Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Pediatric Mental Health Institute - Children's Hospital Colorado

Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Pediatric Mental Health Institute

Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Developmental Pediatric Psychology

The Section of Developmental Pediatrics provides outpatient interdisciplinary evaluation and treatment of autism spectrum disorders, other neurodevelopmental disorders, and genetic disorders. The postdoctoral psychology fellow is an active team member in a variety of age-based (i.e., infancy to late adolescence) and genetic-related (i.e., XY, Fragile X, Turner) clinics. Our setting provides unique opportunities to understand development across childhood and to collaborate with Developmental Behavioral Pediatricians and other medical providers, Social Workers, Speech/Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists, in addition to our 20 Psychologists.  Fellows focus on building expertise in clinical conceptualization utilizing assessment measures of development/cognition, adaptive functioning, specific autism diagnostics, and diagnostics for common comorbidities and rule-outs, in order to provide supportive feedback for individuals and their families around strengths and needs for support. The year is enriched by intervention experiences (e.g., groups, individual, family/parent coaching) related to these diagnoses and their comorbidities. The postdoctoral fellow participates in scholarship related to their area of interest, which may include research, program development, or quality improvement (QI) projects. Mentors provide support related to developing an independent line of research/scholarship on a variety of topics. Opportunities for providing supervision and teaching, varied didactics, program development experience, and professional development are plentiful. Experiences within this postdoctoral fellowship are tailored to the fellow's interests and professional development goals. For interested trainees a second year of fellowship may be offered.

The fellowship is designed as a full-time, 12-consecutive-month, program beginning in September 2020. Fellows will receive a salary of $47,477, subject to the withholding of taxes.  As a full-time Children's Hospital Colorado employee, fellows are eligible for benefits equivalent to a first-year employee which include; medical, dental, vision, short term disability, and life insurance options.  Fellows are eligible for a total of 21 days of paid time off for holiday (7 Children's Hospital Colorado observed holidays), vacation and sick days, and 5 professional leave days.  Malpractice insurance is provided by Children's Hospital Colorado.

Application Information

Applicants must have completed their training in an APA or CPA accredited PhD or PsyD program in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology, and an APA accredited internship. Candidates are expected to have sufficient training and experience in Child Clinical Psychology to be able to maximally benefit from the experiences offered. Applications will be accepted from doctoral candidates who expect to have completed all doctoral degree requirements by the fellowship start date, including completion of internship and successful dissertation defense. Positions are contingent upon official verification of completion of all doctoral degree requirements (e.g., diploma, transcript) through the graduate school conferring the degree prior to starting the fellowship. The training program is committed to the recruitment of culturally and ethnically diverse individuals. Bilingual applicants, and all other qualified applicants, are encouraged to apply.


Application Procedures

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. A completed application consists of the following materials:

1.       Cover letter stating specifying interest in the Developmental Pediatric Psychology post-doctoral position, previous clinical, research and professional experience relevant to the program, and expectations of personal and/or professional goals that may result from engaging in the post-doctoral program

2.       A de-identified work sample

3.       A current Curriculum Vitae 

4.       Three letters of recommendation. Please submit only three letters

5.     Official transcripts of all graduate coursework

Email completed applications to both:

1.       Dianna Torgerson, Operations Coordinator, Psychology Training Program

Email: [email protected]

2.       Elizabeth Griffith, PhD, Associate Professor, Developmental Pediatric Psychology Training Director

Email: [email protected]