Early Childhood Psychology Fellowship
NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers a one-year, clinical postdoctoral fellowship in early childhood psychology at the Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone Health.
Our postdoctoral fellowship, offered through the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, is intended for psychologists who wish to refine their skills in assessing and treating children younger than 6 years who have a range of social, emotional, and developmental concerns. Fellows must have successfully completed an American Psychological Association (APA)–accredited doctoral program and an APA-approved internship.
Fellows gain experience working with caregivers to provide evidence-based interventions for young children. The fellowship includes performing school observations and consultations and interacting with parents.
You receive training in parent–child interaction therapy, also called PCIT, and co-lead the Dino School, a social skills group for preschoolers and their parents. You may also participate in a late-summer intensive programs for selective mutism.
You are expected to attend regular trainings as well as didactics, seminars, and journal clubs and have opportunities to provide parent education, teacher training, and instruction to junior-level psychology and psychiatry trainees at the NYU Langone Health Childcare Center. Various clinical research projects and department research initiatives are available for interested fellows.
Specific fellowship responsibilities include the following:
- annual trainings for PCIT, school consultations, and selective mutism
- weekly early childhood clinical service meetings
- weekly, interdisciplinary case conferences and Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Grand Rounds, including an original presentation near the conclusion of your training
- community outreach visits to childcare centers and preschools in the New York City area
- workshops, seminars, and professional development opportunities in New York City area schools and childcare centers, as well as Child Study Center specialty camps and intensive programs
- school observations and consultations with educational teams, the Committee on Preschool Special Education, and placement teams
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, three letters of recommendation, and a de-identified evaluation report created for a child under the age of six to
All fellows are required to obtain a limited permit to practice medicine under the supervision of a New York State–licensed psychologist within six months of being hired.