Psychology Training Program
The Psychology Internship Program at the West Palm Beach Veteran Affairs Medical Center (WPB VAMC) was funded in 2011. We had our initial APA accreditation site visit in October 2013 and were awarded the APA accreditation. Our next scheduled site visit is anticipated in 2023.
For questions about the accreditation of our program, please contact:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
The internship program is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). The Internship Program will adhere to APPIC guidelines regarding intern recruitment, selection and the APPIC Match Policies. A copy of the APPIC Match Policies is posted on the web page, along with a link to the online internship application. This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC Policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking related information from any intern applicant.
According to VA policy, internship funding can be provided only to students who are U.S. citizens and are enrolled in APA-accredited doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology. Please note males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered for the draft by age 26. Please refer to http://www.psychologytraining.va.gov/ for a complete listing of VA eligibility requirements. 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. Four 52-week,full-time internships are available. Applicants to our internship program must meet minimum requirement of 500 Intervention hours and 150 Assessment hours. The internship program's stipends and benefits are funded by Central Office’s Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) from a budget allocated through the U.S. Congress for VA training programs. See Internship Brochure below for further details.
Should you have questions about the application process, or any other aspect of the training program, please contact Regina M. Pavone, Ph.D., ABPP, Psychology Training Director.