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

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

Jeffrey Ellison

Clinical Psychology Supervisor

Emily Blegen, Psy.D.
Director, Psychology Training
2501 W. 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, Sd 57117
605-336-3230 ext. 9-7988

Position Information

  • DMHI Morgan Fellowship
  • Stipend: $12,595 per 12 months
  • Hours per week: 16 hours a week/4 weeks per month
  • Number of placement positions: 1-2
  • 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)

Populations Activities 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 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

Proportion of practicum time spent in a typical month

  • Assessment (including conducting/scoring/preparing reports): 50%
  • Therapy: 20%
  • Consultation: 15%
  • Receiving supervision: 15%