Thursday, November 24, 2011


invites applications for postdoctoral positions in neuroreceptor imaging (PET and SPECT) of addiction and other psychiatric disorders in human subjects and in animal models. Ongoing projects include imaging the nicotinic acetylcholine and GABAA-benzodiazepine receptors in living humans and animals during the recovery from alcohol dependence and chronic tobacco smoking. We are also interested in examining the genetic polymorphisms that mediate neurochemical changes in addiction and the cognitive impairments associated with chronic addiction and recovery. Applicants must have completed a MD or PhD or equivalent degree in neuroscience, psychology, biology, chemistry, engineering, pharmacology or related discipline. Willingness to conduct animal research is preferable. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Dr. Kelly Cosgrove, Director, Psychiatry SPECT Imaging, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine & VACHS 116A6; 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven CT 06516 or US Citizenship is required. Yale University School of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital, University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA - 1 Postdoctoral Residency in Pediatric Neuropsychology

Pending funding approval, the Psychology Department of St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH) at Washington University Medical Center is pleased to announce the availability of one two-year, full-time Postdoctoral Residency in Pediatric Neuropsychology beginning September 3, 2012. The goal of the program is to train future scientist-practitioners to provide skilled, ethical, and culturally-sensitive neuropsychological services to children, adolescents, and young adults with a wide variety of medical and neurological conditions. Training conforms to the regulations outlined in the INS-APA Division 40 Task Force and the Houston Conference on Specialty Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology. The program is a member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN).

Training Activities
Approximately 70% of the resident’s time will be devoted to clinical activities.  Each training year will be divided into trimesters.  Each trimester will be comprised of either one major rotation or two minor rotations.  Options for major and minor rotations are described below.  In addition, the resident will evaluate patients from the general population seen by the neuropsychology service throughout both years of training.  During the first year, one trimester will be spent as a major rotation in the Pediatric Epilepsy Center (described below).  The resident will select a combination of major and minor rotations to comprise the remaining two trimesters of the first year; however, no rotation may be repeated during the first year.  The resident will select all of his or her rotations for the second year, with the option of extending the same rotation across two trimesters.  This provides the resident with an opportunity to focus his or her training on a particular specialty area.  Alternatively, the resident may choose to cover a variety of rotations during the second year as a means of gaining a breadth of exposure to children with complex medical and neurological conditions.

During each trimester, the resident should expect to evaluate approximately 10 clinical patients per month, 6 to 8 of which will be from the major rotation or a combination of the two minor rotations.  The remainder of the resident’s patients will consist of patients with a variety of presenting concerns from the general population seen by the neuropsychology service.  Evaluating patients through major and minor rotations as well as from the general population of patients seen within the service will provide the resident with both a breadth and depth of experience.  The resident will conduct his or her own testing for the majority of the patients he or she sees; however, some opportunities to supervise a testing assistant will be available. 

The major rotations offered include:
·         The Pediatric Epilepsy Center (required during first year): The Pediatric Epilepsy Center is one of the largest and most comprehensive specialized centers for the care of children with epilepsy and seizure disorders in the United States. It is made up of eight pediatric epileptologists, two pediatric epilepsy neurosurgeons, two nurse practitioners, a dietician, and a pediatric neuropsychologist. The epilepsy rotation will offer residents supervised experience in providing evaluation and consultation services to children and adolescents with a range of epilepsy conditions. This will include pre- and post-surgical epilepsy evaluations, outpatient evaluations, inpatient consultation on the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, and participation in the weekly Pediatric Epilepsy Surgical Conference. Residents will be expected to contribute to on-going neuropsychological research in pediatric epilepsy, and opportunities will be provided for residents to generate research on their own and/or collaborate with other investigators in the school of medicine. In addition, instruction will be provided on intracarotid sodium amytal studies (i.e., Wada tests), with opportunities to participate in the procedures and present results to the remainder of the epilepsy surgical team.
·         Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Center (optional): The Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Center is a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to the care of children with central nervous system tumors.  During the neuro-oncology major rotation, residents will evaluate children and adolescents with a wide variety of benign and malignant tumors that have been treated with some combination of surgical resection, chemotherapy, and radiation.  The resident also may participate in testing patients enrolled on cooperative research trials through the Children’s Oncology Group.  The resident will attend weekly Neuro-Oncology Rounds during which imaging studies, treatment strategies, and case management issues are discussed for individual patients.    
·         General Oncology/Hematology (including Sickle Cell Disease) (optional): The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology is a large, comprehensive program dedicated to the treatment of children with blood disorders and cancer.  During this rotation, residents will conduct neuropsychological evaluations of children and adolescents with a variety of medical conditions including leukemia, lymphoma, solid tumors, sickle-cell disease, stroke, and aplastic anemia.  While this rotation primarily involves comprehensive evaluations, the resident will also participate in focused pre-and post- bone marrow transplant evaluations, as well as testing for patients enrolled in cooperative research trials through the Children’s Oncology Group.  The resident will attend regularly scheduled multidisciplinary team meetings for the Late Effects Clinic, Bone Marrow Transplant Team, and Sickle Cell Clinic.  These teams are comprised of professionals from many health related disciplines including medicine, nursing, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and social work.   
·         Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic (optional):  This rotation offers a focus on outpatient assessment of patients with a history of traumatic brain injury, ranging in severity from mild to severe, and ranging in age from preschoolers to young adults.  Residents will gain experience with employing a brief screening model for patients with recent injuries and a comprehensive assessment model for patients with remote injuries.  Responsibilities include conducting feedback sessions in which education and recommendations are provided to patients and parents. 
·         General Outpatient Neurology (optional): This rotation offers the resident an opportunity to see children and adolescents presenting with a range of neurological disorders and/or general medical conditions that may impact brain development.  Residents will conduct outpatient neuropsychological evaluations and provide consultation to referring physicians, schools, and families.  Potential referrals include hydrocephalus, ateriovenous malformations, meningitis, Tourette syndrome/movement disorders, immune deficiency disorders, and more.     
The minor rotations offered are described below.  In addition, any of the aforementioned major rotations may be condensed to become a minor rotation.  Two minor rotations are equal to one major rotation.
·         Cerebral Palsy/Perinatal Stroke:  This rotation focuses on providing neuropsychological assessment services to patients with cerebral palsy, ranging in age from preschoolers to young adults.  Most patients are referred through the hospital’s Pediatric Neurology Cerebral Palsy Clinic or Pediatric Neurology Movement Disorders Center which employ a multidisciplinary, family-centered approach to treatment.  In addition to administering standardized assessments, residents will gain experience with using non-standardized assessment techniques to help understand the cognitive status of patients with severe motor disabilities who may otherwise be considered “untestable”.   Responsibilities include conducting feedback sessions in which education and recommendations are provided to patients and families. 
·         Solid Organ Transplant: St. Louis Children’s Hospital is at the forefront of pediatric organ transplantation, with active services in kidney, heart, lung and liver transplants.  Neuropsychology is regularly involved with the transplant teams, through standard pre-transplant neuropsychological evaluations for most patients, potential post-transplant follow-up, and active participation in multidisciplinary team meetings.  On this rotation, the resident will conduct targeted neuropsychological assessments and attend multidisciplinary rounds.
·         Genetics (emphasis on Neurofibromatosis Type 1): Residents will have an opportunity to provide outpatient neuropsychological evaluations for patients with genetic conditions with an emphasis on patients referred by the Neurofibromatosis Clinic. The Neurofibromatosis Clinic at Washington University is associated with one of the most active research centers for NF in the country, and residents on this rotation can choose to pursue clinical research through the center, if interested.
The resident will participate in a minimum of two to three hours of one-on-one supervision per week.  Supervision will involve planning of the evaluation, conceptualization of the case prior to parent feedback, and preparation of the final written report.  Supervision for each case will be provided by one of our four pediatric neuropsychologists.  
The resident will participate in a variety of didactic experiences that occur on a weekly or monthly basis, and these experiences will comprise 10-15% of the resident’s time.  Weekly didactics include:
Neuropsychology Case Conference: The resident and neuropsychology supervisors will take turns presenting clinical cases.  The case conference is designed to stimulate discussion regarding conceptualization of the child’s test results within the context of his/her history as well as appropriate recommendations for the family to facilitate improvements in his/her overall functioning.
Neuropsychology Seminar: The neuropsychology seminar will cover a broad range of topics in line with critical competencies for board certification in clinical neuropsychology, including the ethical practice of neuropsychology in clinical and research settings, culturally-competent neuropsychological care, functional neuroanatomical principles, neuropsychological assessment, behavioral neurology, basic/clinical neuroscience, and neuro-imaging and other neurodiagnostic techniques.  Preparation for becoming board certified in clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) will be addressed.  Presentations will be divided among the resident, neuropsychology supervisors, and guest speakers from the wider medical school community.

