Clinical Psychology Fellowship

Welcome to the Clinical Psychology in Neurodevelopment Fellowship!

Pediatric Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program - Neurodevelopment

Department of Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics at West Virginia University School of Medicine offers a one or two year fellowship program in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, with an emphasis in Neurodevelopment. One position is offered each year, with the option of a 2nd year pending agreement between the resident and Fellowship Director.

Description of Training Program

The Postdoctoral Residency in Neurodevelopment has been designed to provide trainees with expertise and clinically relevant experience within the field of neurodevelopment, specifically the diagnosis and treatment of children with developmental delays and disorders. The goal of the program is to prepare trainees for independent practice as a psychologist working within the field of neurodevelopment. Trainees will become familiar with treatment options for developmental disorders including behavioral and medical modalities. 

Trainees will become proficient in the assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities and developmental delays. To this end, the core rotation of the program includes participation in WVU Medicine Children’s multidisciplinary Neurodevelopment Program at the Neurodevelopmental Center (NDC). As part of this rotation, the trainee will receive in depth training and supervision related to the provision of comprehensive psychological evaluations. Additional rotations within the program will be assigned throughout the year and will include leading group psychotherapy and social skills groups, individual behavior therapy, observation of Applied Behavior Analysis, and involvement in specialty care pediatric clinics (e.g., craniofacial and cerebral palsy).

In addition, the trainee will receive educational experiences to complement knowledge of neurodevelopment, Autism, and related comorbidities. Additional rotations within the Department of Pediatrics may include the interdisciplinary feeding clinic, co-treatment with Occupational, Speech, and Physical therapy providers (NDC), and pediatric integrated care services.

Four days per week will be spent in clinical services with ½ day allocated for education/didactic, and ½ day for research or EPPP/Licensure preparation. The trainee will become involved ongoing grant projects and QI initiatives.  

Clinical supervision is provided by Jenna Wallace, Psy.D., and Claire Baniak, Psy.D. Additional research and professional supervision is provided by Christina Duncan, Ph.D, and Krestin Radonovich, Ph.D.


The resident will attend Pediatric Grand Rounds, weekly Neurodevelopment didactics, and Behavioral Medicine Grand Rounds. They will also participate in didactic trainings alongside psychology residents and interns in the Departments of Behavioral Medicine and Pediatrics.

Supervision Experience

The fellow serves as a supervisor for psychology interns and practicum students as part of a vertical training model, in conjunction with the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry’s APA- Accredited Clinical Child Psychology Internship program and WVU’s Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. 


The fellow is expected to become involved in ongoing research or generate new research projects. A research contract is developed for each project at the beginning of the training year with specific goals and timelines. At the end of the year, the resident will present findings to the faculty and submit the work for presentation/publication. One half day per week is allocated for protected research time.


Residents are encouraged to obtain a license to practice psychology in the state of West Virginia. Taking and passing the EPPP written examination is encouraged by the end of the first year. Study materials are provided and fees are paid by the department.

Salary and Benefits

The current salary is $44,000 for the first year and $46,000 for the second year. Health insurance is available for family or single at a reasonable rate. The resident receives a minimum of $750 a year for conference expenses. Vacation, sick leave, and professional leave are standard.

Admission Requirements

A PhD or PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA/CPA-approved program with an APA/CPA-approved internship is required.


The program follows rolling admissions. Applicants are welcome to apply beginning 11/01/2023. Applications will be reviewed and candidates will be invited to interview virtually after this date. Interview dates will be at the end of January/beginning of February. Applications will continued to be accepted until the position is filled. For this reason, submitting applications as soon as possible on/ after 11/01/23 is strongly encouraged. To apply, submit a CV, a de-identified assessment report sample, and cover letter to

Please include contact information for three references in your CV. Although the start date of the program is listed as 7/01/24, there is flexibility to accommodate the completion of the trainee’s predoctoral internship program.

APPIC will transition to the Postdoctoral Selection Standards and Common Hold Date (CHD) for the 2023-2024 postdoctoral selection cycle. The Common Hold Date approach mirrors the widely-practiced graduate school admissions process. It allows postdoctoral programs to make offers at any time following the completion of interviews; applicants can then accept, decline, or hold an offer until the designated CHD of Monday, February 26, 2024. Consequently, as the offer and acceptance process naturally unfolds, it is expected that most offers and acceptances will occur prior to the CHD.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.


Kady AndersonExecutive Assistant to Dr. Adelson
Children’s Neuroscience Center of Excellence
WVU Medicine
Box 9301
33 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

304-293-9509 (Office)

For further details, please view our Handbook that lists all pertinent information.