Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology at Children’s National Hospital offers two-year, full-time postdoctoral fellowships in neuropsychology. There are 2-3 openings each year. While all positions include broad training in pediatric neuropsychology, some positions allow for additional specialization in autism spectrum disorders or MTBI/ concussion. Upon completion of the fellowship, trainees will have gained the necessary clinical and research skills for independent practice in pediatric neuropsychology, as well as the knowledge base to pursue board certification in clinical neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).
Postdoctoral fellows complete comprehensive outpatient neuropsychological evaluations with a range of patient populations, including children and adolescents with medical diagnoses and those with neurodevelopmental disorders. Training opportunities also include rotations through the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, SCORE Program, Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program, Hematology/Oncology and other medical and neurodevelopmental rotations. Postdoctoral fellows participate in formal didactics and professional development opportunities such as providing supervision to pre-doctoral trainees. Residency positions are funded for at least 20 percent of research time. Current research projects include concussion/ mild traumatic brain injury, autism spectrum disorders, epilepsy and neurofibromatosis.