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Residency in Clinical Psychology

The Clinical Psychology Residency is accredited by the American Psychological Association. It has several emphasis areas in child and health clinical psychology located at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. This year there will be 6 positions across 3 different emphasis areas. The Child emphasis areas include Pediatric Psychology (2 positions) located at Children's Hospital; Clinical Child (1 position), located at the Child Study Center; and a Psych-Oncology (1 position) emphasis area which includes adult and pediatric clinical training experiences. 

The aim of the Clinical Psychology Residency program is to provide the Residents with advanced skills and competencies necessary to function independently as licensed health service psychologists. For a more detailed description of the program and its emphasis areas, please see the brochure listed below.  

Those applicants interested in clinical neuropsychology are directed to HERE to see information on the Clinical Neuropsychology Residency Program. 

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 residents and faculty of all backgrounds feel welcome and supported.

Residents are provided with exposure to training opportunities within a diverse patient population and settings. The residency 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 residency, 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. 

2023-2024 Clinical Psychology Residency Brochure
Postdoctoral Residency Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

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

Contact Us

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
920 Stanton L. Young Blvd., Room WP-3212
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104-5036
405-271-5253, Ext. 47680
Program Coordinator: Demaree States
Jim Scott, Ph.D.
Director, Clinical Psychology Residency Program


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APA Data and Information

American Psychological Association
750 First Street N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
Telephone (202) 336-5979
Fax (202) 336-5978