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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 guidelines and requirements. 

Application date: November 15, 2019

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, and the program accepts two residents each year. The Residency year is devoted to the development of advanced clinical skills and the completion of a scholarly review paper. The Residency is 75% clinical and 25% research. Opportunities for research are an essential part of the program. The philosophy of our Residency program is that advanced comprehensive skills form the foundation for competent, independent, professional functioning as a psychologist. The focus of the Residency is on combining clinical experiential training which is cumulative, graded, and structured, with research opportunities. As part of their Residency year, the Resident will have opportunities for unique experience in the learning, development, and implementation of clinical demonstration projects, mental health research, and direct clinical care related to post-deployment mental health.

Application date: December 15, 2019

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: December 15, 2019

Program Contacts

Dr. Holly Miskey & Dr. Robert Shura
Co-Directors, MIRECC Felowship
(704) 638-9000 ext. 4570

Contact

John Allmond, Psy.D.
Director of Training - Psychology
John.Allmond@va.gov

Brandon Bryan, Psy.D.
Assistant Director of Training - Psychology
Brandon.Bryan@va.gov