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Psychology Internship Program

Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System Psychology Internships and Postdoctoral Training.

Thank you for your interest in our Psychology Training Programs. The Psychology Training Program at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) offers a Clinical Psychology Predoctoral Internship, a Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral and Inter-professional Fellowship, and a two-year Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship. These programs are based on a practitioner-scholar model of training. We take great pride in the services and care we provide our Veterans and in the training we offer. We provide rigorous training in a supportive environment to equip the next generation of clinicians to meet the challenges of mental health treatment and recovery.

APA Accreditation

The Clinical Psychology Predoctoral Internship is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA) and is a member of the Association of Psychology Predoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). Following our last site visit, our program was re-accredited for a full 10 years, with our next site visit scheduled in 2027.

For further information regarding APA accreditation of these or other accredited training programs, prospective applicants are encouraged to contact:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242

Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

The Psychology Training Program at CAVHS values diversity and believes that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives, and experiences that will create a productive work environment in which talents are fully utilized and VA objectives are met. Organizational policies and procedures are designed to promote equal opportunity and provide protection for all staff. CAVHS aspires to combat prejudice, stereotyping, and harassment and is committed to the continued development of the personal and professional skills of its employees, who are treated in a fair and unbiased way and given every encouragement to realize their potential. We aim to ensure that the services we provide to clients and candidates do not discriminate against race, heritage, gender, religious or non-religious beliefs, nationality, family background, age, disability, or sexuality. We encourage applications to our training program from diverse applicants. Watch this video to learn more about our commitment to diversity.


The Psychology Training Program adheres to APPIC policy regarding offers and acceptances for training. Qualified doctoral and postdoctoral candidates enrolled in or having completed APA-accredited graduate programs in clinical or counseling psychology are eligible to apply. For more information on current eligibility requirements for participating in Psychology Training in the VA, please visit the following website:     

Clinical psychology pre-doctoral internship

The Clinical Psychology Predoctoral Internship provides a dynamic, generalist training experience. All interns, The Clinical Psychology Predoctoral Internship provides a dynamic, generalist training experience. All interns, regardless of specialty interests, are expected to learn and demonstrate the basic skills required of a beginning psychologist, primarily in the areas of assessment, intervention, consultation, and professional development. Our training program currently maintains seven internship slots, including three General Psychology Track, two Health Psychology Track, and two Neuropsychology Track positions. No positions are dedicated to any one university, and our interns come from all over the United States. All tracks provide vigorous training in evidence-based practices and promote recovery-oriented, veteran-centered care.

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Alissa Kolb Psy.D.

Director of Training

VA Central Arkansas health care



Informational Webinar

Thank you for your interest in our program! All prospective applicants are encouraged to attend one of our informational webinars to learn more about our program as well as meet various members of program leadership and our current intern cohort.

You can join our first webinar on Wednesday, October 11th, 2023 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (CST) by visiting the following link: Click here to join the meeting, or join our second webinar on Friday, October 13th, 2023 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (CST) by visiting the following link: Click here to join the meeting.

We hope by joining us you will see why this hidden gem of an internship should absolutely be on your list of potential internship sites!”