Postdoctoral Training: Position Announcement for Postdoctoral Residency Program in Clinical Child Psychology/Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

The Department of Neuropsychology and the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute announce one opening for a two-year postdoctoral residency in Clinical Child Psychology / Neurodevelopmental Disabilities designed to provide supervised experiences in psychological assessment, diagnostic evaluation, treatment and consultation, and to prepare residents to become leaders in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities.  Training begins September 2, 2014.  Supervised experiences include assessments of children from infancy through young adulthood who present with a wide range of complex problems including autism, neurodevelopmental disabilities, ADHD, learning issues, and social-emotional disorders. Intervention experiences include individual, group and family therapy with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Didactics include seminars in autism and other developmental disabilities, neuropsychology, and professional development in psychology.  Multiple opportunities for adjunctive training in intervention, assessment, research, and public policy/educational law are offered.

Only graduates of APA/CPA-accredited doctoral programs and APA/CPA-accredited predoctoral internships will be considered. Candidates must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree prior to beginning the residency program.  Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The current stipend for first year residents (PGYI) is $39,264, which includes 8 holidays, two weeks vacation and one week professional/conference time per year.  Health insurance is available.  Residents receive appointments through the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  The position is presently supported by a Maternal and Child Health Bureau Training Grant.

Deadline for receipt of all application materials is January 17, 2014.  Interviews will be scheduled December 15, 2013, through January 31, 2014.  Fellowship offers may be made prior to the completion of interviews.  Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, graduate transcripts, 3 letters of reference, and 2 assessment samples.   Application materials can be e-mailed or mailed.  Electronic submission of materials is preferred.   E-mail or mail application materials to: Amy Keefer, Ph.D., Center for Autism and Related Disorders; Kennedy Krieger Institute; 3901 Greenspring Avenue; Baltimore, Maryland 21211. Phone number: (443) 923-7603; email: keefer@kennedykrieger.org.