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Program History

The Charleston Consortium Psychology Internship Training Program (Charleston Consortium) is a collaborative effort of the Medical University of South Carolina and the Psychology Service of the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). Internship training began at the Medical University in 1968 and at the VAMC in 1969. In 1972, the two training programs combined to form the Charleston Consortium. The program provides a year-long, full-time, American Psychological Association-accredited internship training experience for Ph.D. students in APA-accredited clinical, counseling, or school psychology programs (or programs applying for such accreditation). It has trained over 600 psychology interns, many of whom are now pursuing careers in universities, medical schools, VAMCs, teaching hospitals, and other settings. Many of our graduates have also become distinguished scientists with substantial externally funded research programs. The foundation of the program is grounded in five important philosophical principles.


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