Psychology Training Programs - W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center - Salisbury, NC
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W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center - Salisbury, NC


Psychology Training Programs

Internship Program

The Predoctoral Internship at the W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, North Carolina is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The next site visit will be during the academic year 2020. A candidate for the W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center Psychology Internship Program must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in an APA-approved Clinical or Counseling Psychology program. The Hefner VAMC abides by all APA and APPIC guidelines and requirements.

Tracks include 3 slots for General Clinical Psychology, 2 slots for Health Psychology, and 1 slot for Neuropsychology.

Application date: November 15, 2020

Clinical Psychology Residency Program

The Clinical Psychology Residency at the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. Two residents are accepted each year to develop advanced clinical skills. The philosophy of our Residency program is that expanded comprehensive skills form the foundation for competent, independent, professional functioning as a psychologist. Although the residency is not a specialty training program, residents may select from the available rotations and training opportunities to design a more focused training experience to meet their career training goals. Residents provide short- and long-term individual, family/couples, and group psychotherapy throughout the year with patients with diverse psychopathology. Residents will gain experience working with CVT (clinical video tele-health) modalities and EBPs (evidence based psychotherapies). The clinical experiences focus on the resident’s training needs rather than on clinical service delivery. Opportunities for research are available.

Application date: December 15, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (VISN-6 MIRECC)

The Salisbury VA Health Care System's VISN-6 Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Salisbury, NC is part of the VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment. This fellowship is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. An application is in preparation at this time.

The primary goal of the MIRECC Advanced Psychology Fellowship is to train clinical psychologists to become outstanding clinical researchers in high priority areas of VA mental health. Salisbury’s MIRECC Advanced Fellowship is designed to support the development of clinician-researchers in the area of post-deployment mental health, a high priority area within mental health. Please note that our fellowship focuses on training in neuropsychology and adheres to the Houston Guidelines for training in neuropsychology. MIRECC Fellows spend the majority of their time on clinical research and education activities, and up to 25% of their time on VA clinical activities that support the Fellow’s professional goals. Please see our Fellowship Brochure for more information about the Fellowship Program, eligibility, and application instructions.

Application date: January 15, 2021

Program Contacts

Dr. Holly Miskey & Dr. Robert Shura
Co-Directors, MIRECC Felowship
(704) 638-9000 ext. 14570


Brandon C. Bryan, Psy.D.
Director of Training - Psychology
704-638-9000 Ext. 13175

Holly Miskey, Ph.D., ABPP
704-638-9000 Ext. 14570