West Haven VA in Connecticut

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Place: West Haven VA in Connecticut
APA Accreditation: Accredited
Training Director & Lead / Director: John Beauvais
Chief Psychologist: Steve Martino
Positions: 9
Stipend: 26422
Primary Agency Type: Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Descriptor: VA Connecticut Healthcare System - West Haven Campus (VACHS) offers healthcare services to a diverse population of Veterans that are provided in a wide range of healthcare delivery settings. VACHS is a Yale University School of Medicine affiliated education and training institution. VACHS provides primary, secondary, and tertiary care services in multiple areas (e.g., medicine, geriatrics, neurology, surgery, and mental health) and also provides specialized services for specific clinical problems (e.g., blind rehabilitation, psychosocial rehabilitation for seriously mentally ill, geriatric rehabilitation, women’s health care, psychological and pastoral counseling, alcohol and substance abuse treatment and auditory rehabilitation). Several programs have been designated as Centers of Excellence (e.g., National Center for PTSD and the Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center). Psychology staff are directly integrated into many of these clinical settings, but also serve these populations on a consultative basis. Like many other VA settings throughout the nation, our Psychology Service has recently experienced rapid growth. In addition to expanding our expert clinical staff, VACHS hosts an impressive complement of research psychologists supported through VA and other funding sources. Many of these research psychologists serve as clinical and/or research mentors for psychology trainees at VACHS. The credentials of psychologists at VACHS are exceptional and diverse. The majority of psychologists at VACHS hold academic appointments at Yale University and regularly contribute to peer-reviewed scholarly publications. The Psychology Training Program maintains full APA-accreditation and APPIC membership. Three internship tracks are available to graduate students depending on their interests and level of training; General Mental Health - PTSD and Complex Outpatient Mental Health (COMH) tracks, General Mental Health - Addictions track, General Mental Health - SMI track, Clinical Health Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology. In addition, we have multiple post-doctoral training programs that many interns consider when making decisions about their advanced training (http://www.psychologytraining.va.gov/westhaven/) . In most training years, several students are also offered training at the practicum level, and these opportunities often fall within the Clinical Health Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology rotations.
Website: http://www.psychologytraining.va.gov/westhaven/