The Department of Neuropsychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute offers postdoctoral training opportunities in child clinical psychology. The goal of the child clinical psychology fellowship is to train clinical psychologists in performing evidence-based assessments of youth with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. In accordance with the scientist-practitioner model of training and practice, postdoctoral fellows will receive training in evidence-based assessment via didactic instruction, specific skill modeling, supervised and independent practice, and direct evaluation of research. Postdoctoral fellows are positioned to become leaders in the fields of pediatric neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, having developed a broad array of relevant clinical, research and training skills. Fellows spend approximately 70 percent of their time delivering clinical services, and 30 percent on didactic learning and research experiences.
Our postdoctoral fellowship program offers clinical training experiences with a wide range of patient populations, from birth through young adulthood. Children and adolescents are served in diverse settings throughout the Institute, including in the Neuropsychology Department’s outpatient specialty clinics and other interdisciplinary settings, such as Kennedy Krieger School Programs and the Center for Autism and Related Disorders.
Fellows complete four six-month major rotations in the Neuropsychology Department’s outpatient specialty clinics. They also spend a portion of their clinical time, for the full two years of fellowship, participating in the Targeted Assessment and Follow-Up Clinics. The specific major rotations are described on the following pages.
There is no requirement for postdoctoral training in order to obtain licensure as a psychologist in Maryland. This fellowship does, however, satisfy supervised practice hours that are required for several surrounding jurisdictions (e.g., New Jersey, New York).