Clinical Psychology Training Program (CPTP) Internship/Postdoc

The UCSF 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.

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 health service delivery in a wide variety of clinical settings, the program provides specialized research training in:

  • ADHD/disruptive behavior disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Early childhood trauma
  • Juvenile justice and behavioral health
  • Neuropsychology
  • Substance use disorders and intervention development with minoritized populations

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