The Help Group has two Post-Doctoral training opportunities: one in Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessment and one in Autism Evaluation and Treatment. The Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Pediatric Neuropsychology aims to prepare the next generation of scientist-practitioners for careers in the clinical applications of neuropsychology. The Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Autism allows students to receive specialized training in assessment, research and treatment related to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Both training programs benefit from our close association with UCLA in providing additional supervision and didactic training for fellows.
The Paul Satz Fellowship in Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychology
The Help Group - UCLA Neuropsychology Program offers a two-year fellowship in pediatric clinical neuropsychology. Fellows are selected through the UCLA Medical Psychology Assessment Center (MPAC) and placed at The Help Group to receive advanced training in assessment, consultation and remediation of neuropsychological conditions.
Fellows assess children for the impact of head injuries, learning disabilities, ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. They also complete a two-year research project, supervised by UCLA faculty, which they are encouraged to present at national conferences, including the International Neuropsychological Society and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. In addition, fellows receive experience in supervision and consultation with multidisciplinary teams.
One new fellow is selected every year. Graduate students may apply to the fellowship through the UCLA Web site using the following link: http://www.semel.ucla.edu/psychology/fellowship
The fellowship program utilizes the online APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI). The AAPI is available on the APPIC Web site. Applicants must be attending an APA-accredited graduate school in Clinical, Counseling or School Psychology. More information on the program in general can be found here.
The Help Group's APPIC-Member Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Clinical Psychology, Focusing on Autism Spectrum Disorders
This is a one-year fellowship and includes individual, family and group therapy; intake evaluation; multi-disciplinary teamwork and consultation; psychological testing; applied research; program development and evaluation; supervision of trainees; and public speaking, all within the autism spectrum arena. The post-doctoral manual offers a more comprehensive description of the fellowship program, including application requirements and procedures.