Grand Rounds: The resident will have the opportunity to participate in relevant weekly Grand Rounds presented by the Departments of Pediatrics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. 

The resident is expected to complete an original research project over the course of the two-year program that culminates in a professional product such as a conference poster or paper or publication in a peer-reviewed journal.  The resident may choose to become involved in ongoing research within the neuropsychology service or to develop his or her own research project under the direction of one of the neuropsychology supervisors.  Research experiences will constitute approximately 10-15% of the resident’s time. 
The salary will be $35,000 for the first year and $36,050 for the second year.  In addition, the resident will be provided with $1,000 in professional development money per year to be used for conference travel, purchasing relevant books, and other professional needs.  The resident will receive medical and dental benefits, and parking is provided.  Time-off benefits include 10 vacation days, 5 holidays, 3 conference days, and 3 days of unscheduled (sick) leave per year.  During the second year, 3 additional days are provided for preparation for the EPPP/licensure.         
Application Requirements
Applicants for the Postdoctoral Residency in Pediatric Neuropsychology at SLCH must meet the following requirements:
  • Completion of a doctoral degree from an APA or CPA approved program in one of the health service delivery areas of psychology (e.g., clinical, counseling, school, clinical neuropsychology, or health psychology) OR a doctoral degree in psychology from an APA or CPA approved program with additional completion of a “respecialization” program designed to meet equivalent criteria as a health services delivery training program in psychology.  Applicants must be able to complete all degree requirements (including defense of the doctoral dissertation) by the start date of the fellowship, although the applicant’s university may not have conferred the applicant’s degree by the start date. 
  • Completion of an APA or CPA approved pre-doctoral internship with an emphasis on neuropsychology. 
  • An applicant’s graduate transcript must reflect that the majority of his or her coursework was in the Generic Psychology and Generic Clinical core areas with additional coursework in Brain-Behavior Relationships and Practice of Clinical Neuropsychology areas as specified in the Houston Conference Policy Statement. 
  • An applicant’s graduate transcript and curriculum vita must demonstrate clinical training in and competence with research methodology to meet equivalent criteria as a health services delivery professional in the scientist-practitioner model. 
  • Given that our program is focused on the delivery of neuropsychological services to children, adolescents, and young adults, the applicant’s coursework and curriculum vita should reflect a track record of acquiring a variety of experiences working with this age range. 
How to Apply
Interested applicants should forward the materials listed below.  Applicants are encouraged to submit as many of these documents as possible electronically (attachments or PDF files) to Dr. Isenberg at the e-mail address listed below.  Documents also may be submitted via postal mail at the address below.
  • Cover letter detailing clinical and research interests as well as future career goals
  • Graduate transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation*
  • Curriculum vita
  • Two de-identified assessment reports completed by the applicant
  • Doctoral Training Verification Form (completed by the applicant’s dissertation chair or the Director of Clinical Training at the applicant’s graduate program; available at
*If letters of recommendation are submitted electronically, they should be sent directly from the letter writer.  If letters are submitted via postal mail, they should be sent in a sealed envelope with the letter writer’s signature across the flap. 
Electronic submissions:          
Postal submissions:     Jill Isenberg, Ph.D.
                                    Program Co-Director, Pediatric Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship
                                    Department of Psychology
                                    St. Louis Children’s Hospital
                                    1 Children’s Place, Suite 3N-14
                                    St. Louis, MO 63110
Questions regarding the program may be directed to Dr. Isenberg at or 314-454-4025.
Deadline for the receipt of application materials is Monday, January 2, 2012.  Faculty members will be available to interview candidates at the 40th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  Interviews will begin the day before the formal conference (Tuesday, February 14, 2012) and will continue during the conference.  Telephone or on-site interviews may be arranged prior to INS for individuals who are unable to attend INS.  Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like to arrange for a telephone or on-site interview prior to INS.     

