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The Department of Behavioral Psychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute is recruiting for a full time child psychologist position. Kennedy Krieger is a premier, internationally recognized nonprofit institution affiliated with Johns Hopkins. The Behavior Management Clinic is one of several outpatient specialty clinics based within Behavioral Psychology and serves a diverse pediatric population of children from birth through 12 years of age. Our team of clinical professionals is dedicated to improving the lives and outcomes of children and families struggling with a wide range of clinical problems. We are seeking a Psychologist to join our expanding clinical services who will bring expertise in assessment and family based treatment of children with a variety of emotional and behavioral disorders.

Primary job responsibilities include providing evidence-based assessment and treatment services to children (and their families) with and without mild cognitive delays and co-morbidities, case documentation and administrative requirements, and assisting with development and delivery of child and parent groups. Kennedy Krieger maintains an interdisciplinary orientation to patient care thus consultation with Institute and community providers to ensure high quality continuity of care is expected. Although the primary duties for this position are clinical, we encourage applicants with secondary interests in examination and measurement of clinical outcomes to apply.

We strongly encourage and seek to promote diversity in the workplace.  We are especially interested in hiring psychologists who are from underrepresented populations and committed to using evidence and equity based approaches.


Education and Training

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or School Psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program
  • Internship from an APA-accredited program
  • Postdoctoral fellowship training in clinical child psychology
  • Training and experience in applied behavior analysis, cognitive behavioral therapy, child psychology, and developmental psychology
  • Training and experience providing family based care and behavioral parent training
  • Training in and commitment to the delivery of culturally competent services to children and families
  • Prior child and parent group training experience as well as interest in assisting with development and delivery of such groups

Licenses, Certifications:

  • Licensure or license eligible in Maryland required
  • Virginia licensure eligibility desirable
  • PCIT certified therapist or interest in PCIT training and certification  desirable
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst a plus
  • Certified School Psychologist a plus


  • Minimum of two years of experience applying behavioral and cognitive behavioral methods with children and families. May consider applicants with just one year of fellowship training if a particularly good fit
  • Experience working with a diverse patient population
  • Consultation with professionals from other disciplines, especially developmental and general pediatric physicians and other mental health providers
  • Knowledge of early childhood development, including common screening for developmental and social-emotional/behavioral concerns
  • Early intervention and prevention experience
  • Treatment of both externalizing and internalizing disorders
  • School consultation knowledge and experience preferred
  • Experience or interest in working with military connected families highly desirable

Salary and benefits are competitive.

Applicants should forward a CV, cover letter, and names of three references to Susan Perkins-Parks, Ph.D. (Clinic Director) at

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.