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New Mexico VA Health Care System

 

Psychology Training

New Mexico VA Postdoctoral Fellowship In Clinical Psychology

Southwest Consortium Doctoral Psychology Internship

The Southwest Consortium Doctoral Psychology Internship is a member of APPIC and is accredited by the American Psychological Association. The next APA site visit will occur in 2027. The Southwest Consortium is a consortium of New Mexico VA Health Care System, Indian Health Service-Albuquerque Service Unit, and University of New Mexico Hospital. 

Questions related to the program's accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-5979
Email the A.P.A.

Doctoral students in APA-accredited clinical or counseling psychology programs who have completed at least 500 hours of practicum experience, have had a formal dissertation proposal accepted, and have the approval of their departmental Director of Clinical Training are eligible to apply. Ten of our 11 internship slots are federally funded and must be US Citizens. Male intern candidates must be registered for the Selective Service or provide documentation indicating an exemption from registering. Strong preference is given to those candidates who have completed, or nearly completed their doctoral dissertation and who have demonstrated research productivity. We have found that students from Clinical Science or Scientist-Practitioner doctoral programs have been the best matches with our training philosophy and values. We also highly value experience with and/or demonstrated interest in cultural factors in psychology. We believe our internship is ideal for those who envision a career that combines clinical, teaching, and research activities within a culturally-informed framework. We of course abide by our parent institution's non-discrimination policy.

 

Download the Brochure:
Psychology Internship - Albuquerque (Southwest Consortium Doctoral Psychology Internship)

Post-Doctoral Residencies in Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology (Primary Care Psychology, Sleep/Pain Psychology, PTSD, Family Psychology, and Psychosocial Recovery and Systems Redesign Emphasis Areas)

The postdoctoral fellowships at NMVAHCS support 10 postdoctoral fellows. There are 2 two-year fellows in Clinical Neuropsychology, and 8 one-year fellows in Clinical Psychology in a variety of emphasis areas. The fellowships focus on preparation for leadership roles in the profession. There is support for achieving licensure by the end of the postdoctoral year. Fellows can spend up to 20% of their time in research, program evaluation, or administrative activities. The NMVAHCS has an evidence-based focus for training, and is a scientist-practitioner program. We have national trainers/supervisors in Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, ACT, CBT-I, CBT for Depression, and Motivational Interviewing on faculty. Fellows can refine their own training plans in consultation with the Director of Training and the Training Committee, and are encouraged to expand their professional repertoire to include administration, consultation, supervision, and program evaluation activities in addition to assessment, intervention, and research.

 

The fellowships are members of APPIC and are accredited by the American Psychological Association. The next APA site visit will occur in 2020. Questions related to the program's accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

 

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-5979
Email the A.P.A. 

We of course abide by our parent institution's non-discrimination policy. Applicants must be graduates of APA-accredited doctoral and internship programs, must be US Citizens, and, if male, must have registered with Selective Service.

Download the Brochures:

Psychology Residency in Clinical Neuropsychology

Psychology Residency in Clinical Psychology

Psychology Practicum Training Program

The Psychology Practicum Training Program at the New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) is appropriate for graduate students from APA-accredited Clinical or Counseling doctoral psychology programs. Interested students will need to contact Dr. Brian Kersh at Brian.kersh@va.gov and submit a CV. Acceptance is based on interview, availability of training sites, and recommendations from your graduate training program. We, of course, abide by our parent institution's non-discrimination policy. 

Download the Brochure:
Psychology Practicum Training Program 

Contacts:

  • Aaron Joyce, Ph.D.
    Director of Internship and Postdoctoral Training
    Southwest Consortium/NMVAHCS Postdoctoral Residency
  • Madeleine Goodkind, Ph.D.
    Assistant Director of Internship and Postdoctoral Training
    Southwest Consortium/NMVAHCS Postdoctoral Residency
  • Joseph Sadek, Ph.D.
    Director of Postdoctoral Training in Clinical Neuropsychology

 

Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center
BHCL (116)
1501 San Pedro, S.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 265-1711, ext. 3432

 

 

 

Contact

Aaron Joyce, Ph.D.
Director of Training
New Mexico VA Health Care System
505-265-1711 Ext. 4413
aaron.joyce@va.gov

APPIC Match Numbers

General Track
143711

Neuropsychology Track 
143716


Applications Due:

Internship:
November 6

Postdoctoral Training:
January 5

Practicum Training:
Contact Dr. Kersh