For Interns and Fellows
Postdoctoral Fellowship: How to Apply
Eligibility for our program.
- APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology
- APA-accredited doctoral internship in clinical psychology
- Anticipated dissertation defense and completion of all other graduation requirements prior to start of fellowship (to be confirmed in letter of recommendation)
- Applicants' training, experience and interests should reflect an interest in specialty area addressed in the fellowship position for which they apply (e.g., CBT/DBT, geropsychology, etc.)
Cover letter, CV and letter(s) or recommendation will document that the applicant has received supervision and training in the use of CBT theory and techniques, has achieved foundational mastery and is capable of independently applying theory and technique at a level appropriate for a postdoctoral fellow receiving advanced specialty training in CBT.
Qualities we look for in a fellow are: self-motivation, team orientation, strong communication (oral and written) and leadership skills, flexibility/adaptability, solid foundation in evidence-based practice and theory related to specialty focus of fellowship, training and professional goals are a match with program, interest in recovery model and person-centered care, demonstrated commitment to clinical practice informed by research and/or a research rooted in a deep understanding of clinical and health care system realities.
Our application process and checklist.
Application materials must be submitted via email (send to firstname.lastname@example.org) as follows:
- Three letters of recommendation emailed directly from your supervisor(s) with your name in the subject line.
-One letter must be from dissertation chair or graduate school training director confirming that you have met all requirements for graduation and will have defended your dissertation no later than July 31, 2016.
-Two letters from clinical supervisors, at least one of whom has directly supervised you in the use of CBT theory and techniques and can confirm that you have achieved basic competence and are prepared for advanced specialty training in CBT. Letters should speak to the type of supervision provided (e.g., audio, video, live supervision, co-therapy, etc.).
- Cover letter that describes how your training goals and previous experience align with the training opportunities at Sharp HealthCare, as well as the eligibility requirements described above.
- Current curriculum vitae.
- You or your internship training director must email a PDF of the full APPI you submitted for internship. This document can be downloaded by your internship training director from the APPIC selection portal using last year's link (or the link that corresponds to the year you applied to internship). The PDF should include your APPIC application, letters of reference and essays. Training directors may email email@example.com with any questions about this request.
Occasionally we receive applications from individuals who have been subject to remediation or probation at some time during their graduate school or internship training. Although prior remediation or probation will by no means prevent an applicant from being invited to interview or offered a fellowship, a history of formal remediation/probation must be noted and addressed in the applicant's cover letter and in at least one letter of recommendation.
Sharp will adhere to the APPIC’s Postdoctoral Selection Guidelines. Please refer to the Universal Psychology Postdoctoral Directory for additional information about the application and selection timeline.
If you have questions about the application process or requirements, please contact Laura Thackray, PsyD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital psychology postdoctoral fellowship program is an APPIC member program and abides by APPIC policies, which should be carefully reviewed on the APPIC website.
Although we are not using the APPA CAS system this year, we will follow the other aspects of APPIC's postdoctoral selection guidelines.