Affiliated Training Sites

Gentry Pediatric Behavioral Services

Specialty: Clinical Child Psychology

Emphasis: Assessment

Annual Stipend: $32,500

Benefits: Full benefits including health, vision, dental, 401K, etc.

Gentry Pediatric Behavioral Services is a multi-disciplinary private practice that brings psychologists, behavior analysts, and speech and language pathologists together. We are devoted to conducting "gold standard" diagnostic evaluations and providing comprehensive treatment options for children and families dealing with childhood struggles and disabilities. Our post-doctoral experience allows for the interaction and collaboration with other professionals to best determine the course of treatment. While working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder is our specialty, the resident will also get plenty of assessment experience with students with learning challenges, ADHD, behavior disorders, as well as intellectual disabilities. Opportunities for counseling, parent training, and social skills groups can also be part of the experience/training.

Psychological Consulting Services

Specialty: Forensic Psychology

Emphasis: Assessment

Annual Stipend: $35,000

Benefits: N/A

PCS is a forensic private practice that specializes in assessment and treatment of adult male sex offenders. We also work with juveniles and children with sexual behavior problems, female sex offenders, and individuals wanting to be support people for sex offenders on probation. We screen and evaluate those involved in the civil commitment process for sexually violent persons. We also evaluate clients for DCS, Family Court, and the Rule 11 process. Initial expressions of interest may be sent to Dr. Blades or to Dr. John Stapert.

A-Z Neuropsychology, LLC

Specialty: Clinical Neuropsychology

Emphasis: Neuropsychology

Annual Stipend: $35,000

Benefits: Holidays, paid vacation (10 days/year), sick leave; 401K in the second year

A-Z is primarily concerned with the provision of neuropsychological assessment services for individuals of all ages. It also conducts some developmental, psychoeducational, and autism spectrum disorder evaluations, provides group services for conditions of neurological compromise, and has a small individual therapy caseload. Sarah B. Burger, Ph.D. ABPP(CN) is the primary supervisor for the A-Z postdoctoral residency training program. The primary focus of the residency program is in comprehensive approaches to neuropsychological assessment across the lifespan. The program lasts two years and is designed in part to prepare residents to purse board certification (ABPP) in Clinical Neuropsychology. A-Z expects its next opening for a postdoctoral residency will come in late summer/early autumn of 2022.

Arizona Neuropsychological Services

Specialty: Clinical Neuropsychology

Emphasis: Neuropsychology

Annual Stipend: $32,500

Benefits: Professional liability coverage and registration cost to one conference are covered; fifteen days vacation and major holidays

This is a neuropsychology private practice, with primary focus in neuropsychological assessment of adults with known or suspected neurological conditions. We are a generalist practice, but see many geriatric patients. We see patients of a variety of cultural backgrounds, depending on referral sources. Initial expressions of interest may be sent to Dr. Morrone-Strupinsky or to Dr. John Stapert whose email addresses are provided above.

Avondale Elementary School District

Specialty: School Psychology

Emphasis: Assessment

Annual Stipend: $54,000

Benefits: Per Avondale School District Policy

Avondale School District provides comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations. Evaluations include parent, child, and teacher interviews, educational and emotional assessment, direct observations, parent interpretation, and report-writing. Residents conduct Functional Behavior Assessments and implement Behavior Intervention plans. They also conduct Autism assessments for the district and provide educational counseling for students. Initial expressions of interest may be sent to Dr. Neil Stafford, Dr. Shaunna Sukey Haley, or to Dr. John Stapert.

Baker Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation, PLLC

Specialty: Clinical Neuropsychology

Emphasis: Assessment

Annual Stipend: $35,000

Benefits: Professional liability coverage; travel to conferences

Dr. Jason Baker and his staff conduct neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and psychological evaluations; as well as qEEG brain mapping and neurofeedback of children adolescents, and adults. The clinic also performs preschool/kindergarten readiness evaluations, educational consultation, and independent educational evaluations.  This clinic develops extensive and carefully tailored recommendations pertaining to the school so children/adolescents receive the accommodations and special services that are appropriate. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this clinical has enlarged its therapy services. Initial expressions of interest may be sent to Dr. Baker or to Dr. John Stapert.

Biltmore Psychology Services

Specialty: Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology

Emphasis: Primary Care

Annual Stipend: $35,000

Benefits: Small stipend for specialty training events

Dr. Potter and colleagues work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. they offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client’s individual needs to help attain the personal fulfillment and happiness they envision. Specialties include Emotionally Focused Therapy, Depression Therapy, PTSD, DBT, and Emotionally Focused Couples Counseling. Residents participate fully in assessment and therapy in the above areas.

Buwalda Psychological Services

Specialty: Forensic Psychology

Emphasis: Assessment

Annual Stipend: $32,500

Benefits: Professional liability coverage; travel to conferences

Buwalda Psychological Services is an outpatient private-practice located in East Tempe. The practice provides services in forensic psychology (evaluation and treatment), family and couples therapy, individual treatment for adults and children, group therapy, and psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessments. The practice serves high-risk families referred by DCS and the family court as well as others referred through the community and local school systems. Residents can receive training in forensic evaluations, treatment of in-custody clients, treatment for mandated clients, psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations, court testimony, and family, couples, and individual therapy. Initial expressions of interest may be sent to Dr. Buwalda or to Dr. John Stapert.

CENTER Psychology & Consulting

Specialty: Clinical Neuropsychology

Emphasis: Neuropsychology

Annual Stipend: $40,000

Benefits: $1,500 for health costs and $500 for continuing education

CENTER Psychology & Consulting is a new training site affiliated with the Arizona Psychology Training Consortium in 2020. It offers psychological services for children and families from preschool through high school. This includes diagnostic services, preventative care, and treatment. Diagnostic services include comprehensive neuropsychological assessment, psychoeducational assessment, developmental assessment, and gifted assessment. Preventative care includes well child checkups, training, screening, and parent education. Treatment include psychotherapy for children, adolescents, parents, and families, parent coaching, mindfulness training, supportive psychotherapy, presentations, and school consultation. Please visit www.centerpsychologyaz.com for additional information.

COPA Health Psychology

Specialty: Clinical Health Psychology

Emphasis: Health Psychology

Annual Stipend: $45,000

Benefits: 10 days of PTO; 9 paid holidays; access to health coach and wellness incentives; tuition reimbursement up to $1000; medical, vision, and dental health insurance; H.S. A., H.R.A., F.S.A. (with select plans) Group Life (AD&D and S-T disability) L-T disability and Life/AD&D, 403(b) retirement plan with company match, EAP

Fellows have the opportunity to work and learn collaboratively with senior providers and multidisciplinary treatment staff in a large, urban, fast-paced integrated health setting. The program offers a generalist training track consisting of distinct rotations, with an emphasis on integrated health, psychotherapy, and developmental disabilities Postdoctoral training experiences are currently being offered with the Integrated Health Services with rotations in the Community Integration/Residential Services, Employment programs, Population Health and Behavior Analysis Programs.

Fellows carry out professional duties within COPA Health such as conducting intake assessments providing clinical interventions or consultations, serving as fully functioning members of multidisciplinary treatment teams,.  Fellows will also have the opportunity to provide supervision to practicum students .

Desert Sage Health

Specialty: Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology

Emphasis: Child/Adolescent

Annual Stipend: $32,500

Benefits: N/A

Desert Sage Health provides outpatient services to the West Valley of Maricopa County, Arizona. It is in-network with most major private insurances. Its services include psychological assessments and intake assessments, services to children (5 years and older), adolescents, and adults. Services include individual therapy, family therapy, couples/marriage therapy, and group therapy. Desert Sage treats a variety of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, trauma/PTSD, ADHD, anger, alcohol and substance abuse, behavioral issues, grief, and life transitions. Initial expressions of interest may be sent to Dr. Stefanie Kool: dr.stefanie.kool@gmail.com or to Dr. John Stapert: jstapert@ix.netcom.com

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Specialty: Clinical Health Psychology

Emphasis: Child/Adolescent

Annual Stipend: $50,000

Benefits: Basic life insurance, health insurance including HIV indemnity, disability insurance, and professional liability insurance are provided for each resident. In addition, dental, vision, and long-term care benefits may be selected at a reduced rate. In addition to the six institution-wide holidays, residents are provided with two weeks paid time-off each year to be used at their discretion. Each resident receives a $1,500 allowance to spend on educational materials or conference attendance. Residents are encouraged to attend local CE conferences sponsored by the hospital free of charge.

