Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Arkansas Children’s’ Hospital

The UAMS Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship is pleased to welcome applications for the 2018-2019 training year. Our program consists of four (4) full-time, 12-month positions, with the Fellowship providing 2000 hours of supervised training (which meets Arkansas Psychology Board licensure requirements for postdoctoral training hours). A fourth position may be available pending funding.

Areas of training include:

  Diagnostic interviews, consultation, and brief interventions within outpatient medical subspecialty clinics;

   Psychoeducational, developmental, neuropsychological, and behavioral assessment; outpatient psychotherapy; and inpatient hospital consultation-liaison.

   Interprofessional developmental and collaboration.

   Program development with possibilities for to work with faculty on Q/I and research projects.

   Time allocated for additional conferences and trainings.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Pediatric Psychology Fellowship is pleased to announce 4 full-time postdoctoral positions. The Fellowship program is part of a comprehensive interdisciplinary training effort within the Department of Pediatrics at UAMS, and involves medical fellows, residents, students, social work interns, and speech/language pathology interns. The Fellowship is under the direction of the Section of Pediatric Psychology, which consists of 10 doctoral-level psychologists, 4 postdoctoral Fellows, and 2 master’s-level psychological examiners. In addition, psychologists are embedded in other sections within the Department of Pediatrics (i.e., Children At Risk, Adolescent Medicine, Behavioral Pediatrics, Center for Applied Research and Evaluation). Fellows receive clinical supervision from psychologists, all of whom are licensed in the state of Arkansas. Typical work hours approximate 45-50 hours/week with 80% time in clinical service and related activities.

Training sites include:

 Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) 

ACH is the only pediatric medical center in Arkansas. Known for being one of the largest pediatric medical providers in the United States, ACH proudly provides world-class medical care to children and families throughout Arkansas and surrounding areas. Pediatric Psychology Fellows cover several outpatient medical clinics including Cardiology, CPAP Adherence, Pulmonary/CF, GI/Liver, High-Risk Newborn, Audiology and Hearing Impairment, Weight Management, Sleep, Burn/Plastics, and Chronic Pain. Also, Fellows cover the Inpatient Consultation/Liaison Service for all of ACH. Fellows may select from various elective experiences, which include developmental disabilities, research, medical crisis and loss, pediatric neuropsychology, and various pediatric subspecialty outpatient clinics.

J.L. Dennis Developmental Center (DDC)

The DDC is an outpatient interdisciplinary evaluation and treatment center that serves a variety of patient populations with a focus on children with developmental, learning, and/or behavioral problems from birth through 13 years of age. In the DDC, Fellows can participate in psychoeducational assessment, autism spectrum disorders, behavioral assessment, multidisciplinary team assessment, and psychotherapy.

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)

The Fellowship is funded partially by a grant to the Partners for Inclusive Communities. Fellows participate in the LEND interdisciplinary training program. The LEND program is federally funded through the Maternal Child Health Bureau and currently there are 43 LEND programs nationally. The purpose of the LEND program is to provide trainees with experiences to competently apply knowledge and skills to the care of persons with developmental disabilities and their families; effectively participate in an interdisciplinary process of designing, evaluating, and implementing programs; and effectively work in an interprofessional team. In addition to these clinical and training experiences, the fellows are encouraged to initiate research and/or participate in ongoing faculty research efforts.

Benefits:

The current 12-month stipend is $40,000. Typical work hours are approximately 45-50 hours/week with 80% time in clinical service and related activities. A $2,500 E-fund is available to the fellow for professional expenses such as conference fees, association dues, licensing fees, etc. Fellows are eligible for the UAMS health insurance plan including vision and dental, short and long-term disability, and retirement planning. UAMS offers 11 paid holidays and Fellows accrue 22 vacation and 10 sick days (please note time off must be taken in accordance with all clinic leave policies).

DEADLINE: February 23, 2018

Applicants: Applicants must have a doctorate in clinical psychology or related field from an APA-approved doctoral program and have completed an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship.

 Process: Individuals interested in applying for the fellowship should submit a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation and graduate transcripts. On-site interviews can be scheduled if the applicant is able to arrange travel to Little Rock and one night stay in a designated hotel is available to applicants.

Interviews: Tentatively scheduled for Fridays between 1/19/18-2/23/18.

Positions will be announced in accordance with the APPIC Unified Notification Date.

Contact: 

Brandi Whitaker, Ph.D.

Director of Training

Assistant Professor | Pediatric Psychologist

UAMS Department of Pediatrics | Arkansas Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Way, Slot 512-21 | Little Rock, AR 72202-3591

(501) 364-1021 Tel | (501) 364-1095 Fax

bnwhitaker@uams.edu