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Design of the Residency
Our Residency is designed to provide training in clinical and research skills in one of several emphasis areas listed below. Residency activities include both general and specific elements. ​Residents have the opportunity to choose clinical and research activities to fit with their goals and interests through their proposed training plan, which each resident develops in their first month of residency. Additionally, Residents work closely with one or more faculty members to develop and execute at least one research project or scholarly project of publishable quality per year. It is expected that a portion of a Resident's time and effort will be devoted to research. Our residents spend approximately 50 hours per week in residency activities including didactics, research and clinical activities.

Training Settings 
A Resident's primary training setting is based on either the Adult or Child/Pediatric area of emphasis. Currently all Adult emphasis areas are at the Oklahoma City VAMC. Pediatric emphasis areas are located at the Children's Hospital of Oklahoma and the Child Study Center. Within each training setting, a Resident may work with several different clinical supervisors for specified periods of time. The specific activities, the time spent with each supervisor, and the portion of a year spent in each setting and activity (clinical service, didactics, research) are identified at the beginning of a year in the Resident's Training Plan (RTP) which is jointly composed by the Resident and a faculty supervisor and approved by the Training Director.

Training Plan and Evaluation Procedures
The Clinical Psychology ​Residency provides common didactic series for all Residents. Focused didactics are provided within each emphasis area as well. The Resident, working with a faculty supervisor, develops a Resident Training Plan (RTP) within the first month of the Residency. This plan is reviewed and approved by the faculty for the emphasis area and by the training director. The sections of the RTP correspond to the list of general goals for the program. Within each general goal, the track-specific goals are delineated. The RTP specifies clinical activities for the year, the sites where these will take place, and the duration of training at each site. Emphasis track-specific didactics, including seminars, conferences and directed readings, are listed. The topic area and a timeline for the Resident's research are also specified.


The goals and activities identified in the RTP are the basis for evaluation. Formal evaluations of progress take place three times per year. The Resident's progress in each of the activities specified in the training plan is evaluated and feedback is given to the Resident that includes areas of needed improvement or additional experience.


​Psychology Training Faculty
This committee is composed of all of the psychologists who have direct contact with the trainees in the Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology Residency. The Chairman of the Committee is the Executive Director of the Psychology Training Programs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The training committee oversees the training programs, discusses policies related to the program, and makes recommendations to the Executive Director of Psychology Training Programs, who has ultimate responsibility for the program. Each emphasis area has a faculty committee that addresses the specifics of training within that area.