Our doctoral internship program in clinical child and adolescent psychology offers interns the best of both worlds: training from a strong academic approach that emphasizes evidence-based treatment within the context of providing complex clinical work in outpatient, community mental health, primary care, and public school settings.

Alongside UC Davis Clinical Faculty, postdoctoral psychology fellows, as well as psychiatry residents and fellows, our psychology interns will receive their generalist child and adolescent training and provide direct psychological services at various clinical sites. The goal is for interns to improve access to high quality psychological services to historically underrepresented and underresourced communities. We strive to foster wellness, resilience, and post-traumatic growth with a child and family population.

Our program has developed a strong reputation in the Sacramento County community. We are excited to expand our service provision with new clinical training sites and supervisors. Please review the brochure and website for additional information about our clinical offerings.

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How to apply

Our internship is a full-time, one year position. Successful applicants will have interest and experience in clinical child and adolescent psychology, with a strong foundation in conducting clinical intakes/interviewing, therapy, and assessment. In addition, successful applicants will have interest serving diverse children, adolescents, and families (e.g., age, ethnicity, race, culture, religion, immigration status, sexuality, gender identity, ability, etc.)

It is our goal to recruit and retain interested and skilled interns and advance them toward licensure and their early careers. We have the ability to provide a combined two-year, internship and fellowship training sequence. Interns who are interested in applying for our fellowship will need to follow the application procedures detailed on APPIC (UPPD) and on our website.

  • Please follow deadlines posted on appic.org directory (APPIC Member Number: 2457).
  • Interested applicants must submit their applications using the APPIC Application for Psychology Internships (AAPI) by the advertised deadline. Early submission is recommended, and applications are reviewed as they are received.
  • Prospective candidates will be notified via email whether or not they will be granted a virtual interview (via Zoom) with the training director and supervisors.
  • Please see our program brochure and APPIC website for further detail on eligibility criteria and how to apply.
  • Additionally, our program values the many benefits a diverse workforce offers. Applicants who are bilingual in English and Spanish, are from historically minoritized and/or underrepresented groups, and/or identify as allies to the pursuit of racial and social justice are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Prospective interns are also encouraged to review training materials and opportunities afforded by our postdoctoral fellowship program at the time of their application.

Accreditation status

The UC Davis Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (CCAP) Doctoral Internship Program is currently a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers) APPIC and was awarded full accreditation by the American Psychological Association (APA). The next APA review period will take place in 2024. 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: apaaccred@apa.org

Contact information

UC Davis Health
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Training Program

Training Office
2230 Stockton Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95817-1419

To contact the program directly:

Carlina Ramirez Wheeler, Ph.D.
Training Director

Elizabeth Solomon Loyola, Psy.D.
Associate Training Director

Monica Mercado
Training Programs Administrator

General Questions
Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Doctoral Internship Program