Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology
(Adult Program)

Structure of the Program

The fellowship is structured to provide fellows with a balance of direct clinical training, supervision, educational programming, and professional development opportunities; fellows spend 50% of their time, or 20 hours, in the provision of direct clinical service, with the remaining time comprised of supervision, didactics and non-direct clinical service.  Each fellow’s training year is individually tailored to provide supervised training in general adult psychology as well as in the chosen subspecialty. Fellows receive intensive supervision, including a minimum of two hours of individual supervision, with many fellows receiving additional supervision from our clinical faculty.  Fellows spend a minimum of two to four hours a week in didactics.  The balance of training activities allows residents to gain supervised training in evidence-based practice and prepare them for autonomous practice.

Clinical Subspecialties

Stanford offers fellowships in Clinical Psychology in one of the following four subspecialty tracks (please follow the links for more information):

  1. General Adult Psychology
  2. Behavioral Sleep Medicine
  3. Pain Medicine 
  4. OCD and Related Disorders 

Clinical Training & Supervision

Clinical fellows spend approximately 20 hours per week in direct patient care. They receive a minimum of four hours of supervision each week. Two hours of weekly individual supervision are provided by our faculty and fellows also receive two hours of group supervision through participation in the weekly didactics.

Didactic Training

Professional Development Seminar

This weekly seminar, led by Drs. Kate Corcoran and Norah Simpson, explores topics relevant to professional development, including careers in psychology, models of supervision, consultation and liaison work, current developments in evidence-based treatments, and innovative research. In addition, this seminar includes monthly case consultation and journal club presentations by fellows.

Clinical Seminar

In addition to the Professional Development Seminar, adult fellows will spend an additional hour each week in a didactic series that runs quarterly. The first quarter is led by Dr. Tom Nagy and covers Ethics. The second quarter is led by Dr. Athena Robinson and focuses on topics related to supervision. The final quarter is led by Dr. Jen Douglas and explores topics related to diversity.

Additional Opportunities

In addition to the above seminar training opportunities, the Department of Psychiatry has Grand Rounds every Thursday at noon between October and June. Fellows are welcome to attend a weekly two-hour seminar led by Dr. David Burns on skills training in cognitive behavioral therapy. Interested fellows may also attend a weekly two-hour seminar in biostatistics led by Dr. Booil Jo.


All fellows receive written feedback from their primary supervisors twice yearly: once at the mid-point of the academic year and again at the end of the year. Evaluation is seen as a mutual process, whereby fellows also provide their supervisors with written feedback at the same two time intervals. In the event of a grievance, fellows have access to the due process procedures outlined in our Grievance Resolution Procedure for Postdoctoral Scholars document.

Salary and Start Date

Stipends are approximately $62,700 + benefits. Benefits include vacation days, sick leave, statutory holidays, as well as a generous health plan.

The postdoctoral fellowship year is 9/3/2020 - 8/31/2021.

Application Requirements, Process, and Dates

Application Requirments

All applicants must have completed:

  1. An APA- or CPA-accredited graduate program in clinical or counseling psychology
  2. An APA- or CPA-accredited internship
  3. All requirements for their PhD or PsyD, including dissertation, prior to beginning their appointment.

Positions are contingent upon funding. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Process

Please apply using the APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application system. You will need the following information when completing the online application:

  1. A cover letter specifying the position to which you are applying and your aims
  2. Your CV
  3. Three letters of recommendation

Application Dates

Applications are due by December 9, 2019.

For questions please contact Karen Saltzman (



The fellowship is accredited by the APA Commission on Accreditation, 750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, (202) 336-5979. Email: