Fellowship Curriculum

  • Fellows in the clinical and research with clinical track positions are trained in psychometric assessment and intervention in the outpatient Psychology Clinic and on the inpatient medical units throughout the two years of fellowship. To supplement their training, specialty rotations are available:
    • Early Childhood Assessment
    • Infectious Diseases/HIV Clinic
    • Pain Service
    • Transition/Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA)
    • Supervision
  • Fellows in the research with clinical and research only track positions receive training in grant writing, study design, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, preparation and publication of manuscripts and presentation of findings at local, national, and international meetings. Research activities and involvement depend on the goals of the individual fellow.
  • All fellows are provided supervision in a scaffolded approach.
    • Supervision is initially very close with increased independence as the fellow develops professionally and demonstrates increased proficiency with research and clinical activities.
    • Fellows are also provided with the opportunity to provide supervision to graduate students and pre-doctoral interns in research and clinical activities under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.
  • All fellows participate in weekly trainee didactics that consist of journal club, group supervision, and lectures. Fellows are expected to present at least two times each year in didactics.
  • All fellows attend weekly Psychology Rounds and are expected to present in Rounds at least one time each year.
  • Multiple seminars are available campus-wide with focus on medical and psychological clinical and research factors in pediatric hematology-oncology and infectious diseases patients.
  • All fellows have weekly supervision with their primary mentors.
    • Fellows in the clinical and research with clinical track positions also have additional clinical supervision for both assessment and intervention cases. This is conducted in both group and individual format with multiple attending psychologists.
    • Post-doctoral fellows also have a minimum of one academic product submitted by the time they complete fellowship. Additional expectations for scholarly activities are agreed upon by fellows and their primary mentor(s) and vary depending upon each fellow’s percentage of research effort.