Phoenix Children's Hospital's (PCH's) faculty has specialties in consultation/liaison psychology, pain management, organ transplant, cancer and blood disorders, cystic fibrosis, G/I problems, diabetes and endocrine disorders, LGBTQA+ issues, palliative care, and assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. PCH serves a diverse population from birth through young adulthood from the entire Southwestern U.S. The program provides inpatient, outpatient, individual, group, assessment, and consultation services. The aim of the Pediatric Psychology Residency (Fellowship) program is to improve child health outcomes by providing excellent postdoctoral training to enable graduates to excel in practice with children, adolescents, and families in a medical setting.

Postdoctoral residents will be engaged in service delivery during at least 40% of their professional experience. Postdoctoral fellows/residents will devote a substantial portion of their time working with the pediatric psychology subspecialties represented by our faculty (mentioned above). During the second half of the year the resident will also be expected to take on a peer supervision role for the current pediatric psychology intern and/or practicum student(s). In addition, there are opportunities for scholarly inquiry and quality improvement projects. The program offers considerable flexibility with regard to meeting the fellow//resident's training goals.

Private Practice of Dr. Adrian Fletcher

Specialty: Clinical Psychology

Emphasis: PTSD (Trauma)

Annual Stipend: $32,500

Benefits: Stipend for specialty trainings

The private practice of Dr. Adrian Fletcher is a private-pay practice and specialty clinic that provides psychological services to adolescents, young adults, adults, couples, and families dealing with anxiety and trauma-related concerns and disorders (e.g. PTSD, Complex PTSD, Dissociative Disorders, School, Social and Performance Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, and College Preparation). Dr. Fletcher's main area of focus is treating trauma-related disorders using an integrative approach that incudes both Evidence-based treatments such as EMDR, CBT, and DBT as well as experiential therapies that include, but are not limited to, Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy, Art therapy, etc. A major emphasis within the residency is learning how to build your own private practice and will involve engaging in marketing, networking, outreach, community involvement, and coordination of care with multidisciplinary providers.

Psychological Counseling Services

Specialty: Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology

Emphasis: Assessment

Annual Stipend: $46,000

Benefits: Health insurance

Psychological Counseling Services in Scottsdale, Arizona, is an outpatient, private-practice clinic specializing in couples therapy, treatment of sexual addictions, and trauma. Residents have the opportunity to provide group, individual, couples, and family therapy from a variety of treatment modalities. There is some assessment experience, although the focus of the residency is treatment.  Initial expressions of interest may be sent to Dr. Earle or to Dr. John Stapert.

Rehab Without Walls NeuroSolutions

Specialty: Clinical Neuropsychology

Emphasis: Neuropsychology

Annual Stipend: $32,500

Benefits: Medical, dental, and vision insurance, and access to corporate benefits such as 401K. Yearly stipend for continuing education. Two weeks PTO.

Rehab Without Walls helps people with brain injury, spinal cord injury, and stroke disabilities in a new way of blending scientifically based protocols with the patient's real-life activities. The resident will engage in a wide variety of neuropsychological and psychological assessments and interventions appropriate to the role and function of a beginning psychologist in the area of neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology. Residents may also be responsible for partial supervision of practicum students.

San Carlos Apache Tribe Wellness Center

Specialty: Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology

Emphasis: Assessment

Annual Stipend: $38,500

Benefits: Medical, life insurance

Each of the residencies provides advanced training in assessment, psychotherapy, cultural diversity, and independent practice. Residents participate in two-day didactic training events each month. There can be significant travel to some of the monthly training events. Training opportunities are provided by academicians and practitioners from several Arizona universities, community agencies, and practices. Initial expressions of interest may be sent to Dr. Prater or to Dr. John Stapert. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this site is currently unable to employ a postdoctoral resident. Please inquire about this site's available as the world's health situation develops.

Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC)

Specialty: Clinical Child Psychology

Emphasis: Child/Adolescent

Annual Stipend: $35,000

Benefits: Medical and dental benefits, 16 days PTO, 8 paid holidays/year

SARRC provides behavioral therapy based on the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) through a variety of programs and services including a comprehensive behavioral program, an inclusive preschool program, inclusive teen vocational and social skills groups, and adult vocational and employment training. SARRC also manages many research studies and clinical trials, and conducts diagnostic assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Residents will spend 60% of their time in psychological, psychoeducational, or neuropsychological assessment.

