Program Information: Dept. of Behavioral Health

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2387
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Womack Army Medical Center
Department: Dept. of Behavioral Health
Address: Service Member Behavioral Health
Bldg. 4-3219
2817 Reilly Road
Fort Bragg, North Carolina 28310-7301
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 60 miles from Raleigh, North Carolina
Phone: 910-570-3447
Fax: 910-907-2625
Email: jillian.b.ballantyne.civ@mail.mil
Web Address: https://tricare.mil/mtf/Womack/About-Us/Department-of-Medical-Education/Clinical-Psychology-Internship-Program
Brochure Website's Address: https://tricare.mil/-/media/Files/MTFs/Central-North-Carolina-Region/Womack/Publications/AbbreviatedCPIPHandbook10SEP10.pdf?la=en&hash=F000890CC3E1EBFBE983537A6BE41D516D46161D728ED15412C06956204FFDDB
Primary Agency Type: Armed Forces Medical Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Armed Forces Medical Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jillian Ballantyne
Chief Psychologist: Michael West
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 14
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 10/07/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 75730
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): The stipend quoted above is the lowest end of the range. Stipends increase with years of military service and experience. Womack also provides high-quality EPPP materials to each Intern at no cost. We regularly offer world-class distinguished subject matter experts for training events. We offer full health care coverage and a supplemental housing allowance for family members at no cost to the Intern.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical work day runs from 0700-1700, and consists of any combination of individual and group psychotherapy, military-specific evaluations, psychological assessment, individual and group supervision, and/or didactic training. Interns are granted a full hour daily for lunch.
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: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/19/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Optional
  • Preferred
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 11/30/2021
Tentative interview date: 12/07/2021
Interview process description:

UPDATED 21SEP21:  The Clinical Psychology faculty of Womack Army Medical Center are now accepting applications for our excellent, APA-accredited Internship training program.   

We will be offering two Open House events: One in-person and one virtual. Candidadtes may elect to attend either. An in-person Open House will be held on on Friday 03 December, 2021, from 0800-1300. A virtual Open House will be held on Monday 06 December, 2021, from 0800-1200. Both Open Houses will be followed by 30-minute applicant interviews. Interviews may be virtual or in-person, by candidate preference and choice.  Every applicant will receive a response from the program no later than 30NOV21 indicating if the program will extend you an invitation for a virtual or in-person interview. 

Both Open House Events will include information highlighting the unique training opportunities available at the largest Army installation in the Department of Defense.  Guest speakers include the Program Directors of both the APA-accredited Internship and Post-Doctoral Residency, current Operational Psychologists, and most importantly -- our Interns and Residents!  Applicants will have opportunities to chat with current Interns and Residents, and to meet with particular faculty members, as available. The in-person Open House will also include a tour of Fort Bragg and a visit to a flight line.

Following each Open House event, applicants will be interviewed individually by a small panel (2-4 participants) of faculty and adjunct psychologist interviewers from across Fort Bragg.  All interviews are 30 minutes long. Virtual participants will be sent individual links for interviews as well as for the Open House.

Virtual interviews will also be offered by request on other dates in December or January for those applicants whose schedules cannot accomodate either of the December events.

By request, applicants will also be provided contact information for current and former Interns.

When planning your application to WAMC, please submit a de-identified Assessment Report as supplemental information on your AAPI.

Important Note Given that this is an Active Duty internship, applicants are required to complete the central US Army selection process.  Applicants should speak with a US Army Healthcare Recruiter as soon as feasible.  To locate a recruiter go to https://www.goarmy.com/amedd.html , and select “email us” to contact a recruiter.  We recommend you begin the Army application process as soon as possible.  Do not wait for interview notification before speaking with a recruiter.  Interns incur an Active Duty Service Obligation (typically three years following licensure), which your recruiter can describe in detail.

Visit our website below to learn more about the exciting training opportunities at Fort Bragg, home of the legendary 82nd Airborne Division and Special Operations Command! 

https://womack.tricare.mil/About-Us/Department-of-Medical-Education/Professional-Allied-Health-Programs/-Clinical-Psychology-Internship-Program

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Adler University; The Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University; Argosy University, Northern Virginia; American School Prof Psych, Argosy-Washington DC; Regent University; Argosy-Orange County (changed to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) Irvine; Divine Mercy University.
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: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 150
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 Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
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: Intern candidates must also meet the requirements for selection as an Army officer (e.g., physical fitness, and height/weight standards). As Interns in this program are also U.S. Army Officers, candidates must apply with an Army Health Care Recruiter serving their local area. All applications must be forwarded to the Health Care Recruiter's office for processing. There is no obligation attached to submitting an application. Therefore, if you think you might be interested in this program, you are encouraged to submit an application. Even if selected, you may decline participation in the program. For more information regarding application procedures and selection standards, you may also contact: U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) at: (502) 626-0361 or (502) 626-0310.
Program Description

