Phoenix VAHCS


 Phoenix VA Healthcare System

Director of Training:
Mary Lu Bushnell, Psy.D., ABPP-CN
650 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, Arizona  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 in 2018:  Yes
Policy regarding on-site interviews:   Optional (telephonic interviews can also be coordinated upon request)

Application deadline:  22 December 2017
Residency start date:  4 September 2018

Clinical neuropsychology residency openings for 2018: 1
Residency/fellowship positions in psychology: 1 Clinical Neuropsychology Fellow position in 2018

     Note:  We will have two clinical neuropsychology fellows as of 2018

Clinical neuropsychologists: 7 Full-time

     With ABCN/ABPP: 2 Full-time  (see webpage for faculty) 

Other psychologists: 56 Full-time

     With ABPP: 6 Full-time

Graduate training of residency applicants:

Preferred: Clinical Psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.)
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 06/14/18