The Division of Psychology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center offers APA Accredited postdoctoral training in the traditional practice of Clinical Psychology with emphasis areas including: Adult CBT, Assertive Community Treatment/Corrections; Behavioral Medicine (HIV Mental Health and Women’s Behavioral Health), and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP).
A separate two year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology is also offered.
The Psychology Division in Harbor-UCLA Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry is in its 31st year of training postdoctoral fellows in clinical psychology, and has designated itself as a postdoctoral training program since 1984. The program received its APA accreditation in 1997, and was one of the first three APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowships in the United States.
Our postdoctoral fellowship operates in a setting that is rich in the traditions of public service, education, and research. Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is a 340-bed general hospital owned and operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Health and Human Services and affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Its 300-square mile catchment area runs from Los Angeles International Airport to the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and encompasses 17 municipalities, as well as unincorporated areas. Its service population of over 2.2 million people is economically, culturally, and ethnically diverse, and the poor and under-served comprise the majority of the medical center’s workload.
Harbor-UCLA is a tertiary medical center, providing emergency and trauma care and a full spectrum of medical and surgical inpatient and primary and specialty outpatient care, including cardiovascular surgery, intensive and acute respiratory care, family medicine, general internal medicine, gynecology, neurology, obstetrics, pediatrics, perinatal care, radiation therapy, and renal transplants. Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is a Level I Trauma Center. It is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), certified by the California Children’s Services (CCS), and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). It has been designated an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) and a Pediatric Critical Care Center (PCCC).
The Medical Center has residency-education programs in all medical and surgical specialties and an international reputation as a premier teaching hospital. The Psychiatry Department has had a psychiatry residency training program since 1960. Currently there are 6 child fellows and 29 psychiatry residents training in the department. The department’s faculty consists of 35 UCLA in-house faculty members, (24 psychiatrists and 13 psychologists) and over 40 volunteer psychiatrists and psychologists from the community who hold UCLA clinical appointments. The Department also serves as a social work internship training site and a preceptorship site for nurse practitioners. In addition to hospital operations, the Department of Psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center operates an ambulatory service that includes Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and HIV Mental Health Divisions. The Ambulatory Service is funded through the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. The Psychology Division falls administratively in the Department of Psychiatry.
Through its affiliation with the Los Angeles Biomedical Institute (LABioMed), many Harbor-UCLA faculty conduct research projects in the areas of AIDS/HIV, cardiology, diabetes, emergency medicine, kidney disease, oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, pediatrics, psychology, and women’s health. All extramurally-funded projects at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center are administered by LABioMed with funding from federal, state, industry, and private endowment sponsors, and currently more than 1000 research projects are underway. LABioMed also administers over 60 community-service programs meeting social and medical needs.
Please visit the pages above for information on the program.
- Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org