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VA Boston Healthcare System


Psychology Internship Program









Psychology Doctoral Internship Program

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The VA Boston Healthcare System Psychology Internship Training Program, formerly known as the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology, 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 twelve (12) internship members of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science (APCS).

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

We are pleased to announce that we will provide training to 18 interns across 12 training rotations.


Interns will train in two rotations: a “Major” (Match 8-month) rotation, as well as a “Secondary” (4-month) rotation, which is selected to assure a sufficient breadth of experience for our interns. Because each rotation has a distinct APPIC match (program) number, the results of the Match assure interns their assignment to a specific 8-month rotation. Assignments to the four-month rotation, selection of research mentors, and the opportunities for adjunctive training experiences (ATE) and supervisors, are guided by our interns' other interests and training needs, which are discussed in detail after the Match results (and 8-month rotation) are known. All interns have complementary training experiences, including: ATE, which may involve work in a different clinic or with a different population than those found within the intern’s two major clinical rotations; scholarly inquiry / research activities; and a weekly seminar series. Depending upon their interests and qualifications, interns also may arrange to do a research externship, which would expand opportunities and available time for scholarly inquiry activities.


For 2019 – 2020, intern training takes place within the following eleven (11) rotations, spread across three VA Medical Center campuses. An additional unique training opportunity exists within an externship (non-Match) program offered through the Boston University – CARD).

  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Center for Returning Veterans
  • General Mental Health
  • Geropsychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • PTSD Clinical Team
  • Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Trauma and Addiction Recovery
  • Substance Abuse Spectrum at Brockton
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Program at Jamaica Plain
  • Women’s Trauma and Recovery Team
  • Boston University / Center for Anxiety Related Disorders (CARD) – clinical externship


  • Minimum Number of AAPI Hours: 400 (combined Intervention and Assessment hours)
  • Minimum Number of Years of Graduate Training Required: 3
  • Application Due Date: Sunday November 4, 2018 11:59 PM EST

Candidates should identify up to two (2) rotations in their cover letter as potential “Match” rotations; in effect, this constitutes a request for their application to be reviewed by those two specific potential 8-month rotations.

APA requires the inclusion of the following information:

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data.


Thank you once again for your interest in our internship training program!
Risa B. Weisberg, Ph.D.
Director of Training
VA Boston Healthcare System Psychology Internship Training Program

APA Accreditation
* Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002