Phoenix VA Healthcare System


 Phoenix VA Healthcare System

Director of Training:
Mary Lu Bushnell, PsyD, ABPP-CN
650 E. Indian School Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone:  602-277-5551, ext. 6561
Fax:  602-212-2043

For a detailed program description click on this link:

Program will do interviews at INS: Yes
Policy regarding on-site interviews: Optional (telephonic interviews can also be coordinated upon request)

Application deadline: 20 December 2019
Residency start date: 8 September 2020

Clinical neuropsychology residency openings: 1

Clinical neuropsychologists: 8 Full-time

     With ABCN/ABPP: 3 Full-time (see webpage for faculty) 

Other psychologists: 58 Full-time
     With ABPP: 7 Full-time

Graduate training of residency applicants:

Preferred: Clinical Psychology (PhD or PsyD)
Accepted: Clinical or Counseling Psychology
Not Accepted: Non-APA/CPA approved graduate programs or internships (exception for VA internships seeking accreditation)

Primary emphasis: Adult Veterans

Emphases of training opportunities:

Strong: Neuropsychological Assessment and Consultation, Joint VA and Department of Defense Didactic Curriculum
Moderate: Research, Supervision Training
Weak: Psychotherapy, Forensics (compensation and pension evaluations), Rehabilitation  

Availability of patient populations:

Strong: Dementia (AD, VD, DLB; inpatient and outpatient), Traumatic Brain Injury (mild to moderate), Psychiatric Comorbidities, Medical Comorbidities (Renal Disease, Hepatic Disease, Hypo/Hyperthyroidism, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease); Racial/Ethnic Minorities
Moderate: Other Neurological Conditions (Seizure Disorders, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis), Polytrauma
Weak: Oncological Disorders, Perinatal and Congenital Conditions 

Updated 09/25/2019