Welcome to Psychology Training at VA Boston Healthcare System and our training partnership with our academic affiliates, Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. We provide clinical psychology training across all levels: Practicum, Internship and Fellowship. Our programs are accredited through the American Psychological Association.

Psychology Internship Training Program

The VA Boston Healthcare System Psychology Internship Training Program is a yearlong training program located among the campuses of the VA Boston Healthcare System. The internship is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association*. The internship is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and is one of 12 internship members of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science (APCS).

The internship seeks candidates from APA-accredited and Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)-accredited programs in Clinical, Counseling, or Combined psychology; or Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS)-accredited programs in Clinical Science. Our training program provides a wide variety of opportunities to work with Veterans on three different VA campuses, as well as potentially children and adolescents in a non-VA externship setting (with Boston University’s Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders (CARD)).

Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Fellowship Program at the VA Boston Healthcare System is a multiple practice program including the substantive traditional practice of Clinical Psychology and the specialty practice of Clinical Neuropsychology. Both programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association*. Our next Site Visit will be in 2024. Please note that we are in the process of seeking accreditation in the specialty practice area of Clinical Health Psychology. Fellows admitted to the Behavioral Medicine Track of the accredited Clinical Psychology Program will be required to meet competencies of both the accredited Clinical Psychology Program and competencies consistent with APA accreditation in Clinical Health Psychology.

The VA Boston Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program seeks candidates who have received a doctorate from an APA or CPA accredited graduate program in Clinical, Counseling, or Combined Psychology, or PCSAS accredited Clinical Science program. Persons with a doctorate in another area of psychology who meet the APA or CPA criteria for respecialization training in Clinical, Counseling, or Combined Psychology are also eligible. In addition, candidates must have completed an internship …….

Source: https://www.va.gov/boston-health-care/work-with-us/internships-and-fellowships/trainee-programs/psychology-training-programs/

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