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Internship Program

The predoctoral Internship Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Our next site visit is scheduled for 2019. The University of California-San Diego/San Diego VA Psychology Internship Training Program represents an affiliation among the University of California, San Diego Department of Psychiatry, the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) Psychology Service, UCSD Outpatient Psychiatric Services; UCSD Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorders Program, Rady Children’s Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatric services, and UCSD Medical Center. We offer a 12-month, full-time, APA-approved predoctoral internship in clinical psychology. This program is one of the country's largest, with 19 interns. Our training program offers supervised clinical experiences in behavioral medicine, addictions treatment, trauma intervention, neuropsychology, child psychiatry, eating disorders, severe mental illness, and mood disorders.

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Psychology Internship - San Diego

Internship Program Web Site
UCSD - Department of Psychiatry *


VASDHS/UCSD Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program

The VASDHS/UCSD Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program is based on the scientist-practitioner model, focused on creating a foundation in clinical and research/dissemination practices. The goal of the Program is to provide training to clinical psychology postdoctoral residents to prepare them for careers as independent practitioners able to translate the scientific literature into sound, evidenced-based interventions and to evaluate and disseminate these approaches. At the end of the program, residents are prepared for VA or university medical center careers that integrate clinical, training, research and leadership activities. The Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) as a postdoctoral residency program in clinical psychology.

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Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency – San Diego


VASDHS/UCSD Psychology Clinical Research Postdoctoral Residency Program

The VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS)/ University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Psychology Clinical Research Postdoctoral Residency Program is a two-year program that uses a clinician scientist model to combine individual mentored clinical research and advanced clinical training with state-of-the-art assessment, treatment, program evaluation, and research experiences in an interdisciplinary setting. The primary goal is to train psychologists to become leading clinical researchers in high priority areas of mental health. At the end of the program, residents are prepared for VA or university medical center careers that integrate research, clinical, training, and leadership activities.

The program offers two-year positions in each of four clinical research tracks for the 2015-17 training period (September 1, 2015-August 31, 2017):

  • VISN-22 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment (schizophrenia and other related disorders)
  • VA Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health (CESAMH) Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment (PTSD, mTBI, and other trauma-related disorders)
  • VA Advanced Fellowship in Women’s Health with a special focus on interpersonal trauma
  • VA Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Addiction Treatment

The Program is seeking accreditation by the American Psychological Association (APA) as a postdoctoral residency program in clinical psychology.

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Psychology Clinical Research Postdoctoral Residency – San Diego


VA Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery for Veterans with Serious Mental Illness

The Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation is a state-of-the-art clinical training program that focuses on the theory and practice of psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery. Individualized, mentored clinical and research training is combined with a curriculum that emphasizes a comprehensive psychosocial rehabilitation approach to service delivery, education, and implementing change in a mental health care setting.

Interprofessional Fellowship in Psychosocial Rehabilitation for Severe Mental Illness - San Diego

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Sandra J. Brown, Ph.D., ABPP and
Amy Jak, Ph.D.
Co-Directors of Training
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92161
(858) 552-8585 x3944

 

Postdoctoral Program
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Tamara Wall, PhD 
Director of Training

3350 La Jolla Village Drive (116B)
San Diego, CA 92161
(858) 552-8585
ext. 2485

 

APPIC Match Number

N/A

Applications Due

Internship: November 1
Postdoctoral: December 15

Eligibility Requirements

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Sponsored by the Veterans Health Administration: Office of Academic Affiliations and Mental Health Services
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