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Clinical Psychology Training Programs

This web site is for potential interns and postdoctoral fellows applying to our clinical psychology training programs.

Welcome to our website! The Training Committee at the VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) appreciates your interest in our clinical psychology internship program and our postdoctoral psychology fellowship program. We invite you to browse through our pages and learn more about our training programs.

Our internship has been accredited by the American Psychological Association* since 1978 (the most recent site visit occurred in 2017) and continues a strong commitment to fostering clinical skills and professional identity in interns. Internship applications for the 2018-2019 training year must be submitted through the AAPI online no later than Monday, November 5, 2018. Following review of the applications, a portion of applicants will remain under consideration and will be invited to attend our Open House on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

We currently offer five postdoctoral fellowships. We offer three one-year fellowships in Palliative Care, Health Psychology, and Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI); a two year specialty fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology; and a two-year advanced fellowship in Mental Illness Treatment and Research. We will not be selecting applicants for our two-year fellowship positions in Clinical Neuropsychology, as these positions are currently filled. Only our one-year fellowship positions in Palliative Care, Health Psychology, and PCMHI and our two-year MIRECC fellowship are available for the upcoming training year. Fellowship applications for the 2019-2020 training year must be submitted through APPA CAS December 14, 2018.

 In July 2016, our postdoctoral fellowship program was accredited until 2023 by the American Psychological Association as a postdoctoral residency in clinical psychology. We are currently seeking additional specialty accreditation from the American Psychological Association in Clinical Neuropsychology, with an expected site visit in 2018. 

The VAPORHCS psychology staff values collegial working relationships with interns and fellows as well as the opportunity to teach and provide supervision.

Note: Please check back for further details on fellowship recruitment timelines. We are awaiting national recommendations from APPIC and will then update materials accordingly.

Thank you!

Click the images below for program details.


Psychology Fellowships    ClinicalPsychologyInternship2019_2020

Neuro fellowships brochure front cover


    Clinical Psychology Fellowship Policy Memorandum

    Clinical Psychology Internship Policy Memorandum June 2018

    Greetings from the Director of Training

    Meet the Staff


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    American Psychological Association

    Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

    750 First Street, NE • Washington, DC • 20002-4242

    Phone: 202-336-5979 • TDD/TTY: 202-336-6123

    Fax: 202-336-5978 • Email:*


    Questions about the Internship or its application process should be addressed to:

    Marilyn Huckans, Ph.D., Director of Training for Psychology
    Psychology Internship (P3MHN)
    VA Portland Health Care System
    3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Road
    Portland, OR 97239
    Phone: (503) 220-8262, ext. 54689


    Questions about the Fellowships or its application process should be addressed to:

    Jason Steward, Ph.D., L.P., Director of Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Training
    Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowships (P3MHDC)
    VA Portland Health Care System
    3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd.
    Portland, OR 97239
    Phone: (503) 220-8262, ext. 51120

    Page updated August 1, 2018