Medical College of Georgia-Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Psychology Internship

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Place: Medical College of Georgia (at Augusta University) and Charlie Norwood VAMC in Augusta, GA
APA Accreditation: Accredited
Training Director & Lead / Director: P. Alex Mabe
Chief Psychologist: Lorraine Braswell
Positions: 10
Stipend: 23974
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Descriptor The Medical College of Georgia (MCG) and the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) are organized as partners in offering a 12-month, full-time Residency (Internship) in Clinical Psychology. The program begins in early July and carries an annual stipend of $23,974. We currently fund ten Residents. The Residency combines a solid grounding in clinical skills with access to a wide range of mental health and medical settings through which a Resident can develop general clinical-counseling skill as well as special expertise. An "Empirical Clinician" training model guides its focus on teaching practice skills that are empirically supported. Training and supervision is available in both DBT and ACT. Our hospitals and clinics are large regional treatment and training centers with more than 1000 combined inpatient beds and a multitude of specialty treatment programs and clinics. Our program partners with East Central Georgia Regional Hospital (ECRH) - a state funded psychiatric hospital that provides care for individuals with serious and chronic mental health disorders. The Augusta Campus of ECRH consists of three primary inpatient units: Adult Mental Health, General Mental Health, and Forensics. In addition to the generalist training opportunities available, emphasis training is provided through the selection of one of five tracks: Child and Family, Community Psychology, Health Behavior, Medical Psychology -HIV/AIDS,and Psychology of Women. Within the Health Behavior Track options include specialization in Trauma/PTSD and Medical Psychology. At the residency facilities Residents work in close collaboration with primary care physicians, psychiatrists and other physician specialists, and other allied health professionals to develop skills in providing interdisciplinary health care. Finally, an emphasis is placed on developing skills relevant to providing care to underserved populations - children, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and individuals from underserved rural communities.