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The Department of Veterans Affairs, Chillicothe VA Medical Center offers two distinct levels of advanced clinical training in psychology - Psychology Practicum and Doctoral Internship.
Statement on Diversity
The Chillicothe VAMC Psychology Training program believes diversity among psychology staff and interns creates an environment that enhances and improves psychological service delivery, professional development, and the training experience as a whole. The training program, through its program development, application review and selection process, and training processes explicitly values and affirms the diverse backgrounds, identities, and expressions of all people. The training program embraces and affirms diversity in all of its expressions and encourages those from diverse backgrounds to consider our training program.
Practicum placements are available for advance graduate students enrolled in American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology. A VA affiliation agreement with your program is required. Clinical opportunities vary from year to year depending on supervisor availability.
Five APA accredited, full-time doctoral psychology internships are offered through the APPIC National Match for doctoral students enrolled in APA or CPA accredited clinical or counseling psychology programs.
Doctoral Internship at the Chillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.
Questions related to the program's accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation 750 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20002-4242 Phone: (202) 336-5979
How to Apply
Psychology internships positions are offered through the APPIC National Match.
Practicum students can have their Academic Department's director of clinical training contact either co-director listed below.
All inquiries should be addressed to:
Jenna Plumb-Sisson, Psy.D. Training Co-Director of the Psychology Internship Program 17273 ST RT 104 Chillicothe, OH 45601 740-773-1141 ext. 7979 Jenna.Plumb-Sisson@va.gov
Stephen Owens, Ph.D., ABPP Training Co-Director of the Psychology Internship Program Athens VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic 510 West Union Street Athens, OH 45701 740-773-1141 ext. 1500 Stephen.Owens@va.gov