Site Name: Robley Rex VAMC
Department: Psychology Predoctoral Internship
Our interview process consist of a 45-minute video conference with one or more members of our internship committee. We begin interviews in early January through the rest of the month. Interviews will be offered via email. Requests to speak or correspond with particular staff are welcome. We will offer an Open House in mid to late December.
Training Model and Philosophy: Our independent training program focuses on breadth of clinical skills, while highlighting comprehensive mental health care. This includes a focus on knowledge and consideration of research guiding clinical practice. Emphasis is placed on utilization of empirically supported treatments. The internship integrates both major and minor rotations with a general mental health setting, allowing for interns to develop skills in a variety of settings and create a unique training experience. This is a full-time, 2000 hour predoctoral psychology internship.
These goals are achieved through participation in a variety of clinical and scholarly activities. Possible clinical activities include rotations within:
Interns will train one day a week as members of an outpatient general mental health care team throughout the internship year. The duration of this placement allows adequate time for interns to become fully integrated into an interdisciplinary care team and to develop an experiential knowledge of team care provision. Each of these teams will provide interns regular supervision by a licensed psychologist and an opportunity to evaluate and treat a variety of mental health disorders experienced by veterans.
In addition to participation in outpatient general mental health, interns choose among major and minor rotations from the above programs. The major rotations are two days/week while the minor rotations are one day/week. All rotations are six months in length. During these rotations and through didactic seminars, interns will be exposed to a variety of treatment modalities and empirically-based treatments, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, CBT for Substance Use Disorders, CBT for Depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Generalist training is also facilitated through individual and group supervision, in addition to weekly didactic trainings.
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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.