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Clinical Child Psychology / Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Program Overview
The Department of Neuropsychology and the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute offer a postdoctoral residency in clinical child psychology, specializing in neurodevelopmental disabilities. The program provides residents clinical experience with a diverse patient population, ranging from birth to young adulthood, and offers unique training opportunities focused on developing expertise in assessing and treating individuals with a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders and related clinical needs. Residents receive specialized training and experiences using gold-standard testing instruments. They also learn assessment and intervention strategies specific to targeted patient populations. Through these experiences, residents obtain the skills necessary to begin their careers as psychologists and become leaders in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Residents complete two major rotations. The first is located at the Department of Neuropsychology and features psychological assessment with a wide range of patient populations. The second is housed in the Center for Autism and Related Disorders and includes assessment and intervention with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. The residency also includes regular didactic training and minor training rotations in multiple programs and clinical roles across the Institute. Additionally, residents are provided opportunities to initiate or to collaborate on research projects as part of their training experience.