Post-doctoral fellows have the opportunity to generate an individualized training curriculum in conjunction with their training director or supervisor. Fellowships can include administrative, clinical, and/or research experiences. The minimum number of hours required in the training program is 2,000, with fellows receiving written evaluations three times throughout the training year. A minimum of two hours of individual face-to-face supervision per week is provided by our training faculty. In addition to individualized supervision, the fellow is actively involved in at least two hours per week of professional development seminars, group supervision, case management conferences, and peer review. Additional information on Training Goals, Objectives, Competencies, Advisement, and Evaluation.

Post-doctoral fellowship is considered a full time training commitment. Fellows spend approximately 15-18 hours per week providing professional psychological services (direct, client contact), in addition to providing indirect care with care coordination and treatment planning. Inpatient and outpatient documentation takes place in EPIC electronic health record system.

Post-doctoral fellows have the opportunity to attend weekly LEND training core courses during the Fall and Spring semesters. Topics vary each year, but include topics such as: interdisciplinary process, cultural sensitivity, intellectual disabilities, psychological assessment, behavioral challenges, brain injury, special education laws, cerebral palsy, leadership, family-centered care, speech and language disorders, hearing disorders, learning disabilities, feeding disorders, autism spectrum disorder, functions of destructive behavior, and interventions for drug-exposed infants.

Training Faculty

Learn about our supervisors in the fellowship training program. Training Faculty: Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Professional Development

Postdoctoral fellows have the opportunity to attend various professional development seminars to discuss aspects of the employment acquisition process, with topics ranging from the preparing for licensure to negotiating job offers to becoming an early career psychologist. The training director also provides the fellows with ongoing updates regarding job opportunities. Finally, the faculty members make themselves available to further assist fellows in acquiring employment by writing letters of reference and contacting colleagues and Kennedy Krieger training alumni in the field on their behalf. Our commitment to the fellows extends beyond the training year, and the professional development component of the program allows us to facilitate the fellows' continued success as they begin their careers.

Prior Professional Development Seminar topics include:

  • Preparing for the EPPP and Licensure
  • Applying & Interviewing for Jobs
  • Giving Job Talks
  • Negotiating Job Offers
  • Private Practice
  • Using Social Media to Create Your Professional Brand
  • Transitioning to Being an Early Career Practitioner
  • Becoming a Supervisor
  • Practicing Cultural Humility as an Independent Practitioner
  • Self-Care
  • Understanding And Supporting Transgender & Gender Non-Binary Youth

Postdoctoral fellows also have the opportunity to attend didactics offered throughout Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins Hospital, in addition to attending the annual Kennedy Krieger Room to Grow Conference.