• Behavioral Medicine / Psychology Fellowship Program

    Cincinnati Children’s has one of the nation’s largest pediatric / child psychology postdoctoral fellowship training programs. Each year, we admit seven to eight new fellows in specialized areas of training. Fellowships last for one to two years.

    Our Training Philosophy

    Our training philosophy is based on the scientist-practitioner model: we provide fellows with advanced skills in the practice of psychology and in the integration of research and clinical services in a pediatric medical center. Following the completion of their training, our fellows are prepared to function independently at the assistant professor level within a medical school or other professional setting. Most of our fellows are licensed psychologists by the end of their fellowships, and many go on to become leaders in their respective fields.

    Personalized Fellowship Training to Meet Individual Goals

    We design individualized training plans with our new fellows that reflect their academic, research and professional development goals.During their fellowship, trainees choose to work with a faculty mentor(s) in one of five focus areas:

    • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Developmental Disabilities
    • Eating Disorders
    • Neuropsychology
    • Pediatric Psychology
    • Risk and Prevention

    We design individualized training plans with our new fellows that reflect their academic, research and professional development goals. Our program is known for its apprenticeship model, in which fellows are matched with faculty mentors who can best guide them toward their goals.

    Our training faculty are nationally recognized researchers and clinicians who share a passion for training the next generation of pediatric and child psychologists. Many of our fellowship positions are supported by federally funded grants from the National Institutes of Health and other agencies.