Department : Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1619
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Washington School of Medicine
Department: Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Address: Box 356560
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, Washington 98195-6560
Country: United States
Metro Area: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 206-543-7576x
Fax: 206-543-9520x
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Ty Lostutter
Chief Psychologist: Charles Bombardier
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 67
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 16
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 41544
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (10 hours per month for 11 months), and 2 personal holidays, for an amount of 126 hours of paid personal leave which could be taken over the internship year for both vacation and professional leave. The PTO accrued in the month of June (10 hours) will be paid out in salary on the intern’s last paid check. A total of 126 hours or the equivalent of 15.75 days can be used for paid vacation and/or professional leave activities or a total of 136 hours of paid leave is offered over the time of the internship year. In addition there are 11 Washington State Holidays Observed including: Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Native American Heritage Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, and Juneteenth).
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Psychology Residents work a 40 hours work week. Of those 40 hours, 32 hours of clinical work and supervision (2 hours of individual supervision & 2 additional hours of clinical supervision of group/individual/team format), 2 hours of weekly didactics, 5 hours of research release time which could include participating in our grant writing seminar. See our website for example specific track schedules
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?No
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/05/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/03/24
Interview process description:

Our Virtual Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, 01/03/24 starting at 8am PST. Please be aware we have moved to a completely virtual recruitment format and will no longer hold in-person meetings at all. We believe this format provides a more equitable and environmentally friendly way to conducting our recruitment process. We will not be meeting with any applicants regardless of if they live or travel to Seattle for a visit during our recruitment season, again for equitable treatment of all applicants.

If you are invited, we encourage you to attend our Virtual Open House. The event is intended to provide applicants the best place to learn the most updated information about our program and how it might fit your training goals. We offer individual appointments and brief interviews with faculty in the afternoon on the day of our Virtual Open House. This will provide applicants with more information about the program in terms of their individual interests and needs and allow us to get to know applicants better to evaluate the "goodness of fit" with our program in terms of applicant training interests, background, and goals. Although we do not require applicants to attend our Virtual Open House to match with us, we would like the opportunity to meet with applicants under consideration, either by phone or zoom, prior to submitting our ranking lists. Just as applicants take all available information into account in ranking programs, all contacts with applicants provides information that we as a program may use in determining rankings of applicants.

We strongly suggest that all applicants visit our website's "application procedures" webpage for further details including specific information applicants’ need to provider in their detailed cover letter. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Arizona State University, Auburn University, Binghamton University/SUNY, Boston University, Case Western Reserve University, Colorado State University, DePaul University, Drexel University, East Tennessee State University, Florida International University, Florida International University, George Mason University, Georgia State University, Idaho State University Illinois Institute of Technology, Indiana University/Purdue-Indianapolis, Kent State University, Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge, Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University Maryland, Marquette University, Purdue University - W. Lafayette Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Seattle Pacific University, Suffolk University, Temple University, Texas Tech University, University at Albany - SUNY, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, University of Alaska Anchorage, University of California - Berkeley, University of California-Santa Barbara, University of Houston, University of Idaho, University of Illinois - Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Iowa, University of Kansas University of Louisville, University of Maryland at College Park, University of Massachusetts – Boston, University of Miami, University of Missouri - Kansas City, University of Missouri-Columbia, University of New Mexico University of Oregon, University of Tulsa, University of Utah, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Vanderbilt University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Yeshiva University/Ferkauf,
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: Yes
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 (if applicable):
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Does your program require applicants to submit supplemental materials (i.e., an assessment report and/or a case/treatment summary):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited 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: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: Vaccination Requirements Psychology interns are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, including booster vaccines, prior to beginning their training and will be expected to adhere to any additional COVID-19 requirements that may be implemented during the internship training year. Exceptions may be made only for those with approved medical or religious exemptions. All vaccine requirements are mandated by University of Washington School of Medicine policy. Background Checks Prior to beginning internship, all incoming psychology residents must pass a background check per the University of Washington policies. To read more about the background check criteria and process please review For candidates that have consistently resided and worked in Washington for more than three years, the UW will run: Washington Access to Criminal History (WATCH) through the Washington State Patrol National Sex Offenders Check* Nationwide Federal Criminal Search* For individuals who have not resided in the state of Washington for the previous consecutive 3-year period prior to their criminal conviction history background check, in addition to the above, the UW will run the following checks: National Criminal Database Check* Nationwide/International Place of Residence Criminal Conviction Check* *The check is conducted by A-Check America, with results reported to UWHR in consultation with the Psychology Internship Program. Except as required by law, when evaluating conviction history, the University considers the nature of the criminal conviction(s), its relationship to the position for which the candidate is being considered, how much time has passed since the conviction(s), the candidate’s complete employment history, records of relevant educational achievement, and any other information bearing on the candidate’s ability to function reliably, lawfully, and safely as an employee. Only after this full assessment is completed does UWHR, in consultation with the Psychology Internship Program, determine whether it is appropriate to disqualify a candidate from employment based on a criminal conviction record. Other Requirement and Updates can be found at
Program Description

The University of Washington School of Medicine’s Psychology Internship Program is Commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and ending institutional racism. Our program objective is to create a training community that encourages participation and connection and values each person’s unique contributions, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical status and age. 

The University of Washington School of Medicine Psychology Internship provides excellent clinical, didactic, and research training firmly rooted in the scientist-practitioner tradition. The program has built a strong national reputation as a leading medical school-based internship, providing generalist training in develop professional competencies in health service psychology. Training occurs variety of locations in the greater Seattle metropolitan-area including: The University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Fred Hutchison Cancer Center, Center on Human Development and Disability, Seattle Children’s Autism Center, and Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle. Our faculty includes nationally recognized researchers and clinicians with a strong interest in teaching and clinical training. An extremely strong research environment provides collaborative opportunities for those who are considering academic and/or research careers. We are members of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. Our psychology resident selection is weighted toward applicants whose training, experience, and academic accomplishments indicate potential for both clinical and research excellence. We especially encourage applicants who have a combination of excellent clinical skills, strong research interests and potential, and well-developed interpersonal and communication skills that will allow them to flourish in a multidisciplinary setting. Our goal is to provide the highest quality training for residents in a supportive and stimulating academic medical center environment. The internship program provides broad-based training in professional psychology with a strong scientist-practitioner orientation. There are emphasis tracks in five areas: General Adult Psychology, General Child Psychology, Behavioral Medicine, Rehabilitation Neuropsychology, and Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Research training during internship is strongly encouraged with an optional grant writing seminar included in 5 hours of dedicated research time, or 4 hours of research time for those not in the grant writing seminar. Mentorship is provided by faculty researchers and clinicians. 

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention: Experience (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other: substance-focused brief motivational intervention


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

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:  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 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 214 253 260 215 273 268 254
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 95 93 94 115 106 126 116
Total number of interns: 14 14 13 15 14 16 16
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 14 14 13 15 14 16 16
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 14 13 13 15 14 16 15
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 14 13 13 15 14 16 13
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 1 5 3 3 2 3 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 212 104 200 98 25 23 20
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0 0
Consortium: 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 15 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0 0
Psychiatric facility: 0 0
Correctional facility: 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0
School district/system: 0 0
Independent practice setting: 1 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: