All tracks consist of clinical training in pediatric psychology, pain management and supervision. Specialty seminars and didactics are available as well. Theoretical orientations utilized include an integrative approach involving cognitive and behavioral, acceptance and commitment therapy, and other mindfulness approaches.
Opportunities exist for presentation of research at local and national conferences. Applicants have the opportunity to choose a particular track of interest and all tracks include interdisciplinary evaluation/consult clinics and short-term individual therapy.
- Pediatric Pain Management Track: This position consists of primary training in our outpatient chronic pain clinic, treating youth with a wide range of chronic pain problems including, but not limited to headaches, abdominal pain, complex regional pain syndrome, myofacial pain and autonomic disorders. Clinical activities include multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary intake evaluations, consultations, brief outpatient treatment, collaboration with schools and care coordination. Extern will also have the opportunity to participate in an evidence-based parent/child group intervention, The Comfort Ability Program. This track is available in multiple locations, including telehealth, the main hospital in D.C. and outpatient centers in Rockville, MD, and Fairfax, VA. Supervisors: Laura Gray, Ph.D. and Chelsey Bowman, Ph.D.
- Concussion Track: One day per week, the extern will provide evaluations for patients with a range of physical, behavioral/emotional, cognitive and sleep disturbance symptoms following a concussion (mild traumatic brain injury). The extern will have the opportunity to collaborate with the other members of the team including neuropsychologists, neurologists, schools and physical therapists. Note: this track is dedicated to Tuesdays at the Rockville, MD, location (Shady Grove) or potentially Thursdays at the Fight for Children Sports Medicine Center in Silver Spring, MD. Supervisor: Chelsey Bowman, Ph.D.