Application Process

The child clinical psychology postdoctoral fellowship is a full-time, two-year experience beginning on September 1, 2024. 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. 

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 important dates for the program are listed below.

Please submit application materials by December 15, 2023.

Interviews will be held at Kennedy Krieger Institute or via video conference during the week of January 8, 2024.

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.

This fellowship adheres to the new APPIC Postdoctoral Selection Standards with Common Hold Date (CHD), which allows postdoctoral programs to make offers at any time following the completion of interviews; applicants can then accept, decline or hold an offer until the designated CHD of Monday, February 26, 2024

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