Training Program

PROMISE PROJECT supports post doctoral training opportunities for those interested in clinical Pediatric Neuropsychology.  As part of Columbia University Medical Center, Promise at Columbia provides a comprehensive educational experience, giving fellows exposure to neuropsychological assessment, educational advocacy, and research. The clinic is part of New York – Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital.

Columbia University Medical Center is accepting applications for its Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychological Assessment of Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders, beginning September 1 2017.

This is a two-year, full time position based at the Columbia University Medical Center and the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian (CHONY). The service is part of the Promise Program at the Outpatient Pediatric Psychiatry clinic. The Promise Program provides comprehensive neuropsychological assessment and education coordination to underserved children with learning, attention, and behavior/psychiatric difficulties. We have a subspecialty Spanish Bilingual Program at Promise, including bilingual training and supervision in neuropsychological assessment.

Training focuses on providing thorough and comprehensive neuropsychological assessment of learning and related disorders, with strong training in a developmental model.  There will also be opportunities for assessing young children and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as limited opportunity to evaluate children with medical/neurological complications. Many patients present with complex comorbid psychiatric histories and fellows collaborate regularly with CHONY mental health professionals as well as providers from community agencies. Fellows also obtain training in how to interface and collaborate with school systems, including conducting school observations and attending IEP meetings. Training in educational/legal advocacy is also provided and there is some exposure to treatment issues and research. Intensive supervision is provided for all fellows, as well as regular case conferences and didactics.  In the second year, fellows also have opportunities for community presentations and lectures, as well as experience in supervising clinical psychology externs.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Prior psychological testing and clinical experience with children and families is required and candidates must possess excellent clinical and written communication skills. Candidates who are bilingual (Spanish) are especially encouraged to apply, and should be prepared to interview and provide a case presentation in Spanish.  

Interested applicants should send a CV, three letters of reference, a graduate transcript and two sample neuropsychological reports.  Applications should be postmarked by December 22, 2016. Confirmation of completion (or progress toward the doctorate) should be forwarded by the candidate's Program Director. Please contact Dr. Molly Algermissen or Dr. Meghan Tomb, 212-342-1600 for further information.

All material should be sent via mail or email to:

Molly Algermissen, Ph.D.                                                                         Meghan Tomb, Ph.D. 
Promise Program
Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital
635 W. 165th St., Room 636A
New York, NY 10032

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