Postdoctoral Fellowship (Pediatric Neuropsychology - Department of Health Psychology, Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO

Posted: Tuesday, October 26, 2021


School of Health Professions
Department of Health Psychology



Position:  The Department of Health Psychology and the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Missouri-Columbia are seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Fellowship position. This is a two-year full-time residency with a start date on or around August 1, 2022. The residency is in affiliation with the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN) and hence meets the Houston Conference Guidelines. Please find the brochure at: Patients include children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental, neurological, and complex medical conditions (e.g., autism spectrum disorder, genetic disorders, seizure disorders, acquired brain injuries, etc.). Interdisciplinary experiences are provided. This position is funded through the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.


Setting: Clinical training, research, and education activities will occur primarily at the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Missouri. The Thompson Center is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to research, training, and service innovations to improve the lives of individuals with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The Thompson Center is a unique collaboration of colleges and schools that bring together experts from numerous departments across the University of Missouri campus to expand research and services for children affected by neurodevelopmental and acquired neurological disorders. Clinical services currently include neuropsychology, developmental-behavioral pediatrics, pediatric psychology, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, applied behavioral analysis, and psychiatry. For additional information about the School of Health Professions, the Department of Health Psychology, and the Thompson Center, please visit the following respective websites:,, and


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Primary Activities: This residency includes primarily clinical activities (neuropsychological evaluations) for children/adolescents with a range of neurodevelopmental and neurological disorders. Clinical delivery is performed through several specialty clinics (Autism Diagnostic Entry Clinic, Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinic, Pediatric Concussion Neuropsychology Clinic, Autism Neuropsychology Clinic, and specialty therapy services including post-concussion psychotherapy and opportunity for others). Half of the clinical duties will be initial ASD diagnostic clinics, which utilize the ADOS-2. The vast majority of assessment services are provided with psychometrist support. Additionally, the resident will gain supervision training and experience through a tiered supervision in-part with the Missouri Health Sciences Psychology Consortium, an APA-accredited internship program. Formal neuropsychology didactics, neuropsychology resident group supervision, and a variety of university medical didactics are provided. Other requirements include research and scholarly activity and education services, each of which is supported and allocated through the program.   


Qualifications: Applicants must have, or will have, a doctoral degree in clinical psychology or related degree from an APA/CPA-accredited doctoral program and internship prior to the start of residency. Substantial experience in pediatric neuropsychology is required. 


Salary: This position has an annual full-time salary of approximately $47,476 plus University of Missouri benefits. 


Application: Applicants for the position should submit the following by January 5, 2022:

1. Letter of interest

2. Curriculum Vita

3. Graduate Transcripts

4. Three letters of reference/recommendation

5. Two de-identified neuropsychological reports

6. Doctoral Training Verification Form available from the APPCN website (


Process: Invited applicants will be interviewed virtually at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society and rankings will be submitted through the APPCN Resident Matching Program (  


Direct applications and questions to: 

Michael Mohrland, PsyD, ABPP

Clinical Professor

Department of Health Psychology

Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

205 Portland Street

Columbia, MO  65211

[email protected]

(573) 884-6052

Benefit Eligibility: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website (


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