VA Palo Alto Health Care System
The Psychology Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Programs are accredited by the American Psychological Association.* The next site visit for the internship program will be in 2023. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the next site visit for the postdoctoral program was postponed until 2021.
The VA Palo Alto Psychology Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program descriptions, application and selection information, and training staff information are updated yearly in the fall. While some information will change from year-to-year, please note that the majority of the training program information on this website remains the same and can inform you about the training opportunities available at Palo Alto even before the final updates are posted for the next internship and postdoctoral training year.
Psychology Internship Training Program (2021-2022)
Internship applications due by Monday, November 2, 2020. Interview notification emailed by December 15, 2020. Tentative interview dates: December 17-18, and January 4-25 (except January 18).
- For additional information about Behavioral Medicine training on internship, please visit the Behavioral Medicine Internship Track website.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Brochure and Application Requirements for 2021-2022
Updated 2020-2021 postdoctoral fellowship information will be available by October 15, 2020. Postdoctoral applications due by Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Postdoctoral offers will be made on February 22, 2021.
- Behavioral Medicine Focus Area
- Clinical Geropsychology Focus Area
- Palliative Care Focus Area
- Psychosocial Rehabilitation Focus Area
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Focus Area
- Continuum of Care for Addictive Behaviors, Trauma, and Co-Occurring Disorders Focus Area
- Couples/Family Systems Focus Area
Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship Training (2020-2022)
Application due date: November 16, 2020
Rehabilitation Psychology Fellowship Training (2021-2023)
Application due date: December 13, 2020
VA Palo Alto Health Care System Psychology Training Program is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), which organizes the manner in which offers of internship and acceptances are conducted. We participate in the computer matching program and follow all APPIC policies. We take the guidelines seriously and are committed to implementing them fully.
*Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / Email: email@example.com