UAB-BVAMC Psychology Internship Consortium Brochure

Beginning in 1965, the Department of Psychiatry initiated a predoctoral clinical psychology internship. Presently, the Consortium is sponsored by the UASOM and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and includes all School of Medicine Departments and Centers, as well as the VA Medical Center programs, in which clinical psychologists practice. Over the years, clinical psychologists have joined both departments and clinics outside psychiatry becoming internship training faculty members and participating in program governance. Currently, clinical psychologists are located in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Department of Neurology, the Department of Pediatrics, the Department of Preventive Medicine, and Civitan International Research Center Sparks Clinics.  In the VA Medical Center, psychologists provide services in primary mental health settings, addiction programs, a visually impaired rehabilitation center, the primary care clinics, the pain program, and both neuropsychological and geriatric assessments.

Prior to 1980, the Internship Training Consortium was the sole program dedicated to the education of doctoral level clinical psychologists operating within the Medical Center.  With the establishment of the Psychology Training Consortium and the Psychology Training Committee, the Internship Training Consortium became a program under the auspices of the larger Psychology Training Consortium. A broad-based training program, the Clinical Psychology Internship Training Consortium is administratively housed in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology – Psychology Section. The Internship Training Committee (ITC) is a standing committee of the Psychology Training Consortium and is responsible for recruiting, selecting, training, evaluating, and certifying psychology interns.

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