Psychology Post-Doctoral Residency Program

The Division of Psychology at the Institute on Development & Disability (IDD), Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Portland, OR, is recruiting for two full-time psychology post-doctoral residents for one-year appointments with the possibility of extending to two years. The Division consists of 13 licensed psychologists focused on inpatient (medical) and ambulatory care for children with complex developmental and/or medical disorders and their families, clinical research, and training. Post-doctoral residencies offered for the 2015-2016 training year are listed below.

Please note: If you wish to apply for more than one of these residencies, you must follow the application guidelines for each position. We cannot accept a single application for multiple positions.


All residents must hold a doctoral degree in clinical, counseling, school, or related field of psychology at the start of their residency. Further, applicants must have completed their doctoral training and internship through a program accredited by the American Psychological Association. Other specific requirements for individual positions are provided via the links below.

Review of applications will be ongoing, with a deadline for applications by January 1, 2015, with invitations for interviews made shortly thereafter. Notification of offers is anticipated by 1/29/2015 for the Neuropsychology position and by 2/11/2015 for the Behavioral Pediatrics/Pediatric Psychology position. Offers will be extended pending final budgetary approval.


This residency emphasizes training in behavioral health care across the full spectrum of pediatric patients. Approximately 30% of the clinical time will be devoted services to children with issues falling under the purview of behavioral pediatrics. Behavioral pediatrics blends behavioral and pediatric sciences to promote health and well-being of children. The IDD Behavioral Pediatrics Treatment Program emphasizes care to children with: toileting issues (e.g., soiling, bedwetting, delayed toilet training), tic and habit disorders (e.g., Tourette's, trichotillomania, body focused repetitive behaviors), common child rearing challenges (e.g., toddler tantrums, bedtime resistance and sleep problems) and adherence challenges in young children (e.g., CPAP non-adherence, difficulty completing required medical examinations).

Additionally, approximately 20% of the resident's time will involve integrated behavioral health care in general pediatrics clinics. Specifically, the resident will provide direct consultation to patients during well-child and standard medical visits, indirect consultation to pediatric residents and attendings, formal experiential and didactic training to pediatric residents to improve their ability to address child rearing challenges, and supervision to a psychology intern also providing integrated behavioral health care.

Finally, approximately 50% of the clinical time will involve providing care to children with complex medical conditions. Much of this work will involve consultation - liaison for children with acute and chronic health conditions (e.g., diabetes, cystic fibrosis, chronic pain) hospitalized at Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Integration into specialty pediatrics clinics (e.g. diabetes clinic, CF clinic) may be negotiable depending on resident interest and departmental need.

 For more information about the position, minimum and preferred qualifications, and requested application materials, interested parties are directed to

Please select the option "Search for Jobs" and enter in the code IRC45377. All applications must be submitted via this webpage.

Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Kurt Freeman at


This position emphasizes advanced training in comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological evaluation services of various pediatric populations, focusing on youth with complex special health needs. Most evaluation/neuropsychological assessments of youth with complex medical and/or developmental needs (e.g., traumatic brain injury, seizure disorders, spina bifida, craniofacial disorders) will occur in outpatient contexts; some inpatient evaluative work may also occur (e.g., evaluation of patients hospitalized for seizure evaluations, pre-surgical evaluations for children undergoing brain resections). Evaluations will occur as part of interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary teams as well as independently/psychology only-evaluations. This position also includes consultation and brief intervention in a multidisciplinary clinic treating survivors of pediatric cancer and their families. Opportunities for inpatient consultation also exist.

Additionally, the resident in this position will likely have opportunities to provide mentored supervision to clinical psychology practicum student(s) involved in assessment-related activities.

For more information about this position, minimum and preferred requirements, and requested application materials, interested parties are directed to Please select "Search for Jobs" and enter the position code IRC45391. All applicants must be submitted via this webpage.

Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Mina Nguyen-Driver at


NOTE: This position has already been filled for the 2015-2016 training year.

This primarily clinical position focuses on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with an emphasis on interdisciplinary differential diagnostic assessment. The IDD Autism Program is one of 17 Autism Treatment Network (ATN) in North America, is designated as a Center of Excellence for the state of Washington, and serves as Oregon's only university-based program for children with ASD. In accordance with the postdoctoral resident's interests and program needs, up to one-third clinical time may be spent in other assessment or treatment activities within the CDRC and Division of Psychology (e.g., neuropsychological assessment, neuro-oncology consultation, inpatient consultation, parent training, or cognitive/behavioral treatment). Experience in supervision of interns and practicum trainees is emphasized through mentorship and tiered supervision. The postdoctoral resident will participate in ongoing research activities and possible grant development, in addition to developing his/her own research project(s).

For more information about this position, minimum and preferred requirements, and requested application materials, please contact Dr. Lark Huang-Storms at