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The Psychology Fellowship Training Program uses a common application process for all focus areas and available positions.
We are an APPIC-affiliated program and use the APPIC APPA CAS application portal. Applicants may access the application in APPA CAS when the portal opens November 1, 2023. There is no fee to submit an application via APPA CAS, though a university fee for requesting a transcript may apply. Due to the many and varied fellowship positions we offer, we do not participate in the Common Hold Date. Offers will be extended after the conclusion of interviews. Note, the Neuropsychology fellowship participates in the APPCN match system.
Candidates must have completed all doctoral degree (PhD, PsyD) requirements by the start of fellowship. Applicants who have not completed their dissertation at the time of application, must successfully defend their dissertation at least one month prior to beginning fellowship.
All candidates should be from a graduate program in clinical, counseling or school psychology, accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and must be from an APA-accredited internship program. Experience with children is required.
APPA CAS Application Portal Opens: Wednesday, November 1, 2023
APPA CAS program ID: 383043
Application Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2023
Virtual Interview Dates:
- Friday, January 12, 2024
- Wednesday, January 17, 2024
- Friday, January 19, 2024
- Wednesday, January 24, 2024
- Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Virtual Interview Dates for Neuropsychology ONLY:
- Friday, January 19, 2024
- Monday, January 22, 2024
- Friday, January 26, 2024
Start Dates: Between early July and September 2024
Documents You'll Need
In preparation of your application, you are required to provide several documents, in addition to the general APPA CAS sections. These will include:
- A cover letter detailing which focus area(s) you are applying for and a description of your career goals
- Your curriculum vitae
- Three letters of recommendation (detailed instructions will be provided in the APPA CAS portal)
- Letters must be on their institution's letterhead, signed and dated
- Your official graduate school transcript (can be uploaded to the APPA CAS portal)
- For Neuropsychology applicants only (detailed instructions will be provided in the APPA CAS portal):
- Two sample neuropsychological reports
- APPCN Verification of Completion of Doctorate form
For questions about the application process, please contact our psychology fellowship coordinator, Denisse Herrera Delgado at email@example.com, or the program director, Meg Stone-Heaberlin, PsyD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Verification of PhD / PsyD: Prior to the first day of the fellowship, the fellow must provide a diploma or a letter from the director of graduate studies verifying completion of all degree requirements pending the granting institution's graduation ceremony. This includes documentation of a successful dissertation defense.
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Contract, Stipends and Benefits
You can view an example of our current Psychology Fellowship contract here. For two-year fellowships, the decision to continue the fellowship for a second year is finalized in December of the first year.
Historically, stipends for Psychology Fellows have been consistent with NIH NRSA stipend levels. Cincinnati Children's Psychology Fellowship stipend levels for the 2024-2025 training year have not been released but will be consistent with standards dictated by the Fair Labor Standards Act (in 2023, this was $56,484 for a first-year fellow).
A one-time moving allocation of $3,000 will be provided to incoming fellows who are moving to Cincinnati from 50 miles outside the area. Moves from within the Greater Cincinnati area will not be reimbursed. In support of fellows seeking licensure, EPPP testing fees are reimbursed by the program.
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, five professional days, and nine pre-set holidays, as well as sick leave and parental leave. Additional leave is granted for workshop or conference attendance as deemed appropriate by fellowship mentor(s). Other benefit plans or programs currently available include medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, a legal plan, adoption reimbursement, a college savings plan, 403(b) Employee Savings Plan, paid funeral leave, and education assistance.