Training Director Hour Programs

Site NameChildren's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Site Location (City, State/Province)Aurora, Colorado
Training Level
  • Externship
  • Internship
  • Fellowship
Population of InterestPediatric
Training Director's Name and DegreeChrista Hutaff-Lee, PhD, ABPP
Program RepresentativeGretchen Berrios-Siervo, PsyD
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Brief Program Description

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, PhD, ABPP, Director, Pediatric Neuropsychology Training in Neurology, at
Robin Peterson, PhD., ABPP, Director, Pediatric Neuropsychology Training in Rehabilitation, at
Gretchen Berrios-Siervo, PsyD, ABPP, Director, Bilingual/Multicultural Training, at