Lovick C. Miller Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship

The Lovick C. Miller Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship Program, which began in 1992, was named in honor of Dr. Miller who retired as the Chief Psychologist after 36 years of an exemplary career at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Overview of Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship

The Postdoctoral Fellow in pediatric psychology will serve in a 1-year training program that begins after the doctorate degree is earned.  There is direct involvement in the following clinical programs.

Pediatric Consultation-Liaison (C/L) Service to Norton Children’s Hospital
The fellow’s primary clinical responsibility is to provide inpatient consultation-liaison services within a tertiary care children’s hospital and academic medical center. The fellow will serve a wide variety of youth with acute and chronic medical conditions (e.g., epilepsy, migraines, chronic pain, cystic fibrosis, GI difficulties), as well as psychiatric concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression, and eating/feeding difficulties). The fellow will work closely within a multi-disciplinary team, including Psychiatry, Hospitalists, and other subspecialty providers (e.g., Neurology, Pulmonology, Rehab Services, Social Work, and Expressive Therapy). The fellow typically carries a small caseload of patients for outpatient therapy that are commonly individuals that have been seen by the C/L Service.

Children’s Health and Illness Recovery Program (CHIRP)
CHIRP is an evidence-based, manualized treatment program for adolescents diagnosed with chronic medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, chronic pain, solid organ transplant), as well as their caregivers. The fellow assists with the delivery of this intervention through individual and/or group formats. 

The fellow will also participate in individual and group supervision, selected seminars, case conferences and service rounds, and has an opportunity to supervise a doctoral-level practicum student under an umbrella supervision model.  Research projects are available based on trainee interest.

University of Louisville Pediatric Fellowships

Visit the Pediatric Fellowships webpage to learn more about:

  • Facilities where our fellows see patients, perform research, and learn
  • What is it like to live in Louisville, Kentucky?

Thank you for your interest in the Lovick C. Miller Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship Program with the University of Louisville, School of Medicine and associated with Norton Children’s Hospital. Our fellowship offers an exciting, fast-paced learning environment where trainees work collaboratively with their supervising psychologists, as well as psychiatrists, psychiatry trainees, psychology interns, and psychology practicum students. Fellows are exposed to a wide-variety of cases within the realm of clinical child and pediatric psychology and have the opportunity to work within multi-disciplinary teams. We hope you enjoy exploring information regarding our training program and learn more about Life in Louisville! 


Kayla LaRosa, PhD, HSP

Kayla LaRosa, PhD, HSP
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Fellowship Program Director, Lovick C. Miller Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship Program


Morgan Daffin, PsyD, HSP
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Attending Psychologist for the Consultation-Liaison Service


LaJa Hurt
Fellowship Program Coordinator
502.588.0800 X 50716



Successful candidates include those with a doctoral degree and internship from APA-accredited programs with evidence of a pediatric psychology or clinical child and adolescent specialization. 


Application Process

We highly encourage applicants to apply by December 1st; however, we will continue to accept applications until January 1st.  Applications received by the December 1st deadline will receive priority with scheduling interviews.  Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation to Email.  We will abide by the APPIC Postdoctoral Selection Standards consistent with the Common Hold Date.  For questions, please contact kayla.larosa@louisville.edu.


Kayla LaRosa, Ph.D., HSP
Director of Fellowship Training
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology
Department of Pediatrics
200 E. Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40202


The  Post-Doctoral Fellowship position offers:

  • salary commensurate with NIH guidelines
  • professional funds that may be used towards conference attendance or preparation for licensure
  • health insurance
  • malpractice/liability insurance
  • 20 days of vacation/sick leave
  • 10 days of professional leave
  • free parking
  • an on-campus gym membership through the University of Louisville
  • access to audio-visual equipment for developing supplemental intervention materials