The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology at Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City (CMKC) is a member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology and adheres to the Houston Conference standards and model for specialty training in clinical neuropsychology. The objective of the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology is to provide training in neuropsychological evaluation of children and adolescents with a wide range of medical conditions impacting the central nervous system. This two-year fellowship is designed to provide trainees with the experience required for state licensure and to meet the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN) certification eligibility requirements for the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology as well as the ABPP Subspecialty Diploma in Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychology.
The training emphasis is clinical, comprising most of the fellow’s time, with the remainder of time focused on didactic and research activities. During year one, the fellow will conduct approximately two evaluations per week. Evaluations will increase to approximately three per week during the second year. Evaluations are primarily supervised by one neuropsychologist in the Division of Neurology, Paul Glasier, PhD, ABPP. As primary fellowship training with Dr. Glasier permits, inpatient and/or outpatient evaluation experiences in traumatic brain injuries and infants/toddlers with complex congenital heart defects are available with two neuropsychologists in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Health, Elizabeth Willen, PhD, and Maria Korth, PhD.