The Interprofessional Psychology Internship located at the Joint Ambulatory Care Center (JACC) in Pensacola, FL provides a one-year, full-time training experience. The JACC is a Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) of the larger Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, and as one of the largest such CBOCs in the VA system, provides a variety of outpatient medical and affiliated services. Our Psychology Interns work in close collaboration with other health services trainees and providers, including those in social work, pharmacy, and psychiatry, via formal interprofessional case consultation and training rotation experiences.
Interns complete three four-month, full-time rotations during their training year, one of which includes a rotation in Outpatient Neuropsychology. Other available rotations include Polytrauma/Health Psychology, Pain Psychology, and General Mental Health. There may be the possibility for a rotation with the PTSD Clinical Team, although this is not yet certain. Additionally, interns participate in a half-day per week of formal didactic instruction on topics including Evidence-Based Practice, Psychodiagnostics and Psychopathology, Professional Development, and Assessment. Members of our training faculty work closely with interns to provide weekly individual and group supervision, and are certified in a variety of Evidence-Based Therapies, including CBT for Insomnia, Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Motiviational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Committment Therapy.
We are committed to providing a thorough, generalist training experience for our interns, with a focus on interprofessional consultation and practice, that will help to prepare trainees for eventual independent practice and/or advanced postdoctoral training.