Clinical Neuropsychology (Adult & Pediatric)
The Clinical Neuropsychology specialization within the Training Network in Professional Psychology provides specialty training in the application of knowledge of brain-behavior relationships and of Clinical Psychology for the benefit of patients suffering from disorder, disease, or injury to the central nervous system (CNS). The program develops postdoctoral residents’ specialty expertise in Clinical Neuropsychology and prepares them for board certification in Clinical Neuropsychology through the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN) in conjunction with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). This specialty area complies with the training guidelines of Division 40 of the American Psychological Association at the Houston Conference. While we were one of the founding members of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN), we have ultimately decided to withdraw from this organization in 2013 and will not be participating in the match, although our program continues to comply with the training guidelines of the APPCN.
Clinical training occurs in a general multidisciplinary setting with specialized research emphasis for each resident. In keeping with goals of the broader training program, the Clinical Neuropsychology specialization develops professionals with the specialty training necessary to accurately assess, diagnose, and recommend effective intervention to a broad age range of individuals with CNS impairment. Our program also prepares residents to direct clinical programs, educate professional Clinical Neuropsychologists, and initiate and carry out programmatic research. Opportunities to participate in faculty members' research and further develop research skills and a programmatic focus are available in the areas of adult neuromedical disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, mood disorders/neuroimaging, geriatrics and traumatic brain injury as well as pediatric neuromedical disorders.
For 2015, the UM/VA consortium will be recruiting 3 residents for the following (more than one position can be ranked per applicant):