We are currently accepting applications for our Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship with an emphasis in Pain and Psycho-Oncology at the Tampa VA.  Please refer to information below regarding the position. Additional details on the position can be found here: https://www.tampa.va.gov/Psychology_Training_Programs.asp.


Seeking an applicant for 1 position in our 1-year Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program with Pain/Psycho-oncology Emphasis

 Accreditation Status:

The Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Tampa is not yet accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association;  however, an application for accreditation has been submitted and a site visit was completed on September 28 and 29, 2017.

 Training Setting:

The entire Psychology Service consists of more than 90 doctoral level psychologists representing diverse theoretical orientations, clinical specialties, and areas of interest & expertise.  Our Staff hold major leadership roles within clinical and research programs, and many are recognized as national experts and leaders within both VHA and national organizations.

 Training Model and Program Philosophy:

Our philosophy is that sound clinical practice is based on scientific research and empirical support.  As such, our training model is the Scientist-Practitioner Model of Training.

 Program Objectives:

Our population focus areas for our training program, including pain/psycho-oncology, are consistent with VA areas of clinical need within psychology (consistent with our aim of training VA clinical psychologists) so our training provides population-specific focus but simultaneously generalist skills and competencies. Residents completing the residency program should have a solid foundation to initiate ABPP certification in Clinical Psychology. 

 Program Structure:

  • Inpatient Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program (CPRP) and individual pain-focused psychotherapy with outpatients (6 months)
  • Oncology and Palliative Care and group-based treatment for chronic pain (6 months)
  • Supplementary Experiences
    • Throughout the year, residents will have exposure to evidence-based psychological interventions for sleep problems, biofeedback, spinal cord stimulator evaluations, and chronic pain interventions (e.g., epidural steroid injections,trigger point injections, spinal cord stimulator implantation). Opportunities for additional experience in these areas are available and based upon the resident’s needs.
  • Residents receive up to 8 hours per week of research time for a scholarly activity (e.g., study, program development)
  • Residents participate in 3 ongoing seminars: 1) general 2) professional development 3) pain-specific

 Program Structure:

Start is 9/2018 with a stipend of $42,310 plus health insurance, vacation/sick leave/federal holidays

Please direct any program inquiries to:

Stacey B. Sandusky, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program

James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital

13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard

Tampa, Florida  33612