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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
APA Accredited Postdoctoal Fellowships In Clinical Pyschology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Applications are currently being accepted for an APA accredited postdoctoral fellowship program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Pediatric Psychology. Based on the scientist/practitioner model, the OUHSC program emphasizes the training and development of psychologists who can assume leadership roles in clinical service delivery, research, and teaching. As such, all fellows receive innovative training in service delivery and engage in active research programs. Fellows are required to spend at least 51% of their time in clinical activities, and can spend the remaining time in research activities if so desired. Fellows typically join ongoing faculty projects, but opportunities for independent research exist as well. Grant writing opportunities are available and strongly encouraged. Seminars and didactics are required and funding opportunities to attend conferences are available.

Pediatric Psychology – General: Therapy, assessment, and consultation opportunities are available for fellows in pediatric psychology in a variety of clinics and inpatient services including hematology/oncology, pediatric transplant, and a hospital-wide consultation-liaison service. Specialty outpatient clinic rotations include pain management, behavioral sleep medicine, obesity, kidney transplant, liver transplant, assessment clinic, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, and pediatric cancer, including brain tumor clinic and a late effects clinic for children and adolescents who have completed cancer treatment. Outpatient primary care services are available in a general pediatrics clinic, Fostering Hope Clinic for children and adolescents in foster care placements, and a Latino outreach clinic. Fellows provide services as part of a hospital-wide inpatient consultation-liaison service, working with the families of children and adolescents with a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions. Trainees have the opportunity to consult for various medical specialties, participate as a member of multidisciplinary treatment teams, attend didactics regarding pediatrics and primary care, and participate in research projects and/or grant-writing. Training takes place primarily at the Children’s Hospital at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center. More information about this program can be found at Please contact Dr. Stephen Gillaspy ( for more information.

A doctorate from an APA approved clinical or counseling psychology program and completion of an APA accredited one-year clinical internship are required. Our postdoc brochure has all the information on exactly how to submit an application and what to submit in a PDF file and what to submit by US mail. The postdoc brochure can be accessed at the following website address:

Application Process
Each applicant is to submit a complete set of application materials which includes two different components. The first component is a pdf. file attachment and the second part is sent by US Mail.

The Pdf. file should include the following:
1. A letter of interest, including a discussion of career goals.
2. A completed copy of our program's application form.
3. A copy of your curriculum vitae containing background information, academic and field experience.
4. If available, a copy of the standard APPIC form used to apply for internship. (If you have not already completed the APPIC form, or if it is not available there is no need to do so)
5. Have your dissertation chair sign the attached form concerning your dissertation status.

All of this material should be included in a single pdf file and sent to the following email address In order for us to identify this file please use your name as the file name.

In addition to the single pdf file, please mail the following in a single packet by regular mail:
1. Three letters of recommendation sealed with signature of the writer across the flap.
2. An official graduate transcript of all graduate academic work plus one copy of the official graduate transcript.

Mail the packet to:

Russell L. Adams, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
David Ross Boyd Professor
Director, Psychology Fellowship Program
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
920 Stanton L. Young Blvd., Room WP-3440
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73190
Post Office Box 26901, WP-3440
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73126-0901

This is a one year position with the option of a second year and will begin September 2, 2013. Benefits are included and salary is competitive. The OUHSC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity.

The Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Training Program is offered through the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus, located at 920 Stanton L. Young Blvd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Consortium agencies include OU Medical Center (Children's Hospital and its clinics, Everett Tower, Presbyterian Hospital) the Child Study Center, and Veteran's Affairs Medical Center. Consortium agencies are located together in a large medical complex.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has approximately 48 full-time faculty members, including approximately 20 psychiatrists, 25 psychologists, and 3 psychiatric social workers. In addition, there are five part-time faculty, and other supporting staff such as psychometrists and psychiatric nurses. Faculty members from other academic departments teach and provide supervision. There are 18 psychologists in the Department of Pediatrics, and one psychologist in the Department of Neurology. All psychologists are on campus and most in full time positions. All together, 43 psychologists participate in our postdoctoral training programs.

The educational programs of the department include the two separately accredited postdoctoral programs discussed above, a psychiatric residency, a predoctoral clinical psychology internship, and undergraduate medical education. The department offers all students, whether they be psychology fellows, psychiatric residents, or medical students, repeated and intense exposure to all the disciplines in the mental health field; thus, the Fellows will receive most of their supervision from psychologists, as well as some supervision from psychiatrists and social workers. Oklahoma City is a friendly city with much to see and do. We enjoy a range of seasons, diverse cultural offerings, including innovative art and theater, professional and collegiate sporting events, and exceptional music venues. The low cost of living adds to the advantages found in the metro area and helps create a wonderful place to live and work. OUHSC was named one of the Top 4 Places to work in Academia by The Scientist magazine in October 2009.

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