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Post-doctoral Position in Child/Adolescent Neuropsychology with the Learning Evaluation Clinic at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

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 two year 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, presentation of results to parents, 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, brain injury, low cognitive functioning and psychiatric illness including Mood and Anxiety Disorders, TS, OCD and psychotic disorders. 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.

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 two year stipend post-doctoral position at the hospital reimbursement rate for post-doctoral trainees. Medical benefits are available.

Application Deadline: We are currently accepting applications for our September 2014 – August 2016 training position.  Applicants are encouraged to submit their full application by 1/30/2014; but, potential candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed in the order they arrive.  Applications sent after 1/30/2014 will be considered if the position remains open, but those sent by the deadline will be offered first consideration. 

Application Procedure: Applicants should submit a CV, 3 letters of recommendation, letter of intent, and 2 de-identified 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.). Applications can be emailed or mailed to Susan Parks-Cohen, Ph.D., CATS Assistant Director, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA, 02478.

Contact Information:
Susan Parks-Cohen, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, CATS
617-855-3144 or email at

Jennifer White, Ph.D.,
Director, CATS
617-855-2144 or

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