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Application Procedures - Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Training

The Bay Pines VAMC Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program welcomes and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other minority status.  Those applying who have not yet completed their Internship, or who do not possess their doctorate by 08/01/17 will not be admitted to the Fellowship program.

The application procedure begins with a letter of interest.  Your letter should describe:  your reasons for applying to the program, your status regarding completion of doctorate degree (including date/anticipated date for dissertations defense), your experience with therapy and assessment (including populations with which you have experience), and your areas of clinical research interest.

Start Date: August 6, 2017

How to apply:  Please submit the following through the APPA CAS (APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application) system:

1. A letter of interest

2. Application for Associated Health Occupations (10-2850C); available at 

3. Vita that includes detailed descriptions of training, experience, research and other relevant activities

4. Three letters of recommendation

5. Official transcripts sent directly from your university

6. A letter from the chair of your dissertation committee that details the status of your dissertation (including anticipated completion date).   Your doctoral degree must be completed before the start date of your postdoctoral training.

Deadline for submission of application materials:  December 23, 2016

Please be sure to include all application materials in one envelope.  Materials mailed separately may not be reviewed in a timely manner:

The materials should be sent to:



Department of Veterans Affairs
LaVetta Bynum (116B)
BLDG 1, RM A205
PO Box 5005
Bay Pines, FL 33744-5005


FedEx, UPS, etc. *:

Department of Veterans Affairs
LaVetta Bynum
BLDG 1, RM A205
10000 Bay Pines BLVD
Bay Pines, FL 33744

* - No weekend deliveries

727-398-6661 x15426
Fax: 727-319-1070

Any questions about the receipt of your application should be directed to LaVetta Bynum ( rather than the program or clinic directors. Phone:  727-398-6661 x5879 (Administration)

Finally, applicants are reminded that they should feel free and are welcomed to contact the Fellowship Training Director to discuss any issue of relevance.  Please contact Dnaiel Philip, Ph.D. at or by phone at (727) 398-6661 x17664.

Applications will be reviewed by the training faculty, and selected applicants will be invited to visit the BPVA for a personal interview.  Interviews typically do not take place before February.  Invitations for a personal interview will be made by the Training Director.  The Fellowship Program will also notify candidates when a decision is made that we are unable to extend an interview offer.  Until the Fellowship Program notifies an applicant of an interview offer or informs them that an offer will not be forthcoming, applicants should consider their candidacy to be active.  Please note that we are participating in the APPA CAS (APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application) matching process this year. If you have any questions at any time about your application or status, please feel free to contact the training director, Dr. Daniel Philip and/or program administrator, Ms. LaVetta Bynum ( or 727-398-6661 x15426).