The goal of this postdoctoral fellowship is to support an integrative early childhood-focused training experience across clinical, research, teaching and advocacy domains and to promote the fellow’s trajectory as an independent clinical psychologist. We have a firm commitment to training within a health equity, social justice framework that promotes an understanding of how sociocultural factors impact child, family and community functioning and strengthens the fellow’s advocacy skills.
Clinical training will focus on providing outpatient clinical care within the Division of Psychology and Behavioral Health in the Early Childhood Behavioral Health Program, though the fellow will also have opportunities to provide consultation within primary care settings. The fellow will receive training in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), with opportunities to become a PCIT-certified therapist (or L1 Trainer for those who are PCIT-certified), and exposure to Healthy Steps, Child Parent Psychotherapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis informed treatment.
The bulk of clinical training will focus on outpatient prevention and intervention, but the fellow will also have the opportunity to provide young child assessments. The fellow will gain experience working with children experiencing a variety of mental health concerns, including internalizing problems, externalizing problems and autism spectrum disorders. In addition to clinical care, the fellow will have professional development opportunities pertaining to program development/evaluation, education, research and advocacy in conjunction with the Child Health Advocacy Institute. The fellow will have built-in didactics pertaining to early childhood behavioral health and a range of other topics relevant to clinical psychologists.
Applicants should have training from APA- or CPA-accredited doctoral and internship programs. Applicants from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, though we encourage applicants to submit their materials by Dec. 30, 2020.
To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and two letters of recommendation to Leandra Godoy, Ph.D.
We look forward to reviewing your application!