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Psychology Fellowship Training Program

(757) 668-4673 (HOPE)

The primary goal of the CHKD postdoctoral fellowship program in clinical psychology is to help fellows develop the clinical skills necessary to provide care for diverse pediatric populations and to obtain a position in a pediatric healthcare setting or university-based training program.


We are accepting applications for a one-year postdoctoral clinical fellowship in the areas of pediatric psychology and consult-liaison.

This fellowship will provide an opportunity to work with a variety of medical populations, including inpatient pediatric rehabilitation, pain and palliative care, gastroenterology, neurology, hematology/oncology, intensive care, and trauma. Interventions will focus on behavioral planning and support during medical inpatient admissions, adjustment to diagnosis, pain and stress management, adherence to medical regimens, feeding, and extended hospitalizations.

The fellow will be responsible for working with multidisciplinary teams and patients referred to the consult-liaison service, as well as seeing patients in outpatient assessment and treatment. Opportunities for providing education to health system staff and trainees are also available.

The fellow receives a minimum of two hours of supervision from psychology faculty members each week focused on developing clinical skills, as well as "supervision of supervision" and professional identity and development. The fellow will also provide clinical supervision to pre-doctoral interns and/or practicum students in clinical psychology. The supervision and clinical experiences provided are designed to meet the current post-doctoral experience requirements in most states.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Doctorate in clinical psychology, either PsyD or PhD from an APA/CPA accredited program, as well as completion of an APA/CPA accredited internship.
  • Previous clinical experience in pediatric psychology, preferably within a hospital setting.
  • Experience conducting psychological evaluations and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults. 

Experience or certification in any of the below evidenced-based modalities preferred, advanced training in other modalities also considered.

  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Based Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.  


Interested in Applying?

Please submit the following to diana.schofield@chkd.org by January 1.

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • A de-identified sample treatment summary or psychological evaluation demonstrating integration of multiple sources of data

For more information, please see our UPPD posting.

Practice Locations
(757) 668-4673 (HOPE)