Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences

Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Program Description

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is a vibrant, multidisciplinary department dedicated to advancing science and integrating this foremost mission with those of clinical innovation, educational excellence, community engagement and commitment, and professionalism and leadership development.

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.

Program Goals and Competencies

The primary goal of the program is to provide advanced training in the areas of clinical service, scholarly inquiry, professionalism and ethical decision-making. The program design is based on six core competencies, including:



The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers two training programs:

1. Adult Clinical Psychology, under the direction of Kate Corcoran, PhD.
For details about this program, please click here: Adult Postdoctoral Fellowship

2. Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, under the direction of Sharon Williams, PhD.
For details about this program, please click here: Child & Adolescent Postdoctoral Fellowship

Clinical Training

Fellows are trained in evaluation, assessment, and treatment. Fellows spend approximately 20 hours a week in direct patient care. The remaining fellowship hours are spent in supervision, didactics, and indirect patient care activities.


Stanford University is a rich learning environment and, as such, fellows participate in many didactic opportunities throughout the year. Below is a list of general didactics offered through the fellowship, followed by program-specific didactics:

Adult Specific Didactics and Training Opportunities:

Child Specific Didactics and Training Opportunities:


Fellows receive a minimum of four hours of supervision each week, including a minimum of two hours of individual supervision. Supervision is primarily conducted by attending psychologists in the clinic or unit in which the fellow is seeing patients.

Fellowship Duration

The Clinical Psychology Fellowship is a one year position. It starts on September 1st of each year and ends on August 31st of the following year.

Fellowships in Child Psychology that have a research component are two year positions and also start on September 1st.

Application Process and Requirements

All applicants must have completed:

  1. APA- or CPA-accredited graduate programs in clinical or counseling psychology
  2. APA- or CPA-accredited internship; and
  3. all requirements for their PhD or PsyD prior to the beginning of their appointment
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 Due:   December 5, 2014

Fellowship Start Date:  September 1, 2015

Stipend:  $50,000 + benefits

For questions about the Adult Fellowship, please contact Beth Sherman:

For questions about the Child Fellowship, please contact Christina Woo:


Robin Apple, PhD
Bruce Arnow, PhD
Kari Berquist, PhD
Michelle Brown, PhD
Kate Corcoran, PhD
Kara Fitzpatrick, PhD
Grace Gengoux, PhD
Cheryl Gore-Felton PhD
Kimberly Hill, PhD
Kristine Luce, PhD
Rachel Manber, PhD
Margaret Marnell, PhD
Jennifer Phillips, PhD
Lisa Post, PhD
Ravi Prasad, PhD
Douglas Rait, PhD
Debra Safer, MD
Mary Sanders, PhD
Lauren Mikula Schneider, PsyD
Allison Siebern, PhD
Sharon Williams, PhD
Helen Wilson, PhD
Sanno Zack, PhD

Administrative Policies and Procedures

For more information about Administrative Policies and Procedures please go to

The fellowship program is approved by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).

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

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