Kansas University Medical Center, Westwood, KS, USA - 1 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychosocial, Behavioral and Health Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychosocial, Behavioral and Health Psychology Kansas University Medical Center invites applications to its postdoctoral training program in psychosocial, behavioral and community health. This position is ideal for an individual with doctoral level training in clinical psychology and behavioral medicine or health psychology who is seeking specialized training in assessment and intervention with patients living with cancer. The goal of the fellowship is to develop psychologists’ clinical and research competency in treatment of psychological distress throughout the cancer trajectory. The fellow will provide outpatient clinical assessment and intervention and inpatient and outpatient consultation for medical providers.

The fellow will also contribute to the Psycho-Oncology Research Program. Interested Candidates should contact: Rhonda Johnson, Ph.D. University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway Suite 210 Westwood, KS 66205 email:

University of Missouri-Columbia (The Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders), Columbia, MO, USA - 1 The Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Missouri-Columbia is dedicated to promoting research, teaching and service innovations designed to improve the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders and other neurological conditions.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Thompson Center is a one-year position, with the possibility of extending to a 2-year position. Start date will be on or around July 1, 2012. Children seen include those with neurotrauma and other neurodevelopmental disorders, though the emphasis is on children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Training is also provided in other important professional skills, such as interdisciplinary practice, grant writing, advocacy, and public policy. Setting: The Thompson Center ( is a unique collaboration of colleges and schools that brings together experts from numerous departments across the MU ( campus to expand autism research and to provide services for children/youth affected by autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The Thompson Center seeks to integrate research, teaching, and service in one central location. Clinical services provided at the Thompson Center currently include medicine, neuropsychology, pediatric psychology, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, and education.

The University of Missouri and the Thompson Center are located in Columbia, which is situated in central Missouri. The University of Missouri-Columbia, the first public university west of the Mississippi River, is a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university. Primary Activities: The postdoctoral fellowship combines research and clinical activities at the Thompson Center. Clinically, the fellow will participate in neuropsychological and interdisciplinary evaluations of children who present with a wide array of difficulties. Approximately 50% of the clinical work will have an emphasis in autism. The fellow will also have training responsibilities including supervising pre-doctoral interns. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to participate in ongoing research projects, including writing and publishing scientific articles. One day per week, the fellow will participate in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) interdisciplinary program ( Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in clinical child psychology or related degree from an APA-accredited doctoral program. Experience with children with autism spectrum disorders is of benefit. Salary & Benefits: This position has an annual full-time salary of approximately $33,000. Health benefits, twenty days of vacation, two weeks for professional development and paid holidays are included. Application: Applicants for the position should send the following: 1. Letter of interest 2. Graduate Transcripts 2. Current Curriculum Vita 3. Three letters of reference/recommendation 4. Clinical work sample Deadline for applications is January 2, 2012. Direct applications and questions to: Micah O. Mazurek, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Health Psychology Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders 205 Portland Street Columbia, MO 65211 (573) 884-5451

VA Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA, USA - 1 Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship (neuropsychology)

The VA Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA is now accepting applications for our Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship with an emphasis in Neuropsychology for the 2012-2014 training period. We are currently recruiting for one position. The Neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship training program provides advanced clinical training in Neuropsychology and is committed to implementing the recommendations of the Houston Conference on Specialty Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology that will qualify the fellow for the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology/American Board of Professional Psychology (ABCN/ABPP) diploma.

The fellow will have the opportunity to receive training in two clinics (Neuropsychology and Polytrauma). Although assessment is the primary concentration of this track, the fellow will receive additional training and supervision in psychotherapy, consultation/liaison, clinical research, program development, and working within interdisciplinary teams. The postdoctoral fellow will also participate in: neuropsychology didactics, journal club, neuropsychology case conference, observation of brain cuttings, neuroanatomy course at the Loma Linda School of Medicine, neurology grand rounds at the Loma Linda Medical Center, long-term therapy clinic, Evidence Based Psychotherapy (EBP) clinic, facilitation of intern case conference, supervision of pre-doctoral trainees, lecture and seminar presentation opportunities, and clinic administrative duties. APPCN Match: This site will participate in the APPCN Resident Matching Program PLEASE SEE PROGRAM BROCHURE FOR DETAILS: Thank you, Christine Kang, Ph.D. Staff Neuropsychologist Behavioral Medicine Service (116A) VA Loma Linda Healthcare System 11201 Benton Street Loma Linda, CA 92357 Phone: (909) 825-7084, ext. 4860 Pager: 7477 or (909) 422-4270

The Integrated Center for Child Development (ICCD), Canton, MA, USA - 1Pediatric Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral positions

Pediatric Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral positions The Integrated Center for Child Development (ICCD) is accepting applications for pediatric neuropsychologist post-doctoral fellowships for the upcoming academic year.

ICCD is a multi-disciplinary agency in the Boston area providing assessment and intervention for children with learning and developmental disabilities. The group has a large neuropsychology department, masters and doctoral level psychotherapists, a speech and language pathology department, an augmentative communication/assistive technology department, a developmental pediatrician/geneticist, occupational therapy, an educator and tutoring services.

Applicants should have completed a doctoral program in psychology with strong training in clinical neuropsychology. Additional experience in the assessment of children with developmental disabilities as well as evaluation of preschoolers is desirable but not required. Duties will primarily include providing diagnostic, neuropsychological evaluations of children with a broad range of learning/developmental issues, but a strong emphasis will be placed on the evaluation of children with developmental disabilities. The exploration of other professional initiatives within the agency will be supported and encouraged. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Interested applicants should download an application from our website ( and will be additionally asked to submit the following supporting documents: current curriculum vitae, three sample assessment reports, and two letters of recommendation. Materials should be submitted to Sandra McNabb, Integrated Center for Child Development, 340 Turnpike Street, Suite 1, Canton, MA 02021. Katherine Gamble, Psy.D. Pediatric Neuropsychologist Director ICCD Newton

University of California, at Davis (UCD), Sacramento, CA, USA - 1 neuropsychology fellowship

The Department of Neurology at the University of California, at Davis (UCD), located in Sacramento, CA will have an opening beginning in Aug./Sept. 2012 for a full time neuropsychology fellow. Fellows will participate in clinical, didactic and research activities. Clinical work focuses on conducting both comprehensive as well as more brief neuropsychological assessments. More limited opportunities for treatment are also available. Fellows will have a chance to assess adults with a wide variety of neurological disorders including: various dementias (i.e. AD, FTD, Primary Progressive Aphasia syndromes), epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, CNS tumors, stroke, MS, TBI, etc. Participation in Wada testing and intra-operative and extra-operative cortical brain mapping is also available. We offer an extensive didactic series, as well as numerous other training opportunities typical of a large university medical center (e.g. brain cutting, a neuroscience lecture series, etc.). The position is primarily clinical but there are numerous opportunities to become involved in existing research projects or to use existing databases to design a retrospective study. This is a two-year position with an annual salary of approximately $37,700 plus benefits (or most current NIH postdoctoral salary schedule). Application materials should include a letter of interest, CV, graduate school transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and two de-identified sample reports. Application materials can be sent to Sarah Tomaszewski Farias, Ph.D. at UC Davis Medical Center, 4860 Y Street, suite 3700, Sacramento CA 95817. For questions please contact Dr. Farias at 916-734-6442.

Deadline for application materials is January 30th. Interviews will take place at INS or by alternative arrangement. For more information about the program please see our website:

The VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS), Martinez, CA, USA - 1 clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral resident position

Michael Cole, Ph.D. Director, Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Residency Program VA Northern California Health Care System Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology, UC Davis Visiting Scholar, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley Address: 150 Muir Road, Martinez, CA 94553 Phone: (925)372-2000 ext. 5142

The VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) is now recruiting to fill 1 clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral resident position. This two-year, APA accredited, full-time residency training program provides advanced training in the practice of clinical neuropsychology with a dual emphasis on neuropsychological assessment and neurocognitive rehabilitation. The resident can spend up to 25% time in research endeavors or choose additional clinical specialization rotations. All residents are expected to participate in research and can work on a wide variety of preexisting databases/on-going projects with neuropsychological and cognitive neuroscience research groups at VANCHCS as well as UC Davis Medical Center and UC Berkeley Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, or can potentially initiate their own mentored research. Salary will be $50,006 during year one and increase to $52,709 for year two, with benefits. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens who are candidates in (or have completed) an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical/counseling psychology and are enrolled in or have completed an APA-accredited internship. All requirements for the Ph.D. or Psy.D. must be completed prior to the start of the residency on September 1, 2012. Applications must be postmarked by January 9, 2012 and must include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, certifying letter from the Graduate Program Training Director, transcripts from undergraduate and graduate programs attended, and two sample neuropsychological reports. More information about our residency program can be found at .

Please address correspondence to Michael Cole, Ph.D., Director, Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Residency, VANCHCS (116), 150 Muir Rd., Martinez, CA. 94553. E-mail address: Phone: (925) 372-2000 ext. 5142

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, USA - 2 postdoctoral fellowships

The Center for Autism Research (CAR) was established by CHOP and UPenn to coordinate, sponsor, and support state-of-the-art research into understanding the causes and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Studies focus on diagnosis, development, neuropsychology, genetics, and neuroimaging of individuals with ASD. CAR has a large training program spanning both research and clinical mentorship. The clinical postdoctoral fellowships offer specialty experience in ASDs. Diagnostic evaluations are at the heart of the fellowship, and opportunities to master assessment of individuals age 6 months to 50 years are available. Opportunities to participate in intervention studies, parent trainings, and community presentations are also available. Participation in research development, implementation, and publication is based on the fellow’s level of experience and CAR’s needs.

Two fellowship tracks are available (two-year fellowships) for 2012-14: Clinical Autism/LEND Fellowship (Schultz & Miller) focuses on assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. Assessments occur in our research clinic, and the interdisciplinary Regional Autism Center clinic associated with CHOP. Fellows also participate in additional training in interdisciplinary, community-based, and family- and culturally-sensitive programming through weekly LEND seminars and activities. Clinical Autism Fellowship with a Focus in Pediatric Neuropsychology (Miller & Flynn). Fellows participate in the same activities as the Clinical Autism Fellowship (but are not part of the LEND program), and also receive general training in pediatric neuropsychology services for children and adolescents with developmental and acquired neurological disorders (approximately two cases per month, 20% time). This fellowship is designed to meet INS-Division 40 and Houston Conference guidelines for training in neuropsychology while maintaining a primary focus on autism. Clinical postdoctoral fellowships are two-year positions. All Post-Doctoral Applicants must have completed an APA-accredited doctoral program and an APA-accredited internship. Significant experience in cognitive testing of children with a wide range of behavioral presentations is required. Experience with ASDs is also required, and exposure to diagnostic procedures is preferred. Knowledge of the ADOS and ADI is a plus. Applicants are highly encouraged to contact Stephanie Ricchini-Egan at or (866) 570-6524 to facilitate the application process. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. --

Susan F. Epstein, Ph.D. Center for Autism Research Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 3535 Market Street Suite 860 Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267) 426-7540

Boston College, University Counseling Services (UCS), Chestnut Hill, MA, USA - 1 postdoctoral fellowship counseling services

University Counseling Services (UCS) at Boston College is a highly utilized university mental health center with primary responsibility for addressing the mental health needs of the Boston College student community, which numbers over 14,000.UCS emphasizes psychodynamic, developmental, and culturally-sensitive approaches to formulating client difficulties, and it prioritizes brief focused approaches to treatment while maintaining the flexibility to provide open-ended treatment as needed.

The Fellowship at UCS provides postdoctoral fellows with a concentrated training experience in which they (1) attain advanced clinical skills with a young adult population and (2) develop expertise in the challenges prevalent in university mental health practice today. Fellows conduct evaluations, individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, emergency services, and community consultation and outreach. Regular weekly didactic and training experiences include individual supervision and group supervision (3+ hours), and a clinical case conference. Other offerings include professional development events, multicultural topics seminar, administrative meetings, and professional practice workshop series for fellows. Diversity is highly valued by the University Counseling Services staff which recognizes and honors the diversity among its staff and postdoctoral fellows. The Boston College campus currently includes over 25% students of color in each incoming freshman class.