Spectrum Psychology and Wellness

Specialty: Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology

Emphasis: Primary Care

Annual Stipend: $32,500

Benefits: N/A

Spectrum Psychology and Wellness is a group private practice that was formed in order to meet the holistic needs of our community. Our approach is strength-based and person-centered. Our practitioners specialize in issues across all ages and stages of life. Our intention is to meet the changing needs of the ever-evolving integrated healthcare landscape. Our aim is to treat the whole patient in one central place, employing a multi-dimensional approach that explores the relationship between mental health and physical conditions. Residents will have the opportunity to work with couples and individuals age 5+ dealing with a variety of issues. We offer limited assessment opportunities, but offer the opportunity to learn about specialized areas of selective mutism in children, health psychology, eating disorders across the lifespan and geropsychology. Residents will also have the opportunity to learn about running a private practice.

The Reuter Center

Specialty: Clinical Neuropsychology

Emphasis: Neuropsychology

Annual Stipend: $32,500

Benefits: N/A

The Reuter Center for Neuropsychology and Integrative Counseling (TRC) is a private practice that follows an integrative approach to care, offering neuropsychological assessment and behavioral health counseling for individuals and families across the lifespan. TRC's residency program focuses primarily on neuropsychological assessment, with approximately 75% pediatric and 25% adult/geriatric evaluation. With the support of high quality, targeted didactics offered through the Arizona Psychology Training Consortium, this residency meets all Houston Guideline requirements should the resident choose to pursue board certification. The primary supervisor is board certified through the American  Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology.

Young Mind Center

Specialty: Clinical Child Psychology

Emphasis: Child/Adolescent

Annual Stipend: $40,000

Benefits: Health, dental, and vision insurance; sick time, paid time off, and paid holidays; paid training and professional development

Young Mind Center & Young Mind community Center bring together clinical expertise in autism and excellence in early childhood education to provide a comprehensive, transdisciplinary approach that delivers the best possible outcomes. Our team of psychologists, behavior analysts, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, behavior instructors, and early childhood educators specializes in the early identification of and intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using the Group Early Start Denver Model (GESDM). Within YMCC's inclusive preschool for children ages 18 months to 5 years, residents will work within the transdisciplinary team to consult with classroom teachers and team members, conduct evaluations, assist in the development of individualized Learning plans, and participate in ILP meetings. Postdoctoral residents will also complete comprehensive psychodiagnostic assessments for children ages 12 months to 12 years with suspected neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, socioemotional and behavioral disorders, and learning disabilities. Additional  training experiences may include facilitating social groups, providing educational trainings, and participating in community events. Residents are expected to have prior experience with autism (completion of the ADOS-2 Clinical Workshop is preferred) and will receive ESDM training during residency.

The Nicholls Group

Specialty: Clinical Neuropsychology

Emphasis: Neuropsychology

Annual Stipend: $32,500

Benefits: N/A

The Arizona Psychology Training Consortium is a non-profit subsidiary corporation of the Arizona Psychological Association. The Consortium was developed to create postdoctoral residencies. School psychology, neuropsychology, sexual addiction treatment, forensic, outpatient Native American community health, and private practice sites are available. There are few clinical rotations among the training sites. Each of the residencies provides advanced training in assessment, psychotherapy, cultural diversity, and independent practice. Residents participate in two-day didactic training events each month. There can be significant travel to some of the monthly training events. Training opportunities are provided by academicians and practitioners from several Arizona universities, community agencies, and practices. Initial expressions of interest may be sent to Dr. Nicholls or to Dr. John Stapert.

Serin Center

Specialty: Clinical Neuropsychology

Emphasis: Neuropsychology

Annual Stipend: $35,000

Benefits: Full health benefits and other employee benefits

Serin Centers are multidisciplinary, integrated care centers that provide neuropsychological assessment EMDR and CBT Therapy, and neurofeedback and neuromodulation for children, adolescents, and adults of diverse backgrounds. Specialty areas include ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities, OCD Depression, Brain Injuries, and Addiction.

Levitan & Associates Psychological Services

Specialty: Forensic Psychology and Community Mental Health

Emphasis: Child, Adolescent, and Adult Assessment

Annual Stipend: $39,000

Benefits: 14 days PTO, Travel to conferences/specialty training events, paid dissertation leave

Levitan and Associates is a private practice offering clinical and forensic services within Maricopa county. Its services include comprehensive and psychosexual evaluations, individual and family counseling, and providing expert opinion in court proceedings. Residents may expect to receive exposure to a wide variety of psychological assessments as well as differing treatment modalities including biofeedback and animal-assisted therapy.