Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System
Psychology Internship Training Program
The Psychology Internship training program embraces the philosophy that the pre-doctoral internship year represents a transition period for the emerging professional psychologist during which the Intern moves from the role of graduate student to that of the autonomous professional.
Training and supervision during the year should prepare the Intern to enter the field of professional psychology with those skills needed to function independently and with the confidence and professional self-awareness to make maximum use of the individual's talents.
Therefore, our training goal is to develop generalists who can function in a broad range of professional settings using a variety of skills. Reciprocally, our training program stimulates and enriches the training faculty and enhances the quality of patient care.
Psychology Postdoctoral Training Program
Two postdoctoral psychologist positions are available as part of the Rural and Underserved Interprofessional Fellowship Program, a unique experience bringing together postgraduate fellows in Psychology, Clinical Pharmacy (PGY-1), and Social Work (Post-Master’s).
The program allows for an in-depth focus in working with underserved populations, to include the following: Rurally-residing Veterans, Veterans with a history of Military Sexual Trauma (MST), LGBT Veterans, Veterans with Serious and Chronic Mental Illness, and Veterans who are homeless.
Overview of Internship Training
The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System consists of five sites: the Biloxi VA Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi; the Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Mobile, Alabama; the Joint Ambulatory Care Center (JACC) in Pensacola, Florida; the Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Eglin, Florida; and the Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Panama City, Florida.
Our healthcare system has grown in recent years to support the establishment of two different training programs, across three different levels of training. Below, you will find links to each of our training opportunities: