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The Setting

The Clinical Psychology Residency is offered through the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The program coordination is housed in the Department of Psychiatry, with administrative support provided by OUHSC. The OUHSC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and affiliated training agencies are located together in a large medical complex.  

In addition to the Clinical Psychology Residency, the educational programs of the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences include a neuropsychology residency, psychiatric residency, a pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship, a pediatric psychiatry fellowship, and undergraduate medical education. The department offers all students, whether they be psychology residents, psychiatric residents, or medical students, many opportunities and interactions with other professionals in mental health service and other interdisciplinary providers across all settings. 

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. These programs were 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). 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 all program self-studies to APA Committee on Accreditation for full accreditation; they have been reviewed. We anticipate having a site visit in late 2022 with no break in accreditation status for the 2023-2024 academic year.