Skip to main content

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS)

VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) offers several APA-accredited postdoctoral training opportunities that are ACT friendly. The strong collaboration and integration with UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry provides a rich clinical and research environment. The Psychology Service at the VASDHS is part of an integrated Mental Health Service providing multidisciplinary team-based care spanning inpatient, residential, outpatient, and telehealth settings. The Psychology Service has one of the most academically oriented staff in the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital system. The Mental Health Service is the site for 2 Centers of Excellence (SMI and Stress/Trauma). The one-year Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program is based on the scientist-practitioner model and focused on creating a foundation in clinical and research/dissemination practices. The Psychology Clinical Research Postdoctoral Residency Program is a two-year program that uses a clinician-scientist model to combine individual mentored clinical research and advanced clinical training with state-of-the-art assessment, treatment, program evaluation, and research experiences in an interdisciplinary setting. This program offers positions in each of 4 tracks: SMI; PTSD, mild TBI, and other trauma-related conditions; Women’s Health; Addictions. The Interprofessional Fellowship in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Oriented Services is a one-year clinical training program that focuses on the theory and practice of psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery for people with SMI offered to clinical psychology residents as well as residents from other disciplines including social work, vocational rehabilitation, chaplaincy, nursing, and/or psychiatry. Finally, The Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Residency is a 2-year program to prepare candidates for board certification and seek applicants with outstanding preparation in both clinical and research activities especially focused on aging and dementia.

For more information about these postdoctoral training programs, please visit site their website here 


(This page was updated on November 17, 2022).

This page contains attachments restricted to ACBS members. Please join or login with your ACBS account.