The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers numerous postdoctoral clinical and research opportunities across a range of interest areas. Below is a list of the formal fellowships and research training we offer, but there are also numerous additional opportunities available with individual researchers. In addition to the information provided here, interested persons should review the work of the various laboratories and research groups within the department and contact those researchers directly if they wish to explore specific opportunities.
Postdoctoral Clinical and Research Training
- Alexander Wilson Schweizer Fellowship
- Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship
- Behavioral Sleep Medicine Postgraduate Fellowship
- Clinician Educator Fellowship
- Clinical/Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Eating Disorders
- Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship
- Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship
- OCD and Decision-Making Fellowship
- Reproductive Psychiatry Fellowship
NIH T-32 Postdoctoral Research Training
- Aging and Dementia Training Program
- Human and Behavioral Pharmacology of Substance Abuse
- Interdisciplinary Training in Psychiatry and Neuroscience
- Interdisciplinary Training in Pain Research
Postdoctoral Psychology Training
To find more opportunities with individual researchers: Index of Research Programs, Labs, and Projects in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Postdoctoral Clinical and Research Training
The Alexander Wilson Schweizer Fellowship funds up to a two-year position in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, which is renowned for its tripartite mission of research, teaching, and clinical care. The Fellowship is a permanently endowed fund, whose income is used to support fellows working in depression or bipolar disorder. Historically, these funds have supported physicians expanding their clinical expertise, developing educational programs for the public about mood disorders, and/or working in our genetics laboratory to uncover the causes of mood disorders. Geneticists and neuroscientists are also encouraged to apply for the fellowship.
Applicants must have a M.D. and have completed a general psychiatry residency, or hold a Ph.D. in a related area of study. The Alexander Wilson Schweizer Fellowship is novel as applicants are encouraged to propose innovative ideas which will accelerate our understanding and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder or improve care and education. Close mentorship and supervision is provided by Dr. James Potash, Dr. Karen Swartz, and other faculty. Diverse opportunities for research and advanced clinical practice are available. For more information about the Schweizer Fellowship.
Contact Karen Swartz, M.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Johns Hopkins Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry (BN & NP) Fellowship Program is a two-year program accredited by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS). The fellowship is a joint effort by the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry. The fellowship provides supervised clinical experience, a didactic program, and research opportunities. At the end of the training, fellows will be eligible to take Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry certification examination.
For further information or to apply, contact one of the following:Milap Nowrangi M.D.
Director, Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Division of Geriatric and NeuropsychiatryPsychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
5300 Alpha Commons Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21225Phone: 410-550-2295
Nathan E. Crone, M.D.
Associate Director, Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship
Professor of Neurology
Divisions of Epilepsy, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Cognitive Neuroscience
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N. Wolfe St., Meyer 2-147
Baltimore, MD 21287
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is accepting applications for a one-year clinical (75%) and research (25%) fellowship. Second year opportunities with greater focus on research may be possible.
Primary goals of the fellowship are to provide requisite training, supervision, and clinical experience for state liscensure and Board Certification in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Fellows will participate in a weekly sleep medicine seminar with Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Neurology sleep medicine fellows. Behavioral Sleep Medicine fellows are also expected to attend a monthly Neuroscience of Sleep Seminar. The Johns Hopkins Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Bayview Medical Center is part of the Division of Behavioral Medicine and is closely aligned with the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Centers at both the Bayview Medical Center and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Fellows will be encouraged to provide behavioral consultations for these Centers.
Research training will be provided by matching the fellow's interests with ongoing faculty research. Activity in a research project is expected. Preference will be given to candidates with strong research interests and potential. Fellows will have access to active research mentorship in four broad areas: (1) sleep in neuropsychiatric / behavioral disorders [e.g., drug abuse (amphetamine-type stimulants, benzodiazepines or opioids), sleep & neurotoxicity, traumatic brain injury, dementia, trauma / anxiety disorders]; 2) sleep in medical disorders (e.g., rheumatologic disease, chronic pain, burn injury, cardiovascular disease, breast cancer); 3) psychiatric, physiologic and behavioral dimensions of primary sleep disorders (e.g., restless leg syndrome, primary insomnia, sleep-disordered breathing, sleep bruxism, circadian rhythm disorders, and parasomnias), 4) physiologic and neurocognitive consequences of sleep deprivation.
To be considered, applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from an American Psychiatric Association accredited program by the time the fellowship starts. The first year stipend is consistent with National Institute of Health recommendations for postdoctoral fellows and also includes benefits. To apply, please send a two page (maximum) cover letter describing:
- Your behavioral sleep medicine BSM and/or relevant clinical experience.
- Your career goals.
- What you would like to accomplish during this postdoctoral fellowship to advance your career goals.
- One or two research areas from the list above in which you are interested and the reasons for interest.
- When your degree is expected, including the dates of your successful dissertation defense
Please include: a copy of your curriculum vitae; graduate school transcript(s), and two letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors who comment on your clinical strengths and weaknesses. Applicants may also send a copy of a manuscript in submission, in press, or published (optional). Successful applicants must demonstrate strong clinical skills in health psychology / behavioral medicine or training in cognitive-behavior therapy. Specific predoctoral experience in behavioral sleep medicine is a plus. Strong candidates will have a telephone interview with the training director and a follow-up interview with the potential research mentor. We especially encourage applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups. Johns Hopkins is a non-discriminatory/affirmative action employer. Send all application materials to:Michael T. Smith, Ph.D., C.B.S.M
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
Director, Division of Behavioral Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
600 North Wolfe Street, Meyer 1-108
Baltimore, MD 21287
Advanced Specialty Training Program in Psychiatry Research Clinician Educator Fellowship
The mission of the fellowship is for participants to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills required to become effective, productive, and successful psychiatry clinician educators. The program takes place over one academic year at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Fellows participate in multiple courses offered by the Johns Hopkins Bayview Office of Faculty Development, including the Longitudinal Program in Curriculum Development, the Longitudinal Program in Teaching Skills, and the ½ day Foundations of Educational Scholarship course. Fellows also participate in the Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP) Master Educator Course, pending availability.
Fellows attend bi-weekly academic psychiatry didactics on The Perspectives of Psychiatry and the Phipps psychiatric interview as well as bi-weekly service rounds – structured one-hour sessions led by the chair of the department of psychiatry in which a patient is presented and interviewed – and participate in facilitated discussions of patient formulations using The Perspectives of Psychiatry.
Fellows will meet regularly with the fellowship director and additional mentors to discuss their career goals and ongoing educational projects.
Fellows will teach a weekly psychiatry didactic to psychiatry trainees in a topic agreed upon by the fellow, the fellowship director, and educational leaders within the psychiatry clerkship and residency training program. They will also attend for one month on the inpatient psychiatry unit and will supervise psychiatry interns in the care of inpatients. Fellows may choose to pursue additional teaching activities opportunities, as available.
Margaret S. Chisolm, MD
Director, Psychiatry Clinician Educator Fellowship Program
Anne L. Walsh, MD
Associate Director, Psychiatry Clinician Educator Fellowship Program
Applications are due September 15. For more information regarding the Clinician Educator Fellowship application process please contact Dr. Margaret Chisolm (email@example.com).
The Johns Hopkins Eating Disorders Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is accepting applications for a two-year Clinical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Eating Disorders. The Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Hospital was rated as the #1 Psychiatry Department in 2020 by US News and World Report. Approximately 80% of previous fellows acquired initial positions as faculty or staff at Johns Hopkins or other academic medical centers. This fellowship position provides opportunities to obtain both research and clinical experience in eating disorders, with dedicated research vs. clinical time for fellows estimated to be 50%/50%.
Ongoing clinical research projects include factors affecting outcome of hospital-based behavioral treatment, the role of anxiety in the onset and maintenance of disordered eating, and studies of eating behavior that examine decision-making, food choice, and the use of meal-based interventions. Additionally, fellows may engage in studies examining the onset or recurrence of disordered eating post-bariatric surgery, the use of psilocybin as a treatment for severe and enduring anorexia nervosa, and relapse prevention. The position includes the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues studying both animal models of eating disorders and the neuroscience of feeding behavior, and neuroimaging, as well as mentorship in the areas of grant writing, data management, and manuscript preparation.
Our clinical treatment program includes a behavioral hospital-based, integrated inpatient-partial hospitalization specialty program for patients diagnosed with Eating and Feeding Disorders. Treatment is provided by a multidisciplinary team dedicated to providing evidence-based quality care, with a focus on weight restoration and normalization of eating behavior. Our outpatient and consultation clinic additionally provides initial psychiatric evaluations, outpatient cognitive-behavioral and family-based treatment and continuing care focused on relapse prevention for patients discharged from our inpatient-partial hospitalization programs. Fellows will have the opportunity to be involved in research across levels of care and will provide individual and family-based therapy in the outpatient clinic and may co-lead group therapy on our inpatient-partial hospitalization service. One-on-one weekly supervision appropriate for obtaining licensure will be provided.
Didactic opportunities include attendance at the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science’s weekly Grand Rounds and Departmental Research Conference as well as weekly divisional research and clinical seminars. Financial and mentorship support is provided for attendance and presentation at an annual eating disorder conferences (ICED, AED, SSIB). This program is designed to prepare our fellows for an academic career in eating disorder research, and includes a strong clinical component.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D., past research experience including data management and familiarity with SPSS. Knowledge of advanced statistical methods is preferred. The successful applicant will also need to meet training and credentialing requirements necessary to practice clinically under the supervision of a Ph.D. or M.D. in the State of Maryland.
For information regarding or to apply, please contact Dr. Colleen Schreyer, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of Clinical Research, Eating Disorders Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine: firstname.lastname@example.org
The geriatric psychiatry fellowship is a one-year clinical post-graduate training position that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The fellowship provides training leading up to eligibility to sit for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) subspecialty board in Geriatric Psychiatry. The fellowship is funded in part by a Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program grant from the Health Research and Services Administration and also through philanthropic support. Graduates of ACGME accredited residencies in general psychiatry are eligible for the fellowship.
Supervised clinical rotations include (among others): geriatric psychiatry inpatient service, geriatric psychiatry day hospital, geriatric psychiatry outpatient clinic, memory clinic, service, and in-home experiences as well as rotations in consultation-liaison psychiatry, long-term hospital medical psychiatry and electives. Structured didactics are provided on a weekly basis. Opportunities for research experiences are widely available, and scholarly endeavor is an expectation of the program. Close mentorship and supervision is provided by the program director and key faculty.
Consistent with the goals of the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program to enhance health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics with primary care, the fellowship is integrated across the Johns Hopkins Divisions of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry as well as Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.
The training takes place in the rich clinical, teaching, and research environment of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
For further information or to apply, please contact:Susan Lehmann, M.D.
Clinical Director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Day Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Member, Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical ExcellenceThe Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
600 N.Wolfe Street, Meyer 4-181
Baltimore, MD 21287
The Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The fellowship provides training leading up to eligibility to sit for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) subspecialty board in psychosomatic medicine. The fellowship is incorporated into a one-year clinical training program at the Johns Hopkins Bayview and Johns Hopkins Hospital campuses. Graduates of ACGME accredited residencies in general psychiatry are eligible for the fellowship.
Supervised clinical rotations include (among others): 1) consultation-liaison psychiatry service including dedicated half day on the burn-wound service, 2) community psychiatry outpatient clinic with focus on integrated care, and 3) elective outpatient clinics which include opportunities to rotate through the HIV, transplant, or psycho-oncology clinics. Structured didactics are provided on a weekly basis in conjunction with the geriatric psychiatry and neuropsychiatry seminar series. Opportunities for research experiences are widely available, and scholarly activity is an expectation of the program. Fellows also receive teaching opportunities including direct supervision of residents, medical and physician assistance students in addition to formal didactics in teaching skills. Close clinical supervision and mentorship for scholarly productivity is provided by the program director and key faculty. For further information about the program, please contact the training director:Durga Roy, M.D.
Director, Consult-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Please submit applications to:Denise Rosado
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
4940 Eastern Avenue, 4th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
The Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science is accepting applications for a two-year research and clinical fellowship in the obsessive compulsive and anxiety disorders group. Applicants must have a M.D. and have completed a general psychiatry residency or hold a Ph.D. in a related area of study. The goal of the fellowship is to develop research expertise and to benefit from training in OCD and anxiety disorders, with an emphasis on decision-making processes, in preparation for advanced academic or clinical appointments. The research opportunity includes multiple potential areas of focus including analysis of genomic data, neuroimaging, studies of mouse behavior, and behavioral phenotyping. (See areas of interest below)
Requirements for the fellowship include:
- Fellow-initiated research project: The fellow is expected to develop a focused area of research - from design to publication (design, IRB approval, data collection, analysis, and manuscript preparation).
- Participation in OCD and anxiety clinic: The fellow is expected to supervise clinic residents on a weekly basis.
Areas of Interest
- Analysis of genomic data: GWAS & Sequence data
- Animal models of Genetic findings
- Imaging aspects: PET or fMR
- Behavioral measures of doubt
- Smell recognition
- Mouse and human work with Hussain Shuler model of time elements in decision-making
- Epidemiology across internalizing disorders
- Pregnancy and OCD
- High-risk studies in OCD
For further information or to apply, contact:
Gerald Nestadt, MD, MPH
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N Wolfe St., Meyer 131
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410-955-4838 | Fax: 410-614-5913 | email: email@example.com
Advanced Specialty Training Program in Women’s Reproductive Psychiatry
This is a training program designed to train board-eligible psychiatrists in the subspecialty field of women’s reproductive psychiatry. Reproductive psychiatry is the study and treatment of psychiatric illness during reproductive transitions – that is, during times characterized by hormonal flux and/or social role change. Specifically, that means pregnancy, the postpartum period, infertility, pregnancy loss, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and perimenopause.
- Fifty percent of all patients are women; 80% of those will experience at least one pregnancy, and 50% of all pregnancies are unplanned.
- Perinatal mental illness is common, morbid and often missed.
- In the United States, postpartum depression occurs after 15-20% of all pregnancies – yet we do not expect competency in treating it.
We believe that all psychiatrists should achieve a basic core level of competence in the assessment and treatment of women throughout the reproductive life cycle, but these disorders are complex and the literature is expanding exponentially. A PubMed search for “pregnancy and depression” will yield 10,000 hits, over 700 of which have been published in the past year alone.
It is therefore vital that medical institutions train specialists in this area, and new fellowship programs are being added every year. At least 16 postgraduate training programs have already been established (up from 5 just 8 years ago), and many leading institutions (including Mass General and Columbia) already have established programs.
Lindsay Standeven, M.D.
Number of trainees anticipated:
Criteria for acceptance of trainees:
Medical school graduation and anticipated completion of core residency training in psychiatry prior to beginning of appointment
Length of program:
The fellowship is 50% research and 50% clinical.
- 2.5 days per week
- enroll in biostatistics and epidemiology training from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- serve as research study clinician, learn skills of data analysis, paper writing, and grant writing, applied to all studies in WMDC
- engage in at least one major academic project extending over the entire fellowship, which should result in either a publishable paper or a grant application; can involve literature review, collection of data, analysis of preexisting data, for which trainee will take the lead role
- 2.5 days per week
- ½ day per week: individual clinical experiences at WMDC, including new intakes and limited follow-up visits
- ½ day per week: WMDC residents’ clinic, intakes and follow-ups
- ½ day per week: clinical care in interdisciplinary Women’s Wellness Center, focusing in perimenopause
- 2 mornings per week: intakes and follow-ups in OB co-located care (JHOC and Nelson 2), focusing on perinatal
- All of the above experiences will include supervision of residents and medical students rotating on our service
- Bi-monthly case conference with Drs. Payne, Osborne, Standeven, and 3rd year residents
- Weekly individual supervision with Dr. Osborne for case management and discussion of research ideas
- Weekly clinical supervision meeting with entire WMDC team
- Weekly research meeting with entire WMDC team
- Weekly didactics with 3rd year residents, repeated in a six-month cycle; first six-month cycle fellow will observe Dr. Osborne or Dr. Standeven; second 6-month cycle fellow will teach with observation and immediate feedback; second year fellow will teach independently
Activities requiring faculty supervision:
All trainees will receive weekly one-on-one supervision from Dr. Osborne for all cases. All trainees will also attend weekly group supervision within the division. The initial consult in each location will be done with faculty (Dr. Payne, Dr. Osborne, or Dr. Standeven) in attendance for the entire session. In addition, for all cases in the first 3 months the trainee will have in-person supervision from Dr. Osborne, who will discuss the plan and see the patient together with the trainee. For the second 3 months, for all cases requiring prescription of medication during pregnancy or breastfeeding, the trainee will be required to present the case to a faculty member for approval of the medication plan prior to prescription.
NIH T32 Postdoctoral Research Training
The goal of this pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training program is to train young investigators in age-related cognitive and neuropsychiatric disorders. It is an interdisciplinary program, funded by the National Institute on Aging, affiliated with the Department of Neurology and the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine, the Department of Mental Health at the School of Public Health and the Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences at the School of Arts and Sciences.
Postdoctoral fellows are expected to engage in original research under the supervision of a faculty member. Doctoral trainees must complete the required coursework for their degree program, complete qualifying examinations and a research dissertation.
Reed Hall East – 2
Baltimore, MD 21205
Areas of research training include:
- Clinical pharmacology of drugs of abuse
- Medications development research
- The cognitive neuroscience and behavioral toxicity of drugs of abuse
- Abuse liability assessment
- Behavioral treatment of substance abuse
- Pharmacological treatment of substance abuse
- Integration of behavioral and pharmacological treatments
- Psychiatric comorbidity
- Behavioral and neuropsychiatric assessment
- Cognitive and psychomotor function
- HIV risk behavior assessment
- Clinical trials research methods and management
- Addiction and pregnancy
- Women's health issues
A broad range of abused substances is studied - opioids, cocaine, sedatives, alcohol, hallucinogens, club drugs, tobacco, caffeine. For more information about program resources, faculty, and publications see the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit website: www.bpru.org
For further information or to apply, contact:George E. Bigelow, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit (BPRU)
The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
5510 Nathan Shock Drive
Baltimore, MD 21224-6823
This program permits individuals who have completed their residency in psychiatry or neurology or a doctoral program in any relevant area to participate in either clinical or basic science training relating to neuropsychiatric diseases. Postdoctoral fellows have the opportunity to do laboratory or clinical research with one of our faculty members, whose expertise include:
- Molecular biology and genetics
- Cell biology and biochemistry
- Mouse genetics
- Neurobiology and behavior
- Clinical neuropsychiatry
- Human genetics
- Brain imaging
There is also a seminar and course program, individually tailored to the trainee. For more information about program faculty, publications and laboratories, please visit our website at http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/psychiatry/neurobiology
Applications from individuals who are members of under-represented minorities, have disabilities, or are from an economically disadvantaged background are strongly encouraged.
For further information or to apply, contact:Christopher A. Ross, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Division of Neurobiology, Department of Psychiatry
Ross Research Building, Room 618
720 Rutland Avenue
Baltimore MD, USA, 21205
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine offers a postdoctoral training program for both basic science and clinical researchers interested developing an academic career in pain research. Candidates must obtain their doctoral degree (MD, PHD, PSYD, DDS, etc.) prior to starting the fellowship. The training program is intended to develop postdoctoral trainees’ skills to become independent investigators in the interdisciplinary field of biobehavioral pain research. Candidates with some background in neuroscience or pain with evidence of commitment to a research career are preferred. The training program (1-2 years) incorporates coursework, mentored research experiences, an individual integrated research project, seminars, and exposure to professional development skills, including grant proposal and manuscript writing. In rare cases a third year may be possible.
The overarching goal of the postdoctoral program is to prepare the next generation of innovative research leaders to work cooperatively within an interdisciplinary team to address the complex problem of pain. This program is supported by an NIH NINDS T32 training grant. The neuroscience of pain will be emphasized throughout the training. The fellowship incorporates coursework and mentored research experiences in at least two scientific domains that are synthesized by: 1) an integrated research project, 2) an extramural grant application, and 3) the writing and publishing of papers.
The training objectives are to: 1) develop an enhanced foundation in the neuroscience of pain; 2) engender a broad conceptualization of pain that includes, but is not limited to, neurobiologic, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and social processes; 3) develop skills for communicating, networking and collaborating with scientists in other disciplines; and 4) design and conduct an integrative pain research project. Each fellow will be collaboratively mentored by two core faculty with distinct domains of pain-related research expertise in either: 1) neuroscience, 2) clinical research and 3) behavioral or social science. Program faculty cut across the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.
Trainee Requirements: To be appointed to the T32 research training grant, an individual must be a citizen, a non-citizen national of the United States or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., in possession of a current, valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551, or must be in possession of other legal verification of such status). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible for the T32.
Trainees must have received, as of the beginning date of the appointment, a MD/PhD, MD or PhD or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Written certification by an authorized official of the degree-granting institution that all degree requirements have been met, prior to the date training is to begin, is acceptable. Preference will be given to candidates with strong research interests and potential. Salary will be according to NIH fellowship and training stipend levels.
We especially encourage applications from members of under-represented minority groups. Johns Hopkins is a non-discriminatory/affirmative action equal opportunity employer.
Applications: Admission to the program is rolling. Applicants who expect to have their doctoral degree conferred within one year are encouraged to apply early, however, fellows cannot start the program until their doctoral degree is conferred. To apply, please send a curriculum Vitae and a one page cover letter describing your career goals and areas of research interest related to pain research to: Michael T. Smith, Ph.D. at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Psychology Postdoctoral Training
This program provides two years of advanced training and supervision in the clinical application of scientific knowledge of normal and abnormal brain function and behavior, across the life span, to postdoctoral psychologists. The program includes didactic and practicum experiences in assessment and intervention that are consistent with the Policy Statement of the Houston Conference on Specialty Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology. Its aim is to develop in psychologists the clinical competencies that enable them to qualify for certification in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN/ABPP). The residency program was one of the original members of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN), but is no longer participating in the match program.
For more information about our clinical programs and faculty visit the Medical Psychology webpages.
For further information or to apply, contact:David Schretlen, M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Division of Medical Psychology
The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
600 N. Wolfe Street, Meyer 218
Baltimore, MD 21287-7218
The Pediatric Medical Psychology Program at Johns Hopkins is expecting openings for a 1-year postdoctoral fellowship. US News and World Report has rated Johns Hopkins Hospital as the #1 hospital 22 times (including 21 years in a row, 1991-2011). Within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry offers a one-year postdoctoral fellowship designed to provide supervised experiences in Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology. Approximately 85% of previous fellows acquired initial positions as faculty or staff at Johns Hopkins or other academic medical centers; approximately 70% are currently in academic settings. Moreover, many faculty and staff psychologists have developed programmatic initiatives within Johns Hopkins (e.g., multidisciplinary teams with pediatric medical subspecialties, child clinical specialty programs) and have developed similar programs elsewhere. While the focus of our fellowship is clinical, all fellows will be involved in research as well. Divisional research opportunities emphasize topics within developmental psychopathology (e.g., ADHD, emotion regulation, health risk behavior) and pediatric psychology (e.g., coping with chronic illness, adjustment following injury). Didactic training includes weekly Grand Rounds and research conferences offered by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; in addition, there are weekly divisional research and clinical seminars provided. Learn more about Pediatric Medical Psychology at Johns Hopkins
The clinical focus of the fellowship includes consultation, assessment, and treatment services provided to clinically impaired youth who are served by our inpatient, day hospital, and outpatient programs. We work with youth as part of our clinical child psychology clinics as well as pediatric behavioral medicine through our medical subspecialty clinics. We serve a diverse population of families from urban, suburban, and rural settings, range of SES, range of ethnic diversity, developmental stage (infant-young adult), referral concerns, and disease presentation.
Within our one-year pediatric psychology fellowship, our fellows will have the opportunity to work with youth who present with a range of medical and/or psychiatric conditions. In particular, the fellow will participate within multidisciplinary clinics within the departments of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, General Pediatrics/Adolescent Medicine, Otolaryngology, Urology, GI, Burn, Dermatology, Oncology, and Cardiology. Fellows provide inpatient consultations and treatment to children in psychiatric and medical inpatient units. Fellows will consult with medical providers (e.g., pediatric specialists, psychiatrists, surgeons, nurse practitioners), multidisciplinary teams (e.g., nursing, child life specialists, social workers) and families to optimize adherence, improve pain management, enhance adjustment/coping with various medical conditions, and treat comorbid psychopathology. To complement specialty training in pediatric psychology, fellows will receive training in delivery of empirically-supported treatments (e.g., CBT, PMT, Ex/RP, DBT) for a range of psychological disorders and conducting assessment of cognitive/intellectual functioning, executive functioning, academic achievement, and psychological/emotional/social functioning.
The minimum stipend for an entry-level position is $47,484 plus health insurance (based on NIH guidelines; the exact stipend may be adjusted for cost of living increases). The fellow is afforded 2 weeks of vacation; additional time is provided for sick leave and to attend at least one professional conference. Fellows may be invited to stay a second year based upon performance and mutual agreement.
How to apply: Interested applicants must complete all requirements for a doctorate in child clinical, pediatric, counseling, or school psychology prior to the start date of September 1, 2017 (earlier start dates will be considered). Review of applications will begin December 5, 2016. We expect to host on-campus interviews in January 2017. We will follow APPIC recommendations guidelines for the selection and application process, and we will adhere to the Uniform Notification Date. We encourage all applicants to carefully review the APPIC guidelines as well. Only applications submitted electronically through the APPA-CAS system will be considered (located at https://www.appic.org/AAPI-APPA), and timely submission of materials is encouraged. Please direct inquiries to Carisa Perry-Parrish, Ph.D., Director of Training, via email: email@example.com (please note “Fellowship Application Question – [Your Name]” in the subject line to minimize overlooked emails). Submission of incomplete materials may result in delayed review.
Johns Hopkins University offers a comprehensive salary program and excellent benefits in a smoke and drug free workplace. The successful candidate(s) for these positions will be subject to a pre-employment background check. EOE/AA/D/V