About the Program

Our one-year full-time fellowship position is designed to promote the professional development of clinical child psychologists. The training year provides fellows with intensive clinical and supervisory experiences in both inpatient and outpatient mental health services for youth and families at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC).

Postdoctoral trainees receive two hours of supervision from psychology faculty members each week. These supervision sessions focus on fine-tuning clinical skills in working with children, adolescents and their families, as well as on “supervision of supervision” issues and professional identity and development. Fellows usually provide two hours of supervision to pre-doctoral interns or practicum students in clinical psychology, with an emphasis on developing leadership skills on multidisciplinary teams. The supervision and clinical experiences provided are designed to meet the current postdoctoral experience requirements in most states.

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Salary and Benefits

Salary and Benefits

Postdoctoral Fellows receive an annual stipend of $47, 476 and supervision hours toward licensure. Benefits include generous leave time and options for health and dental insurance. A start date of July 1, 2022 is preferred; however, this is negotiable with the possibility of starting between July 1 and August 15. Interested applicants must complete all requirements for a doctorate in psychology prior to their start date.

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Life in Richmond

We encourage our trainees to maintain a healthy, balanced life, and Richmond is a wonderful place to engage in that well-rounded lifestyle. As a mid-sized city with a metropolitan population of 1.3 million, Richmond provides stimulating activities while maintaining its intimate feel and unique vibe.

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How to Apply

Please direct all inquiries to:

Michele Cosby, PsyD
Psychology Training Director
michele.cosby@vcuhealth.org