Center for ADHD

  • Training

    The Center for ADHD provides the following training opportunities:

    Postdoctoral Fellowships

    The fellow is based in the Center for ADHD in the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology. The Center for ADHD is one of the largest groups in the country devoted entirely to research and clinical care for children and adolescents with ADHD. Center for ADHD faculty are highly productive and currently hold 11 National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Education (DOE) research grants. The center also provides families with comprehensive clinical care, including evidence-based assessment, individual and group psychosocial treatment and pharmacological management. 

    Fellows in the Center for ADHD have the opportunity to participate in research and clinical activities. The research / clinical load is determined based upon the fellow’s career goals. Fellows interested in research careers have the opportunity to collaborate on a broad range of projects, including studies focused on neuropsychological functioning and outcomes, school-based intervention, cognitive training and community-based assessment and treatment.

    Fellows have the opportunity to publish with Center for ADHD faculty and to develop their own specific lines of research. Fellowships in the center are typically two years. During the second year, fellows are encouraged to write and submit their own grant proposals. Fellows receive weekly clinical and research mentoring with the goal of ensuring that they are highly competitive job applicants upon completion of fellowship.

    Click here for more information about the fellowship.

    Click here for more information on the research projects in the Center for ADHD.

    For more information about current fellowship opportunities in the Center for ADHD, contact Jeff Epstein, PhD, at jeff.epstein@cchmc.org

    Clinical Internship

    The Center for ADHD is part of the child clinical psychology residency.  Residents will rotate through the Center for ADHD for approximately two days a week throughout the year.  Residents observe and participate in the ADHD diagnostic evaluations, report writing and implementation of group and individual / family-based interventions for the successful management of ADHD. Residents also attend and present at weekly research and clinical seminars on ADHD and have the opportunity to participate in research projects.

    Supervisors: Richard Loren, PhD, Jeff Epstein, PhD., Leanne Tamm, PhD, and Aaron Vaughn, PhD.

    Training objectives:

    1. To gain an understanding of ADHD as a chronic disorder.
    2. To develop expertise in the evidence-based tools and techniques for diagnosing ADHD.
    3. To develop proficiency in the writing of comprehensive diagnostic reports for ADHD evaluations.
    4. To gain proficiency in the use of behavior management techniques to effectively manage the behavior of children with ADHD.
    5. To gain proficiency in the use of behavior modification techniques and interventions to improve the interpersonal and academic functioning of children with ADHD.

    Click here for more information about the O’Grady Residency Program. 

    Graduate Work

    Jeff Epstein, PhD, has a joint appointment with the UC Department of Psychology.  In this capacity, he routinely accepts graduate students into the PhD clinical psychology program at UC.  Graduate students have the opportunity to work on the many research projects at the Center for ADHD, analyze existing datasets and develop their own studies.  Graduate students should have an interest in childhood behavioral disorders.

    Learn more about the UC Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology.