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LGBTQ+ Veteran Training

LGBTQ+ Veteran Training

LGBTQ+ Health Program oversees educational programs on LGBTQ+ health in VHA. We provide ongoing educational programs for VHA staff about best practices in LGBTQ+ healthcare. They are designed to shape the environment of care for enhanced health, well-being and quality of life for LGBTQ+ Veterans.

LGBTQ+ Veteran Online Training, available on-demand outside the VA

We provide ongoing educational programs for VHA staff about best practices in LGBTQ+ healthcare. Many of these trainings are on our internal VA websites but one training in our “Do, Ask, Do Tell” series is available on-demand outside the VA:

Internal Training Program

  • Provision of consultation on transgender and gender diverse Veteran care to VA healthcare providers via regional E-Consultation teams.

For more information about these programs see

LGBTQ+ Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship Training Positions

Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship Training Positions with an Emphasis on LGBTQ+ Health Care for Veterans.

Purpose: The purpose of this announcement is to request applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship position for training in Clinical or Health Psychology with an emphasis in LGBTQ+ interprofessional health care for Veterans. The objective of this fellowship is to increase VA’s capacity to provide culturally and clinically appropriate care to LGBTQ+ Veterans. The ten sites include Bedford, Boston, Chicago, Honolulu, Houston, Milwaukee, New Orleans, San Diego, San Francisco, and West Haven. The fellows will receive specialty clinical training with LGBTQ+ Veterans in diverse clinics and will complete a research or scholarly project.

Eligible Fellows: Psychology fellows must have completed all requirements of an APA-accredited psychology doctoral program and an APA-accredited internship. Fellows must be US citizens. To find out more please visit the VA Psychology Training Website.

•  Bedford
  - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Medical Center
  - Training Director: Richard Amodio, PhD
  - Track Supervisor: Stephen Gresham, PhD
  - web site:
  - POC email:

•  Boston
  - VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS)
  - Training Director: Amy Silberbogen, PhD
  - Track Supervisor: Colleen Sloan, PhD
  - web site:
  - POC email:

•  Chicago
  - Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospitall
  - Training Director: Caroline Hawk, PhD
  - Track Supervisor: Kristin Raley, PhD
  - web site:
  - POC email:

•  Hawaii
  - Honolulu - VA Pacific Islands Health Care System (VAPIHCS)
  - Training Director: Shiloh Jordan, PhD
  - Track Supervisor: Mary Harlinger, PhD
  - web site:
  - POC email:

•  Houston
  - Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
  - Training Director: Ellen Teng, PhD
  - Track Supervisor: Angela Romeo, PsyD
  - web site: Houston Education/Psychology Internship & Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Overview
  - POC email:

•  Milwaukee
  - Milwaukee VA Medical Center
  - Training Director: Heather Smith, PhD
  - Track Director: Gregory Simons, PhD
  - web site:
  - POC email:

•  New Orleans 
  - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System
  - Training Director: Christopher Parkinson, PhD, ABPP
  - Track Director: Christopher Parkinson, PhD (Supervisors: Taylor Ceroni, PhD and Arnold James, PhD)

  - web site: 
  - POC email: 

•  San Diego
  - VA San Diego Healthcare System
  - Training Director: Natalie Castriotta, PhD
  - Track Director: Pollyanna Casmar, PhD
  - web site:
  - POC email:

•  San Francisco
  - San Francisco VA Medical Center
  - Training Director: Samuel Wan, PhD
  - Track Director: Michael Burnias
  - web site:
  - POC email:

•  West Haven
  - West Haven - VA Connecticut Healthcare System
  - Training Director: Josh Bullock, PhD
  - Track Co-Supervisors: Alex Gonzales-Harsha, Psy.D. Georgina Gross, Ph.D.
  - web site:
  - POC email:

Additional sites might have training opportunities not through this program. One such program is listed below, but we encourage trainees to seek out all available opportunities:

•  Dallas
  - VA North Texas Health Care System
  - Training Director: Jamylah K. Jackson PhD, ABPP
  - Track Supervisor: Gloria Emmett, PhD, ABPP
  - web site:
  - POC email:

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