Little Rock's VA annually accepts applications for Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral fellowships
North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS)
Contact J. Glen White, Ph.D., Director of Postdoctoral Training
POSTDOCTORAL CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY FELLOWSHIP
CENTRAL ARKANSAS VETERANS HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
Little Rock/North Little Rock, Arkansas
The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) annually recruits applicants for two postdoctoral fellowship positions in Clinical Psychology (1-year positions, Sept - Sept). We offer training in two tracks, one (or more) with an interdisciplinary Psychosocial Rehabilitation/Recovery (PSR) & Serious Mental Illness (SMI) emphasis, and one with an emphasis on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Our training program is designed to provide preparation for advanced practice competence in the substantive area of Clinical Psychology with a particular appreciation of the special needs of the VA population and the nature of service in the public sector. We provide supervised training and experience in the delivery of quality, recovery-oriented and evidence-based health care within an interdisciplinary context in residential, outpatient, telehealth, and community based settings. We highly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Training Site: The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) is a large and complex VA Medical System within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Located in beautiful central Arkansas, one of the country’s best-kept secrets for a high quality of living, CAVHS has a strong history of training excellence. The psychology internship program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1979, and the postdoctoral fellowship program, begun in 2008, is currently applying for APA accreditation.
Qualifications for Fellowship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, must have completed requirements for their doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-approved program by start date of the fellowship, and must have completed an APA-approved clinical internship. Experience within the Veterans Healthcare Administration system is a plus.
Stipend & Benefits: Stipends are competitive and are based on location and discipline. Health insurance, 13 days paid vacation and up to 13 days of sick leave are also provided. Additional authorized absence may be approved for educational opportunities.
Deadline: For deadline and other information visit http://www.littlerock.va.gov/careers/psychology/fellowship/Psychology_Fellowship_Prgram.asp
Application materials should be directed to:
J. Glen White, Ph.D., Director of Postdoctoral Training
Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
2200 Fort Roots Drive (116/NLR)
Bldg 170, Office # 2N-101
North Little Rock, AR 72114
email@example.com or 501.257.3498
For details on our fellowship and to apply, visit our website at:http://www.littlerock.va.gov/careers/psychology/fellowship/Psychology_Fellowship_Prgram.asp
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When applying for this position, please mention you saw this ad in the APS Postdoc Exchange.