Thank you for your interest in our Internship. Our pre-doctoral internship program has eleven positions, begins July 1st 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. The internship also considers postdoctoral applicants who qualify for a one-year internship.
The postdoctoral applicant’s training must conform to the guidelines established by the APA Council of Representatives, in that the applicant must be enrolled in a university APA-approved program of postdoctoral education for retraining in clinical or counseling psychology. VA funded interns must be U.S. citizens, but other positions do not require U.S. citizenship. In addition to our internship, we also have two separately APA-accredited postdoctoral psychology training programs, which can be found at the following links:
Residency in Clinical Psychology (approximately 8 residents)
Residency in Clinical Neuropsychology (5 residents)
Diversity, equity and inclusion are critical to the healthcare systems and training programs at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) and the OKC VA. 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. In addition to the focus on diversity within clinical, research, didactic, and supervisory experiences within the internship, a Cultural Diversity Committee offers additional input into this crucial area of training. Opportunities exist for trainees to participate on this committee with faculty, which allows for direct input on the goals of diversity-informed programming, didactics, and other training experiences that may be offered during the year.
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center/ OKC VA Consortium
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
920 Stanton L. Young Blvd., Room WP-3440
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104-5036
405-271-5251, Ext. 47680
James G. Scott, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Director, Clinical Psychology Internship Program
Program Coordinator: Demaree-States@ouhsc.edu
405-271-5251, Ext. 47680
Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data
For more information about Internships you can use the following link: https://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/about/policies/templates.aspx
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.
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.