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 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 & Adolescent Track – 110611
Trauma, Recovery, and Justice Track – 110612
Neuropsychology Track – 110613
Integrated Health Care Track – 110614

Important Dates:

Applications Due: November 1, 2021
Interview Notification: December 1, 2021
Child Track – December 3 and 8, 2021; January 3 and 13, 2022
Trauma, Recovery, and Justice Track – December 10, 2021; January 12, 2022
Neuropsychology Track – December 15, 2021; January 7 and 21, 20212
Integrated Health Care Track – December 17, 2021; January 14, 2022
Training Year: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

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.