Madigan Army Medical Center
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
Walter Reed National Military
Medical Center
Bethesda, MD
Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Ft. Gordon, GA
Tripler Army Medical Center
Honolulu, HI
San Antonio Military Medical Center
Ft. Sam Houston, Texas
United States Army
Clinical Psychology Internship
What to Expect
• 10-week Basic Officer Leadership
Course in San Antonio, Texas
• 12-Month Internship Program
– All large military medical centers
– Remarkably diverse patient populations
– Supervision (4+ hours direct/week)
• 12-Month Post-Doc Residency to work
towards licensure (optional)
• Duty assignment as an independently
practicing psychologist with a high level of
Army Benefits
• Excellent Salary
• 100% Health, Dental,
• 30 days of Annual
• Professional Pay for
• Army Family
• Retirement
• Continuing Education
• Thrift Savings Plan
• In-house Fellowships
• Life Insurance
First Year Pay & Allowances
Base Pay per month
Housing Pay* per month
BAS* per month
Total monthly salary
Total annual salary
Single Soldier
Married Soldier
• This example is for an 0-3 with less than 2 years time in
service living in the Washington, D.C. area
• Housing reimbursement is dependent upon housing
* pay is non-taxable
Army Psychologist Entry Points
• Health Professions Scholarship Program: apply
in either 2nd or 3rd year of graduate program
• Clinical Psychology Internship Programs
• Clinical Psychology Residency Programs
• Direct Accession for licensed psychologists
Madigan Healthcare System
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
Madigan Army Medical Center
• Located near Tacoma, Washington
• “World-class military medicine and compassionate, innovative,
academic health care for Warriors and Warrior Families past,
present, and future.”
• Internship accredited by APA for 7 years in 2011
• Residency accredited by APA for 7 years in 2011
• Regional Trauma Center
• Patient population
– 36,000+ Active Duty service members (always in deployment cycle)
– 108,000+ total beneficiaries (families, retirees, etc.)
• The Army’s Behavioral Health Technology Center (T2)
Internship Training Rotations
• Behavioral Health Clinic (6 months)
• Primary Care Consultation (2 months)
• Neuropsychology (2 months)
– Emphasis on TBI assessment
• Trainee-selected elective (2 months)
– Pediatric Psychology
– Programs and Research Service
– Health Psychology
Additional Training
• Didactic Series
Data-driven decision making
• Using research to inform clinical practice
– Special Topics
• e.g. ethics, military culture, diversity issues
• Military Culture Outings
– Simulated firing ranges
– Simulated convoy operations
– “Field trips” to see operational components of local Army, Air Force, and
Navy assets
Tripler Army Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii
Tripler Army Medical Center
• Located on the Moanalua ridge
overlooking Honolulu
• “Service to our Nation through high
quality healthcare"
• Serves the entire pacific region
• Center of Excellence for Disaster
Management and Humanitarian
• Three four-month rotations
• Adult rotation mandatory
• Two optional rotations
Child Psychology
Health Psychology
Community Psychology
• Community Rotation
– Unique, rural, primary care setting
– Comprehensive health center and provide
adult outpatient, substance abuse, ER, and
psychological consultation
– Fast paced environment under the
supervision of four psychologists and two
– Cross cultural issues
Brooke Army Medical Center
Ft. Sam Houston, Texas
Located in San Antonio, Texas
“We are Dedicated to Warrior Service”
August 2006 received 7 years APA accreditation
Level 1 Trauma Center
Army’s Institute of Surgical Research
– Burn Center
– Combat Casualty Care Center
• Center for the Intrepid (2007)
• Three mandatory 3-month rotations:
– Campus Behavioral Health Service
– Neuropsychology
– Adult Outpatient
• Fourth Rotation, choose from:
– Child & Adolescent
– Clinical Health
• Evidence Based Treatment rotation
– focus on EBT for PTSD, Insomnia,
Nightmares, Panic Disorders
Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Augusta, Ga.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Army
Medical Center
• Located in Augusta, Georgia
• “Provide excellent healthcare, ensure
readiness, and enhance training”
• APA approved
• Southern Regional Medical Command
• Fort Gordon is home of the Signal Corps
• Six required rotations
Adult Assessment
Health Psychology
Military Psychology
Warrior Transition Battalion Liaison
Inpatient Psychiatry
• Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
– Spans the entire year
– Crisis intervention, intakes, short to intermediate length
psychotherapy modalities
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, Md.
