DPHB offers training in four specific emphasis areas (tracks) of clinical psychology. All postdoctoral fellows are admitted to the Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program (PFTP) within the area of emphasis that represents their career focus or interest. Elissa Jelalian, PhD, (Director) provides oversight over the RFP. Emphasis tracks within the RFP: adult; child; health psychology/behavioral medicine; neuropsychology.
The department has three T32 research training fellowship programs in Child Mental Health, Combined Treatment Modalities, Dementia, Behavioral Medicine and Alcohol Treatment. Psychology interns are also often funded via F32 grants written with a faculty mentor. There are opportunities for research concentration in the General Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry residencies. Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry fellows can devote their second year to research training. All these programs enhance faculty research and lead to training of people who will eventually join our faculty as researchers.