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Richmond - Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center

Internship Program

The predoctoral internship at the RichmondVA Medical Center in Virginia is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The next site visit will be during the academic year 2017.

Candidates for internship must be U.S. Citizens from APA-approved programs in clinical or counseling psychology and must be approved for internship by their schools. Further, candidates should anticipate that they would complete all doctoral requirements within one year following internship. No applicants from programs awarding degrees in areas other than psychology will be accepted.

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Psychology Internship - Richmond

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Rehabilitation Psychology

The postdoctoral fellowship at the McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The next site visit is expected in 2016.

Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-5979

All applicants must have completed all graduation requirements from an APA-accredited doctoral program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology and an APA-accredited predoctoral internship in Psychology by September 1st of the fellowship year. As a desire to work with a veteran population is required, practicum or internship at a VHA facility is encouraged, but not mandatory. Given the specialty training in Rehabilitation Psychology, prior clinical experiences in this area are highly recommended.


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Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship- Richmond

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (VISN-6 MIRECC)

The Richmond VAMC’s MIRECC Advanced Fellowship supports the development of scientist-practitioners in the area of post-deployment mental health, which encompasses:

  • traumatic brain injury (TBI) and polytrauma rehabilitation,
  • posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD),
  • resilience and post-deployment adjustment,
  • substance abuse,
  • and other mental health concerns commonly faced by Service members and their families after  deployment. 

The McGuire VAMC’s MIRECC Psychology Fellowship is part of a national program, the VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment. Over the course of the two-year program, Fellows are trained in academic and health systems research, advanced clinical care service delivery, and program administration in an interdisciplinary setting. The fellowship combines individual mentored research and clinical training with state-of-the-art educational experiences utilizing local and national program resources. Through an individualized training plan, the program offers the potential for Fellows to develop expertise in an emphasis area within the scope of post-deployment mental health, such as TBI rehabilitation, risk and resiliency factors of PTSD, and substance abuse. Fellows spend a minimum of 10-15 hours/week in supervised, direct service delivery and 10-20 hours/week in clinical research activities.

An application for contingency accreditation was submitted to the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA) in September 2013. An accreditation site visit was conducted in August 2014 and we are on the October 2014 CoA agenda. The APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation can be reached at the APA, 750 First St. NE, Washington DC 20002-4242, (202) 336-5979.

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Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship- Richmond

Contact Us

Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center

Michael S. Ellwood, Ph.D.
Director, Psychology Training

1201 Broad Rock Blvd
Richmond, VA 23249
(804) 675-5000 ext. 5106

Postdoctoral Fellowship:
Thomas A. Campbell, Ph.D.
Director, Postdoctoral Fellowship

1201 Broad Rock Blvd
Richmond, VA 23249
(804) 675-5000 ext. 2362

Postdoctoral Fellowship-MIRECC:
Scott D. McDonald, Ph.D.
Treven C. Pickett, Psy.D., ABPP-Rp

1201 Broad Rock Blvd
Richmond, VA 23249
(804) 675-5000 ext. 3633

APPIC Match Number

General Track
Primary Care MH

Applications Due

November 8th, 2013

January 5, 2015

Applications Due:
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis starting November 10, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled

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