Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric/Clinical Child Psychology

Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics (Psychology Section) & Texas Children’s Hospital (Psychology Service)

Training Director: Mariella M. Self, Ph.D.

We are pleased to invite applications for our one-year postdoctoral fellowship program designed to facilitate advanced competencies in Pediatric/Clinical Child Psychology.  The program offers specialized training structured according to one of four tracks: 1) Pediatric Health Psychology, 2) OCD/Anxiety Disorders, 3) Preschool, and 4) Pediatric Primary Care.  We are offering up to 6 positions for our 2018-2019 fellowship class, which will begin in September 2018.

The mission of the Pediatric/Clinical Child Psychology Fellowship program is to advance the profession of psychology and maximize child health outcomes through exemplary postdoctoral training that launches the independent careers of psychologists who are effectively prepared to balance and integrate clinical practice, research, teaching, and other professional activities within their subspecialty field. Training is based in the Psychology Service of Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH), which is the largest children’s hospital in the United States and the primary teaching center for Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics. TCH was one of only ten hospitals nationally designated by U.S. News and World Report in 2017-2018 for Honor Roll status in pediatrics, ranking 4th overall and among America’s best in all 10 specialty areas evaluated. Our program provides a firm foundation for emerging psychologists pursuing multi-faceted careers in an array of settings including academic medical centers and children’s hospitals, with graduates involved in a range of professional activities including psychological intervention, assessment, consultation, teaching, supervision, research, and/or program development/evaluation.

Throughout the year, fellows spend approximately 80% time in activities related to clinical service provision (60% in the major training area and 20% in a minor clinical experience), 10% time in research/scholarship, and 10% time in didactics/professional development. Additional information about these training experiences may be accessed through our web-based program brochure at

Applicants should have training from APA- or CPA-accredited doctoral and internship programs; other eligibility requirements and application information are provided in our brochure.  Applications will be accepted electronically through the APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application Centralized Application System (APPA CAS); completed materials must be submitted on or before January 2, 2018. Our fellowship program is adhering to the 2018-2019 APPIC Postdoctoral Selection Guidelines and the Uniform Notification Date of 2/26/18. Interviews will be held in early-mid February.

We look forward to reviewing your application!