Program Information: UC Davis MIND Institute Doctoral Internship

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2556
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of California, Davis
Department: UC Davis MIND Institute Doctoral Internship
Address: 2825 50th Street
Sacramento, California 95817
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA
Distance from Major City: Located in Sacramento, CA
Phone: 916-703-0267x
Fax: 916-703-0342
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Dorcas Roa
Chief Psychologist: Meghan MIller
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 07/03/2023
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: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Doctoral interns are provided with appropriate shared office space, computer access, and a phone line. Assessment and therapy materials required to carry out learning and clinical activities are provided. Interns have access to the UC Davis library system, which includes a health sciences branch at the UC Davis Medical Center and the main library on the Davis campus. The library provides loan services for written materials, access to the catalogs of all nine UC campuses, literature search tools such as PsychInfo and PubMed, and access to electronic journals. The Health System also offers confidential, cost-free assessment, counseling, consultation and referral services to all UC Davis Health System faculty and staff through the Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP). If an intern is unable to obtain the necessary support, they are instructed to contact the Training Director who will make every effort to meet all reasonable requests.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns are responsible for approximately 20 hours of direct and indirect clinical responsibilities and supervision through the Massie Family Clinic and approximately 20 hours of additional learning experiences. Interns are expected to engage in learning activities for a total of 40 hours per week over the course of a year, for a total of 2,000 internship hours. A more detailed weekly activities breakdown can be found in the Training Handbook:
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: 11/17/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Required
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/01/2022
Tentative interview date: 01/10/2023, 01/19/2023
Interview process description:

Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with current trainees and (if interviewing in person) tour the MIND Institute and clinic. These interviews help both the program and the applicant to determine if there is a good fit between the applicant’s experience and training goals and the program’s needs and training objectives. Both in-person and virtual formats will be offered on separate dates.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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 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): 100
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 Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited 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:
Program Description

The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology is a collaboration between the MIND Institute’s Division of Psychology, Division of Research, and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and other related Disabilities (LEND) Program. The one-year internship program involves numerous activities to facilitate interns' ability to meet competencies and objectives of the training program by providing opportunities for interns to engage in the psychological assessment and treatment of youth (infancy to young adulthood) with neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD), as well as and children with common and significant emotional and behavioral concerns.

Interns have opportunities to learn in a collaborative and interdisciplinary setting during the training year, and to acquire discipline-specific skills through work with their clinical supervisors. The training program focuses on high-quality, evidence-based, interdisciplinary training in assessment and treatment of youth with neurodevelopmental and behavioral health conditions and provides trainees with the breadth of clinical experiences that will prepare them for entry level practice as health service psychologists.

Our faculty and supervisors are committed to an individualized, developmental approach to training. We aim to educate clinical psychology doctoral interns who are skilled in evidence-based techniques appropriate to a wide range of youth and their families.

Please submit only the APPI online application located on the APPIC website. Follow the directions detailed on the APPIC website for submitting your application and uploading required documents.

Your application will be considered complete upon receipt of the following:

A completed APPIC Uniform Application (APPI)

  • A cover letter
  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts of all graduate level coursework
  • A psychological evaluation with all identifying information removed (preferably of a child or adolescent client)
  • Three letters of recommendation

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Older Adults:
Ethnic minorities:
International Students:
Low income:

Treatment Modalities

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


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

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: 5
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 5
Total number of interns: 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 1
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
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 0 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 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 0 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 0 0 0 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 0 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