Site Name: Manchester VAMC
Department: Mental Health Service Line
Applicants will be notified about interviews on or by 12/01/2022 via email. Interview dates will be scheduled in January and will include a group informational session with the Training Director, meet and greet with Clinical and Training staff, and two, individual interviews with training staff. Applicants will be provided information about the training program, philosophy, and rotations. Ample time will be allotted for answering applicants' questions. Interviews will be virtual due to COVID.
The Psychology Internship Training Program at the Manchester VA Medical Center is committed to close supervision and competency-based training in a collegial setting. Our philosophy is that all practicing Psychologists should have a strong foundation in general clinical psychology and the ability to apply empirical data to clinical procedures and assessments. We adhere to a practitioner-scholar training model. The goals of the program are to train interns to deal with challenges found in the VA medical system, as well as other medical and mental health settings. Interns are expected to commit 40 hours per week to the internship training experience and are required to complete two major rotations (e.g.,Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, Primary Care Mental Health Integration) as well as two of the three available minor rotations (e.g., Health Psychology, Neuropsychological Assessment, Psychological Assessment) over the course of the year. The training year is divided into two 6-month terms. Interns will be concurrently engaged in the major rotation (24 hours per week) and a minor rotation (6-8 hours per week). The balance of training hours will be spent in supervision, seminar, and other trainings. Every effort will be made to assign a set of clinical rotations that will balance the intern's interests with needs to ensure a broad range of clinical experiences. It is expected that each intern will attend all scheduled seminars, trainings, and supervision. In addition interns are encouraged to participate in other educational training opportunities that become available such as grand rounds, symposiums, evidence based psychotherapy trainings, etc.
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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.