VA Central Iowa Health Care System
Psychology Internship Program
The Predoctoral Internship in Professional Psychology at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), and is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The next site visit will be during the academic year 2019.
The minimum requirements for entry into the training program include 1) United States citizenship, 2) verification of Selective Service Registration (Male applicants born after 12-31-1959 must sign a pre-appointment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration), 3) enrollment in an APA or CPA accredited Doctoral Program of Clinical or Counseling Psychology, 4) comprehensive examinations passed prior to beginning internship, and 5) dissertation proposal approved. In addition we also have an expectation of a minimum of 200 direct contact hours, and clinical experiences with adults in a variety of settings is strongly encouraged. The most competitive applicants will have completed a minimum of two practicum experiences prior to internship year. For more complete information on our internship program please download our psychology brochure here: Psychology Internship – Central Iowa
APPIC Match Number: 124812
Applications for our internship positions are due by November 15.
Amanda Collins, Ph.D.
3600 30th Street
Des Moines IA 50310
(515) 699-5999, extension 4019
The doctoral internship program in psychology at the VA Central Iowa is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The next site visit will be during the academic year 2019.
Questions related to the program’s accreditation 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
Amanda Collines, Ph.D.
3600 30th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310
- 515-699-5999 Ext. 24019
Hours of Operation
- 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.