Montana VA Psychology Internship Program - Montana VA Health Care System
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Montana VA Psychology Internship Program

The Montana VA Health Care System Psychology Internship (MTVAPI) program
is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American
Psychological Association (APA) as of Dec. 6, 2016. 

Questions related to our accreditation status can be directed to the CoA:
     Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
     American Psychological Association
     750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
     Phone: (202) 336-5979/

All other questions about the internship program may be directed to:
     Joanna McCormick, Ph.D. 
     Training Director 

Our internship seeks students from APA or CPA accredited Ph.D. or Psy.D.
clinical/counseling programs who are in good standing. Applicants must have
completed at least 3 years of academic study, have completed their comprehensive
or qualifying exams, and have proposed their dissertation.  In addition, applicants
must have completed at least 300 intervention hours and 50 assessment hours
during their doctoral program. Applicants who have a strong interest or background
in rural mental health or in working with veteran populations will be a particularly
good fit for this internship program. 

Montana VA encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. All
applicants for VA internships must be US citizens.

For more information download the brochure here:
 2020-2021 Psychology Internship Brochure - Montana (updated Aug. 2019)

This is a generalist internship site, aimed at training well-rounded and skilled
clinicians, who have particular expertise in working effectively in rural settings and
with veterans.  Current rotation offerings for the 2020-2021 cohort include:
- Clinical Geropsychology 
- Clinical Neuropsychology 
- General Outpatient
- Home-Based Primary Care
- Outpatient Trauma Recovery
- Pain Psychology 
- Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI)
- Program Development and Leadership
- Psychological Assessment
- Residential Trauma Recovery

- Triage and Rapid Evaluation Clinic (TREC)

Please note that rotation offerings may change from year to year, as a result of
staffing changes. Due to being a program based in a rural area, there is often
only one  psychologist in each setting. As such, if there are staffing changes,
this may impact rotation offerings. Consequently, our program prides itself on
achieving the program aim and intern competencies through the combination of
varied clinical experiences and rotations. We advise Interns to view their own
growth in this broad way, as opposed to being attached to one particular
rotation offering to meet their training needs.”

See brochure above for more information about the internship and about rotation

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Montana VA Health Care System

Joanna McCormick, Ph.D.
Training Director
3687 Veterans Drive
Fort Harrison, Montana 59636
(406) 447-6075

Gretchen Lindner, Ph.D.
Associate Training Director
300 N. Willson, Suite 703G
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 582-5352

APPIC Match Number

Internship Applications Due
November 8, 2019

Read the VA Eligibility
Requirements here

Learn more about all of VA's
Psychology Training here

          Sponsored by the Veterans Health Administration: Office of Academic Affiliations and Mental Health Services