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Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center (LAACC)

The Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center (LACC), located in heart of downtown Los Angeles, is part of the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Learn about Pre-Internship, Internship and Postdoctoral Residency opportunities at the VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center.

Pre-Internship Program

The pre-internship program at the VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center (LAACC) is considered an advanced clinical placement. Students must be in their third year or above of training. Applicants must have at least one year of an intervention-focused practicum placement before they will be considered for the pre-internship at LAACC. Students must be able to commit to at least 16 hours per week. LAACC Sepulveda can accommodate up to three pre-interns each year. Areas of clinical training may include the following: Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP), Behavioral Medicine, Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI), Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC), Trauma Recovery Services, and/or Women’s Mental Health.

Application Due Date

November 18, 2022

Elizabeth Romero Psy.D.

Assistant Director of Training/Pre-Internship Program Coordinator VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center

VA Greater Los Angeles health care

Phone: 213-253-2677, ext. 24819

Email: Elizabeth.Romero2@va.gov

Internship Program

The doctoral internship at the VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center (LAACC) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA). The next site visit will be during the academic year 2028. We currently offer four fully-funded internship positions. According to VA policy, internship funding can be provided only to students who are U.S. citizens and are in good standing at an American Psychological Association (APA) or Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) accredited graduate program in Clinical, Counseling, or Combined psychology or at a Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS) accredited program in Clinical Science. Applicants with a doctorate in another area of psychology who meet the APA or CPA criteria for re-specialization training in Clinical, Counseling, or Combined Psychology are also eligible. In addition, we require that a prospective intern's university advisor or director of clinical training verify that they approve and recommend that the student receive an internship at this facility as specified on the APPIC "Academic Program's Verification of Internship Eligibility and Readiness" form. To be considered, internship applicants must demonstrate completion of at least three years of graduate course work and a minimum of 500 direct contact hours in intervention and 100 assessment hours by the application date. The Psychology Department at LAACC is committed to expanding the diversity characteristics of our staff and training programs; qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

APPIC Match Number

1139

Application Due Date

November 1, 2022

Kimberly Newsom Ph.D.

Director, Psychology Training

VA Greater Los Angeles health care

Phone: 213-253-2677 ext. 24837

Email: Kimberly.Newsom@va.gov

Postdoctoral Residency Program

The postdoctoral residency program at the VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center (LAACC) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA). The next site visit will be during the academic year 2029. Prior to the start of residency, a candidate must have obtained a doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from a graduate program approved by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS), or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) at the time the program was completed. The applicant may have a doctoral degree in any area of psychology and have successfully completed a re-specialization program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology that is APA or CPA accredited. The applicant is expected to have completed an internship program accredited by APA or CPA or have completed a VA-sponsored internship. We currently offer two funded postdoctoral residency position, one in the areas of Primary Care Mental Health Integration and Substance Use Disorders and the other in Trauma Psychology and Women’s Mental Health. We are seeking residency applicants with strong skills in intervention, assessment, consultation, program development, and program evaluation activities. Our selection criteria focus on background training, clinical experiences, and the perceived alignment between the applicant’s goals and the objectives of the training program. The Psychology Department at LAACC is committed to expanding the diversity characteristics of our staff and training programs; qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Due Date

December 30, 2022

Kimberly Newsom Ph.D.

Director, Psychology Training

VA Greater Los Angeles health care

Phone: 213-253-2677 ext. 24837

Email: Kimberly.Newsom@va.gov