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Opportunities for perinatal mental health professionals.

 Children’s Mercy Kansas City - Psychology Position with Neonatology

The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Health at Children’s Mercy Kansas City is recruiting a pediatric psychologist to work with our Division of Neonatology. The psychologist’s role will include 1) providing consultation, assessment, and intervention to infants and their families in our 84 bed, Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 2) providing developmental assessment in Neonatology’s follow up clinic, and 3) collaborating with physician colleagues and Neonatology providers and staff on programmatic efforts to provide developmental support, screening, and behavioral health resources to the patients and families served by Neonatology.  READ MORE...

Please apply online with a cover letter and your CV:

With any questions of for more information, please contact:

Rebecca Johnson, PhD, ABPP
Psychology Associate Division Director
Division of Developmental and Behavioral Health
(816) 234-3674

Stanford NICU Postdoctoral Fellowship

Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, in conjunction with the Department of Pediatrics, is excited to offer one opening for the Child Psychology NICU Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2024-2025 academic year. 

This fellowship program is focused in the areas of pediatrics and perinatal mental health. Fellows work with parents of premature and medically complex infants in the NICU, utilizing trauma-focused CBT and infant-parent psychotherapy to target symptoms of parental trauma, anxiety, and depression as well as to promote parent-infant attachment and early relational health. Fellows conduct individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy as well as parental psychosocial screenings.  Fellows may also provide treatment through the Fetal Center to parents who receive a fetal diagnosis and/or provide outpatient infant-parent dyadic psychotherapy to families at risk for difficulties with attachment. Opportunities to be involved in research and program development are available.

Stipends are $71,650 plus benefits. Start date is September 3, 2024.


All applicants must have completed:

1) APA- or CPA-accredited graduate programs in clinical or counseling psychology

2) APA- or CPA-accredited internships

3) all requirements for their PhD or PsyD prior to beginning their appointment.


For detailed application information, please go to

Applications should be submitted through the APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application services at

Applications are due December 1, 2023.

Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  

For questions about the Child Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship, please contact Maryam Mossadeghian at

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Prenatal-to-Five (P-5) Mental Health - University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) 

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and the Center for Advancement of Youth is recruiting for a 12-month postdoctoral fellowship position in Perinatal and Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. Opportunity for extension to a 2-year fellowship is possible, and preferable, pending goals of the fellow and satisfactory progress in the training program. The fellowship position is supported by funding from a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The project, Perinatal to Preschool (P2P) is located within the Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior. The aim of P2P is to establish, implement, and evaluate a continuum of behavioral healthcare services (promotion, prevention, screening and intervention) for infants and preschoolers with high-risk term and preterm deliveries, beginning with the prenatal and post-natal periods, through expansion and dissemination of evidence-based interventions UMMC, via telehealth, and through state-wide dissemination and implementation efforts.


Program activities and training areas:

The fellow receives extensive research and clinical experience and skills related to the following areas: (1) Perinatal mental health, including post-partum mood, anxiety, and high-risk pregnancy related stress; (2) Caregiver and infant screening antenatally and postnatally within the UMMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; (3) Developmental evaluations (e.g., Bayley Scales of Infant Development) in the NICU high-risk follow-up clinic; (4) Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and related promotion/prevention strategies such as Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) for schools; and (5) dissemination and implementation efforts for evidence-based interventions for early childhood based on PCIT and UMMC’s first ever perinatal services clinic. Mentoring and support for publications, grant writing, program evaluation, supervision of externs, and licensure eligibility will be provided and the Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to complete a first author publication. Continuing education support ($1000) will be provided and the grant will support active learning/research dissemination and conference travel as permitting. Additional funds to support licensure and educational leave for EPPP preparation will be provided.


Position overview:

The fellow plays a key role in research, evaluation, and clinical activities. Fellows will spend approximately 50% effort (negotiable) in clinical service delivery through perinatal mental health screening/consultation/intervention in UMMC’s maternal-fetal medicine clinic and/or NICU, performing collaborative care on multidisciplinary teams and developmental evaluations on medically complex infants and toddlers in the high-risk follow-up clinic, as well as performing PCIT-related interventions on an outpatient basis. Previous experience with perinatal mood or anxiety disorders, developmental evaluations and PCIT is highly desired, but not necessary, for the position. The remaining 50% effort will be expected to include assisting the Principal Investigators (Drs. Dustin Sarver & Courtney Walker) in protected research time, coordination of grant activities, and program evaluation and related scholarly activities. The exact distribution is negotiable given the goals of the fellow towards additional research versus clinical activities.


