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Psychology Training Program

Psychology Training Program The Cincinnati VA Medical Center offers a wide range of training opportunities for psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows.

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  • Doctoral  Internship in Health Service Psychology
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Service Psychology
  • General Eligibility, Accreditation, and Outcome Information

 

Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology

The Psychology Training Program at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center (CVAMC)  offers an internship in Health Service Psychology accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA).  Applicants can match with us through one of four tracks (General Clinical, Neuropsychology, Trauma Recovery Center, Health Psychology). Our training program subscribes to a scientist-practitioner model of education and training for the practice of professional psychology, and we offer training in a number of empirically supported treatments and evidence-based practices.  Information about our training model, training rotations, program structure, eligibility requirements, and application procedures can be found in our brochure.

 

 

Application Due Date:  November 1, 2023

Positions Available:    Internship Total: 8

General Clinical: 2

Neuropsychology: 2

Trauma Recovery Center: 2

Health Psychology: 2

 

APPIC Match Numbers

General Clinical: 150411

Neuropsychology: 150412

Trauma Recovery Center: 150413

Health Psychology: 150414

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Service Psychology

The Psychology Training Program at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center (CVAMC) offers a Postdoctoral Fellowship training opportunity with two different areas of emphasis:

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship with Emphasis in Interprofessional Team-Based Care
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship with Emphasis in Trauma Treatment and the Mental Health Care of Homeless Veterans

Information about our training model, additional training rotations, program structure, eligibility requirements, and application procedures can be found in our brochure:

 

Application Due Date:  January  1, 2024

Postdoctoral Fellowship with Emphasis in Interprofessional Team-Based Care

Positions Available:  3

The Psychology Training Program at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center (CVAMC) offers a Postdoctoral Fellowship with emphasis in Interprofessional Team-Based Care accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). The aim of the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is the development of advanced skills in the core competencies of clinical psychology within an integrated care environment for both independent practice and in preparation for careers as psychologists within the Veterans Health Administration. Major training experiences during the fellowship are available in these training rotations:  

Behavioral Health

Integrated Health: HIV and Liver Disease

Substance Use Disorder Treatment

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship with Emphasis in Trauma Treatment and the Mental Health Care of Homeless Veterans

Positions Available:  2

The Psychology Training Program at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center (CVAMC) offers a postdoctoral fellowship with emphasis in Trauma Treatment and the Mental Health Care of Homeless Veterans accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). The aim of the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is the development of advanced skills in the core competencies of clinical psychology within an integrated care environment for both independent practice and in preparation for careers as psychologists within the Veterans Health Administration. This program is specifically designed to provide fellowship training in evidence-based approaches to address two of the most prominent issues confronting veterans:  Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and homelessness. Fellows will have the opportunity to learn best practices in evidence-based treatment, work in both residential and outpatient treatment settings, and participate in multidisciplinary care teams. Fellows will also have the option of becoming involved in cutting edge research focused upon improving clinical care within this population of veterans. 

 

General Eligibility, Accreditation, and Outcome Information

Psychology Training Director:  Brian Zinnbauer, PhD ABPP

513-861-3100   x204969

Brian.Zinnbauer@va.gov

 

 

Internship program Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Date Program tables were updated: 6/28/2023

 

 

Postdoctoral Residency Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Date Program tables were updated: 6/28/2023

 

  • Applicants must be in compliance with the  Eligibility Requirements for all VA Training including the VA Drug-Free Workplace Program Guide for Veterans Health Administration Health Professions Trainees. Please be advised: Although the recreational and medical use of marijuana is legal in some states, it remains federally prohibited. Thus, we cannot employ anyone who tests positive for marijuana.

 

  • The Psychology Training Program Policies and Procedures Handbook is available upon request.

 

  • Please note that Health Professions Trainees (HPTs) are appointed as temporary employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs. As such, HPTs are subject to laws, policies, and guidelines posted for VA staff members including mandates for vaccination.  Currently, COVID vaccination and Flu vaccination (or approved exemption) is a requirement for VA training and employment; exemption requests will be processed at the time of onboarding before orientation week, and are made on a case-by-case basis.  There are infrequent times during which this guidance may change during a given training year, and this may create new requirements or responsibilities for HPTs.  If employment requirements change during the course of the training year, HPTs will be notified of the change, its potential impacts, and their options as soon as possible. If you have additional questions or want up-to-date information about these topics, please contact the VA Training Director at the phone number or email listed above.

 

 

Mission: To grow a diverse workforce and cultivate an inclusive work environment, where employees are fully engaged and empowered to deliver the outstanding services to our Nation’s Veterans, their families, and beneficiaries.

Vision: That VA is the leader in public service in creating a high-performing workforce by capitalizing on its diversity, purposefully embracing inclusion, and empowering all employees to perform to their highest potential.

 

Accordingly, we welcome diversity in our Internship class, and we warmly encourage minorities and persons of diverse backgrounds of all types to apply to the Cincinnati VAMC Training Program.

 

  • Our Internship and Fellowship programs are both accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.  Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

 

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First St, NE Washington, DC 20002-4242
email: apaaccred@apa.org
Phone: 202-336-5979
TDD/TTY: 202-336-6123
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation**