Program Information: 116A2

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2204
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: VAMC Chillicothe
Department: 116A2
Address: 17273 State Route 104
116A2
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601-9718
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 45 miles south of Columbus, OH
Phone: 740-773-1141x1514
Fax:
Email: Stephen.Owens@va.gov
Web Address: https://www.chillicothe.va.gov/Education/Psychology_Doctoral_Internship.asp
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.chillicothe.va.gov/Education/Psychology_Doctoral_Internship.asp
Primary Agency Type: Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Stephen Owens
Chief Psychologist: Robert Taylor
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 21
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 27187
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): NA
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical day varies based on assigned major and minor rotation (we offer 7 major and 6 minor rotations). Interns spend 3 days a week conducting assessments and providing treatment on their major rotations; one day a week they do the same on their minor rotation. Thursdays are primarily a non-clinical day during which interns engage in a variety of didactic, consultative, and supervision activities. We have rotations with a range of emphasis areas, including: PTSD, general outpatient mental health clinic, inpatient acute psychiatry, severe mental illness, geropsychology, primary care mental health integration, pain psychology, telepsychology, and substance use disorders. Interns work 8 am to 4:30 pm.
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?No
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: 11/08/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/04/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 12/18/20
Interview process description:

 

Applicants are notified of the program’s desire to invite them for an interview by email. We offer a virtual day-long interview process designed to allow both our site and applicants to gather information. We will hold interviews on 3 different dates: 12/18/20, 1/4/21, and 1/12/21. Each applicant will have three video-enabled individual interviews lasting between 30 to 45 minutes. A portion of the interview is set aside to answer the applicants questions. We attempt to match applicants to interviewers based on their specified interests for major and minor rotations. However, this is not always possible due to high interest in a particular rotation, illness, vacations, or supervisors not being available on the only date an applicant can schedule an interview. We also provide an opportunity for applicants to ask questions of the current interns. We provide a question and answer period for applicants to ask questions of the training directors and rotation supervisors.

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: YEAR 1 California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant International University Wright State University School of Professional Psychology Argosy University,Washington, D.C. YEAR 2 Wright State University School of Professional Psychology (2 students) Argosy University,Twin Cities YEAR 3 Alliant University- Los Angeles University of Indianapolis Fielding Graduate University in Maryland YEAR 4 Wright State University School of Professional Psychology Argosy University,Washington, D.C. Midwestern University in Illinois YEAR 5 Marshall University Minnesota School Prof Psych, Argosy-Twin Cities Carlos Albizu University-San Juan Campus Carlos Albizu University-Miami Campus Immaculata University Year 6: Bowling Green State University Marshall University Ohio University Regent University University of Wisconsin Year 7: Bowling Green State University Chatham University George Fox University Marshall University Wright State University School of Professional Psychology Year 8 Bowling Green State University Eastern Kentucky University Fielding Graduate University Illinois Institute of Technology Northern Arizona University Year 9 Wright State University Palo Alto University Regent University Carlos Albizu University-Miami Campus
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: 450
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 Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not 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: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

 

The primary goal of the Chillicothe VAMC Psychology Internship program is to expand upon academic graduate studies with the knowledge and skills of evidence-based clinical practice as a psychologist. Our goal is to prepare Interns for entry level or postdoctoral positions in the field of professional psychology with particular emphasis on practice, as it relates to both the public and private sector, rural medical and mental health settings. To this end, we emphasize the development of intermediate to advanced skills in the profession wide competencies of psychology, in addition to facilitating further development of relative expertise in an area of emphasis (e.g., PTSD, Serious Mental Illness).

 

The Psychology Internship has a focus on rural psychology with an Appalachian Veteran population. Interns will be expected to become knowledgeable of the specific challenges and health disparities to which Appalachian Veterans are vulnerable. Additionally, interns will be expected to develop behavioral competency for culturally-sensitive delivery of services to rural Appalachian Veterans.

 

Our training program's philosophy for the education and training of doctoral psychology interns is best characterized as a practitioner-scholar model. Students are taught to use science in the service of clinical practice. This is a process that guides all decisions regarding training objectives. The psychology staff views the development of knowledge and skills related to evidence-based treatments as critical to competence in professional practice, and actively guide students through the process of incorporating evidence-based practices into their clinical work across rotations and through didactic experiences.

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents:
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students:
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention:
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research:
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other:

We offer 7 different major rotations and 6 minor rotations. An Interns experience will be different depending on rotation assignment. We have rotations with a range of emphasis areas, including: PTSD, general outpatient mental health clinic, inpatient acute psychiatry, severe mental illness, geropsychology, primary care mental health integration, pain psychology, telepsychology, and substance use disorders.

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.chillicothe.va.gov/Education/Psychology_Doctoral_Internship.asp  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
Number of Completed Applications: 50 31 50 55
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 44 27 41 42
Total number of interns: 5 5 5 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 5 5 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 1 4 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 4 1 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 4 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 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 7 5 6 8
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 42 54 24 40
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 2 2 3
Community Mental Health Center: 1 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 1 2 4 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 1 0
General Hospital: 1 1 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 1 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 1 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0