Developmental Track

At this time, there will not be any training opportunities (including internships and practicums) for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The fellowship is for a one-year period and is fulltime. Benefits include:

  • Paid holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance

The Developmental track will consist of a primary rotation in Developmental Medicine and the Child Development Unit (CDU), which is comprised of psychologists, developmental and neurodevelopmental pediatricians.

The primary role of the psychology fellow will be to conduct diagnostic evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in young children, consisting of record review, clinical interview, and assessment with standardized measures such as the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – Second Edition (ADOS-2). The fellow will use the information obtained from the evaluation to inform diagnosis, case conceptualization and treatment recommendations. The fellow also will assist parents or other caregivers in connecting with the right level of intervention for their child.

In addition to the primary rotation, the postdoctoral fellowship in Developmental Medicine includes minor rotations within the outpatient Pediatric Behavioral Health and Wellness Service of CHP. This portion of the program will include two to four minor rotations over the course of the fellowship year. Potential rotations may include:

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. It is essential that applicants have prior experience in working with children with ASD and/or children with other developmental disabilities. Prior experience with the ADOS-2 is not required and, as part of the training experience, the fellow can expect to establish clinical competence administering Modules T, 1, 2, and 3.

How to Apply

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:

Kathryn Barbash, PsyD
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

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 Kathryn Barbash, PsyD at or by phone at 412-692-6120.

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