College of Arts & Sciences Clinical Psychology

Sioux Falls VA Medical Center

Sioux Falls VA Medical Center
2501 W 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

 Sioux Falls VA Clinic

Agency Description

Sioux Falls VA Medical Center (VAMC) is a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. Care is provided to eligible veterans in eastern South Dakota, northwestern Iowa, and southwestern Minnesota. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in the areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and transitional care. The Sioux Falls VA is part of VA Network 23, which includes facilities in Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota.

Staff Information
Administrative Supervisor: 
Dr. Eleni Muntz, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychology Supervisor:
Jerry Buchkoski, Ph.D.

Position Information
  • DMHI Morgan Fellowship
  • Stipend: no funding from VAMC
  • Hours per week: 8 hours VAMC; 8 hours DMHI
  • Number of placement positions:
  • Estimated distance from Vermillion: 64 miles
  • Prior training & experience required of trainees:
  • Prior training and experience preferred of trainees: assessment training in neuropsychology
  • Strengths of this practicum experience: opportunity to receive supervised experience in a wide variety of settings—group, individual, inpatient psychiatry, inpatient medical, outpatient 
  • Additional comments: majority of clients will be male; no opportunity for child or adolescent experience
Training Opportunities

M = major emphasis (all trainees involved)        
O = options for trainees (based on trainee interest or skills)





Special Areas

elders O individual therapy M HIV/AIDS  
adults M family therapy O eating disorders  
adolescents   couples therapy O developmental disabilities  
children   group therapy O physical disabilities  
ethnic minorities   community outreach   PTSD M
gay/lesbian/bisexual   consultation/liaison M forensic  
low income O crisis intervention O sexual offenders  
homeless O brief psychotherapy M sexual abuse  
inpatients M long-term therapy O geropsychology O
outpatients M cognitive assessments O SPMI  
residential   personality assessments O SED  
English as second language   neuropsych assessments M substance abuse O
immigrants/refugee   case management O domestic violence  
    developmental assessments & physiological assessment for research purposes O    

Proportion of practicum time spent in a typical month:
  • Assessment (including conducting/scoring/preparing reports):  50%
  • Therapy: 20%
  • Consultation: 15%
  • Receiving supervision: 15%