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VA San Diego Healthcare System

Internship Program

The predoctoral Internship Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Our next site visit is scheduled for 2019. The University of California-San Diego/San Diego VA Psychology Internship Training Program represents an affiliation among the University of California, San Diego Department of Psychiatry, the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) Psychology Service, UCSD Outpatient Psychiatric Services; UCSD Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorders Program, Rady Children’s Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatric services, and UCSD Medical Center. We offer a 12-month, full-time, APA-approved predoctoral internship in clinical psychology. This program is one of the country's largest, with 19 interns. Our training program offers supervised clinical experiences in behavioral medicine, addictions treatment, trauma intervention, neuropsychology, child psychiatry, eating disorders, severe mental illness, and mood disorders.

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Psychology Internship - San Diego

Internship Program Web Site
UCSD - Department of Psychiatry *


VASDHS/UCSD Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program

The VASDHS/UCSD Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program is based on the scientist-practitioner model, focused on creating a foundation in clinical and research/dissemination practices. The goal of the Program is to provide training to clinical psychology postdoctoral residents to prepare them for careers as independent practitioners able to translate the scientific literature into sound, evidenced-based interventions and to evaluate and disseminate these approaches. At the end of the program, residents are prepared for VA or university medical center careers that integrate clinical, training, research and leadership activities. The Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) as a postdoctoral residency program in clinical psychology.

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Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency – San Diego


VA Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery for Veterans with Serious Mental Illness

The Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation is a state-of-the-art clinical training program that focuses on the theory and practice of psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery. Individualized, mentored clinical and research training is combined with a curriculum that emphasizes a comprehensive psychosocial rehabilitation approach to service delivery, education, and implementing change in a mental health care setting.

Interprofessional Fellowship in Psychosocial Rehabilitation for Severe Mental Illness - San Diego

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Internship Program
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VA San Diego Healthcare System

Sandra J. Brown, Ph.D., ABPP and
Sean P.A. Drummond, Ph.D.
Co-Directors of Training
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92161
(858) 552-8585 x3944


Postdoctoral Program
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Tamara Wall, PhD 
Director of Training

3350 La Jolla Village Drive (116B)
San Diego, CA 92161
(858) 552-8585
ext. 2485


APPIC Match Number


Applications Due

Internship: November 1
Postdoctoral: December 15

Eligibility Requirements

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