Psychology Training Opportunities

A strong education and teaching program is integral to the mission of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. In addition to its outstanding programs for pediatric residents, social work interns and other professional groups, Children's Hospital Oakland has long offered training programs for psychology interns and psychology fellows. These programs allow us to provide excellent care to our community today, as well as to develop top-notch professionals to serve the healthcare needs of tomorrow.

Our 196-bed pediatric hospital and specialized outpatient services provide an ideal setting for psychology training at the graduate and post-graduate level. We employ over 30 licensed psychologists in a wide range of programs, departments, and services including:

  • Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Behavioral Emergency Response Team
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • School Site Clinics
  • Pediatric Consultation Service
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Programs serving specialized populations such as children in foster care, homeless families, etc.

Psychology Fellowship programs provide a year of intensive postdoctoral training in evaluation, treatment and consultation at a level appropriate to the trainee's skills and experience.  We are dedicated to developing the diagnostic and psychotherapeutic skills of trainees who are committed to working in an urban pediatric and community setting serving youth and families. We are particularly interested in students who demonstrate an interest in serving a diverse, multi-ethnic, predominantly low-income population. Because we serve a multicultural, multi-lingual population, applicants who are fluent in a second language are encouraged to apply.

We offer training to graduates of accredited PhD, EdD or PsyD clinical, school or counseling psychology doctoral programs. We have offered comprehensive training to doctoral-level psychology trainees for over 30 years.

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Child Psychology Training