Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center

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The Clinical Psychology Internship Program at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center (WHASC) is located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland (JBSA), San Antonio, Texas.  Established in 1968, it has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1971 and has been a Member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) since 1976.  We are the oldest and largest of the Air Force Psychology Internship training programs. Each year, we accept up to 11 interns who, upon graduation, go on to guaranteed clinical psychology positions in the Air Force.  As of August 2020, we have graduated a total of 536 interns and can rightfully claim that we have trained more military psychologists than any other training program in the world. 

 

We emphasize broad-based clinical psychology professional training within a major military ambulatory surgical center alongside the Air Force’s largest Psychiatry Residency Program. These resources plus 37 other graduate medical training programs and 22 graduate allied healthcare training programs create a stimulating environment for professional psychology training and interdisciplinary teamwork. The program emphasizes empirically-based intervention and assessment practices.  In addition to traditional training in assessment and therapy, we offer state of the art programs in health psychology, primary care consultation and evidence-based treatment for PTSD (Prolonged Exposure & Cognitive Processing Therapy). Interns learn neuropsychological screening and assessment strategies essential for working with individuals at risk for post-traumatic head injury. They gain invaluable experience in crisis intervention and triage, provide psychological consultation to organizational leadership regarding fitness for duty of individual military members as well as provide prevention and outreach programs in a community psychology context. The program also provides unique training in applying a systematic approach to assessing and addressing community concerns regarding health risk behaviors in target populations through its weekly Population Health Seminar. 

Location: Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, 3rd Floor, Section C

Phone: (210) 292-5972

POC: 59th MHS/SGOWV

Email: airforcepsychology@gmail.com

Facebook: Wilford Hall Air Force Psychology Internship

 

 

 

Overview

 

Program Length:  One year. Interns typically work 45-50 hours per week for the duration of the one-year program.

 

Accreditation Status:  The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1971. The internship is accredited through 2022 based off a 7-year reaccreditation by the American Psychological Association's Commission on Accreditation. Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

 

Office of Program Consultation & Accreditation

American Psychological Association

750 1st Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 336-5979 / email: apaaccred@apa.org  

Number of Intern Positions Available Each Year: 12

 

APPIC Affiliation #158911: The Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center Clinical Psychology Internship program is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers and follows APPIC policies on internship offers and acceptances. We participate in the APPIC Matching Program. Details of the APPIC program and policies can be viewed on APPIC's website. APPIC's mailing address is:

 

AAPIC Central Office, 17225 El Camino Real, Suite #170

Houston, TX 77058-2748

Phone: (832) 284-4080

 

Download the WHASC Clinical Psychology Internship Applicant Brochure (updated July 2019)

Click here to access APA Accreditation Outcomes

Program Director

Ann S. Hryshko-Mullen, Ph.D., ABPP-CHP, CBSM

Lt. Col USAF, (ret)

 

Dr. Ann S. Hryshko-Mullen is the Director of Psychology Training and the Program Director, Clinical Psychology Internship Program, 59th Mental Health Squadron, 59th Medical Group, 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio—Lackland, TX.  She is responsible for the Air Force’s largest clinical psychology internship program and sole clinical health psychology postdoctoral fellowship program. 

 

Dr. Ann Hryshko-Mullen received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology in 1987 from John Carroll University, graduating summa cum laude.  She worked as a research assistant and project coordinator at the Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University from 1987 to 1989.  She received her Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University in 1992, and she received her Doctorate of Philosophy Degree in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University in 1994.  She completed her Clinical Psychology Residency at the 74th Medical Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio in 1994.  In 1998, she completed the Behavioral Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship at the 59th Medical Wing, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas.  She retired from active duty after 20 years of service as an Air Force psychologist in October 2013.  She currently serves as a Board Member for the American Board of Clinical Health Psychology, a member board of the American Board of Professional Psychology.  She also serves as a Site Visitor for the American Psychological Association.  Her interests include treatment of sleep disorders, weight management, women’s health, and chronic pain treatment. 

 

Dr. Ann Hryshko-Mullen is married to Patrick T. Mullen of Brunswick, Ohio.  They have six children, Patrick Jr. (age 22), Kayla (age 19), Danielle (age 17), Olivia (age 16), Stephen (age 14), and Cecelia (age 12).

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

1987       Bachelor of Science in Psychology, John Carroll University, summa cum laude

1992       Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bowling Green State University

1994       Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Bowling Green State University

1994       Clinical Psychology Residency, Wright-Patterson Medical Center

1998       Behavioral Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship, Wilford Hall Medical Center

 

BOARD CERTIFICATION        

Diplomate, Clinical Health Psychology (#5459), American Board of Professional Psychologists

Certified, Behavioral Sleep Medicine (#183), American Board of Sleep Medicine

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1.  1993 – 1994, Clinical Psychology Resident, 74th Medical Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

2. 1994 – 1997, Staff Psychologist and Chief, Mental Health Clinic, 72nd Medical Group, Tinker AFB, OK

3. 1997 – 1998, Behavioral Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow, 59th Medical Wing, Lackland AFB, TX

4. 1998 – 2000, Director, Clinical Programs and Research, Behavioral Health Psychology Clinic, 59th Medical Wing, Lackland AFB, TX

5.  2000 – 2003, Chief, Clinical Health Psychology and Chief, Life Skills Support Center, Mental Health Flight, 48th Medical Group, 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, UK

6. 2003 – 2013, Director/Associate Director, Clinical Psychology Internship Program; Director, Clinical Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program; Chief, Department of Behavioral Medicine Specialty Services; Flight Commander, Consultation and Liaison Flight; Chief, Clinical Health Psychology Clinic, 59th Mental Health Squadron, 59th Medical   Operations Group, 59th Medical Wing, Lackland AFB, TX

7.  2013 – Present, Director, Psychology Training and Clinical Psychology Internship Program, 59th Medical Operations Squadron, 59th Medical Operations Group, 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, TX

 

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters

Army Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster

Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with eleven Oak Leaf Clusters

National Defense Service Medal with one Service Star

Iraqi Campaign Medal with one Service Star

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

Air Force Overseas Ribbon (Long Tour)

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border with one Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Force Longevity Service with three Oak Leaf Clusters

Air Force Training Ribbon

Air Force Materiel Command Clinical Psychologist of the Year, 1996

Colonel John D. Roscelli Award, SAUSHEC Outstanding Program Director, 2013

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

1st Lieutenant February 25, 1993

Captain July 28, 1993

Major January 1, 2001

Lieutenant Colonel September 1, 2006

 

(Current as of June 2018)

Wilford Hall Ambulatory Services Center Residency Class

© 2019 by Society of Air Force Psychologists. 

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