Application Process

The child clinical psychology postdoctoral fellowship is a full-time, two-year experience beginning on September 1, 2021. Candidates must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree prior to beginning the fellowship. Only graduates of APA/CPA-accredited doctoral programs and APA/CPA-accredited doctoral internships will be considered. Fellows receive appointments through the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The current stipend for first year residents (PGY1) is $52,704, which includes eight holidays, two weeks of vacation, and one week of professional/conference time per year. Health insurance is available.

Those interested in applying for the child clinical psychology postdoctoral fellowship should send the following by email to

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Names of three references (Note: Letter-writers must email letters of reference directly to the email listed above.)
  4. One de-identified psychological report

Please submit application materials by January 15, 2021. Applications will be notified if they have been selected for an interview by January 29, 2021.

Interviews will be held at the Kennedy Krieger Institute or via video conference during the week of February 8, 2021.

On-site interviews are preferred, but exceptions can be made in the event that an on-site interview is not possible. For on-site interviews, applicants can expect to be at Kennedy Krieger from approximately 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Applicants will be interviewed, individually or in small groups, by at least three Kennedy Krieger staff psychologists. Applicants are provided with a light breakfast, lunch and a tour of Kennedy Krieger.

If you have additional questions, please contact either of the Child Clinical Psychology Fellowship co-directors:

Shelley McDermott, PhD, BCBA-D
Phone: 443-923-4482

Alison Pritchard, PhD, ABPP
Phone: 443-923-4409