Cincinnati Children's has a long history of training psychologists at the post-doctoral level and is one of the nation's largest pediatric / child psychology fellowship training programs. Each year, we admit seven to eight new fellows in specialized areas of training. The 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.Fellows work with clinical and/or research faculty mentor(s) in one of six focus areas:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Developmental Disabilities / Autism
  • Eating Disorders
  • Neuropsychology
  • Pediatric Psychology
    • Center for Adherence and Self-Management
    • Cancer and Blood Disease Institute
    • Pediatric Pain
    • Research Training in Child Behavior and Nutrition
    • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

We design individualized training plans for fellows that reflect their academic, research, clinical, 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.