Postdoctoral fellows receive a minimum of four hours of supervision per week (two hours of group supervision and two hours of individual supervision). Supervision is provided by licensed psychologists. Individual supervision takes place with the supervising psychologists of each major rotation. Group supervision for minor rotations primarily takes place in the context of departmental rounds and focuses on case presentations, discussion of intervention and assessment methods, and review of relevant research. In addition to individual supervision, the fellows will participate in targeted consultation groups focused on a specific modality or treatment population.
At the beginning of each rotation, each fellow will meet with their supervisors to identify specific professional goals, and will receive formal written feedback on progress made toward those goals three months into the rotation, and then again at the end of the rotation. Fellows will receive a minimum of two written evaluations per year, one at the end of each six-month major rotation. Fellows will receive documents detailing the due process and grievance procedures.
There is no requirement for postdoctoral training in order to obtain licensure as a psychologist in Maryland. This fellowship does, however, satisfy supervised practice hours that are required for several surrounding jurisdictions (e.g., New Jersey and New York). To ensure comprehensive interdisciplinary training, all trainees complete an individualized training plan.