Application Details: Applicants must have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning and a predoctoral internship meeting APPIC standards prior to the start of the fellowship. The fellowship has a minimum stipend of $31,776 with full benefits for its 11 month duration (August 20, 2012 to July 19, 2013). Application materials are available on our website ( Completed applications should be sent by regular mail to Craig Burns, Ph.D. by January 3, 2012: University Counseling Services Boston College Gasson 001 140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Applications should include: -Cover letter detailing interest in the fellowship and university mental health practice -Completed applicant questionnaire form from the website -Curriculum vitae -Current OFFICIAL transcripts of graduate work -Two letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors For further information, please contact the Director of Training, Craig Burns, Ph.D. at 617-552-3310 or Craig Burns, Ph.D. Director of Training & Senior Staff Psychologist Boston College - University Counseling Services Gasson Hall 001 (617)552-3310

University of Minnesota Medical School, 1 Fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology

The Pediatric Neuropsychology unit of the Division of Behavioral Neuroscience provides a diagnostic service for children with complex learning and behavioral disorders, both neurological and neurodevelopmental in etiology. Children are referred by schools, clinics, practitioners in the community, and medical staff at this hospital. This unit serves the community, state, five-state area, and for specific disease entities, the entire country. The clinical orientation of the faculty is developmental.

Our approach to neuropsychology is to integrate knowledge from neuropsychological testing with data from neurological, imaging, neurophysiological, and laboratory studies to quantity functional deficits in the context of the central nervous system using a developmental framework. Clinical Service: Neuropsychological diagnostic services are provided for children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, learning disabilities, developmental aphasia, autism, and intellectual disability, and for neurological disorders such as epilepsy, Tourette Syndrome and other movement disorders, head trauma, sequelae of infectious diseases such as meningitis and encephalitis, neurotoxic conditions, congenital disorders such as agenesis of the corpus callosum and hydrocephalus, degenerative, metabolic, and genetic disorders, CNS effects of cancer and its treatment, and migraine and tension headaches. Opportunities exist for fellows to participate in specialty clinics, including: craniofacial clinic, neonatal follow-up clinic, oncology long-term follow-up clinic, and selected others. Psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, and conduct disturbances especially in children with possible attentional and learning difficulties, and somatoform disorders are also commonly seen. For a diagnostic evaluation, cases are scheduled for two half day visits in the Pediatric Neuropsychology clinic. A staffing is done between the two visits to discuss initial data and to plan for the second visit. Many of the cases are also seen by one of the faculty pediatric neurologists.

Our neuropsychology service is an integral member of our multidisciplinary autism center. Interested fellows can develop skills in assessing autism spectrum disorders through training in the administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule and participation in weekly case conferences with a developmental/behavioral pediatrician, neuropsychologist, and behavioral psychologist. Goals of the Fellowship: Our mission is to train pediatric neuropsychologists both as practitioners and as scientists. Although the experience is clinically based, it is quite research and academically oriented. This is an expanding field with a rapidly growing knowledge base that is the direct result of advances in technology in imaging, measurement of behavior and cognition, neurophysiology, and genetics. However, the field of pediatric neuropsychology is especially difficult because children are dynamic developing organisms often with different disorders than adults, different effects of abnormal conditions, and with both an increased vulnerability and an increased capacity to recover from disease conditions.

Training scientist-practitioners in this field is especially difficult for these reasons, but rewarding in the long term benefits accrued to children from the scientific information and clinical interventions provided. Clinical experience with a wide range of neurodevelopmental and neurologic disorders and establishment of a research direction for the Fellow can only be attained in an intensive two year program that will enable mastery of this large knowledge base.

Responsibilities of the Fellow: In our clinical setting, the Fellow in pediatric neuropsychology is expected to learn to integrate and organize information about the patient including medical and neurological data, neuropsychological assessment, educational information, and interview and history. The focus is not only on cognitive, but on behavioral and emotional aspects of the child's functioning. Both environmental and biological factors are considered in the evaluation of the child in this setting. Thus the Fellow is expected not only to learn the techniques of neuropsychological assessment, but also must be able to assess the emotional and social development of the child through interview and personality assessment techniques, both objective and projective. The Fellow is supervised on every case by a faculty neuropsychologist. The first visit which often consists of an intelligence test and a few other preliminary measures, is most often carried out by a psychometrist. However, the Fellow always carries out the detailed aspects of the evaluation at the second visit. The Fellow, together with the faculty, will, at the end of the second visit, interpret results to the parents, write chart notes, and prepare the report. In addition to the collection of data and the formulation of the case, the Fellow is expected to follow through with individual patients until appropriate resources in the community are mobilized. Many patients with neurological and neurodevelopmental difficulties are monitored periodically, together with a pediatric neurologist and/or behavioral pediatrician especially those followed on medication or those with specific interventions which need regular reassessment. Because this is a tertiary care center, monitoring treatments of rare and complicated disorders including transplant, neurosurgery, and experimental medications is also carried out, often as part of a research protocol. We have close collaborations with physicians in neurology, psychiatry, genetics, endocrinology, infectious diseases, oncology, ophthalmology, and other departments. Also, we have a strong emphasis on providing consultation and information for educational planning. Meetings with school personnel and telephone consultation regarding placement and interventions are an important part of the diagnostic process. We often consult with state agencies and attorneys regarding school-related issues for children with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders. Occasional consultations on the inpatient pediatric and child psychiatry services as well as the psychiatric day treatment program are also available to the Fellow.

Education: Opportunities to learn about brain-behavior relationships from a developmental standpoint are abundant in informal and formal communication. Pediatric, Neurology, and Psychiatry Grand Rounds are optional according to the interests of the Fellow. At a monthly Test Conference, critical reviews of the latest measurement techniques are presented by Fellows and Interns. A case conference at which the Fellow is expected to present his or her cases is held weekly. This is a planning conference during which differential diagnosis is discussed for each patient and a diagnostic plan constructed for patients who are coming for their second visit. The neuropsychology seminar includes didactic presentations by the neuropsychology faculty, outside speakers, and topical presentations by Fellows. There is also a weekly journal club/research seminar for Fellows oriented toward helping them stay current on scientific literature, develop critical research skills, write papers and grants, and present their preliminary work. The Center for Neurobehavioral Development and the Center for Personalized Prevention Research in Children’s Mental Health also offer multi-disciplinary colloquia on a monthly basis, which Fellows are encouraged to attend. Altogether, four hours per week of didactics are required for Fellows. Advanced Fellows will obtain experience supervising graduate students in a training practicum, and in teaching other Interns and Fellows in Pediatric Neuropsychology. Research: Current and ongoing research in our department is extensive and includes studies of children with metabolic neurodegenerative diseases, cerebral malaria, autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, temper tantrums, diabetes, prematurity, leukemia, and brain tumors, as well as normally developing populations. Studies in many of these areas include structural and functional neuroimaging as well as specialized approaches such as MR spectroscopy and diffusion tensor imaging. Additional research methods include event related potentials, clinical and experimental neuropsychological techniques, autonomic assessments, assessment of maternal risk factors, and quality of life outcomes. We are intimately involved with the Center for Neurobehavioral Development, a collaborative clinical/research center including the Department of Pediatrics and the Institute of Child Development, as well as the Departments of Psychology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and Educational Psychology. This center offers abundant research opportunities. The Fellow is required to be actively engaged in research throughout the fellowship, either independently or as part of a larger protocol. The Fellow should expect to spend approximately one day a week working on this project.

Mentorship: The Fellow chooses a faculty member for primary mentorship, to monitor and facilitate involvement in clinical and research activities. Often Fellows will select a mentor based on shared research interests and have the opportunity to develop some aspect of a faculty member’s program of research for themselves. These arrangements may be made prior to starting the fellowship if it is a position funded by a specific research program that the Fellow wants to pursue. Requirements: Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an APA-approved program, preferably in clinical or school psychology, and to have completed an APA-approved internship. It is expected that the applicant will have internship level training in child and neuropsychological assessment. The current Fellow salary is $32,000 for the first year and $34,000 for the second year with a possible increase for academic year 2012-2013. Benefits include health insurance (a family plan is available for a fee), some life insurance, 20 working days of vacation per year, and a $500.00 a year conference stipend. Fellowship contracts are on a yearly basis, with the expectation that Fellows will stay for two years. The time period is from September l to August 31.

To apply, send a letter of professional goals, a current curriculum vitae, two neuropsychological report samples, and three letters of reference (preferably two clinical supervisors and one academic/research mentor). Application deadline is January 31, 2012. Application materials should be sent to: Richard Ziegler, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology Section Head for Pediatric Neuropsychology MMC 486 420 Delaware St, S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55455

Kaiser Permanente (The Center for Neuropsychological Services), Roseville, CA, USA - 1 Full-time position available in clinical neuropsychology

The Center for Neuropsychological Services (CNS) at Kaiser Permanente in Roseville, California has one full-time postdoctoral residency position available in clinical neuropsychology. This is a two-year position and will begin the day after Labor Day in September 2012. We provide training in outpatient neuropsychological assessment using a comprehensive battery for a varied patient population (adult and pediatric). Referral questions may include cognitive status subsequent to head injury, stroke, cancer treatment, genetic conditions, and other CNS insults or degenerative diseases (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease). In addition, residents have a unique opportunity to participate in the Functional Neuroscience Movement Disorder Program which performs surgical interventions for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Residents perform pre-surgical evaluations, attend bimonthly neuroscience team meetings, and may observe neurosurgery if desired. Residents may also have the opportunity to participate in our concussion sports program if they are interested. We do baseline and post injury testing for athletes who are Kaiser members. Training also includes regular didactics with our inpatient rehabilitation unit in Vallejo and with the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. This is primarily a clinical position. The current stipend is $40,000 plus medical. Completion of an APA-accredited training program and internship is required.

To apply please send your curriculum vita, three letters of recommendations, and two reports to Dr. Kim at the address listed below. You will also need to fill out a Kaiser application and more specific information regarding the application process is available at the following website: We will be interviewing at INS in Montreal in 2012. Deadline for application is January 15, 2012. May J. Kim, Ph.D. Co-Director of Training Kaiser Permanente, Center for Neuropsychological Services 1643 Eureka Road Roseville, CA 95661 Catherine Broomand, Ph.D., ABPP-CN Co-Director of Training Kaiser Permanente, Center for Neuropsychological Services 1643 Eureka Road Roseville, CA 95661

Loyola Marymount University, L.A., CA, USA - 1 9-month fellowship

Loyola Marymount University (LMU) announces the availability of fellowships for 2012-2013. This 9 month, two week Fellowship is designed to meet California’s licensure requirements of 1500 hours. The primary goal of this Fellowship is the refinement of applied professional skills through supervised practice, modeling, seminars, assigned readings, collegial interaction in a diverse and respectful university environment. Outreach and collaboration with other departments is also a vital part of this program.

Professional Activities Individual counseling and psychotherapy, couples psychotherapy, group counseling and psychotherapy, crisis assessment and intervention, consultation and outreach. Position Information • Two 9 month + two week positions (42 hours/week = 1500 hours) – competitive salary ($28,500) and full benefits (e.g., health, dental, vision coverage) • The position starts mid-August 2012 through mid-May 2013. • The training will include individual and group supervision, training seminars and other professional development opportunities. The successful candidate will have: • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in psychology from an APA approved doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology • Prior experience at a University Counseling Center is desired but not required • Demonstrated competency providing mental health and psychological services to students • Evidenced Based therapy experience • Group counseling and psychotherapy experience • Crisis Assessment and Intervention experience • Outreach and consultation experience • Strong demonstrated interest in diversity

Application deadline: January 14, 2012 . For a detailed description of the postdoctoral training program: Please click to the following link: Applications are completed through Human Resources: Please click to the following link:

Thank you for your interest in applying to the LMU Student Psychological Services Post-Doctoral Fellowship. We look forward to giving your materials our most serious consideration. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Tracy D. Shaw, Assistant Director/Training Coordinator at 310-338-2868 or at

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA - 1 postdoctoral fellowship (inpatient pediatric psychology and rehabilitation)

The fellow will be expected to take a leadership role on a child and adolescent inpatient medical and rehabilitation unit, working with hospitalized patients experiencing a variety of physical traumas, chronic conditions, and/or health crises. Typical lengths of stay range from a few weeks to a few months. The postdoctoral fellow in this position will be expected to provide direct service to children, adolescents and their families, including individual and family therapy, group therapy, interventions for behavior management, procedural support and pain management, and coping with the stresses associated with their illness. The fellow will also participate in program development, staff education, and participate in supervision with psychology trainees. Collaboration with our multidisciplinary treatment teams is an essential component of this fellowship. Although the position is primarily clinical, there are opportunities to participate in research.

