Clinical Psychology Internship and Residency Program
Eligibility for CPRP
The Clinical Psychology Residency Program (CPRP) can accommodate up to six students per academic year. The primary mechanism of fills is the EAMC Clinical Psychology Internship Program (CPIP); graduating interns may “opt-in” to the CPRP. Periodically and based on needs of the Army, a resident may be accepted a) as a PCS by an Officer having graduated internship at another Army CPIP, or b) as an Active Duty direct accession of an already licensed psychologist. In the latter case, the Residency will serve as a “train-up” to orient the psychologist to military-specific psychological practice. Pre-doctoral requirements are expected to be complete by December 1 to be eligible for the Residency Program, which typically starts on or about Jan. 2.
The intent of the CPRP is to produce autonomous general psychologists capable of managing common challenges in both military and civilian practice while developing professional identity as a psychologist. Training focuses on mastery of traditional clinical skills in therapy, assessment, and consultation, building upon skills built during the internship year, with specific focus on application to a military environment and with a military population.
Residents are supervised in various aspects of service delivery during the CPRP. There is particular emphasis placed on supervision of empirically validated interventions for the treatment of various psychopathology; assessment skills; consultation; teaching; and supervision. Residents’ skills are refined during the training year to ensure they are adequately training in providing services to a diverse Active Duty military population.
CPRP Training Structure and Organization
The CPRP is part of the Behavioral Health Department within the Eisenhower Army Medical Center organizational and command structure; the program also falls under the Medical Center’s Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC).
The CPRP is divided into (4) 3-month clinical rotations and a longitudinal training experience within the Outpatient Behavioral Health Service (OBHS). A formal written evaluation is completed by a doctoral-level psychologist supervisor at the end of each rotation.