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Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Sharp HealthCare, California

Post Doctoral Fellowship

Sharp HealthCare has provided professional training in clinical psychology for more than twenty years. We have an APA accredited internship program (8 interns) and we train graduate students from a variety of APA accredited doctoral programs every year (20+ practicum students). Sharp is a large system with seven hospitals, a cancer center, and many outpatient offices, employing over 20000 people. We are the largest provider of behavioral health services in the county. Psychology training takes place at Sharp Mesa Vista ( as well as the Sharp McDonald Center Postdoctoral fellowships in clinical psychology provide fast-paced, intensive, experiential learning, seminars, training in supervision and critical consciousness and plentiful individual and group supervision and a in a practitioner-scholar training model. Fellows receive a competitive salary and benefits package. And did I mention sunny San Diego? :-)

In the coming year we will have two COG/DBT IOP fellows. Each will receive six months of specialized training the Cognitive Therapy Intensive Outpatient Program (COG-IOP) employing highly effective CBT in a group-based cotherapy model. In addition they will training for six months in a DBT-informed IOP that provides both group (cotherapy) and individual treatment. Both programs provide treatment for individuals with severe mood and anxiety disorders.

The COG/DBT fellows will lead psychoeducation and process groups, conduct individual therapy sessions, participate in treatment team meetings, supervise interns or advanced doctoral students, conduct comprehensive intake evaluations, and perform case management for their caseload. They attend a supervision-of-supervision seminar and a critical consciousness seminar with the Training Director. Sharp strives to build a diverse professional team that reflects our patient population and larger community. Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.

If your training and interests align with the fellowship at Sharp HealthCare, please upload the following to the APPA CAS System OR email materials to Dr. Claire Deierhoi-Clark at (1) Cover letter (2) Current curriculum vitae, (3) Your full APPI you submitted for internship (which you can obtain from your internship training director), and (4) Three letters of recommendation. The application due date is July 7th, 2020; however, we will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We are currently offering interviews via WebEx due to COVID-19. More thorough information on the fellowship position and application instructions can be found at If you have additional questions about this specific fellowship, contact With questions about other psychology training at Sharp, please contact the training director, Dr. Lynn Northrop at


(This information was updated on June 18, 2020)

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