Psychology Internships and Fellowships at Children's Hospital Colorado


Internships

Children's Hospital Colorado offers a psychology internship training program in Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology. This full-time, 12-month internship is accredited by the American Psychological Association. The program is also a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).

Interns will receive a salary as well as holiday, vacation, sick, and professional leave. Employee health and dental benefits are also available. Proof of malpractice coverage must be provided by the intern’s training institution or by the intern.

We are now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 training year. Please download the 2014-2015 Internship brochure (.pdf) for detailed information about our internships. Please contact jason.williams@childrenscolorado.org or christine.mann@childrenscolorado.org for more information.

Fellowships

Children's Hospital Colorado offers eight post-doctoral psychology fellowships in the following areas. All fellowships combine clinical and research opportunities.

1. Eating Disorders (EDU) – focused on treatment and evaluation of children and adolescents diagnosed with eating disorders along a full spectrum of levels of care from medical stabilization, inpatient hospitalization, day treatment, intensive outpatient and outpatient services.

2. Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disabilities (NSC) – focused on evaluation and treatment of autism and developmental disabilities including stabilization, evaluation, inpatient hospitalization, and planning for the continuum of care.

3. Pediatric Primary Care (Peds) – focused on mental health, behavioral, and developmental consultation services in an outpatient pediatric primary care clinic and on program evaluation, research, and education around integrated mental health services.

4. Child Development Unit (CDU) – Outpatient multidisciplinary evaluation of autism, developmental disabilities and genetic disorders. The postdoctoral fellow works on the Child Development Unit with a team consisting of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech/Language and Psychology. The postdoctoral fellow also participates in a selected set of LEND training didactic opportunities and research relevant to developmental disabilities.

5. Medical Day Treatment (MDT) – focused on assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with chronic medical illness and comorbid psychiatric symptoms. The program offers training in a unique multidisciplinary setting, including on-site education and daily medical support.

6. The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders (CCBD) – This fellowship is designed to provide clinical and research training and to develop advanced competencies in pediatric psychology within an oncology-hematology setting. The Fellow will be engaged in all aspects of clinical assessment, treatment and program development across CCBD diagnoses. In addition, the Fellow will assist in the development and implementation of psychosocial research within the CCBD with the goal of preparing manuscripts for publication.

7. Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant – The Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Program at Children's Hospital Colorado would offer a unique training opportunity in the area of pediatric psychology. This fellowship is designed to provide clinical and research training and to develop advanced competencies in pediatric psychology. The Fellow will be engaged in all aspects of clinical assessment, treatment and program development across the solid organ transplant programs (e.g., liver, kidney, heart) at Children’s Hospital Colorado.  In addition, the Fellow will assist in the development and implementation of research on adherence to medication regimens and transition to adult healthcare. Application deadline is March 30, 2014.

8. Outpatient Postdoctoral Fellow (OP) – focused on assessment and treatment of children and adolescents presenting with a broad range of emotional and behavioral problems. The fellow will be engaged in all aspects of clinical outpatient assessment and treatment. Position open until filled.

Fellowships are designed as full-time 12-consecutive-month programs running from September through August. Fellows will be required to participate in a week of orientation, please note this date may be at the beginning of September.

Application Information

Applications will be accepted from doctoral candidates who expect to have completed all doctoral degree requirements by the fellowship start date, including completion of internship and successful dissertation defense. Applicants must have completed their training in an APA or CPA accredited PhD or PsyD program in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology, and an APA accredited internship. Candidates are expected to have sufficient training and experience in Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology to be able to maximally benefit from the experiences offered.

Application due date is January 3, 2014. Please send your CV, letter of interest including which area you are interested, three sealed letters of recommendation, and official transcripts to:

Children’s Hospital Colorado
Department of Behavioral Sciences
Research and Training
13123 East 16th Avenue, B130
Aurora, CO 80045
Attention: Christine Mann

The program is committed to the recruitment of culturally and ethnically diverse interns. Bilingual Spanish speaking applicants, and all other qualified applicants, are encouraged to apply.

Please download the 2014-2015 Fellowship brochure (.pdf) for more information, or contact christine.mann@childrenscolorado.org for more information.

Externship

Children's Hospital Colorado offers a psychology externship training program in Child Clinical Psychology. This part-time, unpaid, 20 hour a week commitment focuses on the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and families. Students must have completed formal cognitive assessment and must have prior experience with child and/or adolescent treatment.

This externship requires early application. Please download the 2014-2015 externship brochure (.pdf). The application due date is February 3, 2014. Applicants who we believe are best qualified to benefit from our program will be invited to interview with our staff. Interview dates for selected applicants are February 18, 21, 25 and 28 of 2014. Please send your CV, letter of interest to:

Children’s Hospital Colorado
Department of Behavioral Sciences
Research and Training
13123 East 16th Avenue, B130
Aurora, CO 80045
Attention: Christine Mann

Undergraduate Research Practicum

Children's Hospital Colorado offers a research practicum in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences for undergraduates interested in careers in mental health research. This is a part time, unpaid, 10-15 hours per week commitment and will work with your school so that you receive course credit. Three practicum positions are available for the 2014-2015 training year, beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 26, 2015.  

Research opportunities involve children and adolescents, ages 5-17 and their families served in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  Practicum students will be partnered with a faculty mentor for the year to learn about the research process with the goal of having a shared product (poster, presentation, and/or publication) at the end of the training year.  

Application Procedures

A completed application consists of the following materials:

  1. A letter of interest and CV
  2. An unofficial Transcript 
  3. A short essay describing how the practicum experience will help achieve your future goals.

Completed applications must be received by email before June 30, 2014 in a PDF format. Please address your application or other written communications by email to:
Christine.Mann@childrenscolorado.org. Please download the 2014-15 Psychology Undergraduate Research Program brochure (.pdf) for more information.

 

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