Site Name: Spokane VAMC Psychology Internship
Department: Behavioral Health
Due to COVID-19 precautions, all interviews with occur virtually. There will be two dates Monday, Jan. 4, 2022, and Thursday, Jan 6, 2022.
The Spokane VAMC Behavioral Health Service has grown in recent years, and there are now 15 psychologists at the Spokane VAMC and the variety of training opportunities has grown substantially. The Spokane VA serves both a rural and an urban population from a very large catchment area, so interns will work with this diverse population extensively. Interns will participate in the General Behavioral Health clinic where they will conduct intake evaluations, provide both individual and group therapy, and will be a member of at least one Behavioral Health treatment team. Interns will be supervised in at least two evidence-based practices, and supervision in longer term, psychodynamic therapy is also available. Minor rotations at Spokane include the PTSD program, neuropsychology, primary care/mental health integration, outpatient substance abuse, the community living center, and inpatient psychiatric unit. Interns will also participate in a weekly 2 hour didactic series that is taught by our faculty, and will be asked to lead a monthly journal club as well. Eastern Washington is a geographically beautiful area with a host of outdoor activities available along with very affordable housing and cost of living.
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How much experience an intern gathers in the above areas depends to an extent on what minor rotations they choose.
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.