Program Information: Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2214
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Sheridan VA Health Care System
Department: Psychology
Address: 1898 Fort Rd.
116
Sheridan, Wyoming 82801
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 130 miles southeast of Billings, MT.
Phone: 307-683-6787x
Fax:
Email: jessica.semler@va.gov
Web Address: https://www.va.gov/sheridan-health-care/programs/clinical-psychology-internship-training-program/
Brochure Website's Address: https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.va.gov%2Fsheridan-health-care%2Fprograms%2Fclinical-psychology-internship-training-program%2F&data=04%7C01%7C%7C83feb5d6688c47bc0d2108d9881a8535%7Ce95f1b23abaf45ee821db7ab251ab3bf%7C0%7C0%7C637690469742107643%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=mv1ERt9EHwvjw0kdl6ZkSCRirFdQiptshZW7JhBkjUE%3D&reserved=0
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: Jessica Semler
Chief Psychologist: Barbara Ziegler
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 16
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/05/2022
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: 26166
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Paid holidays
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The intern works an 8 hour day, on various assigned units. This will include individual and group interventions, assessments, and consultation with a veteran population.
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: 11/30/2021 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: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Applicants who are determined to be a good potential fit for our internship training program will be contacted and a video interview offered.    We offer multiple interviews dates between January 5 and January 14.  Interviews typically last approximately 45 minutes and are conducted with the Sheridan VA Health Care System's Psychology Training Committee. Those applicants scheduled for video interviews are welcome to contact departmental staff and/or current interns outside the interview time.

We give preference to applicants with a minimum of 500 combined assessment and intervention hours, but that is not required.  We will carefully consider all eligible applicants.

 

 

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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 application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
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 Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree 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: A male applicant born after 12/31/1959 must have registered for the draft by age 26 to be eligible for any US government employment, including selection as a VA intern.
Program Description

The mission of the Sheridan VAHCS internship training program is to provide interns with a rigorous yet supportive training environment designed to help them develop the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to enter the professional practice of psychology. We are particularly interested in developing psychologists who have an interest in working with veterans in underserved rural areas, since men and women from these areas tend to be over-represented in the armed forces.  We believe that psychologists working in rural areas, and early career psychologists in general, need to have a strong generalist foundation.  We train for the opportunity to work in a number of environments, providing our interns a strong foundation in the varied fields of psychology.  We utilize interdisciplinary training and care models and teach interns about state-of-the-art health care delivery and the unique challenges associated with rural health care.  While assessment and intervention have historically been the cornerstones of psychological practice, we believe that experience and training in consultation, supervision, and program development and evaluation are also important. We are committed to providing training that is sensitive to individual differences and diversity.  Interns will work reasonable hours, and be treated as junior colleagues.  

 

 

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:
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: all of our patients are veterans

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Primary Care: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Physical Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Integrated health care - specialty:
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/sheridan-health-care/programs/clinical-psychology-internship-training-program/  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: 20 29 35 32 80
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 14 22 30 27 49
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 1 1 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 2 1 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 3 2 3 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 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
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
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: 1 2 2 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 1 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 1 1 1 2
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 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 1 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 1
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 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 1 1 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