Our mission is to train highly skilled, ethical psychologists who contribute to the field of psychology through clinical work, research and/or education.
Clinical postdoctoral fellowships are funded by the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for advanced study of clinical child psychology.
Fellows with a PhD degree in clinical psychology or clinical child psychology conduct evaluation, assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with a variety of mental disorders. Fellows work in the outpatient specialty clinics and/or the consultation liaison service at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.
Program Goals and Competencies
The primary goal of the program is to provide advanced training in the areas of clinical service, scholarly inquiry, professionalism and ethical decision-making. The program design is based on seven core competencies, including:
- Integration of Science and Practice
- Ethics and Legal Matters
- Individual and Cultural Diversity
- Theories and Methods of Diagnosis and Assessment
- Theories and Methods of Effective Psychotherapeutic Intervention
- Professional Conduct and Interpersonal Relationships
- Dissemination Beyond Clinical Care
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
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.
Fellows have the opportunity to participate in the Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity (LEAD) program during the training year. The 10 month program is designed to develop leadership and scholarship skills in addressing issues related to equity, diversity and inclusion, to produce leaders in academic medicine dedicated to DEI, and to improve the culture of medicine. Additionally, fellows have the opportunity to be involved in additional committees at the department and division level.
Stanford University is committed to sustaining an environment that is diverse, equitable and inclusive for all who work and train at the institution. The School of Medicine defines diversity as a core value which is reflected throughout the school. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Stanford is committed to recruiting and supporting students from diverse backgrounds and offers numerous resources for postdocs during their training.
Fellows at Stanford are encouraged to explore and connect with the many affinity groups and organizations throughout the School of Medicine dedicated to creating a sense of community for all members of the Stanford community including:
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 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.
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 5, 2023 to August 31, 2024.
Application Details and Requirements
All applicants must have completed:
- APA- or CPA-accredited graduate programs in clinical or counseling psychology;
- APA- or CPA-accredited internships; and
- all requirements for their PhD or PsyD prior to beginning their appointment.
All applications should include:
- A cover letter specifying the position to which you are applying.
- Your personal statement.
- A current, updated version of your curriculum vitae.
- The names and contact information of three individuals who will be providing letters of recommendation.
- A sample testing report.
- A list of testing measures used and the number of times you have administered and interpreted them.
Application Due Date: December 1, 2022
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: email@example.com
For questions about the Child Fellowship, please contact Maryam Mossadeghian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinical Professor and Director of the Clinical Child Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program