Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship

The psychology training program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Department of Psychiatry offers a doctoral internship in clinical psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association. We currently offer training through adult, child and adolescent, and neuropsychology training tracks. We adhere to a scientist practitioner training model in which our emphasis is on developing professional psychologists who can provide culturally-competent clinical services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. Our program emphasizes the use of empirically-supported treatments and evidence-based practices. Information pertaining to our training tracks, rotations, eligibility requirements, and application procedures can be found in our program brochure. (Click here for the brochure). More detailed information related to our internship can be found in our training manual (Click here for the training manual) and our admissions and outcome data (Click here for Trainee Admissions, Supports, and Outcome Data).

APPIC Match Numbers:

Child Focus Track – 110611
Adult Focus Track – 110612
Neuropsychology Track – 110613

Important Dates:

Applications Due: November 2, 2020

Interview Notification: December 1, 2020

Child Track: December 4 and 9, 2020; January 4 and 14, 2021
Adult Track: December 11, 2020; January 11, 2021
Neuropsychology Track: December 16, 2020; January 8 and 22, 2021

Training Year: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

Contact Information:

Training Director

Jennifer L. Gess, Ph.D., ABPP/CN
Walker Family Clinic
4301 W. Markham St., Slot 568
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: (501) 526-8239
Fax: (501) 526-5296

Assistant Training Director

Glenn Mesman, Ph.D.
Child Study Center
1210 Wolfe St., Slot 654
Little Rock AR, 72202
Phone (501)-364-5150
Fax (501) 364-3966

Internship Assistant

David Miles
Psychiatric Research Institute
4301 W. Markham, Slot 554
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone (501) 320-7302

Additional Information:

Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the commission on accreditation at the following address:

American Psychological Association
750 First Street N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
Telephone: (202) 336-5979
Fax: (202) 336-5978


This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.