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The Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine provides assessment and treatment services for a variety of pediatric populations and their families. Our postdoctoral fellowship program provides training in applied behavior analysis, developmental disabilities, behavioral pediatrics, and family therapy. The philosophy of our postdoctoral program is to prepare fellows to function not only as psychologists in a variety of settings, but also as members of a multidisciplinary team providing health related services to children and their families. Training occurs through supervised experiences in inpatient hospital units and/or outpatient clinics. Fellows completing our program receive 2,000 fellowship training hours towards licensure and are well qualified to enter clinical, medical, or academic settings. Fellows receive a minimum of two hours of individual face to face supervision per week. In addition to individualized supervision, the fellow is actively involved in at least two hours per week of professional development seminars, group supervision, case management conferences, and peer review. Fellows also participate in our LEND Core Course series during the Fall and Spring semesters. Topics include interdisciplinary process, cultural sensitivity, intellectual disabilities, psychological assessment, behavioral challenges, brain injury, special education laws, cerebral palsy, leadership, managed care, program evaluation, spina bifida, family-centered care, speech and language disorders, hearing disorders, learning disabilities, feeding disorders, abuse and neglect, autism, functions of destructive behavior, and interventions for drug-exposed infants.

Clinics offering fellowships include:

  • Behavior Management Clinic
  • Child and Family Therapy Clinic
  • Neurobehavioral Unit
  • Neurobehavioral Outpatient Clinic
  • Pediatric Developmental Disorders Clinic
  • Pediatric Feeding Disorders
  • Pediatric Psychology Clinic and Consultation Services

Applications are due January 15th, although we encourage applicants to apply earlier as applications are reviewed as they are received. We will be following the APPIC Universal Notification Date of 2/25/19. Applicants may apply through APPA CAS or through email. Additional information can be found at our Fellowship Training page:

https://www.kennedykrieger.org/professional-training/training-disciplines/behavioral-psychology/postdoctoral-training

Please contact Dr. Valerie Paasch, Ph.D. (Director of Postdoctoral Training) at psychology@kennedykrieger.org .