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The Department of Psychiatry initiated a predoctoral clinical psychology internship in 1965. Soon after, UAB joined forces with the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center to start the UAB-BVAMC Internship Consortium.  Due to significant growth in our psychology services since the initiation of the consortium in the 1960s, we have begun the process of dissolving the consortium relationship. BVAMC and UAB are each seeking accreditation as independent internships. We will remain an accredited consortium during the 2022-2023 training year. We are working closely with APA and are utilizing an option to independently apply for accreditation while we remain an accredited consortium. We will dissolve the consortium after independent accreditation has been achieved, while closely considering the timing in relation to our internship cohorts. While it’s true that big changes are coming to the consortium, one thing that has NOT changed is our commitment to high-quality psychology training.

While we will remain a consortium for the 2022-2023 training year, matched interns should expect to complete all rotations within your matched site—either BVAMC or UAB. This is a change for our consortium.

The UAB-BVAMC Internship is currently accredited. Questions related to the program’s accredited 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
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation