PORTSMOUTH, Va (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship class of 2019 received their certificates of completion during a ceremony on Oct. 1.
This program affords civilians who have not yet fulfilled the post-degree requirements for licensure the opportunity to commission as naval officers and practice as psychologists in the fleet. The postdoctoral fellowship in psychology consists of two main rotations focusing on treating the top mental health disorders affecting service members. The students learn specific treatments, as well as supervision and consultation, to ensure they are delivering top quality care to their patients.
During the fellowship year, they met with patients, providing patient care on an individual and group basis, and they coordinated with commands and advocated for their patients. They were also part of the training of practicum students so they could also develop the skillset to care for a military population as well.
As the U.S. Navy's oldest, continuously-operating military hospital since 1830, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth proudly serves past and present military members and their families. The nationally-acclaimed, state-of-the-art medical center, along with the area's 10 branch health and TRICARE Prime Clinics, provide care for the Hampton Roads area. The medical center also supports premier research and teaching programs designed to prepare new doctors, nurses and hospital corpsman for future roles in healing and wellness.
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