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Jennifer WestHello 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.  We will be conducting 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. We hope that together with the website, these videos will help you decide if our program offers what you are looking for in advanced training.  And, if so, that you will submit an application.  We look forward to hearing from you.    ~Jennifer West, Ph.D.


Thank you for your interest in the Doctoral Internship at the University of Rochester. Our Internship Program is offering 8 full time positions; 4 in our Child and Adolescent track, and 4 in our  Adult Track with 3 slots designated for emphasis in Deaf Wellness, Lazos Fuertes, and Health Psychology. In the event that the emphasis slots are not filled, the position will roll over to the General Adult slot.


We select the most qualified candidates regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sexual orientation or any other status protected by law.

All applicants must be matriculated in an APA Accredited Ph.D. or Psy.D. program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Applicants must also demonstrate adequate preparation for internship as indicated by their credentials and their graduate training director's endorsement.

External Training Contracts & Evaluations
Some doctoral programs require their students to have additional training contracts and evaluations completed by their internship programs. The University of Rochester; Department of Psychiatry’s Clinical Psychology internship does not enter into training contracts with academic programs, and our supervisors do not complete evaluations developed by other academic programs. As an APA accredited internship, our interns receive comprehensive evaluative feedback throughout the training year using instruments based on APA guidelines and customized to our program. Evaluation summaries are provided to academic programs at the mid-point and end of the training year. If you are enrolled in an academic program that requires additional training contracts and evaluations, you are strongly encouraged to consult with your Director of Clinical Training as to whether or not you are eligible to apply to our program.


For more details on our admission requirements and program click on this document:  Internship Admissions, Support, & Initial Placement Data

Requirements to be Ranked
Requirements once Matched (onboarding tasks)

Deadline for submission of materials is November 1

Candidates who are invited for an interview will receive notification via email no later than December 15th. 

Fab - zoom interviewInterview days will be held virtually (via Zoom) during December & January



Adult Track interview Dates:  
    Tuesday, January 9, 2024
    Tuesday, January 16, 2024
    Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Child & Adolescent Track Interview Days:
     Thursday, January 4, 2024
     Friday, January 12, 2024
     Friday, January 19, 2024
     Thursday, January 25, 2024

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer interviews to all applicants, and we ask that applicants do not attempt to arrange an interview until they have been contacted.

  • Our Program is a participant of the AAPI Match: applicants will need to register with APPIC Online, which may be accessed from the APPIC Web site.
                  Candidates may apply to more than one position.  

               Adult Track Match Codes:

                                149012    Adult - General Psychology

                                149013    Adult - Deaf Wellness

                                149011    Adult - Lazos Fuertes 

                                149015    Adult - Health Psychology

                  Child & Adolescent Match Code:                                

                                149014    Child & Adolescent

  • Additional material: Along with your CV and 3 letters of recommendation, we also request a recent de-identified sample of your written clinical work to your online application (a treatment or case summary)

  • Deaf Wellness Specialty: Applicants for this position must be proficient in ASL and have prior experience serving deaf individuals. Applications from persons who are, themselves, deaf or hard-of-hearing are particularly encouraged and will be evaluated in an affirmative action framework. Applicants' ASL proficiency can be documented by any of the following, and will need to be sent to Dr. Amanda O’Hearn prior to interview:

    1. A video clip, at least 10 minutes in length, which thoroughly demonstrates the applicant's expressive and receptive ASL skills (i.e. a ten minute, casual conversation between the applicant and another fluent signer)
    2. Documentation the applicant has passed the Sign Language Proficiency Interview at the advanced level or beyond
    3. Evidence of RID interpreter certification
      • No other sign language test results will be accepted nor will any statements regarding ASL proficiency that may be contained in letters of recommendation. 
      • If problems occur with uploading video, you may mail a videotape to:
        Amanda O’Hearn, PhD
        Clinical Supervisor, Deaf Wellness Center
        Department of Psychiatry
        University of Rochester Medical Center
        300 Crittenden Boulevard
        Rochester, New York 14642-8409

        Voice/TTY: (585) 275-3544        

Address cover letter and letters of recommendation to:

Jennifer West, Ph.D.
Director of Training in Clinical Psychology
University of Rochester Medical Center
300 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, New York 14642-8409

For questions, please contact:

Linda Brown
Coordinator, Psychology Training Programs
Phone: (585) 275-3563
Fax: (585) 276-2292