VASDHS/UCSD Clinical Psychology Post Doc Residency Program

VASDHS/UCSD Clinical Psychology Post Doc Residency Program


The VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS)/ University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) as a postdoctoral residency program in clinical psychology. In close affiliation with the UCSD Department of Psychiatry, the program offers 11 one-year positions. The training program uses a scientist practitioner model. Development, implementation, and dissemination of evidence-based research and practice are high priorities. For more information, go to:


There are 11 one-year positions available for the 2015-16 training year (September 1, 2015-August 31, 2016) in each of the following emphasis areas:


  • Anxiety Disorders,
  • Geropsychology and Home-based Primary Care,
  • Mood Disorders and Suicidality,
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Mental Health,
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder,
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI),
  • Psychosomatic and Behavioral Medicine,
  • Family Mental Health (2 positions),
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Serious Mental Illness (2 positions).


Training includes: 1] supervised clinical experiences with Veterans and families on interprofessional treatment teams at specific residential, outpatient and community clinics (~60-65% of time); 2] didactics (~10-15% of time); and 3] research/dissemination activities (~20% of time). Additionally, the program allows an opportunity for mentored supervision of psychology interns and practicum students, and formal presentations and lectures to academic, medical, and community audiences.


Qualifications: The following are required: 1. U.S. citizenship; 2. Males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered for the draft by age 26; 3. Completion of an APA-accredited doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology and an APA-accredited professional psychology internship by September 1, 2015. Desirable qualifications include experience using evidence-based interventions, and career goals involving clinical, research, leadership and dissemination activities involving evidence-based practices in university-affiliated or VA or other medical center setting. Recruitment of men and women from diverse social and economic backgrounds and diverse cultural and demographic groups is a high priority. The stipend for all positions is currently $45,950 plus benefits with co-pay.


Application: Please submit the attached cover sheet, a letter of interest (maximum 2 pages), CV or resume, and 3 letters of recommendation. The letter of interest should include: The position/emphasis area you are applying and why, a brief summary of educational, clinical and research experiences relevant to the specific area of interest, a summary of your training needs and goals for the residency, and a statement of your career goals. Materials should be submitted by email to The application deadline is December 15, 2014. Late applications will be considered only for positions that are not filled by applicants who applied by December 15th. Applicants should be available for interview on Monday, February 2, 2015. Other interview dates and phone interviews are possible.

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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

740 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 336-5979 / Email:  /  Web: