Application Process

The child clinical psychology postdoctoral fellowship is a full-time, two-year experience beginning on September 1, 2022. 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. Postdoctoral fellow stipend level is based on NIH’s National Research Service Award doctoral stipend level, which is currently $53,760. This includes eight holidays, two weeks of vacation, and one week of professional/conference time per year. Health insurance is available.

To apply, click on the following link to access the APPA CAS (APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application). Complete the basic demographic, education and transcript requests required of all applicants for all APPA CAS programs. Then select the Kennedy Krieger Institute – Child Clinical Psychology Postdoc Program.  APPA CAS allows you to request letters of recommendation electronically which are then uploaded by the letter writer. Note: APPA CAS refers to letters of recommendation as "Evaluations.” The specific requirements for the program are listed below, as well as within the APPA CAS system.

Please submit application materials by December 15, 2021. Applications will be notified if they have been selected for an interview by January 17, 2022.

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
Email: 
McDermott@KennedyKrieger.org  


Alison Pritchard, PhD, ABPP
Phone: 443-923-4409   
Email: 
Pritchard@KennedyKrieger.org