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Postdoctoral Residency Admissions, Support,
and Initial Placement Data

POST-DOCTORAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM TABLES
Date Program Tables updated: 11/29/2022

Postdoctoral Program Admissions

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements

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.

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

All applicants must have completed:

  1. APA- or CPA-accredited graduate programs in clinical, counseling psychology, school psychology, and clinical child psychology programs;
  2. APA- or CPA-accredited internships; and
  3. 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

$71,650 (2023-2024)*

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 (one plan is offered at no cost to the resident)

Coverage of family member(s) available?

Yes

Coverage of legally married partner available?

Yes

Coverage of domestic partner available?

Yes (for a registered domestic partner)

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):

  • Professional Development Days (5 calendar days)
  • Parental Leave
  • Access to Child Care Assistance Grant Program**
  • Access to Emergency Grant-In-Aid Funds (for Unexpected Expenses)***
  • Free Caltrain Pass
  • Access to Stanford Libraries, Digital Collection, Recreation Facilities, and many more

*Stipends are approximately $71,650 (2023-2024) + generous benefits. Benefits include vacation days, sick leave, statutory holidays, as well as a generous health plan. 

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 for Adult Cohort

(Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 cohorts)

 

2018-2021

Total # of residents who were in the 3 cohorts

27

Total # of residents who remain in training in the residency program

0

 

PD

EP

Academic teaching

 0

2

Community mental health center

 0

0

Consortium

 0

0

University Counseling Center

 0

0

Hospital/Medical Center

0

22

Veterans Affairs Health Care System

 0

0

Psychiatric facility

0

0

Correctional facility

 0

0

Health maintenance organization

 0

0

School district/system

 0

0

Independent practice setting

 0

2

Other

 0

1

Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position. For former trainees working in more than one setting, the selected setting represents their primary position.