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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology


Training Opportunities and Application Procedures

University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
Community-based training positions for Master’s-level mental health, social work, early childhood education professionals and allied health professionals are available.  This training track is for individuals seeking training in infant mental health while continuing their current position and participating in the Harris Program on a part-time basis.  Applicants interested in these training positions must have at least 5 years prior experience working professionally with young children.  Community-based fellows need to commit to one day (Tuesday) a week to attend seminars and individual supervision as well as maintain an adequate clinical caseload of direct service with young children and their families to support supervision and case discussion in the didactic seminars.  Community-based training applicants working in agencies will also need a commitment of appropriate “release time” from their agency duties to participate in the fellowship experience.  Finally, the applicant’s agency will need to be in a position to pay for the fellowship experience through a contract with the University of Colorado Denver to cover training and administrative costs.

Community-based training positions are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact Dr. Karen Frankel (or call her at 303-724-3725) by May 1st to obtain more specific information on community-based training.  If you meet our initial requirements, discussions about clinical case requirements, your agency’s commitment to having you pursue the training, and the financial details will begin.  You will also be invited to formally apply by submitting a completed application form (which will be provided), curriculum vitae/resumé, and three recommendation letters in order to be considered for a position for the following fall.
One-year training positions are available for psychologists and child psychiatrists. In addition to a demonstrated interest in infancy and early childhood, applicants must have a PhD or PsyD in clinical psychology and have completed an APA-accredited internship, or an MD and have completed a residency in child and adolescent psychiatry. Minorities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply (must be a U.S. citizen) since most of the fellow clinical site placements are bilingual settings. Although most of the trainees in the program are full-time, occasionally arrangements may be made to pursue training on a part-time basis. Selected candidates for fellowship positions must complete all graduate degree requirements and provide proof of degree prior to starting fellowship. Postdoctoral fellows receive a stipend plus benefits and paid leave during their training.

In order to apply for a fellowship position, please submit the following by DECEMBER 15th:
  • Letter of interest (please include why you are interested in the Harris Program, what are your training goals, etc.)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Application form (pdf file; requires Adobe Reader program to open and save form entries) If you are having problems with the application form, try saving the original form on your computer before starting to complete it and do not complete the form in your browser. Once finalized, save the form and send it as a file attachment.
  • Four reference letters per instructions on application form
All application materials should be submitted by email to:
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all of their application materials are received by the above deadline date; incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Your application will be considered for one of the fellowship positions that will be starting next September. Attempts are made to match an applicant’s areas of interest to the program’s clinical sites. Applicants meeting our initial requirements will be invited for in-person interviews, which will be held in late January/early February. Interviews are held over two full days and entail visiting the clinical sites as well as meeting with Harris Program directors/faculty, clinical site supervisors, and current fellows.

For additional information or questions, please contact Amanda Millar, Harris Program Training Coordinator (720-777-6306 or