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ADHD & Learning Differences Psychology Fellowship

We are currently seeking a postdoctoral fellow with a strong foundation in interventions research. This postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to participate in both research and clinical activities in the ADHD & Learning Differences Program. The specific research and clinical load will be determined based on the fellow’s career goals. 

The postdoctoral fellow will be involved with the NIMH-funded Optimizing ADHD Treatment Engagement Using Technology Study (PI: Melissa Dvorsky, Ph.D.). This study is developing and piloting a technology-enhanced behavioral treatment for adolescents who have ADHD. As part of this grant, we will be conducting focus groups with adolescents, parents, teachers and school mental health providers, developing an implementation approach for delivery in schools, and conducting a pilot randomized controlled trial of the homework, organization and time management/planning skills intervention with or without the technology augmentation.

Research Responsibilities and Fellowship Overview

The fellow will participate in: 

  • Conducting diagnostic assessments
  • Supervising research staff
  • Forming and maintaining relationships with school/community stakeholders
  • Data management and processing in REDCap and SPSS

Opportunities for data analysis, manuscript preparation and grant writing are available and encouraged. The fellow will have access to multiple large longitudinal and treatment datasets focused on mental health, attention and behavior in children, adolescents and emerging adults. The fellow will have the opportunity to develop their own specific lines of research as well as publish with faculty. Fellows are also encouraged to prepare and submit their own grant proposals.

Clinical supervision for licensure will be provided. This fellow will have the opportunity to provide outpatient clinical care within the Division of Psychology and Behavioral Health in the ADHD & Learning Differences Program, and the fellow will also have opportunities to provide care in other settings at Children’s National Hospital. The fellow will have built-in didactics pertaining to childhood behavioral health and a range of other topics to promote the fellow’s trajectory as an independent clinical psychologist. In addition to involvement in research and clinical care, the fellow will have professional development opportunities pertaining to program development/evaluation, education, research, community engagement and advocacy in conjunction with the ADHD & Learning Differences Program.

Necessary Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in clinical psychology, school psychology or related field
  • Research experience in the context of clinical research
  • Clinical experience conducting diagnostic interviews
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

Applicants who have a research or clinical background in ADHD, interventions and/or school/community-based implementation research will be given strongest consideration. Applicants from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

This is a one-year position (with the possibility of renewal for additional years). Start date is this summer. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV, or direct any questions regarding this fellowship, to Melissa Dvorsky, Ph.D.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. We look forward to reviewing your application!

Children’s National Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, gender and sexual orientation diversity.