Postdoctoral Clinical Child Psychology Fellowship

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 2021-2022 academic year, the Department is pleased to have two postdoctoral clinical fellowship positions that begin on September 13, 2021.  Fellows receive advanced training in individual, dyadic/family, and group therapy, psychological assessment, and consultation within a community mental health setting.  Please refer to our manual and brochure for further detail about our training opportunities, as well as our program’s response to COVID-19.

Fellows receive a stipend of $48,900 for the training year and resident and fellow benefits provided by UC Davis.

APPLY NOW:  One position still open for the 2021-2022 training year

To apply for this position, email Carlina R. Wheeler, Ph.D., Training Director at and include the following:

» Your Curriculum Vitae

» A cover letter

» 3 letters of recommendation - OR - 3 professional references

Eligible applicants will be invited to interview via Zoom.

How to Apply

Consistent with the licensure requirements in many states, including California, our postdoctoral fellows receive 1,800 supervised clinical hours. Fellows 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, fellows 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, with a specialization in clinical child and adolescent psychology.

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, 2021

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.