Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Scope and Objectives

The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences offers interdisciplinary courses related to the mental health professions of the biobehavioral sciences in addition to its programs for psychiatry interns and residents and for medical students.

Enrollment in department courses is limited to registered UCLA students, students registered in programs officially affiliated with UCLA, and students enrolled concurrently through UCLA Extension. Students who meet these requirements, but who are not affiliated with a departmental training program, must also meet required course requisites determined by specific educational programs.

Clinical Psychology Internship

The department offers a 12-month Clinical Psychology Internship. Students enrolled in clinical psychology doctoral programs at APA-approved universities are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted through November 1. The primary goals of the internship are to provide students with a year of intensive exposure to a wide variety of clinical and human services experiences, and to maximize the personal growth of each professional. Students interested in this certificate program should contact David Crawford, 37-360A Semel Institute, 310-794-5715.

Information on clinical practicums that are offered in conjunction with other educational institutions and UCLA departments may be obtained from the department office.