Portland VA

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Place: Portland VA
APA Accreditation: Accredited
Training Director & Lead / Director: Elizabeth Goy PhD
Chief Psychologist: David Greaves
Positions: 6
Stipend: 25274
Primary Agency Type: Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Descriptor The number one priority in the Portland VA Medical Center's internship program is to give students a positive, supportive training experience. Interns work reasonable hours, are provided ample supervision and didactic opportunities, and are treated as colleagues by the psychology staff. The PVAMC predoctoral internship program assists interns as they prepare for future careers or for additional postdoctoral training. We use a generalist model, focusing on skills of assessment, treatment, consultation, and integrated care with diverse patient populations. Each intern participates in three, 4-month long full-time training rotations. We believe that interns experience greater in-depth learning in a particular specialty area when working full-time in one setting. Rotations we offer include Health Psychology, Outpatient Mental Health, Neuropsychology, Substance Abuse Services, Psychotic Spectrum Disorders, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team. Interns now may also have clinical experiences at OHSU, our medical school affiliate. Professional development is a primary focus of our training, as we assist interns in transitioning from graduate school to a professional career.
Website: http://www.portland.va.gov/cptp.asp