Clinical Psychology Training Program

The Clinical Psychology Training Program (CPTP) offers a two-year fellowship comprised of a one-year general clinical psychology internship (APA-accredited) and a one-year postdoctoral clinical and clinical research fellowship, based on the scientist-practitioner model. Graduates are expected 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, 86% of our graduates have obtained research or academic positions upon leaving our program.

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
  • are research oriented and want to work sensitively and competently with underserved and vulnerable populations, including minorities, low-income individuals, persons with chronic mental illness, victims of violence, children, the elderly, and primary care medical patients
     

In addition to training in service delivery, the program provides specialized research training in:

  • ADHD/disruptive behavior disorders
  • neuropsychology
  • post traumatic stress disorder
  • substance abuse treatment research and research-practice linkages
  • violence and trauma in adults and children
     

Requirements

Applicants for the program should have completed the following requirements:

  • A minimum of 400 practicum hours
  • Comprehensive exams passed
  • Dissertation proposal approved
  • A minimum of three years of graduate training
  • Doctoral degree program must be APA-Accredited in Clinical Psychology
  • Official graduate degree(s) transcripts
     

How to apply

Our deadline for receipt of applications is November 1, 2014.

The UCSF Child and Adolescent Services Multicultural Clinical Training Program follows the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) match policies. As part of the APPIC Match, applicants must submit the APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (which requires official transcripts as part of the application process).

Contacts

Dale McNiel, PhD, Director
Hugo Sosa, Program Administrator

Clinical Psychology Training Program
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco
401 Parnassus Avenue, Box 0984-CPT
San Francisco, CA 94143
Email: psychologyinfo@lppi.ucsf.edu
Telephone: (415) 476-7712

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