While more than 40 million people in the U.S. had a substance use disorder (SUD) in the last year, only 4 million received any substance use treatment. One barrier to care is a lack of providers with specialized training in clinical management of SUDs and related disorders. The Department of Psychiatry Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Addiction trains clinical psychologists with a specialty in SUDs, including both clinical and research applications in youth and adult populations. The fellowship is a one-year appointment with the potential for an additional one-year reappointment. Its curriculum meets the needs of trainees seeking to develop the expertise to work in this area and benefits the clinics, patients and families who require this specialized care.
Through this program, fellows develop skills to work effectively in a variety of clinical, research and educational settings. The Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship in Addiction helps fellows develop skills necessary to teach, supervise and manage a clinic and/or research laboratory, as these are roles commonly assumed by clinical psychologists. These skills are built upon a foundation of ethically and legally responsible behavior, sensitivity to individual differences, and professional conduct and development commensurate with the highest standards in psychology.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) conferred from an American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited program in clinical or counseling psychology or be a doctoral candidate in good standing in an APA-approved graduate training program in psychology.
Applicants must have completed a pre-doctoral internship in clinical, counseling or school psychology, preferably from an APA-accredited program. Experience working with adolescents or adults with substance use is preferred.
Application Review and Interview Process
All applications that meet minimum requirements will be reviewed by the fellowship director(s), and applicants will be selected for in-person and/or phone interviews. Based on interviews and strength of application, one trainee will be selected each year that an opening is available.