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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 5 positions across 4 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; a Psych-Oncology (1 position) emphasis area which includes adult and pediatric clinical training experiences; and Substance Abuse (1 position) emphasis, located in Williams Pavilion, Department of Psychiatry. 

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 training programs: Pre-doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology, Postdoctoral Residency in Clinical Psychology and a Postdoctoral Residency in Clinical Neuropsychology. The Postdoctoral Residency in Clinical Psychology and Postdoctoral Residency in Clinical Neuropsychology should have full accreditation status reinstated after the APA Site Visit that should be conducted by the Fall of 2023. The Postdoctoral Residencies (Clinical and Clinical Neuropsychology) have been accredited since 2002 and would have maintained APA-Accreditation had there not been a delay in Site Visits due to Covid-19. The programs are awaiting notification of when the programs can schedule a Site Visit to re-establish accreditation. 

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. The program feels it necessary to focus on diversity 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.  

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