Didactic Experiences

All trainees from the Center for Autism Services, Science and Innovation (CASSI™) have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of didactic seminars and grand rounds, both at Kennedy Krieger Institute and through the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Primary didactic training is achieved through a weekly series of seminars for a minimum of two hours per week, including:

  • CASSI Clinical Psychology Seminar – a weekly, 1-hour seminar for CASSI psychology trainees that consists of presentations and journal clubs related to a range of autism-related topics as well as regular opportunities to calibrate scoring on gold-standard autism diagnostic measures (e.g., ADOS-2). Click here for a sample schedule.
  • CASSI Annual Autism Conference – a 2-day conference featuring local and nationally-known speakers presenting on a range of autism-focused topics including, but not limited to, early intervention, mental health, transition-age youth, special education, and neurodiversity-affirming care.
  • Professional Development Seminar – a weekly, 1-hour seminar for psychology pre-doctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows from multiple Kennedy Krieger training programs which hosts speakers presenting on topics such as licensure and board certification, job search and interviewing skills, and obtaining mentorship as an early career psychologist.
  • Case Conferences – 30-60 minute conferences (5-8 conferences per month) with CASSI Clinical Psychology or CASSI Neuropsychology staff in which staff members and fellows present assessment or intervention cases for discussion and consultation.

Other commonly attended training opportunities include:

  • Room to Grow: Journey to Cultural and Linguistic Competency
  • Neuropsychology Clinic Rounds
  • CASSI RUBI Group Supervision