Clinical Child Psychology Fellowship Training Program
The Tripler Army Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Clinical Child Psychology (CCP) strives to provide postdoctoral fellows with advanced training and specialty expertise in the field of clinical child psychology. Learning occurs primarily through supervised practice nested in the biopsychosocial model and evidence-based interventions utilizing the practitioner-scholar model. Fellows interact across the spectrum of consultation, prevention, and treatment, and interface with a multitude of psychological, developmental, and medical difficulties.
Upon completing the fellowship, graduates will be well-positioned to apply for board certification in clinical child and adolescent psychology and operate as clinical child psychologists independently. Graduates of the fellowship are poised to serve in a diverse field of leadership, including medical specialty, public health and policy, and as a clinic leader. The CCP Fellowship is offered at Tripler Army Medical Center, Department of Behavioral Health (DBH). The Department of Behavioral Health also sponsors an APA-accredited Clinical Health Psychology Fellowship and Clinical Psychology internship. Joint training and professional socialization opportunities enhance the quality and diversity of all of the programs.
The American Psychological Association has accredited the fellowship since 1999. (https://www.accreditation.apa.org/accredited-programs).
Tripler Army Medical Center
Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) is the only federal tertiary care hospital in the Pacific Basin. It supports 264,000 local active duty and retired military personnel, their families, and veteran beneficiaries. In addition, the referral population includes 171,000 military personnel, family members, veteran beneficiaries, residents of nine U.S. affiliated jurisdictions (American Samoa, Guam, and the former Trust Territories), and forward-deployed forces in more than 40 countries throughout the Pacific. The mission of Tripler is to be the premier health and readiness platform of choice. Tripler’s vision is to deliver world-class care in a dynamic environment, ensuring the readiness of the force and the health of our Ohana across the Pacific.
Program Overview and Objectives
The CCP Fellowship prepares postdoctoral psychologists for advanced practice competence in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. The Clinical Child Psychology (CCP) fellowship curriculum is consistent with the “Guidelines and Principles: Accreditation of Postdoctoral Training Programs in Clinical Child Psychology” (APA Division 53 Task Force) and the “Model of Training Psychologist to Provide Services for Children and Adolescents (Roberts, Carlson, Erickson et. Al., 1998). A Practitioner-Scholar model guides the CCP Fellowship, with an emphasis on clinical practice with children, adolescents, and families that is validated by empirical research. The fellowship is a comprehensive and intensive two-year training experience. The distal goals of the program are to prepare postdoctoral psychologists to pursue careers in Clinical Child Psychology, and make contributions to the field of Clinical Child Psychology through delivery of clinical service, program development, research, consultation, or teaching-training activities.
The modalities for training include supervised clinical practice, didactic seminars, case conferences, inter-professional consultation, and team interactions. Fellows gain experience in CCP assessment, consultation/education, treatment, supervision, and scholarly inquiry and are exposed to a wide range of psychological, developmental, and medical difficulties. The training experiences are graded, sequential, and graduated in complexity, moving from didactics, supervised practice, and observational learning to teaching, leading, and autonomous practice. The fellowship emphasizes a knowledge base and a set of functional competencies (ethics, cultural diversity, professional development, and administration/ management) consistent with a specialty practice in Clinical Child Psychology. The training curriculum provides both a range and depth of learning experiences to ensure development of competency. Due to its unique geographical location and the blend of military and civilian training settings, the fellowship provides exposure to a rich array of cultural, individual, and role differences, including those based on: age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and socioeconomic status.
Salary and Benefits
Military postdoctoral Fellows do not receive an educational stipend but instead receive their regular military pay, basic allowance for housing, and basic allowance for subsistence based on their rank and time in service throughout the two-year fellowship. Fellows will also receive COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) due to the location of the fellowship.
Program’s Information Services Include:
Program Overview Clinical Child Psychology Fellowship Program (tricare.mil)
Application and Selection Application and Selection (tricare.mil)
Rational Offerings Rotational Offerings (tricare.mil)
Postdoctoral Residency Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data