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Salt Lake City VA Health Care System

Psychology Predoctoral Internship

Psychologists have been training at the SLCVA since 1952. For the predoctoral internship, APA accreditation has been continuous since 1979. The postdoctoral training in clinical psychology was granted initial accreditation in 2012.

The APA accredited internship at the Salt Lake City VA Healthcare System (SLCVA), is a full-time, generalist internship. The internship year can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and meaningful experiences in the development as a professional psychologist. We believe that one of the greatest strengths of our internship program is our commitment to facilitating the "transition from student to professional" and, as such, take a developmental approach to clinical training and supervision.

We are committed to providing high-quality, generalist internship training that is based on the awareness and understanding of the interdependence between the application and the science of psychology. We pride ourselves on creating a friendly, nurturing environment in which trainees develop the foundational and functional competencies to perform across a wide range of health care settings. At our site, interns generally select their own Major Rotations. In addition, all interns receive training in both psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment. We aim to create a positive, collegial atmosphere that is conducive for learning and growth.

We abide by all eligibility requirements requirements as described on this website. Per VA policy, the SLCVA can only offer internships to United States citizens who are pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited institution. For full consideration, applicants must have completed at least three years of graduate course work and a minimum of 400 direct contact hours in intervention and 100 hours in assessment. Applicants must be certified as ready for internship by their Director of Training.

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Psychology Internship - Salt Lake City

Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

The APA accredited Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Salt Lake City VA Healthcare System (SLCVA), offers five full-time fellowship positions. Per VA policy, the SLCVA can only offer fellowships to United States citizens who have completed a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited institution, which includes completion of an APA-accredited predoctoral internship.
The clinical psychology fellowship is co-directed by Drs. Tom Mullin and Renn Sweeney. Postdoctoral training can be an exciting time as fellows continue their transformation from trainee to professional.

PTSD Track – Tom Mullin, Ph.D.
Integrated Primary Care Health Psychology Track with emphasis in Geriatrics–Renn Sweeney, Ph.D.
PTSD TRACK - offers two fellowship positions and has a focus on PTSD, Polytrauma, and readjustment strains for OEF/OIF/OND veterans. This track has been in place since 2008 and was recently granted initial accreditation by American Psychological Association. Residents typically split their time in the PTSD Clinic and the Polytrauma Clinic where they learn various times assessments and train in advanced interventions for those with TBI histories as well as PTSD. The program aims to train the next generation of psychologists to work in VA healthcare.

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Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency - PTSD Track – Salt Lake City


Two of the fellowships will provide interprofessional primary care/behavioral health with a lesser focus on geriatrics.

One of the fellowships will provide interprofessional primary care/behavioral health to geriatric patients.

The fellowships will share many of the same supervisors, settings, and training experiences in which fellows will provide clinical care. Additional areas of emphasis include rural populations, program evaluation and development, and will also allow for the fellow to develop their own specific interests. All three fellows will provide care across a range of settings which may include: health promotion and prevention, inpatient mental health consult, primary care, home-based primary care, geriatric clinics.

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Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency - Behavioral Health/Primary Care/Geropsychology Track – Salt Lake City

Contact Us

George E. Wahlen Salt Lake City VA Health Care System

Sarah E. Turley, Ph.D.
Director of Psychology Training
(801) 582-1565 x2775

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Applications Due

Internship: November 3

Both Tracks – January 2

Eligibility Requirements

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