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Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship

How to Apply to the Fellowship 

Our fellowship site uses the APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application Centralized Application System (APPA CAS) for submission of applications. Applicants may access information on the electronic submission process by visiting the APPA CAS portal or the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) website.

Full descriptions will be posted here soon of available postdoctoral psychology fellowships offered for the next training year. To apply to any of these postdoctoral fellowships, please submit the following documents via the APPA Centralized Application System (the APPA CAS site) by November 25th, 2018

1) A letter of interest identifying the position of interest, your qualifications, specific clinical and/or research interests, and goals for the postdoctoral training year (maximum two pages).  
2) Curriculum vitae; 
3) Clinical writing sample; and 
4) Three letters of recommendation submitted directly from your recommenders (at least two from supervisors familiar with your clinical work).


Application Deadline 

The application deadline for all Children's Mercy Postdoctoral Psychology fellowships for the 2018-2019 training year is November 25th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time. All requested application materials must be submitted by the appointed time for consideration.


Selection Criteria 

All applicants must have: 1) attended an APA-accredited doctoral graduate program in clinical or counseling psychology; 2) completed an APA/APPIC accredited internship; and 3) completed all requirements for his/her doctoral degree prior to beginning the fellowship. The candidate should have a strong child psychology emphasis in course work, research experiences, and clinical/vocational experiences. Please note that specialized postdoctoral positions may give preference to particular skills or experiences acquired prior to the fellowship training year.


Recruitment Guidelines 

The postdoctoral psychology fellowship program follows the recommended APPIC Postdoctoral Selection Guidelines.  In addition to the APPIC Postdoctoral Program Directory, descriptions of available positions will be posted on the listserv for APA members of Division 53 and Division 54. All qualified applications will be reviewed with invitation for on-site interviews issued no later than December 30th, 2018.  On-site interviews, although subject to change, are expected to be held between January 16th and 31st, 2019  Offers will be extended on the uniform notification date of February 25, 2019 at 10:00am Eastern Time, as recommended by the APPIC Postdoctoral Selection Guidelines. Applicants will be notified as soon as they are no longer under consideration and when all positions are filled.