The Clinical Psychology Internship Program (CPIP) is an APA-accredited internship located at Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC), in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  Our primary mission is to produce highly qualified, resourceful and autonomous professional psychologists, with the competencies and professional identity that will serve as a solid basis for an Army career.  A Practitioner-Scholar model guides Internship training at WAMC, with an emphasis on clinical practice validated by empirical research.  Our training goals are directly related to career outcomes, and Interns are thus being prepared for the dual career of clinical psychologists and military officers.

Interns have access to a wide range of opportunities designed to build mastery of core clinical skills in adult assessment, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, and clinical consultation.  Interns have opportunities for specialty training in cognitive assessment, personnel selection, health psychology, and postconcussive evaluations.  By the end of the training year, Interns gain competency commensurate with entry-level readiness for independent practice in using an integrative approach to examination and intervention, linking the science of psychology with practical treatment outcomes.

At WAMC, special emphasis is placed on developing the Intern's ability to provide efficient clinical services to a large and diverse population of primarily Active Duty military Service Members. The program employs an integrative model of assessment and training that best fits the Interns’ future practice in their careers as Army psychologists, both in deployed settings as well as during non-deployed assignments across the USA and worldwide locations.

Clinical Rotations

Behavioral Health Officer (BHO) Rotation: Training at WAMC is designed to prepare Interns for the requirements of Active Duty service as psychologists, capable of practicing all of the major professional skills flexibly within a given week.  Therefore, we do not train each of the major skills in separate rotation experiences, because we believe that this does not reflect actual clinical practice in the U.S. Army. 

Instead, our “Train-as-You-Fight” model allows Interns to gradually develop and balance all the skills of professional psychologists during an extended 9-month BHO Rotation.  In the same way that graduates will be expected to function as BHOs following completion of training, Interns learn how to integrate and balance all of their clinical skills at the same time.  Via the “Train-as-You-Fight” model, Interns learn to simultaneously conduct behavioral health evaluations, provide follow-up treatment for diverse Active Duty patients, carry a small caseload of psychotherapy patients, assess and manage risk, and conduct military-specific evaluations – all while healthily attending to their own self-care.  The result are Intern graduates confident in their readiness to practice independently, and can thrive professionally  within the military context.

Interns making adequate progress in training may apply to complete one of the following three-month elective rotations which are awarded on the basis of merit.

Operational Rotation: This three-month rotation serves as an introduction to military Special Operations, and provides Trainees opportunities to observe and practice the fundamentals of occupational assessment and selection, leadership development and coaching, and performance enhancement skills. This rotation includes an introduction to the literature and instruments involved in assessment and selection, instruction and training in persuasion and influence, and observation of how these skills are utilized to support military Special Operations.

TBI Clinic Rotation:  Interns may spend three months at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence satellite located at Fort Bragg. Interns are introduced to neuropsychological principles, develop understanding of the foundations of traumatic brain injury evaluation, and receive exposure to treating post-concussive symptoms for Service Members in both individual and group formats. Under the supervision of licensed neuropsychologists, Interns also learn the fundamentals of cognitive assessment and neuropsychological report writing.

Primary Care Rotation:  On this three-month rotation, Interns work directly in a health psychology setting with psychologists serving as Internal Behavioral Health Consultants in a patient-centered medical clinic. Interns learn how to complete rapid evaluations of patients presenting with a variety of symptoms and concerns including but not limited to anxiety, insomnia, weight reduction, medical treatment adherence, lifestyle management, tobacco cessation, and diabetes management.

Child & Family Behavioral Health Rotation:  We are in the process of developing this new rotation.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents:
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students:
International Students:
Rural:
Urban:
Low income:
Homelessness:
Other: Military Active Duty

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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other: Supervision of 68Xs and BH Techs

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research:
Administration: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Biofeedback; Hypnosis; Leadership training and assignments; Conducting briefings and other opportunities for public-speaking.

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://tricare.mil/mtf/Womack/About-Us/Department-of-Medical-Education/Clinical-Psychology-Internship-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: 32 33 43 30
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 25 28 31 21
Total number of interns: 1 2 3 4 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 1 2 3 4 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 0 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 3 3 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 2 3 4 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 15 5 1 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 25 41 71 107
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 2 1 0 2 3
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 2 2 2 4
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 2 0 2 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 0 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 0
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 0 0 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