The Department of Neuropsychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute is accepting applications for a two-year child clinical psychology postdoctoral fellowship to begin in September 2024. This is an assessment-focused fellowship. There are two open positions.

The child clinical psychology postdoctoral fellowship program at Kennedy Krieger Institute offers clinical training experiences with a diverse population of youth with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. In accordance with the scientist-practitioner model of training and practice, postdoctoral fellows receive advanced training in evidence-based assessment via didactic instruction, specific skill modeling, supervised and independent practice, and direct evaluation of research. Fellows spend approximately 70 percent of their time delivering clinical services, and 30 percent on didactic learning, supervision, and research experiences.

Fellows gain experience in psychological assessment through training in the outpatient specialty clinics within the Department of Neuropsychology. Through involvement in these outpatient specialty clinics, fellows gain experience assessing youth with a range of neurodevelopmental and/or psychiatric disorders with complex learning, emotional, and behavioral concerns. In addition to rotating through the specialty outpatient assessment clinics, fellows participate in the Targeted Assessment and Follow-Up Clinics for the duration of the two-year fellowship.

Commitment and Benefits:

Training begins September 1, 2024. The fellowship in child clinical psychology is for a two-year period on a full-time basis. Candidates must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree prior to beginning the residency program. Only graduates of APA/CPA-accredited doctoral programs and APA/CPA-accredited doctoral internships will be considered. Fellows are expected to have received experience in psychological assessment at the graduate school and internship level. Fellows receive appointments through the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The current stipend for first year fellows (PGYI) is $54,840, which includes eight holidays, two weeks of vacation and one week of professional/conference time per year. Health insurance is available.

Application Process:

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 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.

Important Dates:

  1. Please submit application materials by December 15, 2023.
  2. Applicants will be notified if they have been selected for an interview by January 3, 2024.
  3. Interviews will be held at Kennedy Krieger Institute or via video conference during the week of January 8, 2024.
  4. This fellowship adheres to the 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. Click on the following link for more information about the CHD.

Additional information about the child clinical psychology fellowship can be found here.

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

Shelley McDermott, PhD, BCBA-D

Alison Pritchard, PhD, ABPP

Phone: (443) 923-4482

Phone: (443) 923-4409