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Doctoral Internship Program in Health Service Psychology

The VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (VA TVHS) Internship Program in Health Service Psychology implemented an independent Internship training site beginning with the 2018-19 Internship training year.  VA TVHS had been part of the VA-Vanderbilt University Internship Consortium since the 1970s; however, the consortium decided to separate into individual training sites and is in its first year as separate training programs. The overall structure of the Internship Program remains similar, and the two institutions remain connected through shared didactics programming for the Interns. A site visit in anticipated in 2019. 

We are recruiting to fill six internship positions for the upcoming training year; five of these positions are Generalist positions and one position is for a Neuropsychology specialty focus.

According to VA policy, internship funding can only be provided to those who are U.S. citizens and are enrolled from an APA-accredited doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology. 

This doctoral internship requires a 52-week full-time commitment.

The aim of this pre-doctoral internship program is to provide generalist training that will prepare interns to work as entry level or early career psychologists or fellows within a variety of clinical settings in the VA healthcare system. 


Download the Brochure:

Doctoral Internship Program Brochure 

 

Accreditation Status:

VA TVHS became an independent Internship program on July 1, 2018. We have an accreditation that is on contingency.  We have submitted our self-study as required and are waiting on APA to schedule a site visit.

Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

American Psychological Association

750 1st Street NE

Washington, D.C. 20002

Phone: (202) 336-5979

Email:  apaaccred@apa.org

Website:  www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

Locations

1310 24th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37212

3400 Lebanon Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37129


Postdoctoral Residency Program in Health Service Psychology

The VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Postdoctoral Residency Program in Health Service Psychology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.  The next site visit will be in 2023.  We are recruiting to fill three fellowship positions for the upcoming training year.

According to VA policy, postdoctoral fellowship funding can only be provided to those who are U.S. citizens and graduated from an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology and completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship.

This postdoctoral residency requires a 52-week full-time commitment.

We are seeking applicants who have a strong interest in working in interprofessional teams. Fellows will work in a variety of settings, including the outpatient psychiatry clinics, acute psychiatric units, community living centers, and the pain clinic. Throughout these training experiences, fellows will focus on interprofessional care provision. Fellows will work closely with residents from Pharmacy and Psychiatry throughout the year. Strong candidates will have solid clinical skills in assessment, intervention, and consultation. Candidates should also possess good interpersonal skills which will allow for success in working on interprofessional teams. Finally, we are seeking candidates who have training, experiences, and professional goals which are consistent with the VA mission.

Download the Brochure:

Postdoctoral Residency Program Brochure

Accreditation Status:

The VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.  The next site visit will be in 2023. 

Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: 

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

American Psychological Association

750 1st Street NE

Washington, D.C. 20002

Phone: (202) 336-5979

Email:  apaaccred@apa.org

www.apa.org/ed/accreditation


Location

3400 Lebanon Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Contact

Erica S. White, Ph.D.
Director of Training
Alvin C. York Campus
615-225-2957
erica.white5@va.gov

Natalie Heidelberg, Ph.D., ABPP
Assistant Director of Training
Alvin C. York Campus
615-225-3929
natalie.heidelberg@va.gov

Maria Cottingham, PH.D., ABPP
Assistant Director of Training
Nashville Campus
615-873-8941
maria.cottingham@va.gov


Applications Due

Internship - November 2, 2018
Fellowship - January 4, 2019


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