Pediatric Neuropsychology Fellowship

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The University of Colorado School of Medicine / Children’s Hospital Colorado   is offering one postdoctoral fellowship position in general pediatric neuropsychology beginning September 2023.

Our two-year program is a member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN). Training experiences are consistent with guidelines established by the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), Division 40 of the American Psychological Association (APA), and Houston Conference training model. 

The goal of the program is to provide a broad range of clinical and research experiences to prepare the individual for board certification in clinical neuropsychology through ABPP/ABCN and a future career in pediatric neuropsychology. The fellows will join our two current pediatric neuropsychology fellow.

The incoming fellows will have the opportunity to work with children from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and will see children with a wide range of medical diagnoses including but not limited to epilepsy, stroke, leukemia, brain tumors, congenital heart disease, genetic disorders (e.g., neurofibromatosis, Turner syndrome, tuberous sclerosis), hydrocephalus, neuromuscular disorders, spina bifida, neuroimmunological diseases (e.g., multiple sclerosis), cerebral palsy, and mild to severe traumatic brain injury. Fellows will also participate in interdisciplinary clinics. Many of our referrals relate to diagnostic concerns, longitudinal assessment, risk assessment, and educational planning, and the fellows will hone skills in providing recommendations to physicians, families, teachers, and therapists. Opportunities for training in telehealth assessment, clinical interviews, and feedback sessions are also available.

Our fellowship also provides dedicated time for involvement in research projects, opportunities for supervision experience, and formal didactic seminars. Additionally, opportunities for therapeutic intervention are available. Under the supervision of a rehabilitation psychologist, the trainees have the opportunity to gain clinical experience in providing evidence-based health and behavior assessment and intervention to pediatric patients with rehabilitation-related diagnoses (e.g., mild TBI, moderate to severe TBI, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, etc.). The outpatient therapy clinic provides the trainees with the opportunity to work with patients and families in a short-term therapy model focused on improving functioning and assisting with adjustment following acute or chronic medical injuries or illness. There is also the possibility of the trainees co-facilitating one of the brain injury groups offered through our rehabilitation program.

Questions regarding training/educational experiences can be directed to:

Christa Hutaff-Lee

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Christa Hutaff-Lee, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Director, Pediatric Neuropsychology

Training in Neurology
Email: Christa.Hutaff-Lee

Robin Peterson, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Director, Pediatric Neuropsychology Training in Rehabilitation
Email: Robin.Peterson
Gretchen Berrios-Siervo, Psy.D., ABPP-CN
Director, Bilingual/Multicultural Training
Email: Gretchen.Berrios-Siervo

Diversity / Equity / Inclusion


We are committed to creating a diverse environment for students, residents, fellows, and faculty. We believe that an environment of inclusiveness and respect promotes excellence and that a setting where diversity is valued leads to the training of physicians who are prepared to practice culturally effective medicine and meet the needs of the various populations we serve. Visit our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage for more....



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By embracing wellness and improving personal resiliency, physicians can reconnect with the meaning of their work and fend off stress. Reducing or eliminating burnout also has practical implications for the entire department such as improving patient safety, student advancement, and the overall campus environment.

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The fellow will spend a total of one year in the Neurology Department and a total of one year in the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department. The two-year fellowship offers general pediatric neuropsychological training with a variety of patient populations and will prepare the fellow for board certification and career in pediatric-neuropsychology. 

Neurology (12 months; two 6-month rotations)

This rotation provides general training in pediatric neuropsychology with a focus on neurologic populations.  The fellows will participate in 4 (3 month) specialty rotations during their year in Neurology. Under supervision, the fellow will complete two outpatient evaluations per week, as well as attend interdisciplinary clinics appropriate to her/his rotations. While the fellow will see a wide range of referrals over the course of the year, the program is structured to provide more focused experiences during specific rotations. During each rotation, the fellow will receive more referrals with children with those specific diagnoses and will be supervised by faculty with expertise in that area. Rotations and descriptions are as follows.

Example of fellow's weekly Neurology schedule. Actual schedule may vary.




Outpatient Clinic


Didactics/Admin time (e.g., writing, prep, supervision) Outpatient Clinic Evaluation

   Admin time

(e.g., writing, prep, supervision)

 Adult Neuropsych Seminar                                          Admin time (e.g., writing, prep, supervision) Outpatient Clinic EvaluationPediatric Neuropsych Seminar                                           Didactics/ Admin time (e.g., writing, prep, supervision)
Multidisciplinary Clinic  Telehealth IntakesOutpatient Clinic EvaluationTelehealth FeedbacksAdmin time (e.g., writing, prep, supervision)
Rehabilitation (12 months; two 6-month rotations)

This rotation provides general training in pediatric neuropsychology with an emphasis on rehabilitation-relevant populations and conditions, including mild to severe TBI, anoxic/hypoxic injuries, encephalitis, spina bifida, and cerebral palsy. Under supervision, the fellow will complete 2-4 comprehensive outpatient neuropsychological evaluations per month, while also rotating through several different rotations.  During each rotation, the fellow will receive more referrals with children with those specific diagnoses and will be supervised by faculty with particular expertise in that area. Rotations and descriptions are as follows:

Example of fellow’s weekly Rehabilitation schedule. Actual schedule may vary.

