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Post Doctoral Residency

Neuropsychology

The Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (CMCVAMC) is accepting applications for a two-year Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Residency in Philadelphia, PA, with an expected start date of September 2019. The residency follows the Scientist-Practitioner Model, with training objectives in accordance with the Houston Conference Guidelines on Specialty Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology. As such, the program emphasizes advanced skills in neuropsychological evaluation, treatment, and consultation sufficient to practice as an independent Clinical Neuropsychologist.

The focus of the residency is Adult Neuropsychology. Postdoctoral residents will participate in broad-based clinical training, a core didactic curriculum, and programmatic research. Clinical training experiences include assessment and intervention with a variety of patient populations, including traumatic brain injury, neurological and neuromedical disorders, mental health disorders, and chronic health conditions. Residents will have the opportunity to work in diverse settings, including the Neuropsychology Consultation Service, Community Living Center, Polytrauma Clinic (Polytrauma Network Site), Geriatric Memory Disorders Clinic, PADRECC, Inpatient Mental Health Clinic, and the University of Pennsylvania Brain and Behavior Laboratory. Our training program provides a rich interdisciplinary environment with seminars, invited lectures, and opportunities for collaboration with faculty across disciplines and departments, including at the University of Pennsylvania. Research emphases include: substance abuse, PTSD, TBI, memory disorders, schizophrenia/psychosis, and performance validity. Depending on the resident’s interest and experience, research can also include investigations using structural and functional neuroimaging techniques. Residents will also have the opportunity to develop supervision skills through supervision of interns and/or practicum students, and they will gain familiarity with the administrative roles of VA psychologists.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have:
1) Earned a doctoral degree from an APA-Accredited Clinical or Counseling Psychology Graduate Program
2) Successfully completed an APA-Accredited Psychology Predoctoral Internship Program
3) Successfully met mandatory requirements for appointment as a federal employee.


Applications Due
January 2nd, 2019

 

Download the Brochures:

Neuropsychology Post Doc Brochure

*Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation 

  

    

                                                                                                                           

 

Contact

J. Cobb Scott, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Neuropsychology Training
3900 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-823-5800 Ext. 7138
James.Scott2de50a@va.gov

Solomon Kalkstein, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Neuropsychology Training
3900 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-823-5800 Ext. 4158
Solomon.Kalkstein@va.gov

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