In addition to our mission of providing high quality clinical neuropsychological services throughout southern California, we are committed to the training and education of clinicians interested in pursuing careers in clinical neuropsychology. As a participating member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN), our two-year pediatric neuropsychology training program adheres to the APPCN guidelines for residency programs in clinical neuropsychology and participates in the APPCN residency matching program each year.
The primary objective of our 2-year postdoctoral Pediatric Neuropsychology residency is to provide training in neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents and young adults with a wide range of central nervous system and developmental disorders. Our program places a primary emphasis on developing the emerging clinician’s independent practitioner skills in a manner that adheres to current standards in clinical neuropsychology. Our goal is to provide trainees with an experience that reflects as closely as possible the APA Division 40 Guidelines for Postdoctoral Training in Clinical Neuropsychology (1987), the APA guidelines from the National Conference on Postdoctoral Training in Professional Psychology (1993), and the Houston Conference on Specialty Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology (1998). Additionally, the residency program strives to provide trainees with experiences required to meet eligibility requirements for the ABPP Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology through the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology.
The major focus of the training program is to provide supervised experience in outpatient pediatric neuropsychological evaluation, and approximately 70% of the fellow’s time is spent in the delivery of clinical services. ANH provides the majority of our neuropsychological services in a private practice setting with external rotations at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego where we provide outpatient clinical neuropsychological services for the Rehabilitation Medicine and Neurology services. As best practice in pediatric neuropsychology necessarily involves a working knowledge of special education services and special education law, the ANH trainee will also participate in IEEs, IEP meetings, school consultations, and school observations.
Educational/didactic and research experiences constitute the remaining 30% of the fellow’s time. Trainees participate in ABPP exam preparation, neuroanatomy course, brain cutting, epilepsy surgery conference, and rounds/seminars at area universities and hospitals. Fellows are required to participate in and/or develop a research project within the field of child neuropsychology.
Candidates for the postdoctoral residency program must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree prior to beginning the residency. They shall have completed a predoctoral internship accredited by the American/Canadian Psychological Association. Only graduates of programs accredited by the American/Canadian Psychological Association will be considered. Candidates for postdoctoral residency should have well-established clinical and research interests in pediatric neuropsychology.
Applicants must submit the following: Letter of interest (no longer than two single-spaced pages) stating professional and academic preparation and work experience, along with career goals and interests; Curriculum vita; Graduate transcripts; Three (3) letters of reference; Copies or reprints of publications; Two (2) de-identified assessment reports in pediatric populations. Doctoral Training Verification Form available from the APPCN website, signed by your training director or dissertation director.
Due to COVID related precautions, interviews are offered via online format and will be scheduled from late January to early February 2023. Candidates are also welcome to interview at the INS conference in San Diego (February 1-4) or on site at our San Diego/Orange County ANH offices, but we do not reimburse travel costs.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ALL MATERIALS, INCLUDING LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION, IS JANUARY 1st, 2023.
Our residency program is an APPCN member program and participates in the APPCN Resident Matching Program. This residency site agrees to abide by the APPCN policy that no person at this facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant. Details about the Matching Program can be obtained at the APPCN website (http://www.appcn.org). Please note that all applicants for this position must register with the National Matching Service. The PEDIATRIC Program Code Number is: 8271.
Please email requests for a detailed program description/brochure to [email protected]
All application materials for the pediatric fellowship should be forwarded by mail or email to:
Robert M. Gray Ph.D., ABPP
Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
Board Certified Subspecialist in Pediatric Neuropsychology
Director – Pediatric Neuropsychological Services
Advanced Neurobehavioral Health of Southern California
9968 Hibert Street
San Diego, CA 92131
Email: [email protected]