The competencies expected of our fellows are based on those set forth by the Society of Pediatric Psychology Task Force Report (Spirito et al., 2003).  It is our training mission to address gaps in any of the areas of competency and to enhance skills in the areas where the fellow demonstrates strength. We expect that fellows will achieve professional level competencies in the following areas upon graduation from the program:

  1. life span developmental psychology
  2. life span developmental psychopathology
  3. child/adolescent and family assessment
  4. intervention strategies (i.e., empirically based treatments)
  5. research methods and systems evaluations
  6. professional, ethical, and legal issues
  7. cultural competence/diversity
  8. multidisciplinary service delivery
  9. prevention, family support, and health promotion
  10. social issues affecting children and adolescents
  11. consultation and liaison
  12. disease process and medical management