Training for Psychology Postdoctoral Residents

The Carole and Ronald Krist Samaritan Counseling Center offers a postdoctoral residency for candidates interested in broad and general training in professional psychology who are also seeking licensure in the State of Texas. With a staff of clinical and counseling psychologists, the Center assists postdoctoral residents in their transition from novice to an early career professional while setting the foundation for independent practice in the field of psychology.


  • Successful completion of their Ph.D. or Psy.D. from a regionally accredited Clinical or Counseling Psychology program is required. Preference is given to applicants from universities or professional schools accredited by the American Psychological Association.
  • Applicants must have completed their dissertation, are able to provide proof of their degree conferral, and have completed an internship (at least 1500-2000 hours) by the beginning of the postdoctoral year.
  • Applicants must demonstrate ethical conduct and interpersonal skills appropriate to the professional practice of psychology.
  • Applicant’s interests and aptitudes must be in concert with our program's goals and objectives.

By the End of Your Training Experience:

  • You will have a well rounded clinical training experience in the areas of both psychological assessment and therapy that prepares you for practice as an early career psychologist.
  • You will have the added benefit of learning how to integrate one’s faith perspective into your clinical work.
  • You will have accrued the required amount of clinical and supervision hours to apply for full licensure as a psychologist in the State of Texas.

How to apply:

  • Download and submit application
  • Submit a copy of your most recent Curriculum Vitae, official transcripts, two writing samples, and three professional references
  • Submit $125 non-refundable application fee

Application Deadlines:

  • June 15 for fall admission

For more information, contact Dr. Williams at training@samaritanhouston.org.