The Psychology Fellowship Training Program uses a common application process for all focus areas and available positions.

The application deadline is January 4, 2016.

For general application assistance, applicants may contact the Psychology Fellowship Coordinator (Vicky Sanders, or the Director of Psychology Fellowship Training (


Candidates must have completed their doctoral degree requirements by the start of the fellowship. Applicants who have not completed their dissertations at the time of application are required to provide a letter from their advisers stating the expected completion date, and this date must occur before the start of the fellowship.

All candidates should be from a graduate program in clinical, counseling, neuropsychology or school psychology, approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) and must be from an APA-approved internship program. Experience with children is a must.

Instructions for Submission

Applicants must complete the following:

Submit the completed materials to: 

Postdoctoral Training Program
c/o Vicky Sanders
Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
MLC: D-3015
3333 Burnet Ave., D4.62
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039


Verification of PhD

Prior to the first day of the fellowship, the fellow must bring a diploma or a letter from the director of graduate studies verifying completion of all degree requirements pending the granting institution’s graduation ceremony.

Pre-Employment Testing

Tuberculosis (TB) testing and verification of up-to-date immunizations are a requirement for employment at Cincinnati Children’s. Cincinnati Children’s is a drug-free and smoke-free environment. All new employees are required to submit to a drug urine screen prior to hiring. Cincinnati Children’s also conducts a criminal records check on all final candidates for employment, as required by Ohio state law.

Contract, Stipends and Benefits


Cincinnati Children’s offers a variety of benefits for fellows. These benefits are described in our current Clinical Psychology Fellowship contract.

Stipends and Benefits

At Cincinnati Children’s, Psychology Fellowship start dates, stipends, and benefits typically begin July 1st or for some positions, early August or September.

For two-year fellowships, the decision to continue the fellowship for a second year is finalized in December of the first year.

Cincinnati Children’s offers several health insurance plans from which to choose; all require minimal financial contribution from the fellow. Fellows have 15 days a year of vacation and 8 pre-set holidays in addition to sick leave. Additional leave is granted for workshop or conference attendance as deemed appropriate by fellowship mentor(s).