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Training program receives accreditation
Article published on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013
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SEMINOLE – The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Psychology Internship Training Program was granted a new seven-year accreditation by the American Psychological Association’s Commission of Accreditation on Nov. 26.  

The accreditation was granted based on the training program’s adherence to the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation of Programs in Professional Psychology established by the APA.

“Education is the foundation for developing the hearts and minds of new clinicians who dedicate themselves to providing the very best care to the men and women we serve across our healthcare system,” said Suzanne M. Klinker, director, Bay Pines VAHCS. “This is a wonderful achievement for our organization and a reflection of quality and commitment to training and educating the newest generation of health care providers.”    

The Bay Pines VAHCS Psychology Internship Training Program has been accredited by the APA since 1981. The 12-month program is currently designed to accommodate seven pre-doctoral psychology interns. Interns selected for the program work full-time, and receive compensation and other benefits. The goal of the program is to prepare the interns for competent entry into the complex roles of clinical or counseling psychologists.   

During their time at the Bay Pines VAHCS, interns are expected to achieve foundational competencies in several core training areas and also complete clinical rotations in sub-specialty areas within the healthcare system’s Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service.

“Over the years, this program has expanded and grown into an extremely competitive and nationally recognized training opportunity for future psychologists,” said Dr. Zoe Proctor-Weber, director of Pre-Doctoral Psychology Training, Bay Pines VAHCS and also a 2012 APA, Division 18 Early Career Achievement Award winner.  

Last year, 355 individuals located across the country competed for the seven available intern slots, she said.

“Our training program is unique and is tailored to accommodate each intern’s specific skill set, strengths and areas of further development,” Proctor-Weber said. “When they leave, most find employment in some of the most complex public and private health care systems in the country.”    

The Bay Pines VAHCS also offers a 12-month Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program that accommodates two full-time fellows. The postdoctoral program is also accredited by APA.

To learn more about psychology training offered by the Bay Pines VAHCS, visit www.baypines.va.gov/clinemp/psychologycareer/index.asp.
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