Training Director Hour Programs

Site NameIndiana University School of Medicine
Site Location (City, State/Province)Indianapolis, IN
Training Level
  • Fellowship
Population of InterestPediatric
Training Director's Name and DegreeBrenna McDonald, PsyD, ABPP
Program RepresentativeBrenna McDonald, PsyD
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Brief Program Description

The postdoctoral residency (fellowship) in pediatric neuropsychology at IU School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is designed to meet the training guidelines set by the Houston Conference for postdoctoral specialization in clinical neuropsychology. The service is comprised of pediatric and adult providers, appointed across the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry, functioning collectively within the discipline of neuropsychology. The residency was founded in 1997 and is a longstanding member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN). The residency houses pediatric and adult tracks, with residents sharing workspace areas, attending lifespan neuropsychology didactics together, and jointly participating in the program’s professional development and cultural competence series. Within the pediatric track, residents gain expertise in developmental brain-behavior relationships and strengthen essential skills working with medically complex children. This is accomplished through diverse
clinical activities, pediatric-focused didactics, and research involvement in the Neuroscience Center and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. As the only pediatric academic medical facility in Indiana, we provide an essential service to some of the most medically complicated children in the state. Graduating residents are well prepared for independent practice in pediatric neuropsychology. They are also ready to pursue ABPP board certification in clinical neuropsychology, as well as subspecialization in pediatric neuropsychology.