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The University of Rochester Medical Center APA Accredited Psychology training programs prepare outstanding clinical psychologists for careers in patient care, education, scientific research, and administration. We strive to build competency in diagnosing and treating psychological distress, with diverse populations, in a variety of clinical and community settings. 

The core values that guide our programs reflect our dedication to academic excellence, community connection, and collegiality. 

Faculty and trainees are deeply committed to developing and maintaining awareness of their cultural lenses, perceptions and perspectives of colleagues, trainees and patients.

Message from the Director

Hello everyone! On behalf of the entire Psychology Training Program I want to extend a warm welcome to our internship and fellowship programs in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  In order to optimize accessibility to learning about our program, we will conduct Zoom interview days that will include an orientation to the program, interviews with faculty, and time with current trainees to ask questions and learn about their experience.  We have also created video 'tours' hosted by trainees for each track of the internship (Adult and Child and Adolescent) and for the fellowship program. Together with the website, we hope these videos will help you decide if our program offers what you are looking for in advanced training. 
We look forward to hearing from you.  - Jennifer West, PhD

Jennifer West
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Doctoral Internship

 APA accredited program with tracks in Adult Psychology or Child & Adolescent Psychology 

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Postdoctoral Fellowship

APA accredited Integrated fellowships with tracks in Integrated Care Family Psychology or Child & Adolescent Psychology

Hear from our Alumni

Listen to our alumni reflect on their experiences  during their psychology internship and fellowship programs at the University of Rochester.  


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Photo: Picnic 2022

Core Values of the Clinical Psychology Training Programs:  

  • Provide culturally sensitive, person-centered care to individuals and families experiencing psychological distress or mental disorders across the lifespan 
  • Embrace an interdisciplinary approach to psychological services, education, and research, while also developing each trainee’s professional identity as a psychologist 
  • Integrate science and practice in a manner that promotes effective psychological assessment and intervention approaches in the populations we serve
  • Foster community and university partnerships that are mutually responsive and beneficial 
  • Cultivate a supportive, collaborative work environment that fosters free expression of ideas and promotes optimal professional development 

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Multicultural Training and Commitment to Diversity

The Department of Psychiatry's Psychology Training Program is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion as core values in our program.  We define diversity broadly and endeavor to understand how ethnic and racial identities, religious beliefs, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, disability, physical differences, and veteran status may impact experiences in healthcare and the larger societal context.

Faculty and trainees are committed to developing and maintaining awareness of their cultural lenses, perceptions and perspectives of colleagues, trainees and patients. We strive to examine our blind spots and dismantle our biases. This commitment is guided by Psychology's professional standards and ethics and informed by evolving personal and professional awareness and actions.
Read Commitment to Diversity

Psychology graduate students, interns and post-docs
Photos Left to Right: 22-23 Adult Interns, 22-23 CA Interns and 22-23 Postdocs.

Contact Us

We invite you to explore this website and learn more specific details about your program of interest. If you have any questions, please feel contact:

Linda Brown, Psychology Training Coordinator

American Psychological Association (APA)

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: (800) 374-2721; (202) 336-5500; TDD/TTY: (202) 336-6123

Accredited Programs
The Doctoral Internship Program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1971, and was re-accredited in April 2016. *Next site visit scheduled for 2022.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program has been accredited since 2003, and re-accredited in October 2014. *Next site visit scheduled for 2021.

*due to delays related to the recent pandemic, these dates may be delayed. We hold our accreditation status throughout.