The Division of Psychology within the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences of the David Geffen School Medicine, the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior and the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital offer a 12-month clinical psychology internship. The UCLA Doctoral Internship Program in Clinical Psychology was established in 1958 and has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association* since May 1963. The internship is characterized by a wide variety of clinical activities, supervision by a multidisciplinary faculty who frequently are nationally known in their specialty, and a wide array of seminars, case conferences and other educational experiences. Our Psychology Internship program has intensified our efforts in the areas of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) goals in multiple ways, including our recruitment processes, our curriculum, and our faculty education. UCLA Medical Center was ranked among the top 3 hospitals in the United States and the UCLA Department of Psychiatry was ranked number 5 among all programs in the United States.
Internship appointments are from July 1 to June 30 of the following year. Interns receive a stipend of $39,300.00, as well as UCLA medical, dental and vision health insurance benefits, plus three weeks of vacation, eight days of educational leave and a $1000 educational funds.
Interns are involved in a wide range of clinical activities in the inpatient, outpatient and day treatment settings in the Adult, Child, and Geropsychiatry Divisions. There are a variety of didactic offerings including seminars, departmental rounds and various lectures throughout the hospital and institute. Interns may also elect to participate in research with faculty members.
At the beginning of the year each intern is assigned an advisor who functions as both mentor and advocate rather than supervisor. Together, the intern and advisor design a program that supplements and complements previous training and that considers future professional direction. The advisor and intern meet throughout the year to assure the intern’s professional development. Within the learning settings chosen by the trainee, every effort is made to teach the specific techniques necessary to gain competence. The great variety of resources makes both the individualized choice and the acquisition of skills possible.
*Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979