Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program

The Division of Psychology at the Institute on Development and Disability (IDD), Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Portland, OR, offers several full-time psychology post-doctoral residency positions. The Division consists of 17 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.

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.

Additionally, we currently utilize the APPIC Postdoctoral Directory to provide additional detail about each offering. Interested parties are encouraged to review the directory for more specific details about the positions, applicant qualifications, and application procedures.

General application requirements

All residents must hold a doctoral degree in clinical, counseling, or school 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 detailed in those position descriptions.

Review of applications will be ongoing, with a deadline for applications by early January, each year  (these will vary slightly by position), with invitations for interviews made shortly thereafter. Offers will be extended pending final budgetary approval.

Salary and benefits

Resident positions have an annual full-time salary based on NIH post-doctoral fellowship guidelines. Health benefits, two weeks of vacation, two weeks sick time, and paid holidays are included.

How to apply

Positions are posted on the OHSU job website

All applications must be submitted via www.ohsujobs.com.  Select the “Apply to Jobs” option, then select “Post Doctoral Jobs” under “Search for Jobs in iCIMS”. Then, search using the position description.

Applicants should follow the instructions provided on the website and upload the following documentation:

  1. Letter of interest and goals for the post-doctoral year(s)
  2. Curriculum Vita (include awarded or expected date of doctoral degree) and the names of 3 professional references
  3. In addition, a minimum of two letters of recommendation should be sent separately to the supervisor of the specific residency. Please read each description for requirements specific to the fellowships.

Opportunities for all positions

All post-doctoral fellows within the Division of Psychology have access to a multitude of career development opportunities through the IDD and OHSU, including a rich range of didactic offerings. Experience in supervision of interns and/or practicum trainees is emphasized through mentorship and tiered supervision. Opportunities to offer community-based trainings to parents and community providers are available, as well as mentoring of medical residents and medical students.

Prior to starting, residents must obtain a State of Oregon Contract for Supervision of Psychologist Resident.

Learn more about the Oregon Residency Contract

This residency emphasizes training in behavioral health care for issues often first presenting in pediatric primary care. The resident will provide clinical 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, the resident will engage in integrated behavioral health care in general pediatrics clinics. Specifically, the resident will provide direct consultation to patients during well-child and standard medical visits, brief (4-6 session) intervention care or stabilization support while patients seek specialty mental health care, 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 and/or practicum student also providing integrated behavioral health care.

Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Kurt Freeman

OHSU's Division of Psychology in the Institute on Development and Disability  in Portland, Oregon, is seeking applicants for one full-time Pediatric Neuropsychology fellowship for the 2021-2022 year, with the option of extending to a 2-year position (pending funding and satisfactory performance). Anticipated start date is flexible but is likely to be September 1, 2021. The fellowship prepares doctoral level clinical psychologists from APA-accredited graduate programs and internships for careers in multidisciplinary medical or academic settings. Experiences are designed to meet INS-Division 40, Houston Conference and ABPP preparation guidelines.

Clinical Activities: The neuropsychology fellowship is primarily clinical in nature and provides depth and breadth of neuropsychological assessment (in- and outpatient), consultation and intervention. Referrals come from providers across multiple disciplines: craniofacial disorders, metabolic, primary care, epilepsy, hematology-oncology, neuro-oncology, and neurocritical care. These populations present with a wide range of neurological dysfunction and cognitive difficulties including problems in the areas of attention, executive functioning, memory, visuospatial reasoning, language functioning, sensory/motor functioning, and social/emotional/behavioral adjustment that afford fellows with broad-based training. The evaluation battery is individualized to each pediatric patient to assess their strengths and weaknesses. There is an option to carry a small psychotherapy caseload if it aligns with the fellow’s interests and training goals. Upon completion of fellowship training, the fellow will have an advanced understanding of neuropsychological disorders in general medical settings.

Fellows have available a multitude of formal and informal didactic/education opportunities. Required didactics include seminars in neuropsychology, psychology seminar, journal club, and research in progress meeting. Optional training opportunities include rounds in pediatrics, hematology-oncology, neurology, psychiatry, and, neurosurgery.

