Post-doctoral Child Psychology Fellowship

Additionally, fellows receive training in the following areas specific to children and adolescents.

  • Life Span Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Child, Adolescent and Family Assessment Methods
  • Intervention Strategies
  • Research Methods and Systems Evaluation
  • Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues Pertaining to Children, Adolescents and Families
  • Issues of Diversity
  • The Role of Multiple Disciplines and Service Delivery Systems
  • Prevention, Family Support, and Health Promotion
  • Social Issues Affecting Children, Adolescents, and Families
  • Specialized Applied Experience in Assessment, Intervention and Consultation

Clinical Specialties

Stanford offers fellowships in Clinical Child Psychology in the following areas of concentration (please follow the links for more information):

  1. Autism Fellowship
  2. Adolescent DBT Fellowship
  3. Clinical Child Psychology Fellowship
  4. Eating Disorders Fellowship
  5. Pediatric Psychology Fellowship
  6. NICU Fellowship

During the COVID-19 pandemic, training is being provided remotely. 


Fellows receive a minimum of four hours of supervision each week, two to three hours of which is individual supervision.

Didactic Training

Fellows attend several didactic seminars that meet on a weekly basis throughout the year including topic drive clinical seminars, diversity and inclusion seminary, supervision or supervision group, and ethics seminar.  Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds take place once a month. Additional training opportunities are offered throughout the year including workshops and conferences on professional development, diversity and inclusion, autism, and other clinical specialties. Affinity groups are also available to fellows.

Successful Completion of Postdoctoral Fellowship

Fellows receive written feedback at the mid-point of fellowship and at the end of the training year.

For successful completion of the postdoctoral fellowship, fellows attain competency at the beginning licensure level across all seven competencies. Additionally, fellows attend all mandatory didactics,  engage in ethical, professional behavior throughout their time in the fellowship, and complete the full year of the fellowship.

In the event of a grievance, fellows have access to the due process procedures outlined in our Grievance Resolution Procedure for Postdoctoral Scholars document.

Program Duration

The fellowship is a one year position, starting at the beginning of September and running through the end of August.

Salary and Start Date

Stipends are $64,268 + benefits, which include health insurance and vacation, sick and professional development days.

The fellowship year is anticipated to be 9/1/2021 to 8/31/2022.


All applicants must have completed:

  1. APA- or CPA-accredited graduate programs in clinical or counseling psychology;
  2. APA- or CPA-accredited internships; and
  3. all requirements for their PhD or PsyD prior to beginning their appointment.

Application Requirements

  1. A cover letter specifying the position to which you are applying.
  2. Your personal statement.
  3. A current, updated version of your curriculum vitae.
  4. The names and contact information of three individuals who will be providing letters of recommendation.
  5. A sample testing report.
  6.  A list of testing measures used and the number of times you have administered and interpreted them.

Application Due Date: January 4, 2021

Please apply using the APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application system.

For questions about the Child Fellowship, please contact Maryam Mossadeghian at

This fellowship is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington DC, 20002. Phone: (202) 336-5979, Email:

Program Director

Clinical Professor and Director of the Clinical Child Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program


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