Psychology Fellowship Program

Psychology Fellowship Program

Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Psychology Fellowship Program offers post-doctoral fellowship programs with an emphasis in the areas of pediatric health psychology, clinical neuropsychology, or clinical child & adolescent psychology.
Fellows will be participating in clinical activities, in both the inpatient and outpatient setting, as well as participate in area-appropriate specialty Multidisciplinary Clinics, providing inpatient consultations and interventions, as well as follow-up care. Fellows in all programs will be able to participate in research opportunities, and will be involved in the training of medical students and APA interns and practicum students.

Neuropsychology Fellowship Track

The goal of the program is to prepare the fellow for a career as a scientist-practitioner in pediatric neuropsychology. This two year fellowship is designed to meet the criteria set forth by the Houston Conference Policy Statement on education and training. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is ranked #16 in Children’s Neurology in US World and News Report.

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Fellows will be involved in clinical activities including extensive clinical training in evaluation of patients with a broad range of neurological disorders seen in pediatric patients including epilepsy, neuro-oncology, neuro-cardiology, autism spectrum disorders, neuro-genetic disorders, traumatic brain disorders, and other neurocognitive disorders that affect learning and development. Fellows work closely with children and families during their inpatient evaluations for epilepsy surgery candidacy and have the opportunity to observe and participate in surgical procedures (e.g., language mapping, awake craniotomy).

There are research opportunities available in epilepsy for interested fellows. Trainees will participate in didactics, including neuropsychology grand rounds, case conference, neurology, and neuro-oncology and psychology grand rounds and will be involved in the training of undergraduate and graduate level neuropsychology students and APA interns.

How to Apply

Completion of an APA accredited doctoral training program and internship in Neuropsychology are required. Preference is given to candidates that will have completed all doctoral degree requirements before fellowship start date. The current salary is $57,865 with benefits.
Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation and two work samples to:

Reshma Naidoo, Ph.D.,
Director, Cognitive Neuroscience
Reshma.naidoo@nicklaushealth.org

Recommendations should be emailed directly to the email address above.

Although not yet an APPCN program, NCH is participating in the match process through the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN)

The deadline to apply for the Neuropsychology Program is January 10, 2023. Interviews will be arranged after initial screening of applications. Start date is July or August 2023.

Pediatric Health Fellowship Track

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is pleased to announce the availability of a 12-month postdoctoral fellowship position to participate in the Consultation-Liaison service, Outpatient Therapy service, and Outpatient clinics. The Consultation Service provides hospital-wide consultation and intervention for patients admitted to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

The postdoctoral fellow will provide inpatient consultation and intervention to hospitalized children and families, as well as outpatient follow-up care. Outpatient clinics include Diabetes Clinic, Late Effects Clinic, BMT Survivor Clinic, Sickle Cell Clinic, Sarcoma Clinic, Hemophilia Clinic, as well as, Rare Chromosome Clinic, GI Clinic, and Headache Clinic. Outpatient therapy and assessment cases will also be assigned.

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Research involvement is encouraged for submission of posters and papers in national conferences. Applicants should possess a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program and internship in clinical child and/or pediatric psychology. Supervision and training for pediatric health interns (from our APA-accredited internship), advanced practicum students, and medical residents is also expected.

How to Apply

Specific training in pediatric psychology and consultation/liaison service delivery is required. Applicants should possess a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program and internship in clinical child and/or pediatric psychology. The current salary is $57,865 with benefits.

Applicants should send a CV, letter of interest, and three letters of recommendation to:

Rose Alvarez-Salvat, Ph.D.,
Director of Training, Department of Psychology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
3100 SW 62 Avenue, Miami, FL 33155
Phone: 786-624-3295  |   Fax: 305-668-8045
Rose.alvarez-salvat@nicklaushealth.org

Electronic inquiries and submissions are preferred.

The deadline to apply for the Pediatric Health Program is December 10, 2022. Interviews will be arranged after initial screening of applications. Start date is July or August 2023.

Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology Track

The Department of Psychology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is pleased to announce the availability of TWO 12-month postdoctoral fellowship positions for the 2022-2023 year.

Outpatient Psychological Treatment

The fellow will be expected to provide psychotherapy services to children and adolescents with a wide range of emotional and behavioral disorders. Treatment activities will focus on family, systemic, behavioral, and cognitive-behavioral interventions for youth and their families presenting with a diverse set of clinical issues, such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, communication disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Participation in psychoeducational groups for anxiety, social skills training, attention/ concentration, and parenting is also expected.

Outpatient Psychological Assessment

The fellow will be expected to provide assessment services to children and adolescents, including developmental assessments (for children ages 2-5), psychoeducational assessments, and psychological / personality assessments. Assessment duties will include the use of a range of assessment tools including intellectual and educational measures, objective measures, self-report measures, and projective inventories, with most evaluations including assessment of the child’s cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning, and developmental level. Fellows are involved in all aspects of testing, including intakes, administration, report writing, and feedback sessions.

How to Apply

All applicants should possess a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program and internship in clinical child psychology and/or pediatric psychology. Please specify the fellowship you are applying to on your cover letter. Applicants should have a background in behavioral, as well as cognitive-behavioral assessment/treatment, and various experiences in clinical child and/or pediatric psychology. In addition, experiences with culturally and linguistically competent approaches to testing and intervention are necessary. Stipend is $57,865, paid biweekly, with a benefits package, including medical and dental insurance.

Applicants should send a CV, letter of interest, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation to:

Rose Alvarez-Salvat, Ph.D.,
Director of Training, Department of Psychology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
3100 SW 62 Avenue, Miami, FL 33155
Phone: 786-624-3295  |   Fax: 305-668-8045
Rose.alvarez-salvat@nicklaushealth.org

Electronic inquiries and submissions are preferred.

Deadline for applications is December 10, 2022. Interviews will be arranged for January and February 2023 after initial screening of applications. Start date is July or September 2023 (depending on internship completion date).