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
• Located just outside Washington, DC in
Bethesda, Maryland
• “We Provide Warrior Care”
• Long standing APA accredited program
– Accredited since 1958
• Large Military Medical Center setting
• Remarkably diverse patient population
• Direct patient care of Soldiers returning
from Iraq and Afghanistan
• Core Rotation: clinical skills in assessment
and psychotherapeutic intervention
• Specialty training through rotations:
Outpatient Rotation
Assessment Rotation
Psychological Health
Traumatic Brain Injury Rotation
After Internship
• Optional One-Year Postdoctoral Residency
Program – located at each internship site
• Assignments vary depending on licensure
• > 75% of our graduates since 2001 have been
deployed in support of OIF/OEF
• Assignments within operational units, medical
clinics, training units, special operations,
assessment and selection, to name a few
Clinical Psychology Residency
• 12 month post-doctoral residencies co-located at each internship
• Prepares residents for licensing examination and provides postdoctoral supervision
• Emphasizes military specific applications of clinical psychology
and provide advanced skills in preparation for deployment
• Select post-doctoral residencies will accept accessions from
civilian applicants who are attending or have completed an APA
accredited internship and have completed all other doctoral
degree requirements at an APA accredited Counseling
Psychology or Clinical Psychology program
• No additional Service Obligation connected to the Residency
Fellowship Opportunities
• Clinical Neuropsychology, Trauma, Risk, Resiliency
• Clinical Neuropsychology, Forensic Psychology
• Pediatric Psychology
• Clinical Health Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology
After Licensure
Career Path
• Office Basic Leadership Course
– 8 weeks
– Attend prior to internship
• Internship (& doctoral graduation)
• Licensure
– One year Post Doctoral Residency
• Available for those with dissertation complete
• Allows supervision for licensure
• Study and take EPPP
– Do it on own
• Initial assignment
– Typically a 3 year tour
– Expect to deploy
Career Path
• Apply for APA accredited 2-year Post doctoral
• Captain’s Career Course
• Utilization Tour or Special Assignment
– Depends on interest and soldier preference
• Intermediate Level Education
• War College
• Other assignments
Army Psychology Jobs
• Division or Brigade Psychologists
– Direct support to maneuver troops
• Combat Stress Control Detachment
• Area Support Medical Company
– Outpatient Clinic
– May have subspecialties
• Cadet Center for Personnel Development
• Special Operation
– Survival Evasion Resistance & Escape (SERE) School
– Joint Personnel Recovery Agency (JPRA)
– Intelligence Command (INSCOM)
Army Psychology Jobs Cont’d
• Special Operations Cont’d
– Ranger Regiment
– Special Operation Aviation Regiment (SOAR)
– Special Operation Warfare Center (Assessment &
• Program Director at MTF
• Uniformed Services University
• Recruiting Command
How to Apply
• Contact an Army Healthcare Recruiter who
will assist you with the application process
Complete APPIC application by site deadlines
WRNMMC – 2 December 2013
Madigan AMC – 15 November 2013
SAMMC – 8 November 2013
Tripler AMC – 8 November 2013
Eisenhower AMC – 1 December 2013
• Recruiter will submit complete package to
the Army Selection Board
Applicant Requirements
• Completed all resident coursework in an APA
approved program
• U.S. citizen (or permanent immigrant visa)
• Be less than 43 years of age
• Meet the qualifications for commission as an
AD Officer prior to selection
• 3-year Active Duty Service Obligation

US Army Recruiting Details: Internship and Scholarship