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Wright-Patterson Medical Center

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Our internship has been providing broad-based clinical psychology training since 1978 and has been APA accredited since 1979. Core clinical rotations include the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, Clinical Health Psychology Service/Primary Care Clinic, and Neuropsychology Service. These are supplemented by experiences in Aeromedical Consultation Service, Deployment Psychology, and Crisis and Assessment.

In addition to a select active duty and civilian core faculty, we also enjoy the support of other Wright-Patterson Medical Center and Dayton-area health professionals in psychology, psychiatry, social work, psychiatric nursing, neurology, pediatrics, primary care, and many others who teach our didactics programs or interact with our interns in various roles. Our interns attend combined didactics with, University of Dayton, Dayton Veteran’s Administration Hospital, and Wright State University Psychiatry and Psychology residents.


We strive to prepare Air Force psychologists to deliver high quality, effective psychological services both within a community-based health care model and in support of wartime and peacetime military operations at home and in a deployed environment. We do this through a combination of supervised clinical experience, didactic training, clinical case conferences and “journal club.”  The strength of this program and its key to success has been the long standing cooperative, professional, and mutually enriching relationships among the various mental health disciplines. We are proud of the mutual respect evident among the psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and mental health nurses and technicians at Wright-Patterson and the positive training environment it provides for our interns.

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Training Director

Lt Col (Dr.) David S. Tubman


Lt Col Tubman, Psy.D., ABPP, earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at Wheaton College, Illinois, and completed both his internship and postdoctoral fellowship in clinical health psychology at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX. Since joining the USAF in 2010, he has served in a wide range of leadership roles, to include Flight Commander, ADAPT and Mental Health Element Leader, and Director of Psychological Health. Lt Col Tubman has dedicated his career toward training in clinical psychology and has provided such for healthcare providers across the globe, to include the US, Germany, Mexico, Canada, Africa, The Republic of Georgia, and Japan. Lt Col Tubman is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and is a very involved member of the Association of Contextual Behavioral Sciences (ACBS), including being the founder and past president of the ACT for Military ACBS Special Interest Group. He is passionate about delivering evidence-based population health interventions, developing effective and engaging clinical training experiences, the science of behavior change, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Education and Training

2006     Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Azusa Pacific University, Magna Cum Laude

2008     Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College Graduate School

2011      Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College Graduate School

2011      Clinical Psychology Residency, Wilford Hall Medical Center

2017      Clinical Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship, Wilford Hall Medical Center

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