Psychology Training | VA Chicago Health Care – Veterans Affairs

The Psychology Training Program at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (JBVAMC) offers Clinical Psychology Predoctoral Internships and Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowships, as well as Clinical Psychology Externships as part of the Clinical Psychology Practicum for doctoral trainees. Please see below for further information regarding each of these specific training offerings.

The Jesse Brown VAMC is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse work force and appreciates the benefits of having trainees and staff that represent a wide array of diverse groups across a variety of domains. We value the unique contributions offered by individuals with diverse cultural and personal characteristics and experiences. We understand that these differences improve the climate of the workplace, contribute to more meaningful conversations, and increase the quality of training and the services provided to Veterans. Chicago is home to a large and diverse population, and we recognize the complex and multidimensional identities that Veterans embody when they enter our doors. JBVAMC takes pride in treating the whole Veteran throughout their recovery journey. We strongly encourage individuals with minoritized identities to apply.

Director of Psychology Training
Jamie Mathews, Psy.D.
Email: [email protected]


Psychology Predoctoral Internship Program

Application Deadline for the 2023-2024 training year: November 2, 2022

Number of Positions Available: 6 across 4 tracks (3 General, 1 Acute Crisis Intervention, 1 Health Psychology, and 1 Neuropsychology)

The JBVAMC Clinical Psychology Internship Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA) and adheres to the guidelines of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). Our internship program adheres to a scientist-practitioner model of clinical training. Empirical support of clinical work and training is highly valued in our program, which combines both experiential and didactic training. Across the tracks of the program, mentorship of the whole intern is highly valued as the program seeks to develop its interns’ competencies in the delivery of a broad range of psychological services and activities.

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 they approve and recommend that the student receive an internship at this facility …….


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