The Postdoctoral Residency Program in Clinical Child Psychology in Autism and Related Disorders is a full-time, two-year experience beginning on September 1, 2022. 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 9-11, 2022. Fellowship offers will be made on the uniform notification date (February 22, 2022).

The following materials must be uploaded to APPA CAS in order for your application to be reviewed: 

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Two assessment report examples
  • 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