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VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System


Psychology Internship & Fellowship Programs

Internship Program

Psychology Interns must be enrolled in an APA-approved clinical psychology program or in an APA-approved clinically-oriented counseling psychology program and must also be U.S. Citizens. As an equal opportunity training program, the Internship welcomes and strongly encourages applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, disability or other minority status. As a generalist internship, we value applicants who have a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Candidates with at least some formal assessment experience are preferred.

Applications are due November 1 each year. The internship start date is July 1 each year. If July 1 falls on a weekend, then the start date will be the first Monday after July 1.

Download the Internship Program Brochure and Application Package

Internship Program Accreditation

The doctoral internship at the Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Denver VA Medical Center is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation (APA-CoA).

Questions related to the program's accreditation status should be directed to the APA Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-5979



Catie Johnston-Brooks
Director of Doctoral Psychology Training

APPIC Match Number:

General (4 slots)

Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (1 slot)

Geriatric Psychology (1 Slot)

Internship Applications Due:

November 1

Eligibility Requirements:

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Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Our goal is to train psychologists from a scientist-practitioner model with advanced skills and knowledge in evidence-based practice within these specialty areas. This includes covering a common core of practice that includes ethics and professional standards, research strategies, teaching and supervision, cultural diversity and individual differences, assessment and intervention, professional development, and interprofessional consultation. In these fellowships, fellows will spend 80% of their time providing clinical services with the remaining 20% effort allocated to a clinically-relevant project which can include program development, program evaluation or an educational project related to the delivery of services.

Download the Fellowship Program Brochure and Application Package


Applicants for postdoctoral fellowships must have attended APA-accredited doctoral programs in Clinical or Counseling Psychology and must have completed APA-accredited internships.  All requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed prior to the start of the fellowship year.  Persons with a PhD in another area of psychology who meet the APA criteria for re-specialization training in Clinical or Counseling Psychology are also eligible.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens. As an equal opportunity training program, the fellowship welcomes and strongly encourages applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, disability or other minority status.

The following materials must be submitted in one packet:

1. Cover letter expressing interests, career goals and goodness of fit with fellowship.  Please note fellowship(s) for which you are seeking consideration.
2. Curriculum Vita
3. A signed letter of status of completion or expected completion from APA-accredited internship.
4. Letter from your dissertation chair regarding your anticipated defense date -if not already completed.
5. Three signed letters of recommendation, one of which must be from an internship supervisor.

Deadline:  December 15th, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

General inquiries and applications to: 

Barbara M. Dausch Ph.D. Training Director, Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Specific information & Contacts:

Recovery and Couple & Family Psychology - Aaron Murray-Swank
Trauma- PTSD - Christopher Immel
PC-MHI - Stephen Bensen
Health Psychology - Eleni Romano

Please view our posting on the APPIC – Universal Psychology Postdoctoral Directory for contact information and submission of materials at:

Click on “search” and in search field indicate “Denver”

Fellowship Program Accreditation

The Eastern Colorado Health Care System Postdoctoral Fellowship is not yet accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.  An accreditation application is in process.  Eastern Colorado Health Care System has an APA approved internship (five slots), and the VISN 19 MIRECC Postdoctoral Fellowship (two slots) have been accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation.



Barbara M. Dausch PhD
Training Director
Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

Fellowship Applications Due:

December 15th

Eligibility Requirements:

Read Requirements