Post-doctoral Psychology Fellowships - Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO

Posted: Monday, October 4, 2021

 

Children's Hospital Colorado
Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowships

2022-2023

Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO) offers post-doctoral psychology fellowships in multiple areas (Anxiety and OCD, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Cystic Fibrosis, Developmental Pediatric Psychology, Eating Disorders, Pediatric Primary Care, Solid Organ Transplant, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders). All fellowships are designed as full-time 12- month positions beginning in September 2022. Please see APPIC website (www.appic.org) for details.

Developmental Pediatric Psychology

The Section of Developmental Pediatrics provides outpatient interdisciplinary evaluation and treatment of autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disability, other neurodevelopmental disorders, and genetic disorders within CHCO. The postdoctoral psychology fellow will increase their understanding of development across childhood as an active team member in a variety of age-based (i.e., infancy to late adolescence) assessment clinics. There are also opportunities within medical subspecialty clinics (e.g, XY, Fragile X, Turner, Deaf and Hard of Hearing), the Pediatric Care Network, outreach clinics, and the Bilingual Spanish speaking family clinics. Our setting provides unique opportunities to collaborate with Developmental Behavioral Pediatricians and other medical providers, Social Workers, Speech/Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Child Life Specialists, in addition to our group of over 20 diverse Psychologists. Fellows focus on building expertise in clinical conceptualization utilizing assessment measures of development/cognition, adaptive functioning, specific autism diagnostics, and common comorbidities and rule-outs, in order to provide supportive feedback for individuals and their families around strengths and needs for support. We strive to provide culturally sensitive services including consideration of the appropriateness of our assessments, partnering with families, and collaborating with medical language interpreters. The year is enriched by short-term targeted intervention experiences (e.g., groups, individual, family/parent coaching) related to these diagnoses and their comorbidities (e.g., anxiety, phobias, mood). Due to COVID-19 Developmental Pediatrics is now providing evaluation and intervention services through telehealth (video conferencing), as well as continuing in-person visits. It is our expectation that our psychologists and trainees will continue to provide services through both modalities. 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. There are many opportunities for providing bedside teaching, mentoring and supervision, as well as classroom teaching, varied didactics, program development experience, and professional development. This is a full-time position with supervision provided by experienced Psychologists. Experiences within this postdoctoral fellowship are tailored to the fellow's interests and professional development goals, overseen by a year-long mentor. For interested trainees a second year of fellowship may be offered to allow for advanced opportunities in professional development, developing additional subspecialty clinical expertise, and building further on specific research interests.

Fellows will receive a salary of $47,951, subject to the withholding of taxes.  As a full-time CHCO 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 holidays (7 Children's Hospital Colorado observed holidays), vacation and sick days, and 5 professional leave days.  Malpractice insurance is provided by CHCO.