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OUHSC Clinical Psychology Internship

Thank you for your interest in our Internship. Our pre-doctoral internship program has seven positions, begins July 1 of each year, and continues one calendar year through June 30. Applicants to the internship must be in good standing in an APA-approved doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology and must have completed at least two years of graduate study leading to a doctoral degree.  We do not accept applicants from school psychology, social psychology, or industrial/organizational programs. In addition to our internship, we also have two postdoctoral psychology training programs, which can be found at the following links:

A full description of the Internship can be found here.

Accreditation Status
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences currently has three APA accredited training programs: Pre-doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology, Postdoctoral Residency in Clinical Psychology and a Postdoctoral Residency in Clinical Neuropsychology. For Academic year 2021-2022, these programs are accredited as a Consortium between the OUHSC and Oklahoma City VA.
Beginning in the 2022-2023 training year, there will no longer be a consortium training relationship with the OKC VA. The three training programs will continue to be sponsored under a single institution (i.e. OUHSC). During this application period, APA requires that we list our accreditation status as unaccredited. However; the psychology training programs at OUHSC have continuously been APA accredited since 1964 (Internship) and 2002 (Clinical and Clinical Neuropsychology Residencies) and we do not anticipate any disruption in accreditation as we make this transition. We have submitted our intent to apply for full accreditation and all program self-studies to APA Committee on Accreditation; They have been approved and we are awaiting assignment of an accreditation site-visit date  and subsequent site visit. We anticipate having a site visit in the third quarter of  2022 or first quarter of 2023 with no break in accreditation status for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Diversity Statement

Diversity, equity and inclusion are critical to the healthcare systems and training programs at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). Therefore, we strive to create a learning community where interns and faculty of all backgrounds feel welcome and supported.

Interns are provided with exposure to training opportunities within a diverse patient population and settings. The internship emphasizes cultural diversity in all aspects of the training program. The program feels it necessary to focus on diversity within clinical, research, didactic, and supervisory experiences within the internship, to ensure a greater appreciation and understanding of patients with cultural differences then that of the provider.

Contact Us

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
920 Stanton L. Young Blvd., Room WP-3212
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104-5036
Program Coordinator:
405-271-5251, Ext. 47680

James G. Scott, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Director, Clinical Psychology Internship Program


The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, sex, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services.

APA Information and Data

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

For more information about Internships, you can use the following link:

Additional Information

Questions related to the programs accreditation status should be directed to the commission on accreditation at the following address:
American Psychological Association
750 First Street N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
Telephone: (202) 336-5979
Fax: (202) 336-5978

This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.