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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology | VA Hines Health Care



Edward Hines Hospital, Jr. VA, on the outskirts of Chicago, is one of the largest and most diverse medical and surgical hospitals in the Department of Veterans Affairs system. Hines is one of the flagship hospitals in Virginia’s healthcare system and is located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago on a 147-acre campus. The hospital is a tertiary referral center with many specialized services, some of which serve a large regional area of ​​the United States. Hines is licensed to operate 471 hospital beds and recorded more than 631,000 outpatient visits last year. Hospital staff and students saw approximately 56,000 patients last year. Hines has one of the largest research programs in the VA system, with 553 projects, 159 researchers, and an estimated budget of around $ 20 million (VA and non-VA).

Patient units and programs served by the psychology department

Outpatient / primary care, rehabilitation of the blind, community outpatient clinics, community integration center (geriatrics), pay and board, emergency department, general medicine and surgery, health promotion and disease prevention program, care primary home, infectious disease, inpatient / Home rehabilitation psychiatry, overweight / obesity management program in veterans everywhere, memory impairment clinic, mental health clinic (outpatient psychiatry), nursing home mental health intake, intensive mental health case management, mental health transplants, neurosurgery, neurology, Oak Park veterinary center, Patient-centered nursing home program, OEF / OIF Primary care psychology, Physical medicine and rehabilitation, Polytraumatology program, Integration program of primary mental health care,

Center for Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery, Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder, Substance Abuse (inpatient and residential), Brain Trauma Clinic and Trauma Services Program.


Hines is institutionally affiliated with Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, and also maintains affiliations with the University of Illinois-College of Medicine, Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Loyola University Medical Center, which shares a campus with Hines, is one of the largest medical centers in the Chicago area, with 523 licensed beds on a 70-acre campus

Psychology department staff

The Hines VA Hospital Psychology Department is one of many departments in the hospital’s mental health service line. The head of the psychology service reports directly to the line manager of mental health services. The psychology service is made up of 54 psychologists with doctorates and two program assistants. The wide range of expertise, training and experience represented among Hines staff is also reflected in the diversity of their professional assignments across the hospital. Most are involved in the training program as clinical supervisors or educational presenters. There is a range of theoretical experiences and orientations, as well as academic background. Supervisors are actively involved in professional psychology associations and organizations, may be actively engaged in research, development and evaluation of programs and / or professional administrative and managerial functions at the hospital which reflect their expertise and which provide modeling experience to trainees. Some supervisors are appointed professors at Chicago-area universities and several serve as national trainers in their discipline.

Psychology training programs

The Psychology Department at Hines VA has supported a psychology internship program since 1947 and a psychology internship since 1950. Our internship program has been officially accredited by the APA since 1976. Seven interns are funded through our internship program This year.

The postgraduate training program in Health Services Psychology at Hines VA began in 2008. Our scholarship program first received full APA accreditation in 2012 and 10 years of full APA re-accreditation in 2019. Our next visit to site will take place in 2029.

We will recruit six fellows for the 2021-2022 training year. The postgraduate training program in health services psychology has five priority areas:

  • Integration of primary care in mental health PC / MHI – 1 fellowship position
  • Geropsychology and psychology of integrated care – 1 fellowship position
  • LGBTQ + health care – 1 scholarship position
  • Medical psychology for inpatients – 1 fellowship position
  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder – 1 fellowship position

Please refer to our online brochure for a detailed description of the philosophy, training model, program structure and training opportunities of our scholarship program. The 2022-2023 scholarship year will begin on August 29, 2022. The allocation is $ 51,385. Our application deadline is December 30, 2021.

Hines VA’s Psychology Department also maintains a two-year specialized fellowship program in clinical neuropsychology. This program has two staggered positions, admitting a new fellow each year. Our Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship Program achieved full APA accreditation for ten years in April 2018. David Kinsinger, Ph.D. ABPP-CN is the Director of Training for this program. All questions regarding the Clinical Neuropsychology Two-Year Specialized Fellowship Program should be directed to Dr Kinsinger who can be reached at [email protected] You can find information about this program on the following website: www.hines.va.gov/about/Neuropsych_Post.asp

For more information, please feel free to contact our Director of Psychology Education, Caroline Hawk, Ph.D., at 708.202.2444 or [email protected]

Questions relating to the accreditation status of the program should be directed to the Accreditation Commission:

Program consultation and accreditation office

American Psychological Association

750 First Street, NE

Washington, DC 20002-4242

Phone: 202-336-5979 / Email: [email protected]

The Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation