The neuropsychology postdoctoral fellow at Nemours will have the opportunity to refine their diagnostic skill set through experiences in learning how to integrate medical, neurological and psychological information, neuropsychological and psychological evaluations, educational data, clinical interview and history. The fellowship is designed to span two years and is for those seeking a career as a scientist/practitioner in clinical pediatric neuropsychology. This fellowship is structured to conform to the Houston Conference guidelines on training and education and, although not an APPCN program, is participating in the match process through the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN).
The fellow will be involved in clinical work through both the general outpatient services and some directed clinical experiences. The outpatient program receives referrals from pediatric neurologists, pediatricians, schools and mental health providers with questions of differential diagnosis and treatment planning for a wide range of patients with neurological, medical, developmental or psychiatric issues. There is also the potential for the fellow to be involved in specific clinical experiences, such as Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Rehabilitation, and/or Pediatric Concussion. To ensure that the fellow receives a high level of clinical training in pediatric neuropsychology, our program provides clinical experience (70%), research experience (20%) as well as didactic experiences (10%). Fellows will receive a minimum of 2 hours of supervision per week and participate in clinical group supervision. Other opportunities for more informal supervision also exist. The program has an emphasis on professional development that is achieved through teaching, didactic seminars and interdisciplinary collaboration. We will be conducting interviews at the 2020 INS conference in Denver. There is also an option to interview at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children if desired.