Akron Children’s Hospital offers a 12-month or 24-month pediatric psychology fellowship program beginning in September of each year. The length of the program is decided by the fellow and fellowship director.
If a 24-month program is chosen, the fellow has an opportunity for advanced training in his or her clinical area of interest, greater breadth of training, and advanced professional development, including training in supervision and completion of research/scholarly activity.
The goal of our fellowship program is to produce competent clinical psychologists who can:
Fellows choose their focus of training based on their interest and career goals. We encourage cross-training between psychological/neuropsychological assessment; consultation and liaison services; and behavioral medicine outpatient treatment.
Our program focuses on clinical training in pediatric psychology, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice, which is consistent with a scholar-practitioner model of training. Fellows pursue:
In addition to clinical rotations, Akron Children’s pediatric psychology fellows receive formal instruction on topics related to clinical training and participate in weekly training for group supervision and professional development. Fellows actively participate in the teaching of Akron Children’s Hospital medical residents and psychiatry fellows. Multiple research opportunities are available to meet the fellow’s interests and career goals.
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