Our APPIC-member program provides advanced clinical training opportunities at a child and adolescent outpatient clinic within the Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health Services.  For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Department is pleased to announce openings for two postdoctoral clinical fellowship positions beginning on September 14, 2020.  Fellows will receive training in individual, family, and group therapy, psychological assessment, and consultation.  Applications will accepted, via APPA CAS, until the deadline on Friday, January 3, 2020.  Early application is encouraged, and applications will be reviewed as they are received.  Interviews will be conducted on Friday, February 7 and Monday, February 10, 2020 We will be closely following the APPIC guidelines for a match day of February 24, 2020.  Fellows receive a stipend of $48,900 for the training year and core benefits provided by the UC Davis.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Consistent with the licensure requirements in many states, including California, our postdoctoral fellows receive 1,800 supervised clinical hours. Trainees receive a minimum of four hours of individual and group supervision with up to four different licensed clinical psychologists and one LCSW. At least two hours of supervision each week is face-to-face with a licensed psychologist. In addition, trainees meet with individual and group supervisors regarding their psychotherapy and assessment cases, as well as their professional development and supervision skills. It is our goal that at the end of their postdoctoral fellowship, fellows will have obtained the necessary professional competencies to autonomously practice psychotherapy and psychological assessment in various multidisciplinary settings.

All applicants must have:

  • Attended an APA-accredited doctoral program, preferably in clinical or counseling psychology (school psychology program applicants with a strong emphasis in clinical psychology will also be considered)
  • Attended an APA-accredited internship
  • Completed all requirements for their doctoral degree prior to September 1, 2020

To apply, submit the following items using the APPA CAS (program code 160857):

  • A cover letter
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A comprehensive psychological assessment report of a child/adolescent client with all client/patient identifiers removed

Our Faculty

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has over 80 faculty members.  Psychologists in our department represent a wide array of clinical and research interests and expertise.  Several psychologists within the Department participate in federally funded research programs that investigate the basic mechanisms of brain function, neurodevelopment, clinical studies in child and adult psychiatry, and specific psychiatric disorders, such as autism and psychosis.  Our full-time faculty, which includes Stacey Peerson, Ph.D., Carlina R. Wheeler, Ph.D., Richelle Long, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Loyola, Psy.D., also participate in the pre-doctoral training program in clinical child psychology.  These psychologists represent an array of theoretical approaches, including: family systems, cognitive-behavioral, multicultural, psychodynamic/attachment-based, and interpersonal.  Clinically, they have expertise in psychotherapy and comprehensive psychological assessment with infants, children, adolescents, and adults from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds who present with complex clinical presentations. 

In addition to our full-time faculty, our program includes several volunteer clinical faculty members representing a wide range of training and experience in areas.

Contact Information

UC Davis Health
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Child Psychology Training Program
2230 Stockton Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95817-1419
(916) 734-2614

To contact the training program directly:

Training Director
Carlina Ramirez Wheeler, Ph.D.

Associate Training Director
Elizabeth Loyola, Psy.D.