Program Information: Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2344
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Bath VA Medical Center
Department: Psychology
Address: 76 Veteran's Ave
Bath, New York 14810
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 70 miles south of Rochester, NY
Phone: 607-664-4305
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Carlie Phillips Psy.D.
Chief Psychologist: Jim Kittleson Psy.D., ABPP (Clinical)
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/05/2021
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 27030
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): Private office with computer, phone and printer; Electronic journals and other resources; four hours of sick and vacation time accrued every pay period. Up to three days of authorized absence for appropriate educational and professional activities (e.g., dissertation defense, release for conference attendance, postdoctoral interviews, etc.).
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Clinical duties include individual and group therapy, psychological testing, and consultation/treatment team meetings with other staff. Three days per week devoted to major rotation and one day per week for minor rotation. One day per week is devoted to training (seminars, didactics, etc.). Supervision imbedded within both clinical and training days.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? 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: No
Application Due Date: 11/20/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/14/2021
Interview process description:

As part of the application process, we hold interviews by invitation only. Given the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, all interviews for this year will be virtual. We have always offered the option of virtual interviews in lieu of on-site interviews and with the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize the health and safety issues for applicants and our staff, particularly those with existing health-related challenges. We believe that not offering in-person interviews creates more of a level playing field for both programs and applicants. It also removes the pressure applicants may feel to attend an in-person interview.

Applicants invited for an interview will be notified no later than December 15th, via e-mail. We will also contact applicants via e-mail who are not being invited for interviews by December 15th. If you do not have an email address, you will need to phone Dr. Phillips (Director of Training) at (607) 664-4305 to inquire into your status.

If you are invited for an interview, which typically occur mid-January, we will ask that you make a firm commitment to one of the dates that will be identified in the notification email. Failure to attend a scheduled interview will result in your application being withdrawn from further consideration. If you are invited for an interview, plan on participating from either 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM or 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM on the day of your interview. On interview day, you will be joining other applicants in a group format during the morning hours in a welcome and informational session with the Director of Training followed by individual interviews with Staff Psychologists and ending with a meeting with current interns. Individual interviews are evaluated according to several factors, including your responses to questions about difficult situations you’ve handled in the past, questions about difficult diagnostic dilemmas and treatment challenges, and how well our site meets your training needs and interests.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University at Buffalo; Immaculata University; Biola University; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Marywood University; Midwestern University; Yeshiva University; University of Hartford; Argosy University - Tampa; Argosy University - San Francisco
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:
Dissertation Defended:
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited 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 Doctoral Internship in Psychology at Bath VA Medical Center (Bath VAMC) is to provide generalist training that further develops skills to prepare students as competent entry-level psychologists who are committed to empirically-supported/evidence-based assessment, consultation, and treatment.


A given intern's individualized program is one that takes into consideration graduate school preparation and practica, planned career direction, intern interests, and APA requirements. The Bath VA Psychology Internship follows a scholar-practitioner model to prepare interns as competent entry-level psychologists, serving as clinicians for an adult population. We believe that psychological practice and scholarly inquiry are symbiotic and mutually informing, and emphasize learning-by-doing. Therefore, our primary training focus is on direct clinic work. Interns will acquire knowledge and develop skills in the following areas: ethics, diversity, consultation, assessment, evidence-based practices, and foundational personal and professional skills. This knowledge will be gained through direct clinical experiences, didactic lectures, reading of articles, modeling, and supervision.


Internship Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities:
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Low income: Yes
Other: Veterans

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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:
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty:

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.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Number of Completed Applications: 12 17 30 26
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 12 14 20 15
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 0 1 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 1 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 1 2
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
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 2 2 1
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 1 0 0 1
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 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: 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0