Child and Adolescent Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Fellowship Overview & Objectives
The primary goals of the fellowship program are to prepare postdoctoral fellows to function as capable, professional, ethical, and culturally humble psychologists, team members, and leaders in diverse settings and to demonstrate excellence in clinical services, research, and education.
- To demonstrate (with minimum guidance) the ability to practice independently in evidence-based psychological assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families.
- To demonstrate (with minimum guidance) the ability to practice independently in the provision of consultation to medical, school, and/or other allied health professionals.
- To demonstrate (with minimum guidance) the ability to practice independently with skill and appreciation for human diversity and ethical, legal, and professional standards.
- To demonstrate (with minimum guidance) the ability to exhibit competencies in clinical teaching and supervision.
- To demonstrate (with minimum guidance) the ability to evaluate and contribute to scientific knowledge guiding psychological practice.
Structure, Requirements, and Didactics
Explanation of Training Settings and Rotation Listing
- Applications are typically due in December of each year. Check the APPA CAS (APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application) online system for specific application deadlines.
- Submit the following items using the APPA CAS system:
- A cover letter outlining relevant experiences, goals for fellowship, as well as career goals and eligibility for postdoctoral fellowship
- A current curriculum vitae
- Official transcripts from graduate training
- Three professional letters of reference (at least one from predoctoral internship and one from graduate school)
- The program adheres to the APPIC Postdoctoral Selection Guidelines. For more information about the application process, please see: https://www.appic.org/Postdocs/Postdoctoral-Selection-Standards
- Attended an APA/CPA-accredited doctoral program in clinical, counseling, or school psychology
- Completed predoctoral internship from an APA/CPA-accredited internship program
- Completed all requirements for their doctoral degree prior to the start of fellowship
- Acceptance into the fellowship program will be dependent on successful completion of a background check
- Strong understanding of biopsychosocial factors affecting typical and atypical child development
- Extensive training in evidence-based assessment and intervention services to children, adolescents, and families
- Experience in integrated and/or multidisciplinary patient care
- Culturally humble and effective in working with a broad range of diverse and unique patient needsAdd
- The salary for the 2023-2024 training year is $65,000. The postdoctoral fellows are employees of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and receive benefits in line with employee status
- Free health insurance (options to add family at low cost; 60-day waiting period)
- Free liability insurance
- Optional insurance (associated costs; dental, vision, life, disability, etc.)
- Optional Flexible Spending Accounts
- Retirement plan
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Professional/Educational leave
- Professional/Educational funds
- Research project funds
- Moving expenses funds
- Vacation leave: 8 hours per month accrued
- Sick leave: 8 hours per month accrued
- Holiday leave: 2 hours per month accrued
- Holidays: Paid approved holidays
- For full benefits, see: Benefits, Compensation & Wellness Homepage.
Tarrah Mitchell, PhD
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