The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Clinical Psychology Training Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers a two-year fellowship opportunity within the scientist-practitioner model. The Predoctoral Fellowship consists of an APA-accredited clinical internship followed by a one-year postdoctoral clinical and clinical research fellowship. Our Fellows are selected from applicants whose achievements reflect a strong commitment to pursue careers emphasizing research and training in academic/research settings, including those affiliated with health and mental health service systems. Over the last ten years, 93% of our graduates have obtained research or academic positions upon leaving our program. Increasing the number of women and minorities in academic and research positions is one of our goals. During the last ten years, 79% of our Fellows have been women, and 44% have been minorities.
The program offers training in health service delivery in a wide variety of clinical settings. The predoctoral year provides general internship training in clinical psychology. Selected involvement in clinical work continues through the second, postdoctoral year, in which there is an emphasis on clinical research within the area of specialization. The amount and distribution of clinical hours in the program meet APA internship accreditation standards as well as general licensure requirements.The program provides specialized research training with a faculty mentor in areas including ADHD/behavior disorders, eating disorders, juvenile justice and behavioral health, neuropsychology, substance use treatment research and research-practice linkages, and violence and trauma in adults and children.
The program is designed to train clinical psychologists who are committed to an academic and/or research career, have a strong record of both clinical and research experience, and want to work sensitively and competently with underserved and vulnerable populations.
In addition to our standard full-time two year pre/postdoctoral fellowship, we have added a half-time two year internship track through a partial affiliation with the Clinical Science Program in the Dept. of Psychology at the University of California Berkeley (UCB) as described in our brochure. PLEASE NOTE: Only UCB applicants are elegible for this internship-only two-year half-time track.