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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 4 positions across 3 different emphasis areas. The Child emphasis areas include Pediatric Psychology (2 positions) located at Oklahoma 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 at Oklahoma Children's Hospital and Stephenson's Cancer Center. 

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. In addition, the program feels it necessary to focus on belonging and inclusion within clinical, research, didactic, and supervisory experiences within the residency, to ensure a greater appreciation and understanding of patients with cultural differences then that of the provider.

Program Materials
The program makes all program materials available to potential students, trainees, and the general public. To obtain copies of the Handbook, please contact the Program Coordinator via email For a more detailed description of the program and its emphasis areas, please click on the brochure below.


  • Clinical Psychology Residency Brochure. (This link is currently unavailable and will be back up within the week.) If you would like more detailed information, please contact the Program Coordinator via email @


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 Psychology training programs: Internship in Clinical Psychology, Postdoctoral Residency in Clinical Psychology, and a Postdoctoral Residency in Clinical Neuropsychology. These programs are currently in the process of seeking full accreditation from APA. The Internship in Clinical Psychology has completed its Self-Study and Site Visit and is awaiting accreditation decision from APA Committee on Accreditation. Both the Clinical Residency and Clinical Neuropsychology Residency have completed their Self-Studies, have been approved for a Site Visit, and are scheduling Site Visits for the first quarter 2024.
Currently, all three programs are not accredited by APA CoA and our application status in not a guarantee of future accreditation. 

Why You Belong at the University of Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma, fosters a culture of respect and civility, belonging, and access, which are essential to our collective pursuit of excellence and our determination to change lives. The unique talents, perspectives, and experiences of our community enrich the learning, and working environment at OU, inspiring us to harness our innovation, creativity, and collaboration for the advancement of people everywhere.

Postdoctoral Residency Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

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


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APA Data and Information

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