The psychology internship program at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center is an APA-accredited training program that offers internship training to U.S. citizens who are pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-, CPA-, or PCSAS-accredited institution. The program provides broad-based, generalist training in clinical psychology with opportunity for focused experiences in PTSD, geropsychology, and integrated health/primary care.
Our program is committed to the integration of science and practice by using clinical science as the foundation for implementing and evaluating assessment and interventions during training. The psychology staff assumes the responsibility to train each intern in psychological assessment and the treatment of individuals and groups, and to prepare interns for the clinical and ethical demands of a challenging career in professional psychology. We have found that our most successful interns demonstrate a strong work ethic, professionalism, and adaptability in challenging circumstances.
Applicants must be certified by their Director of Clinical Training as being ready for internship and preferably will have only minor, if any, dissertation requirements remaining. We prefer that applicants have a minimum of 1000 total hours of practicum experience (e.g., intervention, assessment, supervision, support); however, the quality of previous training exepriences is valued more highly than the quantity. Preference is typically given to candidates from university-based programs who have had supervised assessment and therapy experience with a broad range of psychopathology across varied adult populations and settings; supervised training in objective psychological or neuropsychological test administration, interpretation, and report writing; and who have demonstrated interest and experience in research.
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from candidates reflecting diversity in racial, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation, gender, disability or other identity status.