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The HOPE program is pleased to offer a 2-year rigorous training program (one year, renewable after an annual performance review) in atypical sexual behavior and sexual aggression. The primary focus of the fellowship is to develop skills in addressing sexual behavior concerns among individuals mandated to attend treatment due to past instances of sexual aggression. Fellows can expect to provide direct individual and group psychotherapy and receive extensive training in providing comprehensive psychosocial and risk assessment evaluations. In addition to the aforementioned clinical services, fellows will be involved in the design and implementation of new and ongoing research projects relevant to this population. The successful applicant will have strong quantitative and qualitative research design and analysis skills and evidence of research productivity. Additional duties may include database management and supervision of research assistants, students, and volunteers.


Applicants must have a PhD or PsyD in psychology, marriage and family therapy or social work and be eligible for licensure in the State of California. We prefer candidates with experience working with forensic/correctional clients. The fellowships meet the post-doctoral supervision licensure requirements for the psychologist in California. Additionally, they will become CASOMB Certified and SARATSO Certified in the State of California mandated risk assessment tools, the STABLE-2007 and the LS/CMI.


The HOPE program is a state-wide outpatient mental health agency specializing in assessments and treatment in the forensic field. HOPE serves a diverse population of individuals with problematic sexual and violent behavior. All services are firmly embedded within current best practice literature, including Good Lives Model and Risk Need Responsivity. We also offer exciting opportunities to learn about our prevention and support programs for non-offending spouses, partners, and other family members.


For more information on our fellowship and application instructions please contact Dr. Drew Kingston at:


  • Cover letter articulating your interest in the position including but not limited to: year of education, licensed eligibility, interest and experience working in the field of forensic psychology 

  • Two redacted comprehensive psychological/psychosexual evaluations 

  • CV 

  • Three letters of reference 


 For more information about HOPE see:



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