Audrey Hepburn Children’s House
Northern Regional Diagnostic Center for Child Abuse and Neglect
Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital
Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 551-996-2271
Fax: 551-996-4926


Post-Doctoral Clinical Forensic Psychology Fellowship Description

Four (4) Post-Doctoral Clinical Forensic Psychology Fellowships in Child Maltreatment are available for start date September 1, 2018 at The Audrey Hepburn Children’s House (AHCH) at Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackMeridian Healthcare).  The Children’s House is designated as a Regional Child Abuse and Diagnostic Center by the State of New Jersey.  The program resides in the Department of Pediatrics.  The position affords the opportunity to conduct forensic psychological assessments, foster care screenings, individual and group therapy and therapeutic visitation with children and families under the jurisdiction of the family court as a result of child maltreatment.  The Fellows will also be responsible for identifying, designing and studying a research question of mutual interest to The Children’s House under the supervision of a principal investigator.  There is also the additional opportunity to participate in the administration of a neuropsychological evaluation.

The fellowship program has been approved by the American Board of Professional Psychology/American Board of Forensic Psychology (ABPP/ABFP) as providing the rigorous training that enables a waiver of the 5-year post-licensure requirement to be eligible for consideration as a diplomate.  As such, upon successful completion of the fellowship and licensure as a psychologist, candidates may submit their credentials for review by ABPP/ABFP.  Fellows will receive supervision to that contributes to eligibility requirements for the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) and state licensure. Bilingual candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Pediatrics at Hackensack University Medical Center and The Audrey Hepburn Children’s House are in the forefront of pediatric care given to child maltreatment victims.  The Children’s House has a clinical staff of clinical pediatric psychologists, clinical social workers, creative arts therapists, board certified child abuse pediatricians, nurses and nurse practitioners.  With a staff of thirty-five, the Center provides direct service and consultation to the Division of Child Protection and Permanence within the Department of Children and Families, the Office of the Attorney General, local Prosecutors’ Offices, the Juvenile and Family Courts and other referred families within the northern six (6) counties [Bergen, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren] in New Jersey.  The Center has over four thousand five hundred (4500) patient visits a year.  Salary is competitive and consistent with the Fair Labor Standards Act and accompanied by an excellent benefits package including full tuition.  The Children’s House is located in the town of Hackensack in Bergen County fifteen minutes west of New York City.

To Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continues until the positions are filled.  Post-Doctoral fellow candidates should send curriculum vitae, statement of goals, a redacted Psychological Evaluation, and research and clinical interests to Carol A. Friedman, Ph.D., Audrey Hepburn Children’s House, Hackensack University Medical Center, 30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601 or e-mail a PDF version of those materials at