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Postdoctoral Scholar in Clinical Psychology - Medicine-Pediatrics 2023-2024

Position overview

Salary range: See Table 23 []. A reasonable estimate for this position is $60,000-$71,952.

Application Window

Open date: September 1, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Dec 4, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Jun 28, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Medicine-Pediatrics Section, Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA invites applications for a Postdoctoral position. This is a one-year and full-time postdoctoral clinical fellowship for a pre-licensed individual seeking advanced training in evidence-based treatment for mental health conditions that commonly present within interdisciplinary community settings (including substance use). The patient populations will consist of adults and adolescent patients/clients within settings that include traditional outpatient therapy settings, an innovative youth drop-in setting, and a substance use residential treatment/intensive outpatient program (IOP). A Ph.D./Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology is required. Individuals who fill this role will rotate through multiple clinic locations to gain the full breadth of therapeutic modalities among a diversity of Los Angeles populations served by UCLA Health and its affiliates. This individual will share patients with primary care physicians by using an interdisciplinary, collaborative treatment model and have the opportunity to accrue postdoctoral hours towards CA licensure through clinical supervision by a UCLA faculty member who is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in interdisciplinary, collaborative treatment models among adolescent and adult populations. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to also participate in weekly didactics and complete a scholarly/quality improvement project by month 9 of fellowship.


• Ph.D./Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited graduate program.
• Completion of pre-doctoral internship at APA-accredited site.
• Skill and experience in providing psychological clinical services to patients with acute or chronic medical problems and their families.
• Advanced training in various evidence-based approaches to individual psychotherapy with adolescents and adults.
• Experience in group psychotherapy with adolescents and adults.
• Knowledge of state and federal laws and legal requirements.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A Ph.D./ Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology is required.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.

Reference requirements

Committee will request references at later time.

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