Post-doctoral Position in Child/Adolescent Neuropsychology with the Child and Adolescent Testing Service (CATS) at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Location: McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Belmont MA
Description: Child and Adolescent Testing Service (CATS) of the Child and Adolescent Program at McLean Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, offers full-time advanced training in child and adolescent neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic assessment for postdoctoral trainees and post-licensed psychologists who wish to gain specialized training. Fellows will have academic appointments at Harvard Medical School. The CATS training opportunity involves participation in a multi-disciplinary team assessing learning and behavioral problems associated with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. Training components include assessment, case conferences, school consultations, intensive supervision, and participation in didactic seminars.
The focus of the clinic is to provide comprehensive neuropsychological, academic, and psychological assessment of children with learning issues that stem from a variety of causes including learning disability, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, Mood Disorder, TS, Anxiety, OCD, brain injury, and low cognitive functioning. Referrals come from teachers, parents, clinicians, and educational advocates. The goal is to provide the parents, the school, and the treating clinicians with a better understanding of how the child is functioning, both cognitively and emotionally, so that specific recommendations for educational and treatment planning can be generated.
There are generally two types of trainees we will consider: (1) post-doctoral, non-licensed psychologists, (2) licensed psychologists who wish to gain advanced training and expertise in the area of child neuropsychological assessment.
Requirements & Stipend: All trainees must have course work completed in projective assessment, neuropsychological and cognitive assessment, and have experience working with children and adolescents in a testing context. Trainees must complete all doctoral requirements, including dissertation, prior to the start of the fellowship. The clinic offers one full-time and one half-time stipend post-doctoral positions at the hospital reimbursement rate for post-doctoral trainees. Other positions are negotiable. Medical benefits are available.
Application Procedure: submit CV, 3 letters of recommendation, letter of intent, and 2 sample reports. Acceptance is based on receipt of a Formal agreement form from Graduate Program, Clinical Affiliation Agreement, and McLean Hospital HR protocol (CORI check, etc.). All materials must be postmarked by Jan 30, 2010. Please send applications to Jennifer White, Ph.D., CATS Director, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA, 02478.
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