Comprehensive Outpatient EvaluationInpatient rehab unitInpatient rehab unitOutpatient Multi-disc clinic Research
Adult Neuropsych SeminarPediatric Neuropsych SeminarAdmin time (e.g., writing, prep, supervision)
Comprehensive Outpatient Evaluation  Admin time (e.g., writing, prep, supervision)Telehealth FeedbacksTelehealth Feedbacks

EpilepsyThe fellow’s focus will be on assessing children with epilepsy. This includes pre- and post-surgical evaluations, evaluations of children with epilepsy who are not surgical candidates, and possible participation in fMRI preparation, Wada testing, and language mapping. The fellow will attend weekly epilepsy clinics and participate in neurobehavioral assessment of children and families on the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. Fellows will attend Epilepsy Conference to gain experience in providing physicians information to assist with their treatment decisions and exposure to the various modalities and issues that are considered during surgical decision making. The use of focused, specific assessment to answer discrete clinical questions is emphasized.
Neuro-OncologyThe fellow will have the opportunity to assess children with hematologic/oncologic disorders, including brain tumors and leukemia. The fellow will also conduct pre- and post-bone marrow transplant evaluations. In addition, the fellow will have the opportunity to attend multidisciplinary clinics for newly diagnosed and long-term survivors.
CardiologyFellows will have the opportunity to complete neuropsychological evaluations with children with various complex congenital heart conditions and/or heart transplantation. In addition, multidisciplinary clinic experience may be provided, including consultation with families of children with single ventricle post-Fontan, and/or developmental assessment of infants and toddlers with complex heart conditions.
General Clinic
During this rotation, the fellow will complete outpatient evaluations through the Division of Neurology with children with a variety of genetic (e.g., neurofibromatosis, 22q deletion syndrome, and XY chromosome variations), neurological (e.g., stroke), and metabolic disorders. The fellow will also participate in interdisciplinary clinics for children with a variety of medical disorders (e.g., tuberous sclerosis, neurofibromatosis, Turner syndrome, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, and neuroimmunological disorders) and provide consultation to medical teams.
Mild TBI / Concussion ClinicThe fellow will participate in a comprehensive multidisciplinary concussion clinic providing neuropsychological consultation to children and teenagers with mild TBI, ranging from sport-related concussion to complicated mild TBI. The program sees over 1,000 new patients each year. The fellow will learn and utilize an abbreviated assessment model to evaluate post concussive difficulties and guide treatment planning, as well as work with physicians and community providers regarding return to play decisions and school management. The fellow will become expert in pediatric mild TBI and sport-related concussion by learning the natural clinical course of mild TBI, its risks, the various factors that can complicate recovery, the role of performance/symptom validity testing in mild TBI evaluations, and empirically sensible management strategies. Concussion-relevant didactics and experiences include monthly complex concussion case study meetings and bi-monthly concussion seminars, as well as co-presentation opportunities to schools and community providers.
Developmental Specialty ClinicsThe fellow will participate in two specialty clinics that focus on younger patient populations (i.e., under 5 years) to allow for the acquisition or refinement of knowledge and skills particularly relevant to preschool and infant/toddler assessment. The International Adoption Clinic (IAC) is a multidisciplinary clinic focused on the medical, developmental, and emotional/behavioral assessment of children recently adopted internationally. Children range in age from birth to 18 years of age but are primarily preschool-age or younger. The fellow will perform formal cognitive assessment, informal assessment of language development, and consultation around emotional and behavioral challenges often faced by these children. The Non-Accidental Brain Injury Care Clinic (NABICC) is a large, multidisciplinary, outpatient clinic focused on the care of young children after non-accidental brain trauma.  Children are followed in the clinic on a regular basis for two years after sustaining injury. The fellow will perform cognitive assessment and provide consultation around psychosocial concerns.
Inpatient Neurotrauma/ Rehabilitation UnitThe fellow will participate in the hospital’s multidisciplinary inpatient neurotrauma/rehabilitation unit for children recovering from a variety of acquired injuries and illnesses including moderate/severe TBI, spinal cord injury, anoxic/hypoxic brain injuries, encephalitis, cardiac conditions, stroke, tumor resections, epilepsy surgery, and other neurological and neuromuscular disorders. Fellow responsibilities on the inpatient unit would include acute and serial assessment of cognitive status, abbreviated neuropsychological evaluations, psychoeducation to patients and families, and treatment planning, as well as follow-up consultation with service providers, families, and school teams. The fellow also would be regularly involved in the multidisciplinary team meetings, cognitive-focused groups, and family treatment meetings.