Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System - Predoctoral Internship

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The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) is a two division, consolidated, medical center with medical, surgical, psychiatric, and rehabilitation units, plus nursing home facilities. This VA Medical Center includes every major VA program and was commended by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) as being "Outstanding" at their last accreditation review. The CAVHS Psychology Internship has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1979. The Psychology Internship program provides three training tracks: General, Behavioral Health, and Neuropsychology.

The “Outpatient PTSD” rotation offers interested interns an opportunity to learn and practice Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Training opportunities include co-facilitating group psychotherapy sessions, conducting individual therapy sessions, performing functional analytic/case conceptualization interviews, participating in a weekly experiential group for staff practicing ACT, doing supervised readings on Relational Frame Theory (RFT), the basic science underlying ACT, and individual/group supervision.

Interested interns are encouraged to contact Vincent Roca, primary supervisor for the Outpatient PTSD rotation, for additional information. Full info on the internship can be found at


J. Vincent Roca, Ph.D.

PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) Team Leader