Program Information: Department of Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1155
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of California, San Francisco
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Address: Clinical Psychology Training Program
401 Parnassus Avenue, CPT
San Francisco, California 94143-0984
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Distance from Major City: In San Francisco
Phone: 415-476-7712x
Fax: 415-476-7722
Email: psychologyinfo@lppi.ucsf.edu
Web Address: http://psych.ucsf.edu/education/cptp/
Brochure Website's Address: http://psych.ucsf.edu/education/cptp/
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Dale McNiel Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist: Dale McNiel Ph.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 40
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 13
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 1
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 32480
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 16240
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Additional details about program policies, procedures, benefits, etc. are provided in the program Handbook, which is available on request.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Combination of health service delivery, clinical research, supervision, and didactics.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? Yes
Details of the above affiliations As described in our brochure, we have added a half-time track through a partial affiliation with the Clinical Science Program in the Dept. of Psychology at the University of California Berkeley (UCB). For the 2022-2023 training year, we anticipate appointment of one or more UCB doctoral students to this track, which will involve completion of a clinical psychology internship in two half-time years.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/01/2021
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 11/30/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Given the uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic, all interviews will be conducted using virtual, remote, and/or online formats. Scheduled interview dates this year are Monday, December 13, 2021 for the Clinical Assessment and Interventions Custer, Friday, December 17,2021 for the Public Service and Minority Cluster and a combined Cluster interview date on Friday, January 7, 2022

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: From the last three cohorts: University of Louisville; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Washington; Joint Doctoral Program UC San Diego/San Diego State Univ.; University of California, Berkeley; Palo Alto University; Washington University in St. Louis; Fordham University; Farleigh Dickinson University; Univ of Tulsa
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: Yes
How to obtain text of statement: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/forms/search.html?q=oath&submit=Search -- Search for form UPAY 585. Only US Citizens are required to complete this form
Other Requirements: Defense of dissertation prior to the start of internship is strongly preferred. Applicants MUST be enrolled in an APA-accredited program in Clinical Psychology. Minimum practicum hours is 400, which may be a combination of intervention and assessment hours.
Program Description

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.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Group Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Eating Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Pediatrics: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at: http://psych.ucsf.edu/education/cptp/  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Number of Completed Applications: 78 89 84 60 68
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 35 33 34 34 37
Total number of interns: 6 6 6 5 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 6 6 5 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 6 6 6 5 5
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 6 6 6 5 5
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 8 8 8 3 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 13 172 38 39 51
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 5 5 7 6 6
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 1 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 5 5 7 6 6
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0