Clinical Outcomes is a division of the Department of Behavioral Psychology that is focused on program evaluation across the department. The mission of Clinical Outcomes is to improve the quality of services provided by the department.

The team consists of public health experts, psychologists, behavior analysts, and computer programmers. Using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis as a guide, the Clinical Outcomes team works with clinical programs within the department to assess, evaluate, and improve outcomes for clients. In addition, Clinical Outcomes conducts program evaluation research and collaborates with faculty on program evaluation projects.

Clinical Outcomes supervisors work with each fellow to create an individualized training experience. Fellows will have the opportunity to train within an interdisciplinary team in a variety of contexts including providing supervision of program staff and conducting program evaluation.  In addition, fellows are provided with the opportunity to attend and/or present research at local and national conferences. The minimum number of hours required in the training program is 2,000, with fellows receiving written evaluations three times throughout the training year and a minimum of two hours of individual face to face supervision per week. In addition to individual supervision, the fellow is actively involved in at least two hours per week of professional development, team meetings, journal reviews, and/or research meetings. Training Experiences include:

Provision of Supervision:

  • Training and overseeing activities of practicum students
  • Supervising research assistants
  • Participate in staff and parent training

Program Evaluation:

  • Collecting and analyzing data for ongoing program evaluation projects
  • Proposing and developing new program evaluation projects
  • Working with clinicians to identify areas for improvement for both client outcomes and daily operations
  • Communicating project results to Clinical Outcome team and program directors
  • Sharing project results as appropriate at local and national conferences

Administrative Activities:

  • Participating in regular departmental meetings
  • Assisting with development of procedures for daily operations of the department

In addition to the above activities, fellows will have the opportunity to (a) participate in ongoing program evaluation and clinical research studies with departmental faculty and (b) propose and implement new studies per their interests.

Qualified candidates for the Clinical Outcomes fellowship will have received their doctoral degree in Psychology, Behavior Analysis, or Education, and will have experience and interest in Applied Behavior Analysis. Supervisors for postdoctoral fellows are Board Certified Behavior Analysts.

Application Guidelines:

Qualifications for applying to this fellowship position include: a) completion of all doctoral degree requirements prior to the fellowship start date of September 1 in psychology or behavior analysis from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; and b) training and experience in both clinical and research applications of the behavioral psychology in hospital, educational, or community settings.

Applicants should submit applications via direct email (psychology@kennedykrieger.org) by providing the following:

  • A cover letter stating the specific fellowship to which you are applying, and include your professional academic preparation and work experience, career interests, and reasons for applying.
  • A copy of your most recent curriculum vitae.
  • Original transcripts of all graduate-level coursework should be issued to Dr. Valerie Paasch and mailed directly to us from Registrar's Office.
  • Letters of recommendations written by three professors or work supervisors addressed to Dr. Valerie Paasch and forwarded directly to the Kennedy Krieger Institute.
  • Verification of Completion letter (to be completed by dissertation chair or Director of Clinical Training) indicating dissertation will be defended and approved one month before fellowship begins (by July 31). Exception: This letter is not needed if your official transcript reflects your degree has already been awarded.

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS, INCLUDING LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION IS FEBRUARY 1. PLEASE NOTE: COMPLETED APPLICATIONS ARE REVIEWED AS THEY ARE RECEIVED. ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THEIR STATUS BY FEBRUARY 24.

If sending documents via regular mail, all materials should be forwarded to:

Valerie Paasch, Ph.D.
Director of Postdoctoral Fellowship Training
Department of Behavioral Psychology
The Kennedy Krieger Institute
720 Aliceanna St., 2nd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202

For more information, please email psychology@kennedykrieger.org or call 443-923-7533.