Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience Education & Training
The Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience offers an internship and multiple fellowship programs as well as training in Autism assessment and social skills and other therapy services.
The Pediatric Psychology Internship is a stimulating educational environment that is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. Our aim is to prepare interns for professional practice and to meet the mental health needs of children and to function as psychologists in academic health centers or other clinical contexts.
The Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship Program is a citywide training program with strong integration between the University of Minnesota Medical School and collaborating community sites. It is accredited by ACGME. Strengths of the program include its longevity as one of the longest-running DBP programs nationally; its outstanding ties to the broad community and to allied disciplines within the University of Minnesota; and the breadth and depth of leadership, research, and teaching opportunities offered by these collaborations. Our fellows are highly sought-after, and go on to obtain excellent positions both within academia and the private sector.
The Pediatric Psychology Fellowship Program focuses on the developmental and psychological aspects of child care. Staff assess developmental disorders, provide consultation to pediatricians, practitioners and parents, and promote the healthy adjustment and successful coping of patients and families.
The Pediatric Neuropsychology Program provides rigorous clinical and didactic experiences to form the basis for neuropsychology boarding and specialty certification. Although the training is predominately clinically-based, it is rooted in strong research and academic foundations. Pediatric neuropsychology is an expanding field with a rapidly growing knowledge base that is evolving to reflect advances in technology in imaging, measurement of behavior and cognition, neurophysiology, and genetics. The field of pediatric neuropsychology is particularly challenging because children are dynamic developing organisms, with both an increased vulnerability to environmental effects and an increased capacity to recover from disease conditions. While training scientist-practitioners in this field is especially difficult for these reasons, it is rewarding in terms of the long-term benefits provided to children from the scientific information and clinical interventions we offer.