October 26, 2014

Pediatric and Child Clinical Fellowship at Johns Hopkins

Postdoctoral Fellowships at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

The Pediatric Medical Psychology Program at Johns Hopkins is expecting
openings for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship.  US News and World
Report has rated Johns Hopkins Hospital as the #1 hospital for 22
years. Hopkins Children’s Center is among the top children’s hospitals
in the nation. Within the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral
Sciences, the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry offers a
two-year postdoctoral fellowship designed to provide supervised
experiences in Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology. Over 80% of
previous fellows have remained as faculty or staff at Johns Hopkins or
have pursued positions at other academic medical centers. Moreover,
many faculty and staff psychologists have developed programmatic
initiatives within Johns Hopkins (e.g., multidisciplinary teams with
pediatric medical subspecialties, child clinical specialty clinics).
While the focus of our fellowship is clinical, all fellows will be
involved with research as well. Divisional research opportunities
emphasize topics within developmental psychopathology (e.g., ADHD,
OCD, Tourettes, emotion regulation, health risk behavior) and
pediatric psychology (e.g., coping with chronic illness, adjustment
following injury). Didactic training includes weekly Grand Rounds and
research conferences offered by the Department of Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences; in addition, there are weekly divisional research
and clinical seminars provided.

The clinical focus of the fellowship includes assessment,
consultation, and treatment services provided to clinically impaired
youth who are served by our inpatient, day hospital, and outpatient
programs.  We work with youth as part of our clinical child psychology
clinics as well as pediatric behavioral medicine through our medical
subspecialty clinics. We serve a diverse population of families from
urban, suburban, and rural settings, range of SES, range of ethnic
diversity, ages (infant-young adult), referral concerns, and disease
presentation. Over the course of the two-year fellowship, all fellows
will complete supervised experiences in two concentrations:

·      Child Clinical Psychology: The full range of psychopathology is
represented within these programs. Within the fellowship, clinical
supervision is offered by nationally recognized experts in the
following disorders:  Tics and Tourette syndrome, Depression, ADHD,
OCD, and other Anxiety Disorders. Fellows will receive training in
assessment of cognitive/intellectual functioning, executive
functioning, academic achievement, and psychological/emotional/social
functioning.  Fellows will also receive supervision/training in
delivery of empirically-supported treatments for a range of
psychological disorders (e.g., CBT, PMT, Ex/RP, DBT).

·      Pediatric Medical Psychology: Our fellows have the opportunity
to work with youth who present with a range of medical conditions. In
particular, the fellow will participate within multidisciplinary
clinics within the departments of General Pediatrics/Adolescent
Medicine, Otolaryngology, Urology, GI, Burn, Dermatology, Oncology,
and Cardiology. Many of these clinics are highly ranked within the top
5 for their specialty. Fellows will consult with medical providers and
families to optimize adherence, improve pain management, and enhance
adjustment/coping with various medical conditions.

The minimum stipend for an entry level position is $ 42,000 plus
health insurance (based on NIH guidelines; the exact stipend may be
adjusted for cost of living increases). The fellow is afforded 2 weeks
of vacation; additional time is provided for sick leave and to attend
at least one professional conference.

Interested applicants must complete all requirements for a doctorate
in child clinical, pediatric, counseling, or school psychology prior
to the start date of  September 1, 2014. Review of applications will
begin November 3, 2014 and continue until the positions are filled.
Invitations for interviews to take place in early January 2015 will be
sent beginning December 1, 2014.  A complete application should
include vita, letter of interest, three letters of recommendation, and
updated list of assessment experiences (copy of APPIC along with a
list of the respective test names and number of times the test was
administered and interpreted). Only electronically submitted
applications will be considered, and early submission of materials is
encouraged.  Send complete application to Carisa Perry-Parrish, Ph.D.,
Director of Training, via email: cparris5@jhmi.edu (please note
“Fellowship Application – [Your Name]” in the subject line and be sure
to include all application materials in one email).  Submission of
incomplete materials may result in delayed review.

Johns Hopkins is located on the downtown medical campus in Baltimore,
Maryland. Baltimore is located near the Chesapeake Bay and within
driving distance of several beaches in Maryland, Virginia, and
Delaware. Founded in 1729, Baltimore is the second largest seaport in
the Mid-Atlantic United States. Baltimore's Inner Harbor was once the
second leading port of entry for immigrants to the United States and
is now home to restaurants, shopping, and outdoor entertainment.
Baltimore is known for its neighborhoods throughout the city (Fells
Point, Canton, Federal Hill, Patterson Park, Mt Washington, Hampden)
with many unique restaurants and local attractions. Johns Hopkins
Hospital and Johns Hopkins University serve as the city's top two
employers. Over 620,000 residents count Baltimore as home, with
approximately 2.7 million residents living in the Baltimore
Metropolitan Area. Baltimore is conveniently located near several
major mid-Atlantic cities, including Washington, DC and Philadelphia.

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