Program Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data
Postdoctoral Program Admissions
The Clinical Psychology Fellowship at Stanford serves as the culmination of training in psychology and is guided by the scientist-practitioner model. Residents are offered diverse clinical experiences in assessment and treatment utilizing evidence-based treatments, rich didactics based on current empirical literature, opportunities for scholarly inquiry, and supervision by Stanford faculty.
The mission of the Fellowship Program is to train highly skilled, ethical psychologists who contribute to the field of psychology through clinical work, research and/or education.
Our postdoctoral fellowship aims to provide both breadth and depth of training. All postdoctoral fellows choose one or more area(s) of specialization (e.g., evidence-based treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, DBT, eating disorders) and they also receive training in a wide variety of clinical presentations. Patients treated at Stanford Health Care come from ethnically diverse backgrounds, and there is also considerable diversity in terms of age, SES, sexual orientation, immigrant-status, and first language among our patient population.
In addition to top-quality training, we offer a generous annual stipend, health benefits, and leave policy, as well as many additional benefits that come with being a member of the Stanford community.
Our postdoctoral fellowship is a good fit for students who have trained in scientist-practitioner and clinical scientist graduate programs, as well as those from practitioner scholar programs where there was a strong emphasis on evidence-based treatment. Candidates with practicum and internship training experience in the specialty area(s) to which they are applying are a particularly good fit.
All applicants must have completed:
- APA- or CPA-accredited graduate programs in clinical, counseling psychology, school psychology, and clinical child psychology programs;
- APA- or CPA-accredited internships; and
- all requirements for their PhD or PsyD prior to beginning their appointment.
Other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
As above. APA- or CPA- graduate and internship training are mandatory. No exceptions will be made.
Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Residents
|Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Residents||N/A|
|Program provides access to medical insurance for resident?||Yes|
|If access to medical insurance is provided:|
|Trainee contribution to cost required?||No|
|Coverage of family member(s) available?||Yes|
|Coverage of legally married partner available?||Yes|
|Coverage of domestic partner available?||Yes|
|Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)||15 calendar days|
|Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave||12 calendar days|
|In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave?||Yes|
Other Benefits (please describe):
Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table.
*The 21-22 Postdoctoral Scholar Child Care Assistance Grant Program provides up to $5,000/academic year/family to eligible postdoctoral scholars with dependent children to assist with child care. Awards are paid monthly and are taxable income. More Information
**Financial assistance is available to fellows through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in the form of Emergency Grant-In-Aid Funds (for Unexpected Expenses). Emergency Grant-in-Aid Funds assist postdoctoral scholars who experience a financial emergency or unanticipated expenses, e.g., medical, dental, etc., causing financial hardship for themselves or their dependents. This program is designed to assist those who cannot reasonably resolve their financial difficulty through fellowships or loans. Emergency Grant-in-Aid awards are grants that reimburse actual expenses. These awards are not a loan, and do not need to be repaid. Emergency Grant-in-Aid awards are taxable. Aid is made to reimburse postdocs for actual expenses up to $5,000 per academic year (Sept. 1 to Aug. 31). More Information
Stanford Community Support
Stanford has an abundance of groups and organizations dedicated to creating a sense of community for all members of the Stanford community.
For more information on postdoctoral benefits, please see: https://postdocs.stanford.edu
Initial Post-Residency Positions
(Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 cohorts)
|Total # of residents who were in the 3 cohorts||19|
|Total # of residents who remain in training in the residency program||1|
|Community mental health center|
|Federally qualified health center|
|Independent primary care facility/clinic|
|University counseling center|
|Veterans Affairs medical center|
|Military health center|
|Academic health center|
|Other medical center or hospital||1||13|
|Community college or other teaching setting|
|Independent research institution|
|Independent practice setting||5|
|Not currently employed|
|Changed to another field|
Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time. For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.