Affiliated Training Sites

Avondale Elementary School District

Annual Stipend: $54,000

Benefits: N/A

Avondale Elementary School District is a growing district in the southwest Phoenix area. It encompasses parts of the cities of Avondale and Goodyear with nine K-8 schools. It has approximately 6,000 students with a majority of them Hispanic students in the lower socioeconomic range. The residency is a school psychology position that consists of working with the special education department conducting evaluations; providing consultations with students, parents, and staff; and designing interventions to improve the learning of all students.

Baker Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation, PLLC

Annual Stipend: $35,000 (1st year) & $38,000 (2nd year)

Benefits: Professional liability coverage, travel expenses to conferences

Baker Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation is a private practice specializing in the neuropsychological, psychological, and psychoeducational assessment of children (ages 3+), adolescents, and adults. We also provide qEEG/brain mapping assessment and neurofeedback. There are also limited opportunities for residents to conduct psychotherapy.

Buwalda Psychological Services

Annual Stipend: $32,500

Benefits: N/A

Buwalda Psychological Services is a group practice specializing in forensic psychology. Residents will provide comprehensive psychological assessments, including projectives, and psychotherapy to adults and juveniles. Many clients receive psychosexual assessments. There will be advanced training for residents in working with the Family Court.

The Nicholls Group

Annual Stipend: $40,000

Benefits: Financial assistance with private purchase of health insurance; continuing education benefit

The Nicholls Group offers postdoctoral residency training in child and adult clinical psychology and neuropsychology. The Nicholls Group is a group practice of clinical psychologists who provide fee for service activities to clients referred by physicians, schools, attorneys, and other organizations. The resident will provide individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapies. There are opportunities for the supervision of practicum students, consultation with the Arizona State University Athletics Department, and research and program evaluation.

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Annual Stipend: $45,000

Benefits: Life, health, and disability insurance; professional liability insurance

The pediatric psychology residency program is offered by the Department of Behavioral Medicine at Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital. The primary goal of the program is to train residents in the core competencies needed to be a skilled psychologist working with children, adolescents, and families in a medical setting. The psychology resident provides empirically supported assessment, intervention, and consultation for infants, children, adolescents, emerging adults, and families. The residency program offers simultaneous training in assessment and intervention with patients who have other medical or psychological conditions. The resident will spend 33% of their time in the palliative care service. There are opportunities to conduct supervision of trainees, program evaluation, and scholarly research.

Psychology Counseling Services

Annual Stipend: $32,500

Benefits: N/A

Psychological Counseling Services is a group private practice offering regular and intensive outpatient services. The practice specializes in sexual addiction. The practice has considerable expertise in the field of technology and the internet and its impact on sexual behavior of adolescents and adults. The resident will be actively involved in the intensive treatment process. The resident will co-lead and lead therapy groups, and write consultation and treatment summary reports.

Young Mind Center, Inc.

Annual Stipend: $40,000

Benefits: Health, dental, & vision insurance; sick time, paid time off, & paid holidays; paid training & 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, social-emotional 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.

Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center

Annual Stipend: Please inquire for more information

Benefits: N/A

Center Psychology and Consulting

Annual Stipend: Please inquire for more information

Benefits: N/A