Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Traditional Practice in Clinical Psychology Program is a one year program, accredited by the APA.  The Neuropsychology Program is a two year program, maintaining membershp with the  Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN).    Training provided in both programs is a supervised experience designed 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 Traditional Practice Program integrates the traditional practice of clinical psychology with highly-focused emphasis area training.  Fellows are chosen for one of the following emphasis areas and focus their training in the designated emphasis area:

  • Adult Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Assertive Community Treatment
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP)
  • CAP – Foster Care/Adoption (TIES for Families)

Applying to Our Program


The program seeks to recruit and retain fellows, staff and faculty who represent various facets of cultural and individual diversity to serve the highly diverse population. In past training classes and among our faculty we have had striven to represent gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religious, and disability diversity. Bilingual Spanish speakers are particularly encouraged to apply.

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 only due to diverse patient population but also due to Harbor-UCLA’s innovative programs for monolingual Spanish-speaking consumers.  Our faculty is at the forefront of efforts to enhance evidence-based practices for under-served populations.


The Psychology Division is administratively under the Department of Psychiatry.  Its leadership consists of a Chief of Psychology Services, a Training Director and a  Associate Training Director.  Each also have responsibility for clinical, supervisory and administrative responsibilities.  The Division employs one half-time Training Administrator.


  • The stipend for the 2020-2021 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 medical library resources


  • Fellows receive free meals daily in the hospital’s Doctor’s Dining Room
  • There is no charge for parking on the Medical Center’s campus

Please review Applying to our Program for further details.


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: