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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowships
Children's Hospital Los Angeles, USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is pleased to announce 2 full-time, two-year postdoctoral psychology fellowship positions in pediatric psychology. Founded in 1901, CHLA treats critically ill/injured and underserved children and families in Los Angeles and is recognized throughout the United States and around the world for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent health. CHLA serves a predominantly low-income, urban, ethnically diverse population. The fellowship program is part of a larger Mental Health Program within the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. This is an interdisciplinary training, service, and research program based in the Division of General Pediatrics at CHLA.

The Pediatric Psychology Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) consists of outpatient and inpatient hospital-based services that provide therapeutic support and intervention to children and families. The pediatric psychology postdoctoral fellows will participate in varied clinical activities with child and adolescent patients and their families. Opportunities are available for experience with both inpatient and outpatient populations within a broad range of medical subspecialties including hematology/oncology, craniofacial, nephrology, endocrinology and pain management. The psychology fellows will work as a part of one or more of the previously mentioned interdisciplinary medical teams to provide consultation/liaison services, as well as short-term therapy, long-term therapy, and group therapy to children and their families. We also provide advocacy within the school system, as related to meeting emotional and medical needs that may be impacting school performance. Case management and consultation with community agencies are provided to advocate for patients' rights and needs. Several of our staff are bilingual and bicultural, and we provide specialized training in working with bilingual children and families.

Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in clinical, school or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program, and an APA-accredited predoctoral internship working with children/adolescents by August 31, 2014. Positions will begin September 2014. Candidates should submit a cover letter that specifies their interest in the pediatric psychology track and long-term career goals, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (one from predoctoral internship), transcripts of graduate studies, and a sample child/adolescent cognitive assessment report. Submit application materials to Sara Sherer, Ph.D. via e-mail at or by mail: Sara Sherer, Ph.D., Children's Hospital Los Angeles, USC/UCEDD Mental Health Program, Mailstop # 53, 4650 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027. We will begin reviewing applications on January 20, 2014 and continue accepting applications until the fellowship positions are filled. Please consult our website: for important information about our application requirements and training opportunities. Children's Hospital Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from bilingual candidates and members of underrepresented groups are specifically encouraged. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Sherer at

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