NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2014-2015
This fellowship provides an opportunity for advanced direct practice in providing psychological services as part of interdisciplinary solid organ transplant teams (heart, lung, kidney and liver). Psychology services provided include:
This position is designed to have 65-70 percent clinical time commitment with the remainder of time dedicated to clinical research activities. Current research projects include:
The position is a one- or two-year fellowship beginning July or September 1. Candidates with previous clinical and research experiences in pediatric psychology are encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact Dr. Lefkowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2014-2015
Start date: August 1 or September 1, 2014
The Behavioral Health in Urban Schools Program (BHUS) conducts culturally and socially relevant applied research in schools that serve children of low income and ethnic minority backgrounds who are at risk for mental health problems and underutilization of mental health services. The primary goal of the BHUS Program is to reduce barriers to mental healthcare, with a particular focus on improving access to evidence-based behavioral health services for children and families in urban school settings.
The fellow will play a leadership role in clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The fellowship will focus on research and clinical skills related to implementation science. Projects include:
The fellow will be expected to contribute to grant writing and dissemination activities (i.e., manuscript and conference presentation preparation). Access to current and archival datasets will be provided.
The fellow will be able to accrue hours for licensure in psychology.
In addition to the requirements listed for all fellowships under the Application Process section, we request reprints from three publications.
The start date is August 1 or September 1, 2014. The position is for one year with the possibility of a second year contingent upon funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Ricardo Eiraldi at email@example.com.
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS 2014-2015
The programs led by Dr. Leff aim to enhance the capacity of urban, under-resourced schools and communities to more proactively address problems related to relational (rumors, gossiping, social exclusion), physical (hitting and pushing), and cyber (using electronic means) aggression and bullying.
Contingent upon funding, a variety of post-doctoral experiences may be available related to the following initiatives:
Qualitative research activities are being conducted this year to develop each program component. The 2014-2015 school year will include piloting and iterative refinement of the program, in preparation for a more systematic trial of the program in the 2015-2016 school year.
In addition to these clinical experiences, there are several exciting research (qualitative and quantitative) opportunities available.
For more information, please contact Dr. Leff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2014 FOR SELECT SPECIALIZATIONS
The Center for Autism Research (CAR) was established by CHOP and Penn to coordinate, sponsor and support state-of-the-art research into understanding the causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Studies focus on diagnosis, development, neuropsychology, genetics and neuroimaging of individuals with ASD. CAR has a large training program spanning both research and clinical mentorship. This provides a rich environment for fellows interested in pursuing a career in clinical work, research or a combination.
The postdoctoral fellowship offers specialty experiences in ASD, diagnostic evaluations and opportunities to master assessment of individuals, age 3 months to 50 years. Assessments occur in our research clinic and in the interdisciplinary Regional Autism Center clinic at CHOP. Opportunities to participate in intervention studies, parent trainings and community presentations are also available. Participation in research development, implementation and publication is based on the fellow’s career goals, level of experience and CAR’s needs.
In addition to the core focus on autism assessment and diagnosis, additional specialized focus is available in the following areas, depending on trainee experience and available funding:
This two-year postdoctoral fellowship is designed for individuals with a specialization in infant and toddler developmental assessment, with an emphasis on early identification of children with autism spectrum disorders.
Fellows will work on an exciting multi-site research study following children at risk for developing autism longitudinally from 3 months through 3 years of age. Successful candidates will lead clinical evaluations, provide verbal feedback to parents, write developmental reports, and participate in supervision activities, all geared toward licensure in clinical psychology. In addition, the study utilizes methodologies such as eye tracking and MRI, in which fellows will be required to assist.
Along with opportunities for authorship, fellows will participate actively in network-wide activities, such as regular conferences and research calls, network annual meetings, and conference presentations.
For more information about this fellowship opportunity, please contact Dr. Juhi Pandey at email@example.com.
This two-year postdoctoral fellowship is designed for individuals seeking a career in clinical research in ASD with a focus on translational research between basic science and intervention research.
The fellow will receive ongoing training on mediators and moderators of response to treatment and interact with a variety of basic scientists to develop an independent line of translational research.
Applicants are expected to submit a two-page research topic proposal focused on mediators and moderators of response to intervention in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Over the course of the fellowship, the fellow will be expected to produce two manuscripts and two conference presentations per year, and a grant application. Clinical psychology fellows will also receive supervision of clinical work for licensure.
For more information about this fellowship opportunity, please contact Ayana King Pointer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2014
Fellows receive additional specialized training in interdisciplinary, community-based, and family- and culturally-sensitive programming through weekly LEND seminars and activities. Opportunities for participation in hospital-based program development initiatives designed to improve treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders may also be possible through this fellowship.
In addition to the above specializations, fellows with a primary interest in autism diagnostic evaluation and assessment who have the appropriate background may also be able to receive specialized training in general pediatric neuropsychology. Neuropsychological training would involve evaluation of children and adolescents with developmental and acquired neurological disorders in CHOP’s Outpatient Neuropsychology Service.
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2014-2016
Applications due date: Friday January 10, 2014
Start date: Preferably July 1
This two-year fellowship program is designed to meet the criteria set forth by the Houston Conference Policy Statement on education and training and participates in the match process through the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN). The goal is to prepare the fellow for a career as a scientist-practitioner in pediatric neuropsychology.
Rotations may include participation in:
Fellows spend approximately 60 to 70 percent of time devoted to clinical work, which consists of a combination of general outpatient services and focused clinical experiences. The fellow receives approximately two hours of individual supervision per week to support planning assessments, analyzing data and providing oral and written feedback. Approximately 10-20 percent of the fellow’s time will be dedicated to research. The fellow will be assigned a primary research mentor and will be expected to demonstrate competency for independent research after completing the fellowship.
Please see Application Process for specific requirements for applications/interviewing for the neuropsychology fellowship.
For more information/questions specific to the neuropsychology fellowship, please contact Lauren Krivitzky, Ph.D., ABPP-Cn at krivitzkyL@email.chop.edu.