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VA St. Louis Health Care System

Internship Program

The predoctoral internship at the VA St. Louis Health Care System is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The next site visit will be during the academic year 2017.

The VA St. Louis Health Care System Psychology Training Program offers APA-accredited internships to U.S. citizens who are pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited institution. To be considered, students must demonstrate completion of at least three years of graduate course work and a minimum of 600 direct contact hours in assessment and intervention. Applicants must be certified as ready for internship by their Director of Training.

Download the Brochure:
Internship Brochure 2014-2015 - St. Louis

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the VA St. Louis Health Care System is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The next site visit will be during the academic year 2020.

The Postdoctoral fellowship program offers four residency positions. Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHi) offers training in the provision of services within the primary care medical setting. The PTSD position offers training in the treatment of combat and deployment related post-trauma for all eras of service. The Psychosocial Rehabilitation Recovery Center is dedicated to providing integrated psychosocial treatment and resources to chronically and seriously mentally ill veteran patients. Finally, we also offer a two year neuropsychology training program. Applicants must have completed all requirements of an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology, including an APA-accredited internship, prior to the start of postdoctoral training.

Download the Brochure:
Fellowship Brochure 2014-2015 - St. Louis

 

Neuropsychology Fellowship Program

The Neuropsychology Fellowship Program at the VA St. Louis Health Care System is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association as a specialty practice postdoctoral residency program in clinical neuropsychology. The next site visit will be during the academic year 2020.

The 2014-2015 Neuropsychology Fellowship position will be filled via individual interview and selection process. We will not be an APPCN Match participant. For specific details regarding selection and how offers will be made, please review the above fellowship brochure.

The fellowship is a two-year program, and will next be available in Fall, 2014

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APA Accreditation

Any questions regarding the accreditation status of the St. Louis VA Medical Center psychology internship program or postdoctoral training program may be addressed to the APA Commission on Accreditation (CoA):

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
Education Directorate
American Psychological Association 750 First Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
202-336-5979
http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/ **

 

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Contact Us

VA St. Louis Health Care System

Martina K. Ritchhart, Ph.D.
Director, Psychology Training

John Neudecker, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Training

#1 Jefferson Barracks Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63125

1-800-228-5459
ext.66639 or ext.55320

APPIC Match Number

General Internship
139911

Neuropsychology Track
139912

Applications Due

Internship:
November 1, 2013

Postdoctoral Fellowship:
Neuropsychology
December 13, 2013

Primary Care Mental Health Integration/PTSD/Recovery
January 3, 2014

Eligibility Requirements

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