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Montana VA Health Care System

 

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/
     E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org
     Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

All other questions about the internship program may be directed to:
     Joanna McCormick, Ph.D. 
     Training Director
     Joanna.McCormick@va.gov 
     406-447-6000


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:
 2019-2020 Psychology Internship Brochure - Montana (updated October 2018)

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 major rotation offerings for the 2019-2020 cohort include:
- Clinical Geropsychology 
- Clinical Neuropsychology 
- General Outpatient 
- Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI)
- Residential Trauma Recovery

 
Current minor rotation offerings include:
- Home-Based Primary Care
- Outpatient Trauma Recovery
- Pain Psychology
- Program Development and Leadership
- Psychological Assessment
- Triage and Rapid Evaluation Clinic (TREC)

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

 aerial photo of Fort Harrison VA Medical Center

Montana VA Health Care System

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

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

Internship
APPIC Match Number
2300

Internship Applications Due
November 12, 2018

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