Our mission is to train highly skilled, ethical psychologists who contribute to the field of psychology through clinical work, research and/or education.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Stanford is committed to providing an environment which is diversity, equitable and inclusive for all who train and work in the program. We actively engage in DEI centered work through didactics, clinical experience and additional training opportunities as well as in our recruitment and retention of fellows and faculty.

Clinical Specialties

Stanford offers fellowships in Clinical Child Psychology in the following areas of concentration

Supervision and Didactic Training

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

Fellows attend several didactic seminars that meet on a weekly basis throughout the year which include clinical seminars, diversity and inclusion forum, supervision of 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.

When available based on research funding, two-year clinical research fellowship positions are offered in both Adult and Child Psychology. At least 50% of time in the fellowship is dedicated to clinical service provision and training, with the remaining time (<50%) supported by research funding. These positions are associated with specific clinical research initiatives and identified on our website when they are available. They are part of the APA approved clinical psychology fellowship program, and typically also start on September 1st.

Salary and Start Date

Stipends are $71,650 + benefits, which include health insurance and vacation, sick and professional development days.

The fellowship year is anticipated to be September 3, 2024 to August 31, 2025. 

Application Details and Requirements

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.

All applications should include:

  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: December 1, 2023

Please apply using the APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application system.

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: apaaccred@apa.org


For questions about Post-doctoral Child Psychology Fellowship please contact Charlie Larson at celarson@stanford.edu.

Program Director

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