VA Palo Alto health care offers psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows a wide range of psychology training across our complex health care system.

Psychology training leadership and supervisors

Psychology internship training program

Jeanette Hsu, Ph.D., Director of Internship Training

The Psychology internship training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.* See contact information below. The next site visit for the internship program will be in 2023. The internship program at VA Palo Alto is also a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science.

Applications due: Monday, November 1, 2021

Interview notifications will be emailed by December 15, 2021. Virtual interviews will be offered on: December 16-17, 20, and January 4-24 (except January 17).

View brochure for program details

APPIC internship match numbers

General internship: 114711
Geriatric Neuropsychology: 114712
Geropsychology: 114713
Behavioral Medicine: 114714
Clinical Neuropsychology: 114715

Internship training – Behavioral Medicine Track

Psychology interns who match to the behavioral medicine track will spend half of their time in the Behavioral Medicine Program for the full year. The other half of the time will be spent on 2 external rotations (6 months each; see brochure below for other rotation options).

Within the behavioral medicine rotation, interns are involved in 3 main activities:

  • Behavioral medicine seminar series
  • Behavioral medicine outpatient clinic
  • Multidisciplinary medical specialty clinics (focus clinics)

Download the brochure for more information about Behavioral Medicine track training

Psychology postdoctoral fellowship training programs

Jessica Lohnberg, Ph.D., Director of Postdoctoral Training

VA Palo Alto health care has 3 separately APA-accredited psychology postdoctoral fellowship programs:

  1. Clinical psychology postdoctoral fellowship program (7 different focus areas):
    Behavioral medicine
    Clinical geropsychology
    Continuum of care for addictive behaviors, trauma, and co-occurring disorders
    Couples and family systems
    Palliative care
    Post-traumatic stress disorder
    Psychosocial rehabilitation
  2. Rehabilitation psychology postdoctoral fellowship program (2-year specialty accredited program)
  3. Clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship program (2-year specialty accredited)

Clinical psychology postdoctoral fellowship program

William Faustman, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Coordinator</…….


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