VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center
The predoctoral internship at the VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center (LAACC) in California is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. We have been continually reaccredited since 1977 and our most recent accreditation granted us 7 years to be reviewed again in 2018.
LAACC is an ambulatory care facility that provides comprehensive medical and mental health services to its veteran population. The seven full-time and three part-time psychologists on staff coordinate the following mental health programs: Outpatient Mental Health, Substance Abuse treatment, Behavioral Medicine, Primary Care-Mental Health Integration, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center, and a Posttraumatic Stress Disorder program (i.e., formal PTSD Clinical Team located at our satellite clinic in East Los Angeles).
Our mission is to provide training that prepares interns for the duties typical of a psychologist in a outpatient setting. With this in mind, we provide generalist training in a whole spectrum of outpatient and community mental health services. We offer practical experience, didactic training, and intensive mentoring in order to help our interns master these areas.
Our training program is funded to support 4 full-time internship positions, with the likely possibility of a 5th slot for the 2015-2016 training year. We accept applications from students enrolled in doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology that are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.
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Psychology Internship - Los Angeles