Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric OCD

The Division of Child Psychiatry at Oishei Children’s Hospital (OCH) and the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine is excited to announce the availability of a psychology postdoctoral fellowship specializing in pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) for the 2024-2025 academic year.


The fellow will gain experience in the assessment, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment of OCD, working largely within our TEMPO (Treatment for the Effective Management of Pediatric OCD) clinic. This clinic serves patients ages 4-21 who have a primary diagnosis of OCD. Fellows will maintain an outpatient psychotherapy caseload as well as serve as a therapist in our OCD Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Eating Disorder IOP. The fellowship provides extensive training and supervision in the provision in Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) based treatments for patients with a variety of clinical presentations. 

Although fellows will primarily be working within the TEMPO clinic, they will have opportunities to participate in minor rotations throughout the year, which include OCH inpatient consultation and liaison, behavioral medicine clinic, child and adolescent assessment clinic, and our mobile psychiatry clinic. Regular individual supervision will be provided as well as weekly didactics and hospital grand rounds. A fellow in this position can expect active mentoring with a focus on professional and career development, as well as development of clinical skills to prepare them for a career in child psychology. The fellow will also have opportunities to supervise other treatment providers, such as psychology interns and practicum students.  

The position is one year in duration. Positions are open to graduates from APA- approved doctoral programs that have completed their internship training. Applicants should have a background in behavioral, as well as cognitive-behavioral assessment/treatment, and experience in clinical child psychology. Fellows receive a benefits package that includes health insurance, paid holidays, sick and personal leave, and use of University facilities. Send application materials, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Alex Cogswell, Ph.D. (  For more information about the fellowship, please contact Dr. Cogswell.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.