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Solid Organ Transplant Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship

Aurora, Colorado, United States

Children's Hospital Colorado


Contact Christine Mann, Program Assistant to Research and Training
Phone: 720-777-6152
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Children’s Hospital Colorado is excited to offer a new psychology fellowship in pediatric solid organ transplant. All fellowships at Children’s Hospital Colorado combine clinical and research opportunities.

The Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Programs 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.

All fellowships are designed as full-time 12-consecutive -month programs beginning in September 2014. Fellows will receive a salary of $38,000, subject to the withholding of taxes. As a full-time Children’s Hospital Colorado employee, fellows are eligible for benefits equivalent to a first year employee which include; medical, dental, vision, short term disability, and life insurance options. Fellows are eligible for a total of 21 days of paid time off for holiday (7 Children’s Hospital Colorado observed holidays), vacation, and sick days, and 5 professional leave days. Malpractice insurance is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado. The fellowship program is broadly intended to be comprised of 60% time devoted to clinical experience and 40% time developed to research activities with fellowship placements determining the specific activities and time allocations.

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 with previous clinical or research experiences in pediatric psychology are strongly encouraged to apply. 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. Positions are contingent upon official verification of completion of all doctoral degree requirements (e.g., diploma, transcript) through the graduate school conferring the degree prior to starting the fellowship. The training program is committed to the recruitment of culturally and ethnically diverse individuals. Bilingual Spanish speaking applicants, and all other qualified applicants, are encouraged to apply.

1.Possess a good understanding of child and adolescent development

2.Have a good working knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses

3.Have practicum or internship experience providing individual, family and group therapy operating from a variety of theoretical approaches, including empirically supported interventions (CBT, DBT, ACT, PCIT, FFT).

4.Have experience providing consultation services in a pediatric setting

5.Have an identified area of research interest, research coursework and research experience

6.Have a good working knowledge of and experience in test administration, scoring, and interpretation

To apply, please submit the following in one complete packet: 1) a cover letter specifying interest in the post-doctoral position, previous clinical, research and professional experience relevant to the post-doctoral program and expectations of personal and/or professional goals that may result from engaging in the specific post-doctoral program identified; 2) a current Curriculum Vitae; 3) three (3) letters of recommendation and 4) Official graduate transcript. The recommender's signature must be signed over the back seal of the envelope.

Application deadline is March 30, 2014. Please address your application or other written communications to:

Christine Mann, Research and Training Program Assistant

Children’s Hospital Colorado

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, B130

13123 E. 16th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045

For questions, please contact the following individuals:

Sally E. Tarbell, PhD

Chief of Pediatric Psychology

Associate Professor

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Training Director


Jason Williams, PsyD

Assistant Professor

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Co-Director


Cindy Buchanan, PhD

Assistant Professor

Training Director, Solid Organ Transplant Program


    When applying for this position, please mention you saw this ad in the APS Postdoc Exchange.

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