Program Information: University of California, Davis Health - Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (CCAP) Internship Program

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2457
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of California, Davis Health
Department: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (CCAP) Internship Program
Address: 2230 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, California 95817
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 916-875-3317
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Carlina Wheeler
Chief Psychologist: Carlina Wheeler
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): At the CAPS Clinic, our interns have their own designated office, personal computer, phone (office and cell), voicemail, email (UCD and Sacramento County). Workstations are equipped to provide telehealth services (webcams). There is a possibility for requesting a telework schedule, which will have to be approved by their supervisor and Training Director in advance. Interns may be provided locked storage clipboards, county-issued cell phones, laptops, and noise machines if approved to telework. Interns are also provided administrative assistance (faxing, scanning, phone appointment reminders to clients, and phone calls when clients arrive to the office). Interns also have full access to the UC Davis libraries and associated services, as well as art/play therapy materials located at the CAPS Clinic. In addition, interns can reserve a number of offices, observation rooms (with one-way mirror and audio/visual equipment), and the psychological testing office to provide confidential, direct services with CAPS Clinic clients. At the Pediatric Clinic, interns have access to a shared office space. One day is typically in the office and the second day is remote. The office is equipped with computer, phone, printer, and webcam (for Telehealth sessions). Interns are given opportunities throughout the year to increase socialization with other trainees across the department. The program also hosts a day-long retreat to engage in team building activities and support program improvement.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Average 40-44 hours per week for about 50 weeks (2000 internship hours total) Primary Rotation- Community Mental Health: CAPS Clinic (24 hours/3 days) Secondary Rotation- Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health: Pediatrics Clinic (16 hours/2 days) a. 10 -15 Hours/Week: Direct Clinical Service (Face-to-Face; Telehealth) - 10 to 12 Individual and Family Psychotherapy cases over the course of the year - Case Management (ongoing) - 1 to 2 Intake Assessments (monthly, as available) - 3 to 5 Psychological Testing cases over the course of the year - 3 to 4 Consultation and/or Brief Psychological Screening cases over the course of the year - 1 to 2 Therapy Group(s) (for clients and/or caregivers) - 1 Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Assessment Team (CMAT) case or CMAT Consult (based on interest and experience) - Infant-Parent Mental Health Cases (based on interest, experience, and availability) b. 10 -14 Hours/Week: Indirect Clinical Service (Not Face-to-Face) - Psychological Screening and Testing (scoring, interpretation, report-writing) - Case Management, Consultation, and Family Collateral Services (via phone) - Clinical Documentation (progress notes, psychosocial assessments) c. 5-8 Hours/Week: Indirect Service - 4 to 7 hours: Training Seminars/Didactics/Case Conferences - 1 to 2 hours: Non-billable services (i.e., managing appointments, emails, literature reviews, administrative duties) - 2 hours/month: Staff meetings d. 4.25 – 4.5 Hours/Week: Supervision - 2 hours: Individual Therapy Supervision and Individual Assessment Supervision - 1 hour: Professional Development Supervision (alternating weeks) - 1 hour: Psychology Team Group Supervision and Pediatric Group Supervision (Systematic Caseload Review [SCR])
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? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/20/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/16/2022
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

Intern selection is made by a committee comprised of the training director, assistant training director, and the supervising training psychologists. Applicants are rated on the basis of their clinical training (i.e., assessment and therapy), academic coursework, letter of recommendation, clinical and research interests, progress toward dissertation completion, and stated goals for internship. Strong writing skills are also favorably evaluated, as evidenced by the APPI essays and redacted psychological report. Those prospective candidates assessed by the committee to hold interests and goals most closely matching those opportunities offered by our program will be asked to participate in a virtual interview.

Prospective candidates will be notified via email by Friday December 16, 2022 whether or not they will be granted a virtual interview (via Zoom) with the training director and supervisors. During the interview, candidates may also have the opportunity to meet with the current doctoral interns, postdoctoral fellow(s), clinical staff, and virtually tour the clinic. Interviews are typically scheduled for half a day and will be held on three days in January 2023 (specific dates- TBD). Interviews are required and weigh heavily in the matching process, as this provides an opportunity for program staff and applicants to determine fit. In addition, the program values applicants who are able to demonstrate an ability to balance strong interpersonal skills with professionalism. Interviews will only be offered to applicants who have submitted a complete application and only after these applications have been screened by the faculty. Applicants who wish to be considered for interviews should submit application materials prior to November 20, 2022.


The internship training program agrees to abide by the APPIC policy regarding offers or acceptances. More specifically, no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.  If you encounter violations of the APPIC policy, please consider discussing it with your academic training director and reporting the violation to APPIC Standards and Review Committee by completing a Complaint Form at:


For any questions regarding the application or interview process, please contact Dr. Carlina R. Wheeler, Training Director. She can be reached at: or 916-875-1183.


Our program website can be found at:

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Palo Alto University, Palo Alto, CA; Spalding University, Louisville, KY; Fuller Theological Seminary, Fullerton, CA; Adler University, Chicago, IL; University of CA, Santa Barbara; Alliant International University, Sacramento, CA
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: Yes, by start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 50
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
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 Not 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: UC Davis Health Code of Conduct:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

UC Davis Health, located in Sacramento, California, is an integrated, academic health system that is consistently ranked among the nation’s top medical schools. Within the UC Davis School of Medicine, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has strong collaborative relationships with Sacramento County’s Department of Health Services and UC Davis Health.  Our doctoral internship program in clinical child and adolescent psychology offers interns the best of both worlds: training from a strong academic approach that emphasizes evidence-based treatment within the context of providing complex clinical work in community mental health and integrated behavioral health outpatient settings. Alongside UC Davis Clinical Faculty, postdoctoral psychology fellows, as well as psychiatry residents and fellows, our clinical child psychology interns will receive their training and provide direct psychological services at the Sacramento County Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services (CAPS) Clinic, which serves diverse Sacramento County Medi-Cal/EPSDT child and family recipients. In addition, interns who match with our program for the 23-24 training year will also get an opportunity to rotate at a UC Davis Health Pediatrics Clinic, providing exposure to integrated behavioral health care.


Doctoral interns at the Sacramento County CAPS Clinic and the UCD Pediatrics Clinic provide several important services to our clients.  Following a developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive, and trauma-informed systems approach to client care, interns develop competencies throughout the training year in order to coordinate and collaborate with several professionals involved in the client’s care, including those working in the mental health, medical, academic, and legal domains.  Interns will have the opportunity to provide short-term individual therapy at the Pediatrics Clinic and longer-term individual and family therapy at the CAPS Clinic. In addition, interns conduct extensive psychological assessments at the CAPS Clinic. During the course of their training year, interns also participate on and may have the chance to co-facilitate the Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Assessment Team (CMAT) that is led by our faculty psychologists and post-doctoral fellows at the CAPS Clinic.  Interns also have the opportunity to observe and co-facilitate therapy groups. Lastly, interns will have opportunities to provide consultation and/or brief psychological screening within the CAPS Clinic and with outside providers.


More information can be found at our program website:

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: infant-parent mental health

Treatment Modalities

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


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

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
Number of Completed Applications: 11 43 79 81 113
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 10 24 26 24 30
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 1 1 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 1 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 2 2 2
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 10 15 8 19 16
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 40 17 13 29 37
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 2 2 2 2 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 0 1 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 1 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 1 0 1 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0