About UMMC and Jackson: The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is Mississippi’s only academic health science center and encompasses 6 health science schools, including the Bower School of Population Health, the 3rd of its kind nationally. Children’s of Mississippi is the only children’s hospital in Mississippi and has the only Level IV NICU in the state. Extramural research funding for UMMC last year reached >$110 million. The Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior is comprised of 4 divisions and 5 Centers and seeks to carry out the mission of UMMC in patient care, research, and education. Active sponsored funding in the department is $54 million from a variety of federal, state, and foundation sources. The Department of Pediatrics is comprised of 33 divisions and has close ties to the Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior.


The Center for Advancement of Youth (CAY) is a clinical research, education, and public policy center jointly operated primarily through the Departments of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Pediatrics. It is staffed by 70+ persons including psychologists, psychiatrists, developmental pediatricians, nurse practitioners, social workers, research assistants, speech/OT therapists, an ABA program, multiple graduate and postgraduate trainees across multiple disciplines, and data support staff. The clinical arm of the CAY provides integrated diagnostic and treatment services for children (birth-18 years) and families and is housed in a 24,000 sqft. integrated health office space including four dedicated state-of-the-art PCIT therapy rooms and dedicated telemedicine space. UMMC Women’s Care is home to the largest group of maternal-fetal medicine specialists in the state and provides diagnosis and management of special and complicated pregnancies caused by fetal diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other maternal disorders or diseases.


UMMC is located in Jackson, MS, the state’s capital. The Jackson metro area and Mississippi offer a rich array of outdoor, cultural, musical, recreational and culinary opportunities. The area has an incredibly desirable cost of living and high quality of life.



Applicants must have a doctorate (PhD or PsyD) from an accredited graduate program in clinical, school, educational or developmental psychology prior to the start date. Applicants who have already completed a 12-month fellowship are welcome to apply for additional training. A review of applications will begin 11/6/2023 but will be accepted until the position is filled. The program will follow the APPIC Common Hold Date of 02/26/24. The projected start date for this position is June-September 2024 depending on the candidate’s availability. Pay is at NIH stipend level plus an excellent benefits package.


Applications should be submitted to and include:

  • A brief letter of interest describing training experiences, professional goals, desired fellowship experiences, and any relevant previous background or training.

  • An updated curriculum vitae.

  • Two (2) letters of reference


For inquiries about the position please contact:

Dustin E. Sarver, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics

Director, Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Disorders Research and Services Lab

PCIT Within Agency Trainer

Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior

Department of Pediatrics | Center for Advancement of Youth

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Ph: (601) 815-5994

Pediatric Psychology and Child Clinical Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowships - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 

The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychology and Behavioral Sciences (DCAPBS) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has openings for several clinically focused postdoctoral fellowships beginning in Summer of 2024.  

The goal is to prepare fellows for careers as scientist-practitioners in pediatric psychology and clinical-child focused work. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has consistently been ranked one of the top hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of the nation's Best Children’s Hospitals. It was the first hospital in the US devoted exclusively to the care of children. 


Currently, we have openings for clinically focused positions with focus in the following areas: 


  • Pediatric Psychology- Focus in Pediatric Feeding Disorders * 

  • Pediatric Psychology- Focus in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition * 

  • Pediatric Psychology- Focus in Transplant Psychology * 

  • Pediatric Psychology- Perinatal Mental Health and Early Childhood 

  • Child Clinical/Integrated Primary Care 


These positions are designed to have 65-70 percent time devoted to clinical activities and 30-35 percent time devoted to research, training, didactics, and program development activities. A brief description of each position is included below.  More information about each position is available on the Universal Post-Doctoral Directory (UPPD) website which can be found here Universal Psychology Postdoctoral Directory ( 


We plan to host virtual open house sessions in November to provide potential candidates the opportunity to meet the supervisors and learn more about the different fellowships. Stayed tuned for an announcement about the dates for the virtual open houses! 


Pediatric Psychology - Focus in Perinatal Mental Health and Early Childhood:


This fellowship focuses on the expansion of psychology services and clinical research within the Richard D. Wood Jr. Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment (CFDT), a multidisciplinary program dedicated to providing specialized services for pregnant patients carrying babies with birth defects. Patients receive comprehensive maternal/fetal assessments, close monitoring and prenatal care, and give birth in the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit (SDU) at CHOP, the world’s first obstetrics unit housed within a pediatric hospital. These babies immediately transition to either the neonatal/infant or cardiac intensive care units. Clinical practice focuses on parents, as they may experience perinatal mental health challenges often exacerbated when faced with a complication in pregnancy, subsequent neonatal intensive care hospitalization or having to care for a child with complex medical needs. 


Additional training rotations will be available to support infants and families within the newborn intensive care units (N/IICU, CICU), neurodevelopmental follow-up assessments (Cardiac Kids Developmental Follow-Up Program, High-Risk Developmental Follow-Up Clinic), and other early childhood clinics (PCIT, Young Child Clinic). An individualized training program will be developed to support the unique needs of each fellow and will build clinical competence in four main areas: 1) behavioral health care with expectant and postpartum parents, 2) parental-infant attachment and bonding, 3) perinatal bereavement services, and 4) multidisciplinary team consultation. Opportunities for early childhood neuropsychological assessment are also available. 


For more information about this fellowship, please email Joanna CM Cole, PhD, PMH-C at 


Benefits: Fellows are eligible for benefits package through the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and receive a salary commensurate of $65,000 in year 1, $1,000 stipend for professional development/conference travel, paid time off, and eight announced holidays.  More information about benefits are listed on the UPPD website.  


Applicants: Applications for each individual fellowship are accepted through the APPA-CAS portal.  Specific application requirements for each track are included in the portal.  APPA CAS | Applicant Login Page Section ( 

UCLA HEALTH - 2023-2024 Post-Doctoral Fellowship UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center

The NFRC is now accepting applications.

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 4, 2023, on a rolling basis until filled.

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The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center (NFRC) offers clinical and research post-doctoral training
in family-centered care for families facing adversity. The NFRC uses innovative, science-driven
approaches to support families in building upon their strengths to overcome a variety of challenges. By
bridging the gap between research and practice, the center promotes healthy child and family
development and addresses long-standing disparities in access to high-quality prevention and
intervention programs.

Requirements include: a Ph.D./Psy.D. in Clinical, Counseling or School Psychology from an APA
accredited program, with an APA-approved internship (child specialization is required). These two-year
fellowships are renewable upon satisfactory completion of the first year. Annual stipend is $53,760 and
fringe benefits are very competitive.

The Lezlie and Richard Atlas Fellowship in Early Childhood and Integrated Care focuses on early
intervention and prevention efforts for young children and their families. Clinically, the fellow will work
directly with families with a baby born into the UCLA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit during hospital visits,
office visits, and telehealth sessions
. The fellow will also work closely with medical providers and the
hospital system to provide staff education on trauma- and resilience-informed care. Fellows have an
opportunity for an elective in STAR Clinic,
 or the DMH+UCLA Early Childhood Fellowship.

Curriculum development, program evaluation, outreach, supervision of junior trainees, and training
facilitation are integral to the experience. Fellows benefit from seminars on intervention research
methods, grant writing, supervision of supervision, and professional development.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter with their statement of research and clinical interests
and goals, curriculum vitae, and three (3) letters of recommendation to Dr. Catherine Mogil

Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship - Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

The Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles seeks applicants interested in clinical opportunities to specialize in the following emphasis areas:

  • Adolescent Medicine 

  • Child & Family Community Psychology

  • Early Childhood Mental Health 

  • Early Childhood/Pediatric Psychology

  • Pediatric Psychology

  • Trauma Psychology


The Clinical-Child Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles offers advanced training at a leading pediatric academic medical center, affiliated with the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Postdoctoral fellows serve children and/or adolescents and their families in interdisciplinary settings. The program is currently accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) as a two-year fellowship.  We are in the process of revising our program to be a one-year fellowship with an option for a second year.  (Please reach out to Sara Sherer, PhD, Training Director, with questions about this process.)


The program is designed to train psychologists to assume expert leadership roles in clinical psychology in pediatric, community and medical settings. Depending on the emphasis area, fellows may gain professional experience in outpatient medical and mental health clinics, community clinics, field-based services, schools, primary care clinics, or in-patient training in pediatric hospital units. Through intensive supervision, didactic lectures and seminars, research and program development activities, and direct patient contact and consultation opportunities, fellows develop advanced clinical skills in their emphasis area.  Specific information about fellowship rotations is available on our website at: The current website description is being revised to reflect increased flexibility within a one-year fellowship with optional second year.


Requirements: Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in clinical, school, or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited graduate program, and an APA-accredited doctoral internship working with children/adolescents by August 2024.

Openings: Pending budgetary approval, the department anticipates twelve fellowship positions.

Deadline: The program will review applications and invite applicants for interviews starting on December 15, 2023. The program has a rolling deadline and applications will be accepted until vacancies are filled. 

Stipend:  The current annual stipend is $70,034 plus benefits; licensed fellows receive $75,712 plus benefits.  


Application Information: The program uses the APPA CAS (APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application) online system. For more information about the application process please go to


Please see the program website for application and additional requirements.  

A mandatory fellowship orientation will begin September 1, 2024.  

Please contact Sara Sherer, PhD, Training Director, with inquiries, at



Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from BIPOC and bilingual candidates (especially Spanish speaking) and members of other underrepresented groups are specifically encouraged to apply.

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