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Army Clinical Psychology Residency (Post Doctoral) Programs

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Various Army Medical Treatment Facilities in the US
Varies, Texas

Starts on Monday, January 1, 1900

This listing is not an APPIC Member program and is not APA Accredited. Applicants should be aware that this program has not undergone formal external quality review process.

Clinical Psychology Residency Programs (CPRP)The Army has four (4) 12-month post-doctoral residencies that are co-located at each internship site (Brooke Army Medical Center at Ft Sam Houston, TX; Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, WA; Tripler Army Medical Center at Honolulu, HI; and Womack Army Medical Center at Ft. Bragg, NC). During residency, residents obtain supervised clinical hours needed to obtain licensure in a state of their choice. 

Civilian applicants who are enrolled in an APA-accredited psychology internship and attending an APA-accredited doctoral clinical and/or counseling psychology program may apply to CPRP through their AMEDD recruiter. 

The programs emphasize military specific applications of clinical psychology and provide advanced skills in preparation for deployment and the military environment. Basic Applicant Requirements for Direct Accession into CPRP. 

(1) Must be a civilian (not currently active duty).

(2) Must be attending and in good standing with an APA-accredited internship (or recently completed an APA-accredited internship) 

(3) Must have completed all academic coursework for doctoral degree requirements at an APA-accredited clinical and/or counseling Psychology Program

 (4) If doctoral dissertation is not complete, must have a timeline approved by program for completion and defense NLT 22 February 2022. The approved timeline should be submitted in memo format with application materials. Offer for placement is contingent upon completion of dissertation to include defense. 

(5) Must not be licensed to practice psychology independently. 

(6) Must be able to meet the medical and administrative requirements to serve as an active duty officer in the US Army Medical Service Corps.

 (7) Must demonstrate the Army value of integrity and professional conduct. Applicants with a history of unresolved legal, substance abuse, or integrity problems are discouraged from applying. Applicant should not have a history of disciplinary action taken against them by a supervisor, educational or training institution, health care institution, or professional association. And applicants should not have a history of being put on probation, suspended, terminated or asked to resign by a graduate training program or practicum/internship site.

Qualifications/criteria of highly competitive CPRP applicants: 

(1) Over 2000 clinical contact hours (by the end of internship) with emphasis on psychological assessment using formal psychometrics and writing integrated psychological reports, utilizing evidence-based treatments, writing treatment plans and incorporating short-term therapy modalities, and working as part of a multidisciplinary team. Experience primarily working with adult populations is strongly preferred. **Programs will take into consideration reduced hours due to COVID-19 related clinic closures/limitations.** 

(2) Academic Preparation. Competitive applicants have GPAs of 3.8 and higher form their doctoral program and have undergraduate GPAs of 3.6 and higher. 

(3) Dissertation successfully complete and defended. Applicants who have successfully defended their dissertation prior to applying will increase the competitiveness of their packet. 

(4) Interpersonal and verbal communication skills. Competitive applicants have excellent interpersonal skills. They communicate in a well-organized manner, answer the question asked of them in a genuine manner and are articulate. Competitive applicants get along well with others, seek to improve functioning of groups 

(5) Demonstrates excellent written communication. Being able to effectively communicate is required both as a psychologist and an Army officer. Highly competitive applicants write in a polished, clear, and concise manner. 

(6) Motivation to serve in the Army. Applicants who communicate a strong desire to both work closely with military populations AND serve in the military increase the competitiveness of their packet. They communicate this through the written materials and during the interview. 

(7) Demonstrates strong leadership potential. Applicants who have a history of serving in professional or community leadership positions, significant involvement in program developments or research developments are considered competitive.

Required CPRP Interview: After the applicant sends their recruiter the application materials, recruiters will email the completed packet to the NTC, LTC Shanahan. LTC Shanahan will review the packets for completeness and will coordinate a video-telephonic interview between the applicant and the CPRP sites. 

CPRP Location Match Process and Conditional Offer. After the interview is complete, applicants and sites will independently rank order each other (all applicants will rank all sites they interviewed at and all sites will rank order the applicants they interviewed). 

(1) The applicants and sites will submit their rank lists to the NTC. The NTC will inform the sites and applicants of their match on APPIC’s Uniform Notification Day in order to be consistent with the timeline of other residency programs in the nation. 

(2) The CPRP Location Match notification is a conditional offer to the applicants as they must meet the accession standards for the US Army and be placed on the OML from the USAREC Board. Applicants who are non-select from the USAREC Board will have any offers rescinded and may not participate in CPRP. 

(3) Applicants who do not match with a site will not participate in CPRP. Recruiters will not put these applicants before the USAREC Board as they may not continue with the application process.

Important Dates for 2022 CPRP: 

1 February 2022: CPRP Application Materials listed are due. Incomplete packets will not be considered. Recruiter should also be compiling the required documents for the candidate to go before a board.

1-24 February 2022: Interviews are conducted with the Residency Sites. Interviews are coordinated by LTC Shanahan and are conducted via telephone. Interviews are not funded by the US Army, USAREC, or the CPRP training sites. APPIC Uniform Notification Day (UND). Applicants are notified of a site in which they have matched. All matches are contingent upon the applicant being placed on the USAREC Board List. 