Research Opportunities: While this is a primarily clinical position, multiple opportunities exist to engage in scholarly activity. Examples include contributing to existing or new research as part of our neuropsychology team. Previous resident with academic interests typically co-author more than more manuscript submitted for publication per year.

The Department: The Division of Psychology includes 17 faculty pediatric psychologists (5 neuropsychologists), 5 APA-interns, 5-6 pediatric psychology fellows, and 22 advanced practicum students. The neuropsychology fellow will provide tiered supervision to a practicum student.

About OHSU: OHSU is the only academic health center in Oregon whose mission is to strive for excellence in education, research and scholarship, clinical practice and community service.

  • Educate tomorrow's health professionals, scientists, engineers and managers in top-tier programs that prepare them for a lifetime of learning, leadership and contribution.
  • Explore new basic, clinical and applied research frontiers in health and biomedical sciences, environmental and biomedical engineering and information sciences, and translate these discoveries, wherever possible, into applications in the health and commercial sectors.
  • Deliver excellence in health care, emphasizing the creation and implementation of new knowledge and cutting-edge technologies.
  • Lead and advocate for programs that improve health for all Oregonians, and extend OHSU's education, research and health care missions through community service, partnerships and outreach.

Stipend/Benefits: OHSU provides annual full-time salary based on NIH guidelines, currently set at $52,704. Health benefits, paid time-off, and paid holiday are included.

Application process: Underrepresented racial, cultural, and gender minorities are strongly encouraged to apply, as are bilingual individuals. Applicants must have: (a) completed their doctoral training from an APA-accredited doctoral program prior to the start date; (b) completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship; and (c) prior neuropsychological testing and clinical experience with children and families is required and candidates must possess excellent clinical and written communication skills.

Anticipated start date is flexible but is likely to be September 1, 2021.

All applications must be submitted via www.ohsujobs.com, and select the “Apply to Jobs” option. Please select “Post Doctoral Jobs” under “Search for Jobs in iCIMS”. Then, find the position description and opportunity to apply by typing in 2020-6653 in the search field.

Applicants should follow the instructions provided and upload the following documentation: 

  • Letter of interest and goals for the post-doctoral year(s)
  • Curriculum Vita (include awarded or expected date of doctoral degree)
  • 2 redacted neuropsychological reports
  • Please have three letters of professional references emailed to Dr. Mina Nguyen-Driver at nguyendr@ohsu.edu

Email inquiries to nguyendr@ohsu.edu

All materials should be received by December 20, 2020 to allow for scheduling of WebEx interviews. Interviews will be entirely remote this year due to COVID-19 and to promote equity and inclusion. Interviews will be scheduled for January 18-22, 2021, and offers anticipated to occur on or around February 8, 2021. OHSU is an equal opportunity employer.

Mina Nguyen-Driver, Psy.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
Division of Psychology at the Institute on Development and Disability (IDD)

This Postdoctoral Fellowship is within the Psychology Division at the Institute on Development and Disability (IDD), Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland Oregon. This is a 1-year program with an option to be a 2-year position; however, the second year is contingent upon funding, the fellow’s continued progress, and the fellow’s interest. Emphasis is on diagnostic assessment of children and youth. A major focus of assessment will include individuals with a referral question of ASD (~2/3 time). Additional clinical duties can include a focus on neuropsychological evaluation in children with complex developmental and/or medical issues (e.g., neuro-oncology, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury). Referrals for child assessment will come from providers across multiple disciplines (e.g. craniofacial disorders, primary care, neurology, hematology-oncology, neuro-oncology, PICU/neurocritical care). Other clinical duties may include behavioral treatment, inpatient consultation, etc. as applicable to the applicant's interests and program needs. This position has been approved for accepting applications. Start date will be on or around Mid-August 2020, pending execution of a State of Oregon Contract for Supervision of Psychologist Resident.
Learn more information about the Residency Contract

