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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology: Consultation Liaison and Pediatric Pain

The Department of Psychiatry at IU School of Medicine offers a 1-year postdoctoral fellowship position in pediatric psychology, with an emphasis in Consultation Liaison and Pediatric Pain.

Fellow time is equally split between Riley Hospital’s multidisciplinary the Riley Hospital for Children Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service and Pediatric Pain Clinic (with possibility of an elective in pediatric psycho-oncology or pediatric GI psychology). Clinical training focuses on developing a specialized expertise in pediatric psychology and pediatric pain psychology.

On the Consultation Liaison (CL) Service, the fellow will work with other members of the CL team (psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, psychology interns, psychiatry residents/fellows, and medical students) to provide consultation services to patients who are medically hospitalized at Riley. The CL service provides consults for all pediatric specialty services at Riley with common consulting teams including hospitalist, gastroenterology, critical care, cardiology, pulmonology, and developmental pediatrics. Reasons for consultation are varied and include coping with acute or chronic illness/hospitalization, procedural anxiety, pain management, medical regimen adherence, safety evaluations (e.g., suicidal ideation/attempts), pre/post transplant evaluations, somatic symptom disorders, and comorbid mental health diagnoses.

In the Pediatric Pain Clinic, fellows will have the opportunity to provide psychological evaluation and intervention services with a multidisciplinary team including physicians, nurse practitioners, and physical therapy. Other clinical training opportunities in pain clinic may include biofeedback, pre-surgical evaluations, and consultation liaison services for patients medically hospitalized for pain-related conditions or chronic pain rehabilitation. Opportunities may exist for rotations in pediatric psycho-oncology or pediatric GI as well (which would reduce time in pain clinic).


Applications are now being accepted for the one year postdoctoral fellowship position with a preferred start date of July or August 2023. Interested candidates should email a CV and letter of interest to the program coordinator.

Autism Fellowship Clinical Experience


Research training will occur as integrated components of clinical rotations. Opportunities exist for more extensive research training if desired, including opportunities within the IUPUI Pain Research Laboratory. Fellows will collaborate with training directors to develop a research plan for the fellowship that incorporates the fellow’s interests and career goals.

Professional Development

Opportunities exist for fellows to gain experience in teaching, supervision, program development and quality improvement projects.  

Quick Facts

The Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology is a one-year appointment.

Applicants should have: 1) a doctoral degree conferred from an APA-accredited program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, and 2) completed a pre-doctoral internship or anticipate completion prior to beginning of the fellowship. Experience in pediatric psychology is preferred.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and should be submitted to Dr. Amy Williams ( Applicants should send a CV and letter of interest. Additional materials, including graduate transcripts and three letters of reference, may be requested after initial application review. This fellowship position will follow the Common Hold Date.

All applications that meet minimum requirements will be reviewed by the fellowship directors, and applicants will be selected for in-person and/ or phone interviews. Based on interviews and strength of application, one trainee will be selected each year that an opening is available.

Yes. Once fellows participating in this program have accrued the minimum supervised clinical hours (and all other licensure requirements) required for licensure as a psychologist in the state of their choice, they will be required to sit for the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP).

Fellows receive full medical and dental benefits through IU School of Medicine. Learn more about fellowship benefits through the Graduate Medical Education office.

Teaching Faculty

program director
22839-Williams, Amy

Amy E. Williams, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

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13615-Kronenberger, William

William G. Kronenberger, PhD

Arthur B. Richter Professor of Child Psychiatry

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