/internships-and-fellowships/psychology-services
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: Thomas Campbell
Chief Psychologist: Mary Bradshaw
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 67
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 7
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 26942
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Please see our brochure
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns are scheduled to be onsite from 8:00 to 4:30, Monday through Friday. They have a mix of duties daily including patient care, research, interdisciplinary team meetings and supervision meetings and didactics. Interns are encouraged to participate in research and program development. It is our goal that interns complete their work daily by 4:30, though it is not uncommon for an intern to stay additional time to ensure notes are completed and calls returned prior to leaving.
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/01/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

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.  

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Adler University American University Argosy, Washington D.C. Baylor Florida Institute of Technology Midwestern University NOVA Southeastern University, Center for Psychological Studies Pacific University School of Professional Psychology PGSP, Palo Alto University/Stanford Consortium Pepperdine University Radford University Regent University Roosevelt University Seattle Pacific University St. John's Southern Illinois University Spaulding University University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Hartford University of Kansas University of Wisconsin Madison University of Indianapolis University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology
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: 250
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
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: Yes
How to obtain text of statement: Constitutional oath: http://www.opm.gov/constitution_initiative/oath.asp
Other Requirements: Please see the VA's website explaining eligibility requirements: https://www.psychologytraining.va.gov/eligibility.asp
Program Description

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.

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: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: Veterans

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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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/richmond-health-care/work-with-us/internships-and-fellowships/psychology-services  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: 145 139 194 194 190
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 52 60 80 80 75
Total number of interns: 6 6 7 7
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 6 7 7
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 4 5 7
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 5 2 2 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 6 6 7
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 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 8 6 6 6
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 125 61 77 108
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: 05 05 5 4 4
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 05 1 1 2 1
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 0 0 1
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 0 0 0 1
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 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