Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health Fellowship
NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers a 12-month, full-time Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health Fellowship to gain expertise in treating children who experience chronic medical conditions and their families.
This unique postdoctoral fellowship, offered through the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, is within the Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health Program at Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care, both of which are part of the Child Study Center at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone.
It is intended for psychologists who have successfully completed an American Psychological Association–approved internship and wish to refine their skills in providing empirically supported behavioral and cognitive behavioral treatments for children with chronic medical conditions and their families.
The program coordinator is Becky Lois, PhD.
The pediatric integrated behavioral health team offers clinical training in pediatric psychology in an outpatient setting, where we utilize short-term therapeutic approaches to improve medical and psychological outcomes for children and adolescents with chronic medical conditions and their families. Common issues addressed include medication non-adherence, chronic pain, functional disability, depression, anxiety, behavioral challenges, parent stress, family functioning, and the transition of care from caregiver to patient.
Fellows collaborate closely with multidisciplinary teams including physicians, nurses, child life specialists, registered dieticians, and social workers to work across the continuum of pediatric care at NYU Langone. Fellows arrange consultation and training services for these providers to build competency in behavioral health interventions. They also provide brief, empirically-supported assessment, consultation, and treatment for patients and families across multiple medical subspecialties. These include the adolescent medicine and gender clinic, pulmonology, cardiology, solid organ transplant, hematology and oncology, allergy, cystic fibrosis, bariatric surgery, eating disorders, and diabetes services.
Fellows are involved in a variety of program development, quality improvement, and clinical research initiatives depending on their interests. Fellows also have the opportunity to supervise pre-doctoral externs/interns and to participate in a new supervisor’s group.
We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and are taking steps to protect the safety of our providers and patients. Currently, the experiences of this postdoctoral fellowship are in-person given the integrated medical model, but some work is available virtually.
How to Apply
We accept postdoctoral fellowship applications on a rolling basis. The salary for this position is $58,000-$61,000 and is commensurate with experience. Fellows are also eligible to participate in additional work opportunities at NYU Langone.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, three letters of recommendation, and a deidentified evaluation report for a child or adolescent you treated who had a chronic medical condition and a co-occurring psychosocial stressor/psychiatric diagnosis to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify the training experience for which you are applying in the subject of your application email. All submissions should receive a receipt of confirmation within three-to-five business days. If you do not receive a confirmation, kindly resubmit the application.