New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network
VISN 2: Student Opportunities - Medical/Dental/Pharmacy/Psychology Residency Programs
The Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center (VAMC) offers two trainees per year the opportunity to complete a postdoctoral residency in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The training year runs from September through August, and applications are invited from individuals who will have completed an APA accredited program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology and an APA accredited internship by the start of the training year.
The fellowship is housed in the PTSD program of the Behavioral Health Clinic, and this program is the primary placement throughout the year. However, training is broad based and integrative, and residents also have opportunities to work in the Chemical Dependence Rehabilitation Program, Inpatient Psychiatry, the Behavioral Health Recovery Center, Home Based Health Care and Community Based Outpatient Clinics. Training in all these settings highlights varying presentations of post-traumatic stress as seen in different age cohorts and types of trauma. Supervised experience in supervising interns and practicum students in both group and individual settings is provided. Finally a series of didactic seminars complement the clinical experiences of the residency.
The residency received initial funding in the fall of 2007 with our first class beginning in September 2008. Residents will join well established and fully accredited Psychology training programs at the internship and practicum levels. The program is a member of the Association of Postdoctoral and Psychology Internship Centers and received accreditation from the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation of the American Psychological Association in March 2013.
Due to COVID-19, we are not offering in-person interviews this year. All interviews for the 2021 positions will be held virtually.
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Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency-Albany