The Postdoctoral Residency Program in Clinical Child Psychology in Autism and Related Disorders is a full-time, two-year experience beginning on September 1, 2023. 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, two 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 and Related Disorders. 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. Virtual interviews will be scheduled on February 10, 2023 and February 13, 2023. 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 a.m. EST on the Common Hold Date (February 27, 2023).

The following materials must be uploaded to APPA CAS by January 14, 2023, in order for your application to be reviewed: 

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • One sample assessment report and one sample treatment summary
  • A list of administered testing measures. Please indicate the number of times you have administered each measure. Please list ADOS modeules (T-4) individually. 
  • Three letters of recommendation (uploaded by letter writers)
  • Official graduate transcript (transmitted directly from the University)

At this time, all training appointments at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine are contingent upon being vaccinated for COVID-19. Documentation will be required. Requests for a religious or medical exemption, pregnancy or intent to become pregnant may be granted, and such requests must be submitted through the appropriate channels.

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