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UC Davis Children’s Hospital

UC Davis Children’s Hospital

Pre- and Post-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Training Program

Pre-Doctoral Training Program

The Clinical Psychology Training Program offers a one-year APA accredited predoctoral internship opportunity for students who have attended APA-accredited clinical or counseling psychology programs. Psychology interns receive training and supervised experience in individual and group therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, psychological evaluations, child welfare evaluations, intake assessments, and consultation to local agencies. The training program, which subscribes to a practitioner-scholar model, emphasizes knowledge of current research to guide assessment and intervention. Psychology interns develop competency in empirically supported treatments and make presentations on current research. The Clinical Psychology Training Program is a challenging and dynamic internship program with the goal of training ethical and competent future psychologists in the field of clinical psychology and child maltreatment who will contribute both to the welfare of society and to the profession.

To obtain more information about the CAARE Center Clinical Psychology Training Program, please see the program brochure (PDF).

Any questions about accreditation may be addressed to: Office of Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC  20002. 
Phone: 800-374-2721 or 202-336-5979.

Post-Doctoral Training Program

The CAARE Center also offers postdoctoral training that is similar in nature to the predoctoral internship. In addition, Postdoctoral Fellows are able to obtain specialized training in a clinical area of their choice (e.g., individual and group therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, psychological evaluations, child welfare evaluations).

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Dawn Blacker, Ph.D.
Co-training Director, Pre- and Post-Doctoral Training Program
UC Davis Medical Center CAARE Center
3671 Business Drive
Sacramento, CA 95820
916-734-8396
dawn.blacker@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu