The Division of Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, in affiliation with The Ohio State University, Department of Pediatrics, has 2-3 openings for Post-doctoral Fellows starting August 2013. Candidates for these positions must have obtained their doctoral degree from an APA-approved program by the start date. Fellowships are 1-2 years in duration. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines, and benefits are competitive. While focused training in specific areas is available, fellows will also have the opportunity to gain experience across specialties, as well as in Endocrinology and Neurology. Research opportunities may also be available. Descriptions of the areas of focus are highlighted below.
Healthy Weight/Endocrinology: This fellowship will emphasize involvement on a multidisciplinary weight management team with medical providers, dieticians and exercise specialists. The fellow will be responsible for working with patients involved in a hospital-based weight management program and a bariatric surgery program. In addition, the fellow will obtain pediatric psychology experiences in endocrinology. Endocrinology experiences include working with youth and families in medical clinics as well as outpatient therapy cases. Opportunities for inpatient consultation and liaison may be available. Specific questions about this track should be addressed to Amy.Baughcum@NationwideChildrens.org.
Medical Trauma and Pain: This fellowship will emphasize child and family adjustment to medical trauma and pain. Fellows will be responsible for working with chronic medical populations referred from cardiology, pulmonology, hematology, the surgery unit, and the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) focusing on adjustment to diagnosis (e.g., burn, congenital heart defect, solid organ transplant, CF, trauma), and long-term hospitalization. There will also be opportunities to work with specific pain populations on an outpatient basis (e.g., chronic pain team, headache, sickle cell). Experiences will include inpatient consultation, interdisciplinary clinics, and outpatient treatment. Specific questions about this track should be addressed to Catherine.Butz@NationwideChildrens.org.
Applications are accepted from individuals who have completed APA approved graduate programs and internships in clinical, counseling, or school psychology. Preference is given to individuals who have had previous clinical and research experience in pediatric psychology, especially in a hospital setting. To be considered a fellow, individuals must have completed their dissertation defense before beginning the fellowship program.
Applications should include a letter of interest stating career goals, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Candidates should state to which track(s) they are applying. If multiple tracks are of interest, these should be rank ordered in the cover letter.
The deadline for applications is January 9, 2013. Please mail materials to:
Kristen Gsanger, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
3rd Floor J West Building
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, Ohio, 43205
Interviews will be arranged after a review of applications, likely in the 2nd week of February.
Questions about the pediatric psychology fellowship training program should be directed to Kristen Gsanger, Ph.D.