Division of Developmental Medicine
The Developmental Medicine Center at Boston Children’s Hospital is a multi-disciplinary program dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with developmental, learning, and behavioral difficulties and their families through integrated and collaborative clinical care, training, translational research, and community engagement and collaboration. The interdisciplinary staff is comprised of developmental-behavioral pediatricians, educational specialists, nurse practitioners, child psychologists, and child psychiatrists; in addition, there is the opportunity to consult, as needed, with specialists in Speech-Language, Sleep Disorders, Neurology, and Genetics. As a tertiary care site, the DMC accepts referrals for children with developmental and behavioral challenges that are not well met in the general medical and mental health communities. Established in the 1980’s, the goals of the DMC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program are:
- To prepare fellows to pursue careers in academic health centers or other health care settings by providing them with the requisite skills to become outstanding clinicians, inspiring teachers, and contributors to the profession of psychology through active involvement in professional organizations.
- To provide fellows with advance practice competency in assessing challenges in child and adolescent development -- including attention deficits, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and regulatory problems -- by integrating the tenets of clinical psychology, developmental psychopathology and cognitive neuroscience, evidence based interventions, and principles of child and family development in order to provide psychological services and conduct scientific research.
- To facilitate advanced scholarly skills as psychologists, demonstrated by being active consumers and producers of psychological research and employing such knowledge in making informed decisions regarding assessment and intervention.
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