Development of clinical skills through supervised experience is a crucial component of training. The Virginia Consortium provides a systematic sequence of supervised pre-internship practica in which students apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom to clinical settings. Premature specialization is discouraged and although students can pursue individual interests, broad and general training is provided during the first two years. Students are expected to gain experiences with both adults and children during their practicum training.

Practicum placements are arranged to assure exposure to a range of settings and populations. Sites regularly used include mental health centers, hospitals, public school systems, a veterans' medical center, social service agencies, university counseling centers, clinics, psychiatric hospitals, children's residential treatment facilities, specialty services (neuropsychology-rehabilitation and sleep disorders), and private practices.

Recent Practicum Training Sites

  • EVMS-Neuropsychology Center
  • EVMS-Outpatient Training Clinic
  • Eastern State Hospital
  • Riverside Rehabilitation Institute
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center-Hampton
  • Norfolk Sentara Hospital
  • Old Dominion University Counseling Center
  • Southeastern Cooperative Educational Programs
  • Virginia Beach Public Schools & Adult Learning Center
  • William & Mary Counseling Center

Recent Internships

Our students have been quite successful in matching for APA internships with a 100% match rate over the past three years in which students have submitted applications. No applications were submitted in 2012-2013 as we transitioned during this time from a 3+1 program to a 4+1 program.
In summary, over the past 7 years 96% of the internships attended by our students were APA-accredited and 96% were funded. For more, information see Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data. An alphabetized list by state of internships obtained by VCP students during the past seven academic years (2007-2014) is listed below.
Internships Outcomes
  • Match Rate88%
  • APA Accredited Positions96%
  • Funded Positions96%

Internships Obtained by State

ST City Site
CA Los Angeles Kaiser-Permanente
San Diego: Sharp Mesa Vista Healthcare
CO Denver Denver Health Medical Center
CT Hartford Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital
DC Washington American University
FL Gainesville N. Flordia/S. Georgia VA Health System
Miami Institute for Child/Family Services
IN Muncie Youth Opportunity Center
KY Hazard Eastern KY Psychology Consortium
LA New Orleans LSU Health Science Center
MA Leeds VAMC-Leeds
Randolph The May Institute
MD Andrews AFB US Air Force
Baltimore Johns Hopkins University; VAMC-Baltimore
Bethesda US Navy
Cantonsville Spring Grove Hospital
MI Ann Arbor U-MI/Human Adjustment
Detroit Henry Ford Health Sciences Center
MO St. Louis Missouri Health Science Psych Consortium
MS Biloxi Gulf Coast VAMC
NC Charlotte Behavioral Health Center/CMC Randolph
ST City Site
NC Durham Duke University; VAMC-Durham
Morganton Broughton Hospital
Salisbury VAMC-Salisbury
NE Lincoln Premier Psychiatric
NH Lebanon Dartmouth Medical School
NJ Trenton Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
NY Brooklyn Kings County Hospital Center; VAMC-Brooklyn
Glen Oaks Long Island Jewish/Zucker-Hillside
New York NYU Medical Ctr/Rusk Institute; Bellevue Hospital Center
Poughkeepsie Dutchess County Dept. of Mental Hygiene
PA Coatesville VAMC-Coatesville
Pittsburgh Allegheny General Hospital
TN Nashville Vanderbilt/VA Medical Int. Consortium; VAMC-Nashville
TX Houston Baylor; University of Houston
VA Fairfax George Mason University
Hampton VAMC-Hampton
Norfolk EVMS
Richmond Virginia Treatment Center for Children
Virginia Beach Virginia Beach Public Schools
Williamsburg William and Mary Counseling Center
VT White River Jct. VAMC-White River Junction