Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship – CHOC Children's Hospital, Orange, CA
CHOC Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's) is pleased to offer a 1-year postdoctoral fellowship with an option to renew for a 2nd year in pediatric psychology. The primary focus will be on the psychological and neuropsychological aspects of Epilepsy in a pediatric population for the 2013-2015 training year. CHOC Children’s Epilepsy program was recently designated as a Level 4 Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and provides a broad range of services for children with Epilepsy and their families.
The fellow will work with the interdisciplinary Neuroscience medical team (which includes neurologists, epileptologists, neurosurgeons, psychologists, social workers, child life specialists, psychiatrists, pharmacists, nurses, and chaplain) to provide coordinated services to children diagnosed with Epilepsy. In particular, duties would include, but are not limited to:
o Participation in Pediatric Comprehensive Epilepsy clinics (e.g., Ketogenic, Intractable Epilepsy)
o Inpatient consultations on Neuroscience Unit
o Neuropsychological Evaluations
o Seminars and Supervision
o Research project examining impact of Epilepsy on the child/family
o Helping to facilitate psychosocial rounds with the interdisciplinary Epilepsy team
o Participating in community wide activities related to epilepsy.
In addition, there will be opportunities to work with medical students, residents and/or psychology practicum students or interns in educational and training activities, as well as opportunities to learn supervisory and teaching skills. The Fellow, along with other Fellows in the Department, will also participate in didactic seminars and trainings, including a post-doctoral seminar.
The Training Program is housed in the Department of Pediatric Psychology at CHOC Children’s, which provides comprehensive psychological services throughout CHOC Children’s Hospital. CHOC Children’s serves a socially and ethnically diverse community and supervision includes work with bilingual and bicultural psychologists and psychiatrists. For our bi-lingual/Spanish speaking trainees, a specialized program to increase comfort and competence in the provision of Spanish language services will be provided and opportunities exist for specialized training in bilingual assessment. A more detailed description of the fellowship program can be found at http://www.choc.org/psychology/fellowship.cfm, or by emailing the Assistant Director of Training, Marni Nagel, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org. The CHOC Children’s psychology training program also includes an APA-accredited predoctoral internship. Completion of an APA-accredited doctoral training program is required; preference is given to those who have completed an APA-accredited internship.
Please send a letter of interest including why you are interested in the above position, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of reference (one from an intern supervisor, one from a faculty member of your graduate program and one other of your choice), and a sample assessment report (with identifying information removed). Applications are currently being reviewed and will continue to do so until the position is filled.
Marni Nagel, PhD, Assistant Director of Training, Department of Pediatric Psychology
CHOC Children’s Hospital of Orange County
455 South Main Street
Orange, CA 92868
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