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 Adult Clinical and Health Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship Typical Week

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Typical Week

Fellowship training involves multiple activities, each of which is an important component of the program. The outline below serves as a guide to assist fellows and their supervisors with developing a weekly schedule that includes time for each of these training activities. Training activities are guided by APPIC postdoctoral program requirements.  Variations in time allocations will occur as emphases shift over the course of fellowship consistent with the timing of the developmental milestones to include:  EPPP preparation and completion, caseload development, licensure attainment, ABPP preparation and job search. ​

Fellows and supervisors will review the training components and develop time allocation goals for each activity noted below. Fellows will participate actively in the discussion and clarification of time allocation goals. Fellows will utilize and refine their foundational competencies of professionalism (particularly accountability and professional identity), reflective practice, self-assessment, self-care and relationships in discussions with supervisors to develop time allocation goals.

Consistent with the psychology foundational competencies, fellows are encouraged to be lifelong learners and are expected to engage in professional development and learning activities beyond the workday (i.e. professional readings, list serve reviews, continuing education programs, etc.).

Hours per WeekTraining Activities
20 – 30

Clinical Practice: Scheduled patient appointments (therapy appts=1 hour; intakes=1.5 hours). Involvement in specialty clinics and integrated behavioral health services may result in adjustments to this expectation.


Individual Supervision: 2-3 hours of face-to-face individual supervision weekly.


2 - 5

Other Learning Activities:  1-3 hours in supervised clinical activities; 1 hour in Core Seminar Series; monthly Professionalism, Ethics, and Leadership Seminar; Clinical Service Team Meetings; Grand Rounds.
2 - 3Professional developmentEPPP prep, licensing prep, credentials bank prep, National Register exploration, state and national organization involvement, networking contacts, advocacy.
2 - 3Scholarly activities: May include: clinical literature review; case study/review; scholarly project; preparing dissertation for publication/poster; presentation preparation; research. Supervisors provide guidance for time use to support efficiency/productivity.
5 - 8Practice Management: Approximately 1 to 1.5 hours per day for phone calls, records keeping, document management, consultation and report writing.

 42- 45 hours per week anticipated.