Hospital Track

At this time, there are no further training opportunities (including internships and practicums) for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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

  • Paid holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance


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.


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:

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 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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