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General Clinical Psychology - Psychosocial Treatment Clinic
The fellowships offered within the Psychosocial Treatment Clinic provide the opportunity for advanced training in clinical psychology. Our postdoctoral fellowship aims to provide both breadth and depth of training, with fellows choosing to focus their training on one or more specialty areas, while also seeing patients from our general clinic. Patients treated within the Psychosocial Treatment Clinic present with a wide variety of different diagnoses and come from diverse backgrounds. There is considerable diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, SES, age, immigrant-status, and first language among our patient population.
The fellowships offered within the Psychosocial Treatment Clinic provide the opportunity for advanced clinical training in clinical psychology. During the year-long fellowship, fellows conduct initial evaluations as well as on-going treatment. Treatment may include individual, group, couples and family therapy.
The training offered within the Clinical Psychology program emphasizes evidence-based practice (EBP), focusing on research that informs and supports clinical interventions in our patient population. Postdoctoral fellows gain experience and receive supervision in EBP, including, but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Exposure and Response Prevention, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and Couples and Family interventions.
Fellows in the Psychosocial Treatment Clinic have the opportunity to gain both breadth and depth in evidence-based assessment and treatment. All fellows spend approximately half of their clinical time seeing patients in one to three of the emphasis areas listed below, with the remaining clinical time devoted to generalist training.
The fellowship is structured to provide fellows with a balance of direct clinical training, supervision, educational programming, and professional development opportunities; postdoctoral 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. The training year is individually tailored to provide supervised training in general adult psychology as well as in a chosen area of emphasis. Postdoctoral fellows receive intensive supervision, including a minimum of two hours of individual supervision per week, with many postdoctoral fellows receiving additional supervision. Postdoctoral fellows spend a minimum of six to eight hours a week in didactics and supervision. The balance of training activities allows postdoctoral fellows to gain supervised training in evidence-based practice and prepare them for autonomous practice.
Areas of Emphasis
Fellows in the Psychosocial Treatment Clinic receive supervision from two departmental faculty, with one faculty member overseeing supervision of the fellow's area of emphasis and a second faculty member overseeing the generalist training. Some fellows have a third supervisor when they have selected to complete an additional mini rotation or when they are interested in more than one area of emphasis from the list above. All fellows are also welcome to work with a member of the Adjunct Clinical Faculty to supplement the supervision they receive from internal faculty.
Additional Training: Research, Supervision or Teaching
Postdoctoral fellows in the Psychosocial Treatment Clinic are offered a half-day in which they may choose to either participate in a research project or gain experience with supervision.
- Research: Postdoctoral fellows can choose to devote a half-day per week to a research project under the mentorship of one of our Stanford faculty members.
- Supervision: Postdoctoral fellows can choose to devote a half-day per week to gaining supervision experience. Postdoctoral fellows interested in supervision spend Thursday afternoons at the Menlo Park VA, where they help supervise psychology graduate students who are working in the Mental Health Clinic. Our fellows receive supervision on their supervision by Drs. Erin Heinemeyer and Stephanie Crockett.
- Teaching: Postdoctoral fellows can choose to devote a half-day per week to clinical teaching under the mentorship of one of our Stanford faculty members.
Stipend and Benefits
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 vibrant Stanford community. Further details can be found on the Stanford Postdoctoral Fellowship Program page.