The position is one year in duration, with supervision provided by faculty. Benefits include a competitive postdoctoral salary, health/dental/vision/life insurance, free parking, separate funds for conferences, and 4-5 weeks of sick/vacation time. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree, have completed training in child/pediatric psychology, and have an interest in a career working with children, adolescents and families in a hospital setting.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references by email, fax or mail to Dr. Harriette Wimms, Director of Inpatient Psychology, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, 1708 West Rogers Ave., Baltimore, MD 21209, email:, Fax: 410-367-4197. Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity or gender. Kenneth Gelfand, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist Director of Psychology, West Rogers Director of Internship Training Senior Psychologist Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Medical System Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital 1708 West Rogers Ave. Baltimore, MD 21209 410-578-5324

Alliant International University, Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT), San Diego, CA, USA - 1 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical and Forensic Psychology

Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) at Alliant International University, San Diego Campus, invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Forensic and Clinical Psychology field.

This position begins in the of Summer 2012 and ends in the Summer of 2013 (start date is flexible). Responsibilities Include: • Working on forensic cases, especially involving child custody and family violence areas, and managing forensic consulting projects (including reviewing and summarizing records and conducting research) • Contacting and working with attorneys to set up interviews and evaluations • Acting as the Case Manager, including overseeing client and associate invoices, supervisors’ schedules, client appointments, etc. • Assisting in the supervision and training of Forensic Interns who are doctorate students with Master’s degrees in clinical or forensic psychology • Providing consultation within the community regarding issues of family violence victims and offenders, psychological trauma, and children exposed to violence • Conduct forensic psychological evaluations to address a variety of referral questions • Provide psychotherapy to selected clients Other Responsibilities Could Include: • Working with the IVAT Professional Training and Conferences Department to help plan and manage trainings designed for certification programs • Grant writing • Research and article writing • Developing and conducting program evaluations of local and national agency programs Under general supervision, the post-doctorate fellow will work under our Professional Services division. The fellow will receive at least 1-2 hours of training, 1.5 hours of group supervision, and 2 hours of individual supervision by a licensed psychologist per week. Additional consultation and other supervision with staff and associates occur on an as needed basis.

Qualifications: Candidates should hold a doctorate degree in forensic psychology, clinical psychology, or a related discipline. Also, candidates should possess 2-3 years of experience in these fields. Experience and/or training in forensic psychology and clinical psychology are very helpful, especially with child custody and other forensic evaluations. Strong candidates will show evidence of excellence in communication, networking, writing skills, supervisory skills, reasoning, problem-solving, and team-building. Research and clinical experience in violence, abuse, and trauma fields are also preferred. Although this fellowship will be one year, the possibilities of renewal or continued work at the Institute are possible. Salary: The annual stipend is $30,000 for this tax exempt fellowship.

Candidates who possess an active clinical license are a plus and may receive further compensation. IVAT is an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until February 15, 2012, or until the position is filled. To apply, please include: • A cover letter describing your fit with the position at IVAT • A statement of research and professional interests, as well as training received • A detailed CV • Three letters of reference • Graduate transcript Please submit application materials to: • Robert Geffner, Ph.D., ABN, ABPP, President Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma 10065 Old Grove Road, San Diego, CA 92131 (858) 527-1860 x4050 Fax: (858) 527-1743

Hines VA Hospital Hines, Chicago, IL, USA - 1 Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

We are accepting applications for a 2-year postdoctoral residency for the 2012-2014 training period. We are currently recruiting for a position that begins September 2012. The goal of this postdoctoral program is to prepare the fellow for a career as an independent scientist-practitioner in adult neuropsychology, and ultimately for board certification (ABPP-CN). This fellowship is best suited for candidates with a primary interest in clinical work, although some research opportunities at Hines VA are available. This program will participate in the National Match that is organized by APPCN for 2012 (Program Code Number: 8362).

The focus will be advanced clinical training in neuropsychology, with fellowship experiences shaped by INS/APA Division 40 and Houston Conference guidelines for postdoctoral training. The postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology will emphasize core domains, including clinically-based assessments, TBI rehabilitation services, consultation experience, didactic training, opportunities to provide supervision, and research inquiry.

Fellows will complete several major rotations in an attempt to gain competency in the core domains: 1) Outpatient Neuropsychology, 2) Inpatient Neuropsychology Consultation, and 3) Polytrauma/TBI. In addition, all post-doctoral trainees will have an opportunity to participate in minor areas of study aimed at broadening their general clinical experiences, such as Geropsychology, Spinal Cord Unit, Blind Rehabilitation Center, PTSD, and Neurology consultation. Finally, commensurate with our philosophy that all good neuropsychologists have strong training as generalist psychologists, all fellows will devote approximately one day per week to the Psychology Fellow Clinic, conducting psychotherapy. Fellows will participate in our weekly Neuropsychology seminar (which includes formal didactic presentations, clinical case presentations and journal club), the weekly Neurology case conference, and the Psychology Professional series. In addition, fellows will be involved in a formal neuroanatomy course and will have the opportunity to attend brain cuttings. About 75% of the fellow’s time will be allocated to clinical activities, while the remaining 25% of time will be dedicated to education and research opportunities.

Three neuropsychologists will be actively involved in the training of the fellow: David Kinsinger, Ph.D.; Amanda Urban, Ph.D.; and Anne Wiley, Ph.D. Please see the information (and linked site) below for information regarding the broader clinical psychology postdoctoral fellowships of Hines VA Hospital. Please note that the Hines VA Hospital Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship program conforms to Houston Conference guidelines, participates in the APPCN Match, and is currently working toward APPCN membership status. Interviews for the Neuropsychology Fellowship will be conducted at INS as well as on-site before INS.

