Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Traditional Practice in Clinical Psychology Program is a one year program, accredited by the APA.  Training provided is a supervised experience designed for postdoctoral fellows to gain advanced competencies and to meet the California Board of Psychology criteria for supervised post-degree hours towards licensure.

Postdoctoral Residency Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data

Our Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is grounded in the Scientist-Practitioner model of training and is designed to prepare psychologists for advanced practice in public sector  settings.  Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to refine existing clinical skills and develop advanced competencies in assessment, therapeutic interventions, consultation, program development or evaluation, and research.  Fellows work in a variety of treatment settings and with diverse patient populations, and are expected to learn to function effectively in inter- and multi-disciplinary settings.

Postdoctoral Fellows that have completed our program have gone on to public-sector settings (local, state, and federal), academic and medical school departments, public agency administration, clinical practice, managed care administration, clinical research, and teaching.

Our APA-Accredited Traditional Practice Program integrates the traditional practice of clinical psychology with focused emphasis area training.  Fellows are chosen for one of the following emphasis areas/major areas of study and focus their training in the designated area:

  • Adult CBT/DBT
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP)
    • CAP CBT Clinic
    • CAP CBT Clinic and TIES for Families South Bay
  • Community Treatment/Trauma

Applying to Our Program


The program seeks to recruit and retain fellows, staff, and faculty who represent various facets of cultural/individual diversity and intersectionality in order to model and increase inclusion and accountability, and better serve highly diverse populations. Our program strives to represent gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religious, language, cultural, regional, and disability diversity, among others. Bilingual Spanish speakers are  encouraged to apply given the language needs of the populations served.

In no way do we restrict our program on the basis of cultural, racial, or individual difference. Our commitment to nondiscriminatory hiring practices is clearly stated here:  Los Angeles County Policy of Equity

Fellows from diverse backgrounds may find our program very attractive not because of the diverse patient population but also because of our faculty’s efforts to enhance evidence-based practices for under-served populations.


The APA-Accredited Traditional Practice Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is funded and sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LAC DMH) on the campus of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.  The Psychology Division at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center operates through LAC DMH and is academically housed in the Harbor-UCLA Department of Psychiatry.  Leadership for the APA-Accredited Traditional Practice Postdoctoral Fellowship Program consists of a Chief of Psychological Services/Training Director and a half-time Training Administrator, with additional assistance from the Department of Psychiatry Department Administrator.


  • The stipend for the 2022-2023 year is $47,000.00
  • Start date is the first Tuesday in September.


  • Each fellow will be provided with his or her own office with access to a computer and internet
  • Access to Harbor-UCLA’s medical library resources


  • There is no charge for parking on the Medical Center’s campus

Please review Applying to our Program for further details.

*Training is currently remote and provided through LAC DMH approved teleplatforms. Any in-person training experiences mentioned below have either transitioned to telehealth platforms or been temporarily paused. Some or all training experiences are likely to shift to in-person during the course of the training year based on LAC DMH and public health guidance for the CoViD-19 pandemic.

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 / E-mail: