Hospital Track

The Behavioral Sciences Division at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is offering one postdoctoral fellowship position in Pediatric Psychology for 2018 - 2019. Training begins September 2018. The fellowship is for a one-year period and is fulltime. Benefits include:

  • Paid holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance

Rotations

The pediatric psychology postdoctoral fellow will have a yearlong primary rotation with our inpatient Behavioral Health Consultation and Liaison Service. This portion of the program will include exposure to a range of childhood psychopathology as it presents in acute, post-acute and chronic phases at the interface of physical and behavioral aspects of disease. The fellow will also gain an understanding of the behavioral health issues, impacted by and affecting, medically ill children and adolescents in a large tertiary care pediatric hospital.

The fellowship includes rotations in our outpatient Behavioral Health and Wellness Clinics. This portion of the program will include three rotations with specific areas of focus and one additional rotation of choice dependent on the individual fellow’s goals and interests. The additional rotation of choice allows the fellow to tailor their training year in a way that fits with their ultimate professional goals. The three areas of focus are assessment/intervention, pain management and behavioral care in chronic disease.

Assessment/Intervention

Training choices for Assessment/Intervention include:

Pain Management

Training choices for pain management include:

Behavioral Care in Chronic Disease

Training choices for behavioral care in chronic disease include:

Additional training opportunities exist with our supportive care service and our community programs through Family Care Connection.

Candidates must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree prior to beginning the program and must be a graduate from an APA accredited doctoral program. APA accredited or APPIC member internship program training is preferred.

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt with the final deadline for all application materials on Monday, December 4, 2017. Interviews for selected applicants will take place in January 2018.

Applications should include:

  1. A letter of interest describing training experiences, desired postdoctoral training objectives and professional goals; Please identify which primary rotation track you are interested in.
  2. A current curriculum vitae
  3. Three letters of reference, with at least two from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic and clinical training
  4. An official copy of graduate transcripts

Application materials should be directed to:

Carinna Scotti-Degnan, PhD
Co-Director of the Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
carinna.scottidegnan@chp.edu
412-692-5813

All application materials should be submitted electronically to the above email address, in a Word or PDF file.

Contact Us

Any questions regarding the fellowship or application process can be directed to Carinna Scotti-Degnan, PhD at carinna.scottidegnan@chp.edu or by phone at 412-692-5813.

For more information regarding Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, please visit www.chp.edu.