Postdoctoral Fellowship, Indiana University School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Intensive Pediatric Behavioral Health Services

The Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine is currently seeking applications from highly motivated, team-oriented candidates for a 2 year clinical and research postdoctoral fellowship in Intensive Pediatric Behavioral Health Services. The position will be primarily located within the Simon Skjodt Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit: a multi-disciplinary acute med-psych program serving children and adolescents ages 8- to 17-years old with chronic, worsening, or acute behavioral and psychiatric symptoms. Patients served have a variety of diagnoses including anxiety disorders, depression and severe mood disorders, autism spectrum disorder, eating disorders, intellectual disability, psychosis, catatonia, comorbid substance abuse, and complex medical issues.

Candidates should have an interest in developing clinical expertise in providing acute psychological care to children and adolescents with acute and behavioral health needs, and developing and implementing applied research projects aimed at improving reach and effectiveness of pediatric behavioral health services. This fellowship position will be equally split between training in clinical services and research implementation across the two fellowship years. Fellows can expect between 10-20 hours of client contact per week including group therapy, family therapy, and individual therapy; and diagnostic assessments (intakes, clinical interview, standardized psychological assessments; functional behavior assessments/functional analyses). If interested, opportunities exist for the fellow to receive intensive training on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2nd Edition (ADOS-2) and to accrue supervision hours to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credentialing exam provided they have completed the necessary coursework. The fellow will acquire a temporary license and activity toward permanent licensure. 

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD in Clinical Psychology, or a closely-related field of Psychology, or a doctoral candidate in good standing in an APA-approved graduate school training program in Psychology. Completion of an APA-accredited predoctoral internship in Clinical Psychology by the start date. Experience providing evidenced-based therapy with children and adolescents with psychiatric and behavioral health needs. Previous experience conducting behavioral health services research, as demonstrated by published peer-reviewed manuscripts and presentations at scientific meetings.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a copy of their curriculum vitae; three letters of reference, including one from a current clinical supervisor; a copy of their graduate transcripts; and a cover letter.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, contact Jill Fodstad, PhD HSPP BCBA-D (program director; email: Applications can be submitted directly to Dr. Fodstad or through the IUSM Career page using this link: