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VA Long Beach Healthcare System

Internship Program

The predoctoral internship at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The next site visit will be during the academic year 2019.

According to VA policy, internship funding can be provided only to students who are U.S. citizens and are enrolled in APA-accredited doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology. In addition, we require that a prospective intern's university advisor or director of training verify that he or she approves and recommends that the student receive an internship at this facility as specified on the APPIC "Academic Program's Verification of Internship Eligibility and Readiness" form. Only 52-week full-time internships are available.

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Psychology Internship - Long Beach

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System was awarded accreditation in November, 2012. Our Clinical Psychology Fellowship Program will offer training in six Special Emphasis areas for the 2015-2016 year: 1) Advanced Mental Health Interprofessional Education Program (2 positions), 2) Hepatitis C/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HCV/HIV), 3) Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), 4) Psychosocial Recovery (PSR) for Severe Mental Illness, 5) Rehabilitation Psychology (1 two-year position), and 6) Women’s Mental Health Center. 

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Psychology Fellowship - Long Beach

Contact Us

VA Long Beach Healthcare System

Kenneth D. Cole, Ph.D.
Director, Psychology Training

5901 East 7th Street
Long Beach, CA 90822
(562) 826-5604

APPIC Match Number

Internship: 112911

Applications Due

Internship: October 31
Postdoctoral: December 15

Eligibility Requirements

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