Fellows gain experience in an academic health care system setting
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital offers four 12-month postdoctoral fellowship positions in psychology:
- Pediatric psychology, with a special focus on consultation-liaison and hematology/oncology
- Pediatric psychology with a special focus on consultation-liaison and pain psychology
- Pediatric psychology with a specialization in hematology/oncology/BMT with an emphasis in adolescents and young adults (AYA) and weight management
- Autism and Developmental Disabilities
The psychology fellowship program is designed to provide clinical and research experiences necessary to support independent practice in pediatric and clinical child psychology and advanced training for a career within an academic medical or hospital setting.
Opportunities for supervisory experiences with psychology interns exist for both assessment and intervention. Fellows will have the opportunity to work with several supervisors to obtain hours necessary for licensure in Florida and will participate in scheduled didactics. There is an expectation for involvement in collaborative research. The requirement may be satisfied with an approved proposal for program development.
These positions are located in the Center for Behavioral Health within the Johns Hopkins All Children's Institute for Brain Protection Sciences.
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Autism & Developmental Disabilities
This program focuses on advanced training in early detection, differential diagnosis and evidence-based assessment and/or intervention for children with:
- Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
- Intellectual disability
- Developmental delay
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Learning disorders
- Disruptive behavior disorders
- Language disorder
- Internalizing disorders
Fellows will participate on a multidisciplinary evaluation team at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Autism Center and will have inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences. Additional opportunities include participating in interventions targeting core skill deficits such as behavioral parent training and group-based social skills training.
Pediatric Psychology–Hematology/Oncology, Consultation-Liaison
This program focuses on specialized training working with youth and their families experiencing a chronic and/or acute illness with a focus on evidence-based assessment and intervention. Common referrals for inpatient and outpatient services include:
- Improving quality of life
- Addressing concerns regarding treatment adherence
- Diagnosing/treating psychological comorbidities
- Facilitating adjustment/coping with illness
- Evaluating medical trauma and acute anxiety
The position will include inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences within the two primary rotations (consultation-liaison and hematology/oncology) and the opportunity to become an integrated member on a multidisciplinary treatment team through minor rotations offered in several of the subspecialty medical clinics.
Pediatric Psychology Consultation-Liaison, Pain Psychology
This program focuses on advanced training in evidence-based practice for children, adolescents and their families living with chronic and/or acute illness with special focus on management of chronic pain.
This rotation includes inpatient, outpatient and multidisciplinary clinic experiences. Specialized training in biofeedback is provided.
Pediatric Psychology - Hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplant with an emphasis in adolescents and young adults (AYA) and weight management
This program focuses on a grant-funded weight management intervention study for adolescents and young adults who are survivors of pediatric cancer. The two primary components of this major rotation include delivery of the study intervention and a small caseload of hem/onc/BMT cases.
The fellow will receive intensive training and supervision in motivational interviewing and will be expected to reach expert level MI proficiency. The fellow will be actively involved in the research process (including, but not limited to, recruitment, screening, intervention delivery, and analyses) and will receive advanced training on grantsmanship and will have opportunities for multiple research publications.
Applicants from American Psychological Association (APA)- or Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)-accredited programs in:
Preference provided to those applicants with pediatric psychology/clinical child experience and an interest in working in a hospital-based setting.
Completion of an APA-accredited internship and all requirements for conferral of doctoral degree before start date is required. August start dates available.
Drug testing is mandatory for all individuals selected to internships and fellowships at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. Marijuana is an illegal drug under federal law, and Johns Hopkins All Children's prohibits the use of marijuana in any form as part of its commitment to a drug-free workplace. Therefore, please be advised that any positive test for marijuana, cannabis, or CBD will result in dismissal from the internship or fellowship program, regarless of any potentially extenuating circumstances, such as whether the student has a prescription for marijuana or a medical marijuana card.
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Psychology Fellowship Program is a member of APPIC.
Please submit your application materials to Dr. Feldman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A complete application includes:
- Cover letter specifying track of choice (Pediatric Psychology or ASD/Developmental Disabilities) and specialization (if indicated)
- Curriculum vitae
- Three letters of recommendation (sent directly by the letter writers)
- Unofficial transcript (official transcript will be required upon acceptance of fellowship)
- De-identified comprehensive report (ASD/DD track only)
Materials are due December 17, 2021.
After review of your application, additional information may be requested.
For more information about our fellowship programs and application process, please contact:
Marissa Feldman, Ph.D.
Psychology Fellowship Director
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
Department of Psychology
880 Sixth Street S., Suite 460
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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