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 100% of the internships attended by our students were APA-accredited and 100% 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 (2013-2020) is listed below.
Internships Outcomes
  • First Attempt Match Rate98%
  • APA Accredited Positions100%
  • Funded Positions100%

Internships Obtained by State

ST City Site
CA San Diego Sharp Mesa Vista Healthcare
Vacaville CA State Hospitals-Vacaville
Los Angeles Los Angeles County Psych Internship in Corrections
CO Aurora Aurora Community Mental Health Center
FL West Palm Beach VAMC-West Palm Beach
Miami Miami-Dade County Community Action
Gainesville N. Flordia/S. Georgia VA Health System
Pembroke Pines CorrectCare/South Florida State Hospital
IL Illiana Illiana VA Health Care System
Hines Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
LA New Orleans LSU Health Science Center
MD Towson Towson University Counseling Center
MN Minneapolis VA Medical Center - Minneapolis
Oakdale Canvas Health Adult Focus
MO St. Louis St. Louis VAMC
ST City Site
NC Fort Bragg Womack Army Medical Center
NY New York NYU Medical Ctr/Rusk Institute
SC Columbia WJB Dorn VA Medical Center
TN Nashville Vanderbilt/VA Medical Int. Consortium
Murfreesboro VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
VA Richmond McGuire VAMC
Norfolk EVMS-Adult Inpatient Medical Hospital
Norfolk EVMS-Integrated Primary Care
Norfolk EVMS-Child/Adolescent
Hampton Hampton VA Medical Center
  Salem VA Medical Center - Salem
Williamsburg College of William and Mary
  Blacksburg Virginia Tech/Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center
WA Seattle University of Washington-Counseling Center
WV Charleston West Virginia University, Behavioral Medicine