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Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship


2023 - 2024 Postdoctoral Fellows

Our APA accredited postdoctoral fellowship program provides psychologists with advanced practice competence in one of two clinical tracks:

The fellowship year is an opportunity to build and foster each fellow’s independent, professional identity. Fellows achieve track-specific expertise through a variety of clinical and didactic experiences, and also benefit from shared, interdisciplinary learning activities. The strong mentorship that we provide includes ample supervised clinical experience, and frequent individual and group meetings to discuss career development and the job market. Over many years, we have developed and refined a program that is both rigorous and flexible. We are proud of its comprehensive and interdisciplinary nature, the supportive clinical supervision and sustained academic mentorship provided by our outstanding faculty. In addition, Rochester is a diverse, warm and welcoming city.

Fellows' benefits include tuition benefits as part of the compensation package. These may be used to meet course requirements in specific tracks (click for details). In addition, all fellows are eligible to apply for up to $500 to support presentations at professional meetings as well as five (5) days for professional development. 

Our fellowship start date is August 1st. As you explore this site in greater detail, please feel free to contact us with any questions that arise.

Take A Tour with Postdoctoral Fellow Alumni
Rebecca Copek, PhD

For more details on our admission requirements and program, view this document:  

Postdoctoral Residency Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Multicultural Training and Commitment to Diversity



Standards of Accreditation and Competencies

Because science is at the core of health service psychology, the fellowship addresses each of the competencies for the Standards of Accreditation for advanced training including Level 1 (integration of science and practice, individual and cultural diversity, and ethical and legal standards) and Level 2 (program-specific competencies).

Level 2 competencies emphasize the following competencies according to fellow's specific track and learning plan: research; ethical and legal standards; individual and cultural diversity; professional values, attitudes, and behaviors; communication and interpersonal skills; assessment; intervention; supervision; and consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills.


mentorship word map
Ongoing Guidance,
Evaluation and Mentorship



Jennifer West

Jennifer West, PhD
Director of Psychology Training  

Kristen Holderle

Kristen Holderle, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Psychology Training

Susan McDaniel

Susan McDaniel, PhD
Director, Integrated Care Family Track

Linda Alpert-Gillis

Linda Alpert-Gillis, PhD
Director, Child and Adolescent Track

Lindsay Sycz

Lindsay Sycz, Psy.D.
Associate Director,
Integrated Care Family Track

Contact Information

Linda Brown
Psychology Training Administrator
University of Rochester
Medical Center
300 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14642-8409
Phone: (585) 275-3563 
Fax: (585) 276-2292

Yasmin Coley
Psychology Training Coordinator
Phone: (585) 274-0243


The Postdoctoral Fellowship program has been accredited since 2003 by the American Psychological Association; Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First St. NE
Washington DC 20002-4242
Phone: (202) 336-5500
TDD/TTY: (202) 336-6123