The Postdoctoral Residency Program in Clinical Child Psychology in Autism and Related Disorders is a full-time, one-year (with the option of two years) 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. Fellows receive appointments through the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The current stipend for first year residents is consistent with the National Institute of Health (NIH) PGY1 guidelines and includes eight holidays, three weeks of vacation, and one week of professional/conference time per year. Health insurance is available.

Interested applicants may apply through APPA CAS (APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application). First applicants should complete the basic demographic, education and transcript requests required of all applicants for all APPA CAS programs. Then they should select Kennedy Krieger Institute – Child Clinical Psychology – Center for Autism Services, Science and Innovation (CASSI™, formerly known as the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, or CARD). 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. Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2023. Virtual interviews will be scheduled in early January 2024. Consistent with the APPIC Postdoctoral Selection Standards, an offer will be made at any time following the conclusion of interviews. Applicants can then accept, decline, or hold an offer until 10:00 am EST on the Common Hold Date (February 26, 2024).

Please ensure that your application includes the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • One sample assessment report and one sample treatment summary
  • Three letters of recommendation (uploaded by letter writers)
  • Official graduate transcript (transmitted directly from the University)

Please direct questions about the program to Amy Keefer, PhD, ABPP at