The IDD Autism Program functions as the only interdisciplinary, university-based program for children with ASD and their families in Oregon. It is also designated as one of 15 Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) clinical sites and a Center of Excellence for the state of Washington. More than 20 clinical professionals participate in the Autism Program, representing the fields of psychology, developmental pediatrics, psychiatry, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, audiology, occupational and physical therapy, social work, and family consultation. Services through the broader Autism Program include multidisciplinary differential diagnostic evaluations for toddlers through adults, speech-language and occupational therapy, behavioral and medical consultation, medication management, and behavioral treatment. The Autism Program actively collaborates with the diverse clinical and pre-clinical autism research endeavors at OHSU, including neuro-imaging, language processing, animal models of behavior, and metabolic/genetics.
Learn more about the IDD and Division of Psychology

Primary activities

The postdoctoral fellowship in ASD blends primarily clinical activities with additional research opportunities based on the interests and training needs of the fellow. Clinical activities will focus on ASD (approximately 2 days/week) with an emphasis on differential diagnostic assessment. Clinic days will include interdisciplinary assessment including cognitive and autism specific (e.g., ADOS-2) measures. One day per week may also include neuropsychological assessment. The fellow's remaining time may be spent in other research and/or clinical activities, such as, inpatient consultation, behavioral treatment, parent training programs, or cognitive-behavioral individual/group treatment. Our commitment at the IDD at OHSU is to provide a comprehensive training opportunity where the post-doctoral fellow acquires competence in pediatric assessment, clinical interviewing, feedback, and collaborative team evaluations and consultations.

As a Division, we continue to value individuals with diverse experiences and backgrounds to best serve our clients at OHSU and further the development of professionals in our field with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Opportunities for research exist in collaboration with affiliated OHSU ASD research labs and other faculty members in the Division of Psychology. Dr. Duvall’s current research includes neuropsychological outcomes in children with pediatric brain tumors and other medical complexities, sex differences in ASD presentation, cognition and differential/co-morbid diagnoses, and indicators for early identification of ASD. The postdoctoral resident may participate in ongoing research activities in addition to developing their own research project(s).

Rich didactic opportunities are offered at OHSU through the psychology division (psychology seminar, neuropsychology didactics) and throughout the hospital (pediatric grand rounds, psychiatry grand rounds, neurology grand rounds). Past fellows completing a 2-year position have eligibility for board certification in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Qualifications

Applicants must have:

  1. completed their doctoral training in psychology (clinical preferred, school and counseling psychology considered) from an APA-accredited doctoral program prior to the start date;
  2. completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship; and
  3. demonstrated strong potential for a career in pediatric psychology with an emphasis on ASD and child clinical assessment with preference for clinically reliable administration of all ADOS-2 modules and neuropsychological assessment proficiency.

Experience with outpatient treatment, particularly from behavioral and/or cognitive-behavioral theoretical orientations, is preferred. Successful applicants will be individuals with a passion for working with individuals with ASD and a solid foundation in treatment.

Salary and benefits

This position has an annual full-time salary based on NIH post-doctoral fellowship guidelines, currently $50,004 per year. Health benefits, two weeks of vacation, two weeks sick time, and paid holidays are included.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted via www.ohsujobs.com, and select the “Apply to Jobs” option. Please select “Post Doctoral Jobs” under “Search for Jobs in iCIMS”. Then, find the position description and opportunity to apply by typing in A100632 in the search field.

Please direct questions about this position to Susanne Duvall, Ph.D. at duvall@ohsu.edu

This position is posted on the OHSU job website

 Applicants should follow the instructions provided on the website and upload the following documentation:

  1. Letter of interest and goals for the post-doctoral year(s)
  2. Curriculum Vita (include awarded or expected date of doctoral degree) and the names of 3 professional references
  3. In addition, a minimum of two letters of recommendation and one de-identified clinical work sample should be sent separately to Dr. Duvall at duvall@ohsu.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and we encourage people to apply as early as possible, we hope to meet and interview applicants at upcoming National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN, Mid November) and/or International Neuropsychological Society (INS, early February) conferences, if possible. The final deadline for applications will be December 31, 2019. Applicants will be notified of offers by February 10, 2020. Start date will be Mid-August, with some flexibility.

