Amanda Kalstabakken

Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics


Dr. Kalstabakken is a pediatric psychologist and neuropsychologist and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. She completed her PhD at the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota and her post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology and neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

In her clinical work, Dr. Kalstabakken conducts neuropsychological evaluations for children, ranging in age from infancy to early adulthood, who have prenatal substance exposure (including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders), metabolic disorders, history of prematurity and neonatal complications, and experiences of early adversity or transitions in caregiving (foster care, adoption).

She has particular clinical and research interest in supporting families experiencing posttraumatic medical stress and in early childhood neurodevelopmental assessment and screening and is a provider in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Follow-up Clinic. Dr. Kalstabakken uses a developmental framework for supporting youth who are experiencing acute and chronic medical illness and is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).


PhD in Child Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
MA in Child Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States



Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience
2025 E. River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55414