Program Information: Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2168
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Richard L Roudebush Indianapolis VAMC
Department: Psychiatry
Address: 1481 West 10th Street (116P)
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA
Distance from Major City: In the heart of downtown Indianapolis
Phone: 317-988-3658x
Fax:
Email: candace.tomes@va.gov
Web Address: http://www.indianapolis.va.gov/
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.indianapolis.va.gov/services/Psychology_Training.asp
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: Candace Tomes
Chief Psychologist: Shannon Woller
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 45
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 26517
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Typical tour of duty starts at 8:00 am and ends at 4:30 pm. Interns should expect to spend at least 25% and no more than 50% of their time engaged in direct patient care. The remaining time is spent engaged in interdisciplinary meetings, consultations, professional development time, group and individual supervision and didactic learning activities. Please see online brochure for more information.
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: 01/14/2022
Interview process description:

An interview is required to match with our program. All personal interviews are conducted individually and by invitation only.  Applicants are invited to interview for one or more of the two specific emphasis areas and therefore must clearly indicate their emphasis areas of interest.  Applicants will be notified regarding which emphasis area for which they are being invited to interview.  

Interviews are typically scheduled for the second and third Friday in January.  Due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all interviews will be conducted virtually.   Candidates will be informed by e-mail by December 15th as to whether or not they have been invited for a personal interview and for which emphasis area they are being invited.  

Interviews serve as a two-way process: a chance for us to meet and learn more about you, and an opportunity for you to meet us and get a better understanding of our program.  Every effort is made to ensure that candidates have an opportunity to interview with the primary supervisors involved in the candidate’s major rotation of interest.   Please see online brochure for more information: https://www.psychologytraining.va.gov/programs.asp

 

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of Indianapolis, Wright State University, Purdue University, Yale University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, LaSalle University, George Fox University, University of Chicago, Indiana State University, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of South Alabama, Loma Linda University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, University of Nebraska Lincoln, University of Louisville, Eastern Kentucky University, Spalding University, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Adler University, University of Minnesota
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: Yes
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 application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
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: Yes
How to obtain text of statement: Interns sign a National Rules of Behavior agreement . For more information applicants are encouraged to visit: www.va.gov/oaa/policies.asp
Other Requirements: We require a minimum of 5 integrated psychological evaluations.
Program Description

Please see online program brochure at: https://www.indianapolis.va.gov/services/Psychology_Training.asp

 

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison:
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: http://www.indianapolis.va.gov/  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: 66 72 73 74 40
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 25 29 24 41 34
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 2 2 1 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 2 3 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 4 4 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3 5 5 10 9
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 56 52 51 14 43
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 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 3 2 1 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 1 0 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 1
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 2 2 1 2 0
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: 1 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 1 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 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 1 0 1
Independent Practice: 1 1 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 1 1 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0