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Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center - Psychology Training

The Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center (SACC), located in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, is part of the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Learn about Pre-Internship, Internship and Postdoctoral Residency opportunities at the Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center.

Pre-Internship Program

The pre-internship program at the VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center is considered an advanced 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 Sepulveda.  Students must be able to commit to at least 16 hours per week.  Sepulveda can accommodate up to six pre-internship students each year in the following areas: 1. Addictive Behaviors Clinic; 2. Couples Therapy Clinic; 3. Mental Health Clinic; 4. Trauma Recovery Services; 5. Primary Care Mental Health Integration/Behavioral Medicine; 6. Women’s Health Clinic.

Application Due Date

November 18

Katya Naman Psy.D., MBA

Assistant Director, Psychology Training, VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center

VA Greater Los Angeles health care

Phone: 818-891-7711, ext. 31205

Email: Katya.Naman@va.gov

Internship Program

The doctoral internship at the VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA). The next site visit will be during the academic year 2025. We currently offer seven fully-funded internship positions; five positions in our General Track and two positions in our Neuropsychology Track. 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 training verify that he or she approves and recommends 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 assessment by the application date. The Psychology Department at Sepulveda 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 Numbers

General Track:
116312

Neuropsychology Track:
116311

Application Due Date

November 1

Alexis D. Kulick Ph.D., ABPP

Director, Psychology Training, VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center

VA Greater Los Angeles health care

Phone: 818-891-7711 ext. 32734

Email: Alexis.Kulick@va.gov

Postdoctoral Residency Program

The postdoctoral residency program at the VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center 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. 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 five funded postdoctoral residency positions in four specialty areas: 1. Primary Care Mental Health Integration/Behavioral Sleep Medicine (PCMHI/BSM); 2. Trauma (2 positions); 3. Women’s Mental Health: Diversity and Trauma Focus; 4. Women’s Health Behavioral Medicine and Primary Care Mental Health Integration.

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 fit between the applicant’s goals and the objectives of the training programs. The Psychology Department at Sepulveda 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 10

Alexis D. Kulick Ph.D., ABPP

Director, Psychology Training, VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center

VA Greater Los Angeles health care

Phone: 818-891-7711 ext. 32734

Email: Alexis.Kulick@va.gov