Spring 2022(March/April): Applicants will go before an USAREC Board after the applicant receives notification of a match. 

August-October 2022: CPRP officers attend Direct Commission Course (DCC) at Ft Sill, OK (4 weeks) and Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC) at Ft Sam Houston, TX (approx. 10-12 weeks). 

November- December 2022: CPRP officers report to their CPRP location for in-processing, orientation, and initial hospital training. 

January 2023: Clinical Psychology Residency Program academic year begins.

Applicants who have Official Offers for a CPRP site. Expect to attend the Direct Commission Course (DCC) and the Medical Service Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC) during Fall 2022 (prior to the start of residency). They should also expect to report to their CPRP location o/a November-December 2022 to in-process prior to starting the program.

Active Duty Obligation. 3-year post-licensure and training active duty service obligation.

Additional Information

Agency Type
Military Hospital
APPIC Membership
APA Accredited
Recognized Specialty
Clinical Psychology
Other Emphasis
Military Psychology
Research Time
Less than 25%
Training Director
Patrice Shanahan, Psy.D., ABPP (National Training Coordinator, US Army Clinical Psychology)
Contact Email
Contact Phone
Duration in Months
Hours Per Week
# of Licensed Supervisors
Number of Positions
Will follow APPIC Selection Guidelines
Unfilled Positions
Fringe Benefits
Pay calculated for an O-3 (CPT) with 0-2 years time in service, no dependents living in San Antonio, Tx (zip 78234). Basic Pay: $54,176.40 + Basic Allowance for Housing: $21,420.00 + Basic Allowance for Subsistence: $3,194.96 = $78,790.56(with $24,614.16 being untaxed). Pay will vary depending on location, time in service (prior service), and if married/kids ("with dependents"). See https://militarybenefits.info/military-pay-calculator/ for more information. Additional benefits/allowances: access to Commissary (grocery), PX (convenience store), all government-approved moving expenses paid, use of recreational facilities, and housing allowance is non-taxable. Also includes dental insurance, health insurance, life insurance and annual paid vacation.
Research opportunities
See below for the links to the individual residency programs sponsored by the Army: BAMC:https://bamc.tricare.mil/About-Us/SAUSHEC/Allied-Health/Behavioral-Medicine-Education-Programs/Clinical-Psychology-Residency. MAMC: https://madigan.tricare.mil/About-Us/Graduate-Medical-Education/Clinical-Psychology. TAMC:https://tripler.tricare.mil/Portals/138/Tripler%20Army%20Medical%20Center%20Clinical%20Psychology%20Residency%20Program.pdf. WAMC: https://womack.tricare.mil/About-Us/Department-of-Medical-Education/Professional-Allied-Health-Programs/Clinical-Psychology-Residency-Program.
Additional Comments
All applicants must be able to meet the medical and administrative requirements to serve as an active duty officer in the US Army Medical Service Corps. See an AMEDD Recruiter for additional details.
Application Instructions
Step 1: Contact an AMEDD (Medical) Recruiter in order to begin the administrative paperwork process. This can be a lengthy process, please do not delay. www.goarmy.com or 1-888-550-ARMY (2769). Step2: Email the US Army National Training Coordinator for Clinical Psychology Programs (LTC Shanahan, PsyD, ABPP) at Patrice.e.shanahan.mil@mail.mil indicating your intent to apply. Include your CV in that email. Step 3: Compile the following documents and submit them to you recruiter. These documents will be made available to the Interview Committee. i. Curriculum Vitae (CV) ii. Copy of approved dissertation proposal with timeline for completion iii. Internship APPI. All applicants are required to submit a copy of the APPI that they used for the internship application process. iv. De-identified clinical writing sample/psychological testing report. The writing sample will be reviewed by the program directors at each site as well as members of the Board. Therefore, the clinical writing sample must have the patient’s identifying information redacted according to HIPAA guidelines. Applicants who have completed an integrated testing report should submit it. An integrated testing report is defined as a report that includes a review of history, results of an interview, and at least two psychological tests from one or more of the following categories: personality measures, intellectual tests, cognitive tests, and neuropsychological tests. v. Letter of intent/motivation. Applicant should articulate motivation for serving in the military as a Medical Service Corps officer and future Army psychologist. vi. Undergraduate transcripts (official) vii. Graduate transcripts (official) viii. Three (3) letters of reference from professors and clinical supervisors who know the applicant well and can attest to the applicant’s ability to be a future independent psychologist. ix. Clinical Hours Log from Internship. Applicants may submit their clinical hours log required by their doctoral program (e.g., Time2Track or PsyKey Log). The Log must be signed by the applicant’s DCT or Internship Program Director. x. Copy of graduate degree-OR-letter from school verifying that all doctoral requirements have been completed other than internship xi. Certificate of Completion for Internship-OR- letter from internship director stating that the applicant is currently in good standing and progressing as expected toward on-time completion of internship Step 4: Complete the administrative and medical requirements to be an active duty Army officer with your AMEDD recruiter.

This record was last updated on Monday, October 25, 2021

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