Mclean Hospital
Training at McLean


Child and Adolescent Testing Service (CATS), part of the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services at McLean Hospital, offers advanced training in child and adolescent neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic assessment for post-doctoral trainees and post-licensed psychologists who wish to gain specialized training. Fellows will have academic appointments at Harvard Medical School. Led by Jennifer White, PhD, and Susan Parks-Cohen, PhD, the CATS training opportunity involves participation in a multidisciplinary team assessing learning and behavioral problems associated with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. Training components include assessment, case conferences, presentation of results to parents, school consultations, intensive supervision, and participation in didactic seminars.

All trainees must have course work completed in projective assessment, neuropsychological and cognitive assessment, and have experience working with children and adolescents in a testing context. Trainees must complete all doctoral requirements, including dissertation, prior to the start of the fellowship. The clinic offers one full-time two year post-doctoral position. A stipend and medical benefits are available.

How to Apply

We are currently accepting applications for our September 2018-August 2020 training position. Applicants are encouraged to submit a full application by January 31, 2018, but potential candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed in the order they arrive. Acceptance is based on receipt of a formal agreement form from Graduate Program, Clinical Affiliation Agreement, and McLean Hospital HR protocol (CORI check, etc.).

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a letter of intent, and two de-identified sample reports.

For more information or to submit application materials, please contact Susan Parks-Cohen, PhD.