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Place: Boston VA
APA Accreditation: Accredited
Training Director & Lead / Director: Stephen Quinn
Chief Psychologist: Jennifer Vasterling Ph.D.
Positions: 18
Stipend: 26208
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Descriptor The primary objective of the Boston Consortium is to provide a comprehensive predoctoral training program that assures the development of adequate levels of proficiency across the basic core competencies of clinical psychology including assessment, behavior change and psychotherapy, consultation, attention to issues of diversity, professional ethics, and scholarly inquiry / clinical research. We view the internship year as critical in the transition of the individual from graduate student to professional psychologist. We encourage the development of a professional identity, professional values, and a professional demeanor along with these competencies in the practice of psychology. The expectation is that by the end of the training year, an intern will be able to function competently and independently (i.e., entry level practice or better) in the core competencies, listed above. Within the training program, general skills are emphasized. However, when feasible and appropriate to training needs, the development of specialist skills also is encouraged. We provide training in professional psychology in the following rotations for 2013 - 2014:Clinical Child Psychology; General Mental Health; Ctr for Returning Veterans (OEF/OIF); Adult Trauma - (Behavioral Sciences Div. and Womens Health Sciences Div. of the National Ctr for PTSD); Medical Psychology / Behav Med; Substance Abuse Treatment Programs Resid & Outpt; Dual Diagnosis (PTSD/Substance Use Disorder); Inpatient Mental Health - Therapeutic Recovery; Neuropsychology; Geropsychology; Rehabilitation Psychology;Our rotations are located at the Boston Medical Center (Child rotation); VA Boston Healthcare System - Brockton, Jamaica Plain (Boston), and West Roxbury campuses; plus, a child clinical externship at Boston University (Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders).Our internship is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science (APCS), and we encourage applications from APCS programs.