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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals

Postdoctoral Fellowships
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children's Hospital Colorado


Children’s Hospital Colorado offers six post-doctoral psychology fellowships in the following areas. All fellowships combine clinical and research opportunities.
1) Eating Disorders – focused on treatment and evaluation of children and adolescents diagnosed with eating disorders along a full spectrum of levels of care from medical stabilization, inpatient hospitalization, day treatment, intensive outpatient and outpatient services.

2) Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disabilities – focused on evaluation and treatment of autism and developmental disabilities including stabilization, evaluation, inpatient hospitalization, and planning for the continuum of care.

3) Pediatric Primary Care – focused on mental health, behavioral, and developmental consultation services in an outpatient pediatric primary care clinic and on program evaluation, research, and education around integrated mental health services.

4) Child Development Unit – Outpatient multidisciplinary evaluation of autism, developmental disabilities and genetic disorders. The postdoctoral fellow works on the Child Development Unit with a team consisting of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech/Language and Psychology. The postdoctoral fellow also participates in a selected set of LEND training didactic opportunities and research relevant to developmental disabilities.

5) Medical Day Treatment – focused on assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with chronic medical illness and comorbid psychiatric symptoms. The program offers training in a unique multidisciplinary setting, including on-site education and daily medical support. There are opportunities to integrate research and program development activities with clinical service

6) The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders (CCBD) -This fellowship is designed to provide clinical and research training and to develop advanced competencies in pediatric psychology within an oncology-hematology setting. The Fellow will be engaged in all aspects of clinical assessment, treatment and program development across CCBD diagnoses. In addition, the Fellow will assist in the development and implementation of psychosocial research within the CCBD with the goal of preparing manuscripts for publication.

All fellowships are designed as full-time 12-consecutive -month programs beginning in September 2014. Fellows will receive a salary of $38,000, subject to the withholding of taxes. As a full-time Children’s Hospital Colorado employee, fellows are eligible for benefits equivalent to a first year employee which include; medical, dental, vision, short term disability, and life insurance options. Fellows are eligible for a total of 21 days of paid time off for holiday (7 Children’s Hospital Colorado observed holidays), vacation, and sick days, and 5 professional leave days. Malpractice insurance is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado. The fellowship program is broadly intended to be comprised of 60% time devoted to clinical experience and 40% time developed to research activities with fellowship placements determining the specific activities and time allocations.

Requirements for Admission

Applicants must have completed their training in an APA or CPA accredited PhD or PsyD program in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology, and an APA accredited internship. Candidates are expected to have sufficient training and experience in Child Clinical Psychology to be able to maximally benefit from the experiences offered. Applications will be accepted from doctoral candidates who expect to have completed all doctoral degree requirements by the fellowship start date, including completion of internship and successful dissertation defense. Positions are contingent upon official verification of completion of all doctoral degree requirements (e.g., diploma, transcript) through the graduate school conferring the degree prior to starting the fellowship. The training program is committed to the recruitment of culturally and ethnically diverse individuals. Bilingual Spanish speaking applicants, and all other qualified applicants, are encouraged to apply.

Application Procedures

To apply, please submit the following in one complete packet: 1) a cover letter specifying interest in the specific post-doctoral position of choice, previous clinical, research and professional experience relevant to the post-doctoral program and expectations of personal and/or professional goals that may result from engaging in the specific post-doctoral program identified; 2) a current Curriculum Vitae; 3) three (3) letters of recommendation and 4) Official graduate transcript. The recommender's signature must be signed over the back seal of the envelope. Interview dates for selected applicants are January 27, 2014, January 31, 2014, February 3, 2014 and February 7, 2014.

If you are interested in applying for more than one position, please specify the one you are most interested in and discuss why you have chosen that particular program. Application deadline is January 3, 2014. Please address your application or other written communications to:

Christine Mann, Research and Training Program Assistant
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, B130
13123 E. 16th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045

For questions regarding the training program please contact the following individuals:

Sally E. Tarbell, PhD.
Chief of Pediatric Psychology
Associate Professor
Postdoctoral Fellowship,
Training Director

Jason Williams, Psy.D.
Assistant Professor
Postdoctoral Fellowship,

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