Clinical Child Psychology

2023 Open House, hosted by Emily Bilek, Ph.D.

Date: Monday, October 23, 2023
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. EST

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APA Accredited Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology

The University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry and Postdoctoral Training Network welcomes applications for a two-year APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology. The program offers a research mentorship model. This year, opportunities are available for fellows with expertise in any of the following areas:

(1) perinatal, infant and early childhood mental health (Zero to Thrive),

(2) youth depression and suicide prevention (YDSP), or

(3) Child OCD and Anxiety Disorders (COAP).

In addition to focused research mentorship, the program provides evidence-based clinical training and a core curriculum. Our fellowship focuses on building knowledge and skills that help prepare fellows for a career as a scientist-practitioner. Clinical training occurs in a variety of specialty child psychiatry outpatient clinics (e.g., Trauma and Grief, Infant and Early Childhood, Parent Management Training, OCD and Anxiety, etc.) and may be supplemented with an optional short eating disorders rotation. Please refer to the brochure on our website for further information.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from an APA or CPA accredited program by August 2024. The start date of the fellowship is September 1, 2024. The anticipated stipend is $57,224 for 1st year fellows. Benefits include vacation, sick and professional development time, and health care coverage. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, MI a vibrant city which has recently been voted the best place to live in America. The state of Michigan has also been voted the best state to live and work.

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory/affirmative action employer. 
We especially encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. 

Application Process

Deadline for applications is Friday, December 1, 2023. Candidate interviews typically take place in January. Interviews will be completed virtually for this training year. After a review of applications, individuals will be contacted for interview. The program plans to adhere to the Common Hold Date (CHD; February 26, 2024).

Electronic submission is preferred. The following application materials are requested: 

  1. Cover letter describing (1) your interest in our Network training program; (2) your training goals for postdoctoral fellowship; (3) your future career objectives; (4) your clinical and research training experiences; and (5) your commitment and experiences with diverse populations.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Graduate School Transcript (does not need to be an official transcript)
  4. A Letter of Support from your Director of Clinical Training (DCT) attesting to your readiness to graduate on time from your graduate program.
  5. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation. If one of these is from your Director of Clinical Training (DCT) the attestation of readiness can be included in the letter or recommendation.

How to submit your application

Submit directly online (preferred) 

Email application to:

J. Todd Arnedt, Ph.D., Network Director
c/o Danielle Hayes, [email protected]
Psychology Postdoctoral Training Network

Mail application to:

U-M and U-M/VA Psychology Postdoctoral Training Network
4250 Plymouth Rd.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105