Leadership in Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Program

This program focuses on exemplary interdisciplinary clinical training for trainees in pre-service clinical programs pursuing masters or doctoral degrees or post-doctoral fellowships in specific clinical disciplines. Training is carried out in several locations: at our affiliated clinics within UMass Medical School as well as with our clinical training partners at the Tufts Medical Center and the Boston Medical Center. Trainees participate in the Leadership in Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Program through placements, internships, residencies, and fellowships through their institutions of higher learning where they are earning their degree/training.

Training Programs at UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester, MA
Clinical trainees rotate through clinical programs within the Departments of  Developmental and Behavioral PediatricsFamily Medicine & Community Health and Child Psychiatry. They observe and/or participate in child and family evaluations and attend didactic sessions on issues related to clinical diagnosis and treatment, family centered care, community services, the educational system, and state and federal policies that affect care of special needs children and their families.

Clinical Training Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA
The Shriver Center’s LEND Program has had a 20+ year training partnership with the Center for Children with Special Needs (CCSN) at Tufts Medical Center. Interdisciplinary evaluations are offered for children and adolescents and the Center serves as a training site for interdisciplinary masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral level clinicians from a wide range of clinical disciplines. Trainees attend weekly seminars on specific topics, participate in guided clinical activities, participate in community-based activities, complete individual projects, and receive supervision and mentoring from faculty.