Site Name: VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System Pre-Doctoral Internship Program
Department: Psychology Service
All interviews will be conducted by video teleconference and by invitation only. Interviews will consist of a group meeting with training committee members to provide information about our training program as well as individual interviews with training committee members. Candidates will be informed via e-mail by December 18, 2020 concerning whether or not they have been invited for a personal interview. We regard interviews 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 gain a better understanding of our program. Interviews will be scheduled in early to mid January.
The VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend is committed to providing access for all people with disabilities and will provide accommodations if notified within two weeks of the scheduled interview.
The Psychology Internship Program at the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System offers 2 General Psychology and 2 Health Psychology internship positions to US citizens who are pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from APA-accredited institutions. Our philosophy is that all practicing psychologists should have a solid foundation in Health Service Psychology, including the ability to apply empirical data to clinical procedures. Within this framework, the Psychology Internship Program provides a well-rounded year of training in Health Service Psychology and evidence-based practice. All Interns are required to obtain general training in a variety of assessments and interventions across an array of Veteran populations. Rotations are designed to enable broad exposure to various diagnostic, cultural, and age groups complemented by brief training experiences which allow for more focused training in the Intern's area of interest. Major rotations are currently available in Outpatient Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment Program, Primary Care Mental Health Integration, Home Based Primary Care, and Trauma Treatment. Additional minor rotations in Telemental Health, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Administration, Suicide Prevention, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Neuropsychology, and Bilingual Clinical Services are also currently available. The VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend serves the 20 southern-most counties in Texas, 80% of which are Rural, providing a unique experience in rural mental health with a diverse population.
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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.