UC San Diego Eating Disorders Center is a university-based, non-profit, Center of Excellence. In addition to our Research Program and our Treatment Program--we also have a thriving Training Program teaching researchers and clinicians at all stages of their schooling.
At UCSD EDC, we have both clinical and research postdoctoral opportunities, and we train APA interns through the UCSD/VA joint internship program. We also train practicum students, fellows, and dietary students from programs that we have contracts with. We sometimes have openings for unlicensed therapists to work in full-time, paid, entry level positions; please see the UCSD job board for our current opportunities.
Successful trainees at UCSD EDC have a strong interest in evidence-based training. Eating disorder experience is not required and experience in related fields (e.g., anxiety, substances, trauma, personality disorders) is valued. Training programs are tailored to students' needs and include 6-8 hours per week of supervision and didactics.
Our training program offers expert training and supervision
- At All Levels of Care: Inpatient, day treatment and intensive outpatient
- Across the Lifespan: We work with patients as young as 6 in our Pediatric Clinic, teens in our Adolescent Clinic, and individuals ages 18-65 in our Adult Clinic.
- With a range of diagnoses: Anorexia, Bulimia, ARFID, BED, Substance Abuse, PTSD, MDD, GAD, OCD, Borderline Personality d/o, and more.
- In several evidence-based treatments: Family Based Therapy/Maudsley, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), CBT, ACT and much more