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Eastern Colorado Health Care System

Internship Program

The doctoral internship at the Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Denver VA Medical Center is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation. * 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


Psychology Interns must be enrolled in an APA-approved clinical psychology program or in an APA-approved clinically-oriented counseling psychology program. Applicants must also be U.S. Citizens. As an equal opportunity training program, the Internship welcomes and strongly encourages applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, disability or other minority status. As a generalist internship, we value applicants who have a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Candidates with at least some formal assessment experience are preferred.

The internship start date for Training Year 2015-2016 is Wednesday July 1, 2015

All application materials must be postmarked by November 1, 2014.

Download the Brochure:
Psychology Internship - Denver


Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Veterans Integrated Service Network 19 (VISN 19) Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) Fellowship is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association Commission of Accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled for 2020. The VISN 19 MIRECC fellowship program is encompassed within a larger, national Fellowship Program, the VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment (sponsored by the Office of Academic Affiliations).

This postdoctoral program employs a scientist-practitioner model. With guidance from Clinical Supervisors as well as a Research Mentor (with input and support from the Training Director), Fellows develop an individualized training plan designed to facilitate the transition from internship to entry-level professional in this two-year fellowship program. In total, Fellows spend, at a minimum, 10 – 15 hours weekly in direct clinical service delivery (encompassing individual psychotherapy and psychotherapy groups, as well as charting and notes) and 10 – 15 hours devoted to clinical research-related activities including participant meetings, grant and manuscript writing and administrative tasks. These activities are carried out within the setting of a large and diverse VA hospital, fulfilling the VISN 19 MIRECC’s primary mission: to study suicide with the goal of reducing suicidal ideation and behaviors in the Veteran population. Towards this end, the work of the VISN 19 MIRECC is focused on promising clinical interventions, as well as the cognitive and neurobiological underpinnings of suicidal thoughts and behaviors that may lead to innovative prevention strategies.

Questions regarding the fellowship may be directed to the Training Director, Beeta Homaifar, PhD, at Applicants are welcome to view our Fellowship Web page/brochure ( for more information regarding our mission, application requirements and contact information.

Application materials for the upcoming Fellowship year are due January 9, 2015.

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Eastern Colorado Health Care System Denver Medical Center

Catie Johnston-Brooks, PhD,
Director of Doctoral Psychology Training

1055 Clermont St.
Denver, CO 80220

Beeta Homaifar, PhD
Training Director of Post-Doctoral Fellowship Training

1055 Clermont St.
Denver, CO 80220

APPIC Match Number

General (4 slots)

Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (1 slot)

Internship Applications Due

November 1
PostDoc Applications Due
January 9
Practicum Training
Contact Dr. Jennifer Olson-Madden

Eligibility Requirements

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