Support from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) program has allowed us to create and maintain an interdisciplinary training model. Child clinical psychology fellows are part of the LEND program, which also includes pediatrics, social work, occupational and physical therapies, speech-language pathology, nutrition, neurology, psychiatry, education and audiology. Our fellows also actively participate in a structured series of interdisciplinary seminars, rounds and clinics. In order to ensure comprehensive interdisciplinary training, all trainees complete an individualized training plan (ITP).
All trainees from the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) 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:
- CARD Clinical Psychology Seminar
- CARD Annual Autism Conference
- Diversity and Culture Seminar
- Professional Development Seminar
- Case Conferences
- ADOS Seminar
Postdoctoral fellows are provided with opportunities to participate in or develop their own research projects within the fields of psychology and neurodevelopmental disabilities. Research opportunities are available through the mentorship of faculty members and researchers throughout the Kennedy Krieger and Johns Hopkins research community, and dedicated time is available for research.