How to Apply

Qualifications for the Fellowship

Doctoral candidates in APA or CPA-accredited clinical and counseling psychology graduate programs, who have completed an APA or CPA-accredited clinical internship, may apply for fellowships (applicants attending accredited school psychology programs, or clinical psychology graduate programs or internships with pending accreditations in which a self-study has been completed, will be considered).

Fellows are also expected to have met all requirements for the doctorate, including the dissertation, prior to starting the fellowship. Facility with verbal and written expression, as well as an excellent academic record is essential. Prior clinical work in both therapy and assessment, commitment to work in the public sector, and experience with persons
with severe and persistent mental illness are strongly recommended. People from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

We invite you to apply to become a Psychology Fellow through the APPIC APPA CAS website.

Please note that we do not accept applications via hard copy. The website will direct through the process of submitting your APPIC application, additional materials and supporting documentation (including letters of of recommendation) electronically. 

Neuropsychology fellowship applications are due on December 15. All other applications are due on December 29. We notify applicants we intend to interview in mid-January or February and we do not accept applicants we do not interview.

Applicants who interview with us meet with training directors, core faculty, and current fellows. All interviews will be virtual: there will be no in-person interviews. 

Please note that Postdoctoral Fellowship offers are contingent on completion of all requirements for the doctorate before beginning the fellowship. Non-US citizen applicants applying under Optional Practical Training must have secured permission to work prior to beginning the fellowship.

All offers of appointment to CHA sponsored training programs are specifically conditioned upon a criminal background investigation and a negative drug test (uses workplace standards, including chain of custody, marijuana is excluded from the testing). Background checks will be carried out by an agency on behalf of CHA.

By signing the background check release form, prospective trainees are consenting to a background investigation. The drug test must be completed within 10 days of matching (all costs covered by CHA). It will be conducted at CHA Occupational Health for those residents within 20 miles of Boston. All others will be tested at an
outside facility arranged by CHA. 

If you have any questions about the training programs, or the application process, please call the Psychology Training Coordinator, Fiona McKenzie, at 617-575-5399.

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