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Psychology Training Programs

The VA New York Harbor Healthcare System provides training programs for doctoral-level graduate students at the externship, internship, and post-doctoral level. Explore our training programs to find out about how we can help you start your career as a health care professional.

VA NY Harbor Healthcare System- Margaret Cochran Corbin Campus (Manhattan)

Pre-doctoral Externship Program 

Contact:     

Amy Palfrey, PhD
Co-Director, Manhattan VA Psychology Externship Program 
VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, Margaret Cochran Corbin Campus (Manhattan)
423 East 23rd Street  (136A- OPC, 2nd Floor)
New York, NY 10010
347-498-3671
Amy.palfrey@va.gov

Julia Buckley, PsyD
Co-Director, Manhattan VA Psychology Externship Program
VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, Margaret Cochran Corbin Campus (Manhattan)
423 East 23rd Street  (136A- OPC, 2nd Floor)
New York, NY 10010
347-668-2315
Julia.buckley@va.gov

Pre-doctoral Internship Program 

Christine P. Ingenito, Ph.D.
she/her/hers 
Psychology Internship Training Director
LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator- Manhattan Campus
Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, Margaret Cochran Corbin Campus (Manhattan)
423 East 23rd Street  (136A- OPC, 2nd Floor)
New York, NY 10010
 

Post-doctoral Fellowship Program

Contact:    

Christie Pfaff, Ph.D.
Director of Training and Section Chief, Psychology
Clinical Associate Professor, NYU School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, Margaret Cochran Corbin campus (Manhattan) 
423 East 23rd Street (136A OPC, 2nd Floor)
New York, NY  10010
212-686-7500, ext. 7698
Christie.Pfaff@va.gov
 

VA NY Harbor Healthcare System- Brooklyn Campus

Pre-doctoral Externship Program 


Jessica Esposito, Ph.D. 
Co-Director, Brooklyn VA Psychology Externship Program 
LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator- Brooklyn Campus
VA NY Harbor Healthcare System-  Brooklyn Campus 
Psychology Division (116B) 
800 Poly Place 
Brooklyn, NY 11209
718-836-6600 x3306
Jessica.Esposito@va.gov

Alexandra Drake
Co-Director, Brooklyn VA Psychology Externship Program 
VA NY Harbor Healthcare System-  Brooklyn Campus 
Psychology Division (116B) 
800 Poly Place 
Brooklyn, NY 11209
718-836-6600 x8846
Alexandra.Drake@va.gov
 

Pre-doctoral Internship Program     

Jessica Esposito, Ph.D. 
Acting Director of Training, Psychology
LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator- Brooklyn Campus
VA NY Harbor Healthcare System-  Brooklyn Campus 
Psychology Division (116B) 
800 Poly Place 
Brooklyn, NY 11209
718-836-6600 x3306
Jessica.Esposito@va.gov

Nathalie Going-Wagner, Psy.D.
Acting Assistant Director of Training
VA NY Harbor Healthcare System-  Brooklyn Campus 
Psychology Division (116B) 
800 Poly Place 
Brooklyn, NY 11209
718-836-6600 x1364
Nathalie.Going@va.gov
 

Post-doctoral Fellowship Program in Geropsychology

Valerie Abel, Psy.D., ABPP 
Director of Training
Section Chief Psychology
VA NY Harbor Healthcare System-  Brooklyn Campus 
Psychology Division (116B) 
800 Poly Place 
Brooklyn, NY 11209
718-836-6600 x4795
Valerie.abel@va.gov
 

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