Any further questions may also be directed to:  

Susanne Duvall, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon 97239-3098
503-494-2269
duvall@ohsu.edu

This is a one-year position, with the option of extending to a 2-year position based on mutual fellow and program interest.   This position emphasizes training and experience in child and family research with chronic pain populations, under the primary supervision of Dr. Anna C. Wilson (75% research time). The fellowship is designed to prepare the individual for an academic career in pediatric or health psychology, with a focus on pain and the family. The fellow will receive experience and training in conducting research related to risk for the development of pediatric chronic pain, as well as in the assessment and treatment of pediatric chronic pain. Specific training in grant writing, manuscript preparation, and data analysis will be provided. Ongoing research projects focus on family history of chronic pain, assessment of parent health and functioning in the context of pediatric pain, and neuroimaging of pain in adolescents. The fellow will have the opportunity to develop independent research projects.

Clinical activities

Clinical activities will include participation in multidisciplinary assessments through the OHSU/Doernbecher Children's Hospital outpatient Pediatric Pain Management Clinic, a multidisciplinary team that includes pediatric anesthesiologists, physical therapists, advanced practice nurses, and psychologists. The fellow will also provide individual psychology treatment services, provide a pain management workshop to groups of children with chronic pain and their parents, and have opportunities to conduct inpatient consultations related to pain management. 

Please direct questions about this position to Anna C. Wilson, Ph.D.

The anxiety treatment residency is a one year position (renewable dependent on funding) that emphasizes advanced training in evidence-based anxiety treatment. The resident will provide treatment to children and adolescents who present with a variety of anxiety and anxiety related concerns. OHSU is a tertiary hospital setting and patients seen are often developmentally, medically, and/or psychologically complex or treatment refractory. The resident may serve patients through OHSU, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Clinics (CDRC) and/or the OHSU Cornel West Clinic. Presenting concerns typically include generalized, separation and social anxiety disorders, selective mutism, specific phobia (e.g. emetophobia), posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other related concerns (e.g., misophonia, vocal cord dysfunction). The philosophy of the IDD Anxiety Treatment Clinic emphasizes a family-based approach that generally includes parents and other family members in treatment planning and implementation. Our approach is to provide a generally holistic anxiety treatment service. Thus we may simultaneously address common comorbidities, such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, behavioral problems (ODD, DBD), tic or Tourette disorder, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, and others. The experience also includes conducting general intake evaluations that include informed consent, administering and scoring screeners, clinical interview, diagnoses, and provide feedback to patients and families. Approximately forty percent of the referrals are for anxiety, while the remainder are for ODD, DBD, ADHD and others.  

Opportunities exist to receive training in the supervision and education of a variety of trainees (e.g., psychology interns and practicum students) and for program development and quality improvement projects. While this is primarily a clinical position, opportunities exist to contribute to a variety of scholarly activities. Examples include conducting research available through collaboration with faculty, co-authoring systematic reviews or meta-analyses on related topics of interest, or completing mentored reviews of manuscripts submitted for publication.

The resident will have available a multitude of professional development and learning opportunities, including psychology-specific training activities (e.g., seminar series, journal club, research in progress meeting), pediatric grand rounds, and rich individual and group supervision, to highlight only a few.

As a Division, we value individuals with a diversity of experiences and backgrounds.  As a division, and as part of OHSU, our focus is on the development of well-trained professionals who can best serve complex populations, such as seen at OHSU, while having a strong focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Qualifications

Applicants must have:

  1. completed their doctoral training in psychology (clinical preferred, school and counseling psychology considered) from an APA-accredited doctoral program prior to the start date;
  2. completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship; and
  3. demonstrate strong potential for a career as an anxiety treatment provider in a tertiary setting; and have
  4. experience and training in the application of cognitive behavioral therapy with the use of exposure and response prevention for the treatment of the anxiety disorders and/or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Danny Duke.