A Wealth of Hands-On, Professional Training

All Doctorate in Clinical Psychology students participate in required field experiences during most years of their program. The programs require students to experience a breadth of practicum experiences, including a range of populations and age groups. This offers extensive practical exposure and continual opportunities to apply research and theory in real-world situations.

Breadth and depth are the hallmarks of Clinical Psychology training here, with practica involving:

  • Numerous evidence-based treatment modalities
  • A broad range of theoretical orientations
  • Multiple treatment settings
  • A wide, diverse range of patient populations

Expand Experience with Yearly Placement

Practica and internships are generally assigned on a one-year basis. Students usually assume new field placement positions at the beginning of each academic year so they can gain exposure to a variety of training models. We attempt to match student interests and needs to training site offerings, although procedures for matching vary from campus to campus.

Psychology Internships

The culminating clinical training component of the clinical psychology doctoral degree is the doctoral internship. Beginning with the first year and continuing throughout the degree program, CSPP doctoral students are provided with education about the internship process. The Offices of Professional Training faculty and staff provide continuous support as students build their clinical training experiences, and they provide guidance to students across all phases of the internship application, interview, and acceptance process. Throughout the degree program, faculty actively work with students to develop competitive applications for APA-accredited internships and obtain internships that are a good fit for their career goals. For additional information about a program’s specific internship application requirements, please refer to the program’s webpage.

Explore the Opportunities

Practicum placement opportunities vary by campus, specific to the opportunities available in the cities and counties around each campus area. We invite you to explore the links below to learn more about the types of practicum opportunities offered in Fresno, Fresno/Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (PhD)

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)