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Psychology training internship program

Information concerning the one year doctoral internship in clinical psychology at the Wilmington VA Medical Center in Delaware.

APPIC Match Number: 230311

Applications Due: November 10, 2023

Anticipated Interview Dates: Early January 2024

Interview Format: Virtual

Eligibility Requirements

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Intern Stipend 
$36,565

ACCREDITATION STATUS

The Psychology Internship at the Wilmington VAMC has been granted “Accredited, on Contingency” status by the American Psychological Association’s Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation.

Graduates of internship programs that are designated as “accredited, on contingency” are recognized to have completed an APA accredited program.

Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

American Psychological Association

750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 2000202 Phone: 202-336-5979

E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org

Web: https://accreditation.apa.org/

VA Psychology Training

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We offer two, full-time, one year doctoral internships in Clinical Psychology, with the goal of developing competent and ethical Psychologists with the requisite knowledge and skills required to practice as generalists in a multitude of clinical settings.   The Wilmington VA program appointment is for 2080 hours, which is equivalent to full-time status for one year. Training experience will be primarily based out of outpatient General Mental Health, with opportunities for specialized advanced training in Whole Health, Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Combat Trauma, and others.   All clinical activities will occur in the context of recovery-oriented, interdisciplinary care.  For more information, please review our Training Brochure.

The current intern stipend is $36,565, to be paid in biweekly installments. Interns are eligible for health insurance and for life insurance. Interns will also receive paid time off for 11 annual federal holidays and will accrue approximately 13 days each of annual and sick leaves. Administrative leave for events related to professional development may also be granted. All other leaves, such as Family Leave, will be discussed on an individualized basis. This program aims to uphold an accommodating training atmosphere and strives to collaborate with interns to ensure all training requirements are met in a timely manner.

VA training occurs in a health care setting. Some of the patients served by VA are elderly or infirm, and could succumb to common illnesses like influenza. It is important to be able to document that your vaccinations are up to date and that you have been screened for active tuberculosis prior to starting your training at VA or other hospitals.  Securing a statement from university student health center, your regular health provider, or an urgent care clinic can expedite your appointment. Additionally, maintaining a current flu vaccination during the training year (or taking additional preventative measures to limit patient exposure to the flu) will be required. The Federal Government and Department of Veterans Affairs mandates that all VHA health care personnel, including Health Professions Trainees, be vaccinated for COVID-19. Please discuss this with the program training director after you have matched and well before to your start date to facilitate your onboarding.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

VA Diversity and Inclusivity

Our mission is to foster a diverse and inclusive training community that celebrates the unique backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of our supervisors and interns. We seek to increase representation and amplify diverse voices through intentional recruitment, training, and professional development initiatives. We strive to cultivate a program that embraces differences, actively combats all forms of discrimination and bias, and where every member, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, caste, or socioeconomic status, feels valued, respected, and empowered. We are committed to creating a safe, welcoming, and inclusive training space that encourages open dialogue, collaboration, cultural humility, understanding, and empathy. Through these initiatives, we hope to mentor emerging psychologists that actively commits to social justice and advocates for a more equitable community.

As a training community,  we understand that this journey towards greater diversity and inclusivity is ongoing. We embrace continuous learning and improvement, regularly reassessing our practices and policies to ensure they align with our values and promote equality for all. Together, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive training environment that empowers every individual to reach their full potential, driving positive change in our program, the VA, our communities, and beyond.

Claire Wu

Psychology Training Director

VA Wilmington health care

Phone: 302-994-2511, ext. 4356

Email: Claire.Wu@va.gov