Training Opportunities

The UC Davis Early Psychosis Programs are committed to training the next generation of clinicians and researchers in evidenced-based early psychosis care.  We have developed multiple training programs in collaboration with local universities or mental health programs to address the needs of students in our community.

UC Davis Psychiatry Residency Training

As part of the UC Davis Psychiatry residency program, residents can participate in a specific placement within the UC Davis EDAPT or SacEDAPT clinic.  Under the supervision of our Director and physicians, the resident will receive training in assessment and psychopharmacology for early psychosis, as well as individual and family psychoeducation and psychosocial treatment.  Residents can also co-lead group interventions with individuals or families.

UC Davis SacEDAPT-CAARE Collaborative Predoctoral Internship for Ph.D. Trainees

In collaboration with the UC Davis CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center, SacEDAPT has two predoctoral psychology internship positions in the Trauma and Adolescent Mental Illness (TAMI) Track available annually for eligible applicants and focuses on treatment of trauma in youth in the early stages of psychotic illness and their families.  TAMI Track interns spend 50% of their time at the CAARE Center and 50% at SacEDAPT. They are provided comprehensive training in empirically based approaches for trauma integrated care for youth with psychosis, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and the assessment and treatment of early psychosis using the Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) model.  Interested applicants must come from an APA-accredited clinical psychology program, have an interest in trauma and/or early psychosis, and experience working with children and/or adolescents.  Applications for these internship positions must be through APPIC. For more information on the TAMI Track and UC Davis CAARE Center Internship Program go to: https://health.ucdavis.edu/children/clinical_services/CAARE/internships.html

Alliant University Clinical Graduate Predoctoral Externship

The goal of the SacEDAPT externship is to provide psychology graduate students from Alliant University Sacramento with training and supervision in assessment, individual therapy and group therapy services that address the needs of individuals with early psychosis and their families.  We have training tracks in assessment (1st and 2nd year students) and treatment (3rd year students) available.  In the assessment track, students will be trained in the reliable administration of standardized clinical interviews and/or cognitive assessments, and will have the opportunity to develop their diagnostic assessment skills in a challenging clinical population, while also broadening their understanding of psychotic disorders.  Students will also conduct assessment feedback sessions with clients and families and will have the opportunity to participate in treatment planning. In the treatment track, students will receive training in individual therapy (CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Case Management) or family focused therapy (FFT), and will have the opportunity to provide direct clinical services to patients and their families.  All training tracks include opportunities to co-lead therapy groups (peer support group, substance abuse management, CBT, supportive art therapy).  All activities will be conducted under the direct supervision of a licensed psychologist, and assessment and group therapy activities will be monitored through group supervision.  This externship is 16+ hours per week and requires attendance to our Monday morning team meeting.

How Do I Get Started?

If you are enrolled in one of the specified programs (UC Davis Psychiatry Fellowship, Ph.D or Psy.D. student from an APA-accredited university, or Alliant clinical program) and are interested in these training opportunities, please contact:

Laura Tully, PhD
(916) 734-3090
lmtully@ucdavis.edu

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, we only provide training opportunities (i.e. externships or internships) to individuals who are currently affiliated with the specified programs.  We are not able to take on additional trainees at this time.