November 19, 2014

Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology Fellowships Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology Fellowships
Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Children’s Mercy Kansas City invites applications for twelve-month postdoctoral fellowships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Children’s Mercy serves a diverse population of children, adolescents, and families from a four-state region and is nationally rankedamong the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. For more information regarding Children’s Mercy, please visit our website at

The fellowship program at Children’s Mercy provides advanced training in psychological assessment, treatment, and interdisciplinary collaboration in the context of a dedicated pediatric health care environment. In addition to clinical experiences, fellows participate in individual supervision, multi-disciplinary consultation, and didactic training, including case conferences, grand rounds, supervision seminars, and other educational programming. The program strives to facilitate a well-balanced set of clinical and professional skills to prepare fellows for successful careers as psychologists within academic medical centers, primary care clinics, private practice, and a variety of other clinical settings.

All applicants must have: 1) attended an APA-accredited doctoral graduate program in clinical or health psychology (pediatric behavioral medicine); 2) completed an APA/APPIC accredited internship; and 3) completed all requirements for his/her doctoral degree prior to beginning the fellowship. The position’s starting date is between early August and September of 2015 and may be negotiable. Salary is competitive with full benefits provided (medical and dental, vacation, and standard holiday/sick leave).

The application deadline is January 1, 2015.

1.  Clinical Child/ Pediatric Psychology Fellowship

The fellowship focuses on clinical training with children and adolescents within a pediatric setting. The position offers clinical opportunities in child clinical psychology (e.g. attention deficits, affective disorders, developmental disabilities, feeding issues, learning problems, behavioral and conduct issues) and/or pediatric psychology (e.g. recurrent headaches, chronic illness, obesity, sleep issues, neurodevelopmental problems, and diabetes). The fellow will participate in up to eight half day clinics consisting of a combination of psychological assessment and therapy. The fellow will have the opportunity to develop a specialized training experience, which may include, although not be limited to, the following specialty clinics: ADHD, Autism and Special Needs, Behavioral Pediatrics, and Eating Disorders. Other opportunities, although more limited, may include working with a subspecialty clinic, such as Down Syndrome Clinic, Endocrine/ Diabetes Clinic, Feeding Clinic, Gastroenterology Clinic, Integrative Pain Management Clinic, Sleep Clinic, Super Q (22Q Deletion Syndrome), and Weight Management Clinic. Additional specialty services include Consultation and Liaison Service and Neuropsychology/ Rehabilitation Services. The ability to participate in various clinical experiences may be based on prior training and/or interests, while at the discretion of the supervising faculty. In addition to clinical training, the fellow may have the opportunity to supervise an advanced level graduate practicum student. The fellow may also elect to structure time to meet specific research goals that are attainable during the fellowship year.

To apply to this fellowship, please send the following: 1) letter of interest describing your qualifications, specific clinical interests, and goals for the postdoctoral training year (maximum two pages); 2) curriculum vitae; 3) clinical writing sample; and 4) three letters of recommendation sent directly from your recommenders (at least two from supervisors familiar with your clinical work). All materials for this fellowship application should be sent via e-mail or standard mail to:

Cynthia R. Call, Psy.D.
Associate Director of Training for Postdoctoral Fellows
Division of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences
Children’s Mercy Kansas City
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO, 64108
Phone:  1 (816) 234-3674

2.  Pediatric Psychology Fellowship-- Emphasis working with Children with Gastrointestinal Conditions

The fellowship focuses on clinical training in pediatric gastrointestinal disorders, with special emphasis on two pediatric patient populations: 1) inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); and, 2) chronic functional abdominal pain (CAP). This fellowship position will include direct clinical care of children and adolescents within our innovative interdisciplinary programs for IBD and CAP, participation in ongoing research and quality improvement efforts within these programs, and relevant educational opportunities within the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition in addition to shared educational experiences with other psychology fellows within the Division of Developmental & Behavioral Sciences. Clinical activities, provided on both the outpatient and inpatient basis, include targeted psychosocial screening for initiating/maintaining factors for GI symptoms, provision of routine psychoeducation and anticipatory guidance to families, brief cognitive-behavioral intervention with patients and parents, and motivational interventions, as well as care coordination and intervention with schools and other medical professionals. The fellow will be provided the opportunity to train in biofeedback during the fellowship year; work toward certification also may be available to those who qualify. Research is a required component of this fellowship, with emphasis on training in clinical-translational research and quality improvement methodologies.  

To apply, please send the following: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; and 3) three letters of recommendation sent directly from your recommenders.  All materials for this fellowship application should be submitted to via e-mail or mail to:

Jennifer Verrill Schurman, PhD, ABPP
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition
Children’s Mercy Kansas City
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64108

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