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Psychology Training Program

The Department of Veterans Affairs, Chillicothe VA Medical Center offers two distinct levels of advanced clinical training in psychology - Psychology Practicum and Doctoral Internship.

Statement on Diversity

The Chillicothe VAMC Psychology Training program believes diversity among psychology staff and interns creates an environment that enhances and improves psychological service delivery, professional development, and the training experience as a whole. The training program, through its program development, application review and selection process, and training processes explicitly values and affirms the diverse backgrounds, identities, and expressions of all people. The training program embraces and affirms diversity in all of its expressions and encourages those from diverse backgrounds to consider our training program.

Psychology Practicum

Practicum placements are available for advance graduate students enrolled in American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology. A VA affiliation agreement with your program is required. Clinical opportunities vary from year to year depending on supervisor availability.

Doctoral Internship

Three APA accredited, full-time doctoral psychology internships are offered through the APPIC National Match for doctoral students enrolled in APA or CPA accredited clinical or counseling psychology programs. 

       National Matching Service Program Codes

  • General Psychology    220411

Accreditation Status

Doctoral Internship at the Chillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.


Due to staffing changes, the program submitted for “Accredited, Inactive” Status for the 2024-2025 training year. We hope to recruit for the 2025-2026 training year.

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

     American Psychological Association
     Commission on Accreditation
     Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
     750 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20002-4242

How to Apply

Psychology internships positions are offered through the APPIC National Match.

Practicum students can have their Academic Department's director of clinical training contact either co-director listed below.

Program Directors

All inquiries should be addressed to:

     Jenna Plumb-Sisson, Psy.D.
     Training Co-Director of the Psychology Internship Program
     17273 ST RT 104
     Chillicothe, OH 45601

     Stephen Owens, Ph.D., ABPP
     Training Co-Director of the Psychology Internship Program
     Athens VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic
     88 North Plains Road
     The Plains. OH 45780