Child Clinical Fellowships
The Division of Behavioral Health at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children offers 2 postdoctoral Child Clinical fellowships beginning August 2020. Positions are open to graduates from American Psychological Association-approved doctoral programs who will have completed their internship training and all degree requirements by the start of fellowship. Fellowships are one year in duration unless otherwise noted.
In addition to clinical hours, fellows participate in didactic seminars spanning topics such as professional development, clinical supervision, diversity and cultural competence, research and scholarly inquiry, and hospital grand rounds. Fellows also have opportunities to supervise other psychology trainees from our psychology externship and internship programs. Applicants are invited to apply for one or more positions.
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Nemours.org) offers a competitive salary and benefits package; fellows will be responsible for fees associated with psychological assistant certification per Delaware requirements. duPont Hospital for Children is an Equal Employment Opportunity Facility and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity or gender.
Nemours is an open and welcoming place to work, and values diversity in all its forms. Additionally, Nemours aspires to have its workforce and providers reflect the rich diversity of the communities we serve. Candidates of diverse backgrounds, Spanish-speaking applicants, and those committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are strongly encouraged to apply.
Child Clinical: 2 Positions
Emphasis on Adolescence: Gender Wellness, Adolescent Medicine, Assessment, Consultation and Therapy
A fellow entering the combined Gender Wellness and Child Clinical fellowship will be provided with a specialty care patient experience blended with specialized child clinical training designed to provide fellows with breadth and depth across a number of areas. This fellow will work to comprehensively support children and adolescents who identity as transgender or gender expansive (TGGE), from initial assessment to linkage with outpatient therapy and through to termination after meeting comprehensive treatment goals (including risk and safety interventions as needed). The fellow will receive additional training in rapid case conceptualization and triage through a family consultation clinic, carry an outpatient cognitive behavioral therapy caseload to fine tune child clinical skills, and be provided with training in group therapy utilizing the Unified Protocol for Children and Adolescents. The fellow will take part in training in biofeedback and will carry a caseload of patients with whom a protocolized biofeedback treatment would be beneficial (i.e., panic disorders, anxiety with somatic symptoms, sleep problems). To round out this experience, the fellow would complete comprehensive psychological evaluations with adolescents and with patients from our international medicine program, who travel to Nemours to receive this service, as it is not available in their country of origin.
Emphasis on Early Childhood: Psychological Assessment, Community-Based Autism Consultation, NICU Follow-Up Assessment and Behavioral Feeding Therapy
(This position participates in Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities — LEND*)
Applicants ideally will have a background in clinical child and/or pediatric psychology with early childhood experience. This position offers a unique opportunity to become immersed in the very early years of 0–3 by providing services through Child Development Watch (CDW). CDW is a state-funded 0–3 early intervention program within which assessment of autism spectrum disorder is newly integrated. The fellow will be an active participant in these multidisciplinary developmental assessments. Additional clinical time is focused on early childhood developmental assessments for children at high risk for developmental disabilities, including NICU graduates and those with a history of craniosynostosis. The fellow will participate in our interdisciplinary feeding clinic. The feeding clinic is housed in a state-of-the-art therapeutic kitchen and dining space that includes opportunities for real-time observation of family meals. Finally, this fellow, along with our two autism fellows, will participate in Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND). The program will include specialized didactics, interdisciplinary clinical opportunities in both the medical field and in the community, partnership with families and a capstone research project. It is anticipated that the LEND fellows will spend one day a week dedicated to LEND activities.