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Postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship in Rehabilitation Psychology

Johns Hopkins Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offers a two-year postdoctoral clinical fellowship program in rehabilitation psychology. The program adheres to the Baltimore Conference Guidelines and is a member of the Council of Rehabilitation Psychology Postdoctoral Training Programs (CRPPTP). This program is not APA accredited.

Program Overview

  • Number of positions: two
  • Program length: two years
  • Application deadline: Sunday, December 5, 2021 (11:59 p.m. EST)
  • Interview invitations: Monday, December 20, 2021 (5:00 p.m. EST)
  • Virtual interviews: Friday, January 14 or Tuesday, January 18, 2022 (approximately 10 a.m. -4 p.m. EST)
  • Start date: September 1, 2022
  • Format: full-time

Program Information

Our clinical postdoctoral fellowship in Rehabilitation Psychology is focused on assessment, treatment and consultation regarding adult rehabilitation populations with a wide range of injuries, illnesses, disabilities and acute and chronic health conditions, as well as the development of skills in teaching/supervision, research, and practice management. The mission of the training program is to provide an organized sequence of experiential and didactic education and training activities with focused supervision and mentoring in order to develop advanced competencies in the specialty area of Rehabilitation Psychology sufficient for independent practice, eligibility for board certification (ABPP-RP), and leadership in patient care and research.

Fellows will provide direct assessment and treatment to rehabilitation inpatients and outpatients, working closely with rehabilitation teams, will engage in consultation with other health care providers, and will participate in practice management activities. Fellows will participate in supervision to psychology externs. Fellows will also attend the weekly didactic and monthly seminars within the Division for Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology, and the Department of PM&R, and will work closely with their mentors to develop participation in clinical research enterprises at Johns Hopkins.

Pandemic Modifications

Hospital services continue to be provided in-person, although inpatient team meetings are conducted virtually. Postdoctoral fellows are provided with appropriate personal protective equipment and training to conduct these activities. Fellows will not see patients who are COVID-19 positive or who are Persons Under Investigation. Outpatient services and supervision are primarily via telehealth.

Required Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) from an APA-accredited program, and including an APA-accredited internship
  • All degree requirements must be completed and the degree must be granted by July 31 prior to starting the fellowship on September 1 to allow sufficient time for credentialing. Persons who anticipate being unable to meet this deadline should contact the Program Director as soon as they are aware of this difficulty.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Supervised experience providing psychological assessment and intervention services in the area of Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Research productivity, as evidenced by professional conference presentations and/or peer-reviewed publications
  • Participation in relevant professional organizations

Application and Interview Process

All materials must be submitted through our online Application Portal and include:

  • Letter of interest (no longer than 2 single-spaced pages) that includes: (1) description of career goals; (2) how these interests/goals fit specifically within our program; and (3) a statement pertaining to the dissertation status and anticipated date of graduation
  • CV
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Graduate transcripts (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the application stage. Official transcripts will be requested if an offer is extended.)

For more information, please contact Dr. Hughes at abbeyjhughes@jhmi.edu.

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