Two-year Pediatric Neuropsychology Fellowship with the Institute for Learning and Academic Achievement (ILAA)
Daniela Montalto, Ph.D.
Richard Gallagher, Ph.D.
Marsha Vasserman, Psy.D., ABPP-CN
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The Postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology offered at the NYU Child Study Center is developed using the Houston Conference guidelines and focuses specifically on assessment and identification of interventions and accommodations for children, adolescents and young adults with neurodevelopmental issues, including learning disabilities, ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, autism, epilepsy, acquired brain injury, brain tumors, and other medically-related conditions. Fellowship training focuses on a developmental model of assessment, with experiences including clinical work, didactics, and research. 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-Cn).
Postdoctoral fellows participate in formal didactics and professional development opportunities. These include attendance at weekly neurology and child psychiatry grand rounds, neuropsychology and Child Study Center (CSC) case conferences, child and adolescent psychology seminars, and seminars at the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Fellows will also have opportunities to provide supervision to pre-doctoral trainees and consultation to psychiatry residents.
Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellows have the opportunity to engage in other clinical experiences during their second year, including Organizational Skills Training and Remediation, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Family Therapy.
Duties and Responsibilities
Postdoctoral Fellows conduct outpatient neuropsychological and educational assessments
with children, adolescents, and young adults. Potential opportunities for consultation with medical patients and their families as part of their follow-up care also exist, with the goal of evaluating neuropsychological status and providing recommendations for interventions, treatment and further assessment. All aspects of the assessment process are supervised by licensed staff neuropsychologists.
Responsibilities include school consultation and advocacy.
Post Doctoral Fellows will be expected to give presentations at schools and local community organizations. In addition, they serve as consultants to treatment and education services at the Child Study Center.
Opportunities for scholarly activity are promoted. The NYU Child Study Center is a comprehensive child and adolescent mental health center that conducts treatment, research, outreach, and education in the academic department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the NYU School of Medicine.
Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Ability Requirements)
Applicants should have completed all doctoral requirements, including their dissertation, prior to beginning the fellowship. Graduates of APA accredited doctoral programs and pre-doctoral internships preferred; however qualified candidates with comparable experience in neuropsychology are highly encouraged to apply and are also considered. Applicants should have an established foundation in areas related to fellowship experiences, including coursework in developmental/child psychology, coursework in neuroscience, neuroanatomy, and neuropsychology, and clinically relevant neuropsychological experiences with children and adolescents. Limited Permit is also required at start of fellowship.
The overall goal of the Pediatric Neuropsychology Training Program is to produce highly trained, scientifically knowledgeable, clinically skillful independent practitioners of clinical neuropsychology.
Exit criteria for fellowship includes:
- Advanced skill in neuropsychological evaluation, treatment, and consultation
- Advanced understanding of brain-behavior relationships
- Scholarly activity (i.e., submission of study or literature review for publication, presentation or submission of a grant proposal or outcome assessment)
- Eligibility for state licensure
- Eligibility for board certification
Normal Working Hours and Conditions (shift)
Occasional overtime as required and approved
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of reference and two sample reports to: Lori Evans, Ph.D.
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