November 21, 2014

Baylor College of Medicine - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric/Clinical Child Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric/Clinical Child Psychology
Department of Pediatrics, Psychology Section, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital
Training Director: Gia Washington, Ph.D., ABPP

The Psychology Section of Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics announces the availability of two-year, postdoctoral fellowships designed to train scientist-practitioners in Pediatric/Child Clinical Psychology.  The Pediatric/Clinical Child Psychology Fellowship offers training tracks focused in one of two areas: Clinical Child or Pediatric Health Psychology. The Pediatric/Clinical Child Psychology fellowship is part of a comprehensive fellowship program that also includes a track providing specialty training in Pediatric Neuropsychology (Director: Marsha Gragert, Ph.D., ABPP-CN).

The primary site for this fellowship is the Psychology Service of Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), which is the largest children’s hospital in the United States and the primary teaching/training center for the Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of PediatricsBaylor College of Medicine (BCM) and TCH are located on the grounds of the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. The 2014-2015 ranking of Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report once again placed Texas Children’s on Honor Roll status in pediatrics, ranking Texas Children’s as 4th overall in the nation. We ranked among America's best in all ten specialty areas evaluated.

Fellows are accepted into one of the following tracks: Clinical Child or Pediatric Health Psychology. The Child Clinical and Pediatric Health fellows spend 70-75% time in clinical service (divided across major and minor rotations including supervision), 5-7% time in professional preparation and development, 10% in research and 10% time in didactic coursework. Professional preparation includes time allotment and financial support toward EPPP and provisional licensure in Texas during the fellow’s first year. The client population served through TCH represents a wide range of conditions within primary and specialized pediatric medicine.

The Psychology Section maintains a large number of trainees at various levels, offering significant opportunity for collegial interaction with peers. Current departmental trainees include: 8 postdoctoral fellows (4 in pediatric neuropsychology, 4 in clinical child psychology), 5 interns in our APA-accredited Professional Psychology Internship Training program, and numerous graduate practicum students. At the fellowship level, a firm foundation is provided for those pursuing careers in academic medical centers, hospitals, or private practice. The majority of our graduates enter directly into positions within academic medical centers.

Trainees interested in applying for the 2015-2017 class (anticipated start September, 2015) can access additional information about our program through our web-based program brochure (PDF document), at Application requires submission of a letter of intent/cover letter that includes an autobiographical statement and information about your theoretical orientation, curriculum vita, official graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants are encouraged to send all application materials in one, electronic submission, though we understand that transcripts and some recommendation letters may be arriving under separate cover.  All application materials must be received by our program on or before January 2, 2015.

On-site interviews at Texas Children’s Hospital are expected and will be extended to qualified applicants. Anticipated interview dates: Friday, January 30thMonday, February 2nd, and Friday, February 6th, 2015. Initial offers for fellowship positions will closely follow the noted interview dates. Address application materials or queries to:
Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program (Pediatric/Clinical Child)
Department of Pediatrics, Psychology Section
Attn:  Emerald Ricks, Administrative Assistant
Texas Children's Hospital           
6701 Fannin Street, CC 1630.00
Houston, TX 77030-2399
Phone:  832-822-4883

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