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Clinical Psychology Internship Program

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  • Program Overview
    • The Womack Clinical Psychology Internship Program (CPIP) is an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral internship located at Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, N.C.  The primary goal and mission of the program is to produce highly qualified, resourceful, autonomous professional psychologists who will be able to develop the competencies and professional identity that will serve as a solid basis for an Army career.

      A practitioner-scholar model guides the Internship training at Womack, with an emphasis on clinical practice validated by empirical research. This approach espouses the premise that specific training goals should be directly related to career outcomes. Interns are prepared for the dual career of clinical psychologist and as a Behavioral Health Officer (BHO) in the United States Army.

      The training is designed to increase the intern’s readiness to think critically, act compassionately, and develop a professional level of psychological expertise to best meet the mission of sustaining the fighting force.

  • Program Curriculum
    • The aims of our CPIP training program are to assist our interns with the development of the profession-wide core competencies identified by the APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation as being essential to the practice of clinical psychology. In addition, the CPIP incorporates the objectives of the Assessment of Competency Benchmarks developed by the APA Board of Educational Affairs in collaboration with the Council of Chairs of Training Councils (CCTC). Below are the summarized profession-wide competency domains for the CPIP Internship program.     
      • Research
      • Assessment
      • Ethical and Legal Standards
      • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
      • Professional Values, Attitudes, and Behaviors
      • Supervision
      • Intervention
      • Individual and Cultural Diversity
      • Consultation and Interprofessional
      • Interdisciplinary Skills
         
      The overall training objective is for Interns to gain competency commensurate with entry-level readiness for independent practice in using an integrative approach to examination and intervention and linking the science of psychology with positive practical outcomes. Throughout the internship year, training focuses on development and improvement within the above profession-wide competencies via supervision practices, didactics, and on-the-job training. The process of evaluation is also grounded within this competency model. 
      Supervision

      All interns receive a minimum of two hours of individual, face-to-face supervision with a licensed, doctoral level psychologist per week. Interns also receive a minimum of two hours of group supervision with a licensed, doctoral level psychologist per week. Interns will participate in layered supervision involving a licensed psychologist, residents, and behavioral health technicians. Curbside informal supervision is readily available to interns during all aspects of training.

      Didactics

      A year-long, comprehensive program of regularly scheduled seminars, lectures, and workshops accompanies the intensive direct supervision provided on each rotation. These didactic presentations are designed to provide the intern with state-of-the-art information and training relevant to effective functioning as a psychologist in the Army. Interns receive training and supervision in evidenced-based treatment models and are expected to carry at least three cases in which those evidence-based interventions are implemented. 

      There are several varieties of educational opportunities offered throughout the training year. Topics including traditional and neuropsychology assessment, case conceptualization, evidence-based treatment models, military-specific topics, ethics and diversity, supervision, professional development psychopharmacology and leadership training. Interns will also receive experiential training in the fundamentals of hypnosis and biofeedback. Training is provided by a licensed, credentialed psychologist who is both an ASCH-Approved Consultant and board-certified in clinical biofeedback.

      WAMC interns will also have the opportunity to attend lectures and workshops on various topics given by distinguished speakers. These events typically range from one to three days.

      Valuing Diversity

      Both the Womack Clinical Psychology Internship Program (CPIP) and Clinical Psychology Residency Program (CPRP) emphasize diversity by fostering an atmosphere and environment that respects, supports, and values multiple perspectives. We recognize the importance of training interns and residents to become culturally competent psychologists, as this is critical in reducing health-care disparities and providing quality care to service members and their Families with diverse values, beliefs, and practices.

      The faculty of the CPIP and CPRP strives to enhance diversity competencies by integrating diversity into all aspects of the training program including the didactic training curriculum, supervision, all direct service delivery experiences, and ongoing educational opportunities. This commitment is mirrored in the larger Department of Behavioral Health and in the Womack Army Medical Center itself, both of which provide robust funding for training and resources specific to increasing knowledge of and best practices for the provision of healthcare services to one of the most diverse organizations in the world: the U.S. Military.

      We seek diverse applicants among interns, residents, faculty, and staff as well as those who have strong interests and experience working with diverse people and organizations. WAMC CPIP does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, national origin, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

*For more details about these rotations, please follow this link to the Abbreviated CPIP Handbook.

Contact Us

Hours

Mon - Fri : 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Telephone Number(s)

Director of Training:
910-570-3447
Fax:
910-907-8521

Email Address

Clinical Psychology Internship Program

Location

2817 Reilly Road
Building 4-2817
Fort Bragg, NC 28310

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