While general training questions can be directed to Dr. Sladen (listed below), all questions specific to the Neuropsychology Fellowship should be directed to David Kinsinger at or 708-202-2661. Applications will be accepted any time up until January 10, 2012 (as listed below). Thank you for your interest. Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital Hines, IL Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowships

We are seeking applicants for positions within our Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship which focuses on achieving advanced clinical and professional knowledge and skills relevant to independent practice in clinical psychology as well as advanced training within one of the following emphasis areas: 1) Integrated Care and Behavioral Medicine, 2) Medical Rehabilitation Psychology, 5) Neuropsychology, 4) Primary Care and Health Psychology and 5) PTSD and Substance Abuse. The fellowship program emphasizes development of competencies in the following core areas: 1) assessment, 2) psychotherapy and intervention, 3) consultation, 4) program development and evaluation, 5) supervision, 6) teaching, 7) strategies of scholarly inquiry and clinical problem solving (including opportunities for research), 8) organization, management and administration as relevant to clinical psychology, 9) professional, ethical and legal conduct and 10) awareness of issues of cultural and individual diversity in the above-related areas.

Training Setting: Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital is • located in suburban Chicago 12 miles West of downtown Chicago, on a 147 acre campus • one of the largest and most diversified medical and surgical hospitals in the Department of Veterans Affairs system. • a tertiary referral center with many specialty services, including some that serve a large U.S. regional area • institutionally affiliated with Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine Training Staff: The Psychology Service • is one of several departments in the hospital’s Mental Health Service Line • is comprised of 36 doctoral-level psychologists and one program assistant • represents a broad range of expertise, background and experience, with staff having professional assignments throughout the hospital • staff are involved in the postdoctoral training program as either primary or secondary supervisors • has supervisors that hold faculty appointments at universities in the Chicago area and are active in funded research endeavors Training Philosophy: The Psychology Service at Hines • embraces a generalist training tradition • provides training that encompasses the breadth and depth of the knowledge and skill set required for generalist independent professional psychology practice as well as development of advanced knowledge and skills in working with specific high priority VA populations. • offers rotations across a range of clinical settings to optimize the skill set required for independent practice Start Date: 8/27/2012 Length of Program: One year (Two years for Neuropsychology) Stipend and Benefits: $46,287; 13 days vacation leave and 13 days available sick leave, in addition to the 10 annual federal holidays. Health and life insurance is available.

Qualifications: 1. U.S. citizenship 2. Completed all requirements of an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology 3. Completed an APA-accredited internship in clinical or counseling psychology prior to entering into the program. Applications are accepted from applicants who are currently in the process of completing these requirements. Application Procedure: 1. A cover letter that includes in detail the following elements: a. Previous clinical, educational and research experience in both our generalist training objectives as well as in Special Emphasis track to which you applied b. A description of your career goals and the way in which the Fellowship will advance them 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Official transcripts from graduate school (including awarding date of doctoral degree) 4. Three or four letters of recommendation 5. A letter from your psychology internship director discussing progress on internship and anticipated completion date 6. A completed Hines VA Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program Application (available online) We try to ensure that our class is characterized by cultural and individual diversity as well as geographic and theoretical diversity. We strongly believe that a mix of students from various universities and demographic backgrounds makes for a rich training experience. The deadline for completed applications is 1/10/2012. Interviews will take place in late January and February 2012. Our Program will offer interviews at Hines and at INS for applicants applying to the Neuropsychology Emphasis. Please send completed materials and inquiries to: Bernard J. Sladen, Ph.D. Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital Psychology Training Programs Psychology Service (116B) 5000 S. Fifth Avenue Building 228, Room 3021 Hines, IL 60141-3030 Telephone: (708)202-2444 Email:

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, CA, USA - 1 Clinical Child Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

UCLA TIES for Families is accepting applications for 2 Clinical Child Psychology Postdoctoral Fellows to begin September 2012. The mission of UCLA TIES for Families is to improve outcomes for foster children with special needs who are or will be in adoptive placement. Clinicians provide treatment and comprehensive psychological evaluations for children and their resource/adoptive families within an interdisciplinary team while consulting with child welfare workers. There are also opportunities to engage in research as well as to supervise psychology externs.

Postdoctoral fellows provide the following services to children and families: • Individual and family treatment utilizing evidence-based approaches • Group therapy, aimed at fostering attachment and better supporting both children and families adjusting to the specific circumstances of adoptive placement. • Involvement in the Infant Mental Health program, including developmental assessments, home visiting, and parent-infant support groups • Participation in clinical trial of ADAPT, a manualized adoption-specific intervention for older children being adopted from foster care and their parents

Application deadline is January 15, 2012. Send curriculum vitae, cover letter, and three letters of reference to Paisha Allmendinger at or mail to UCLA TIES for Families, 1000 Veteran Ave. 25-57, Los Angeles, CA 90095-7142. Website: UCLA is an equal opportunity employer.


he Neuropsychology Program at Children’s Hospital, Boston announces one postdoctoral residency position for the training years 2012-2014. This is a TWO-YEAR, FULL-TIME training experience in which the fellow’s time will be divided between clinical service delivery in the Neuropsychology Program, didactic teaching, and research activities. The Postdoctoral Residency Program is a member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN). The program is designed to conform to Houston Conference guidelines for training in neuropsychology and prepares candidates for board certification in clinical neuropsychology through ABPP/ABCN.

The goal of our program is to prepare for independent specialty practice in pediatric neuropsychology. Overall Program Goals: A. To train for competent, ethical, culturally sensitive, independent practice in the specialty of clinical neuropsychology focusing on the neuropsychology of the developing child. B. To teach a neurodevelopmental systems approach to neuropsychological assessment in the context of an advanced understanding of brain-behavior relationships that addresses: a. the child as a whole b. the child in context (social, familial, academic, cultural, societal) c. the neural substrates of behavior d. psychological processes e. developmental change in brain and behavior. C. In the tradition of the scientist-practitioner model, to develop habits of scholarly inquiry, critical thinking and life-long learning in the behavioral sciences as these apply to clinical practice, research investigation and ongoing professional development. D. To prepare residents for board certification in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology E. To train future leaders and educators in the field of pediatric neuropsychology The training program offers training in clinical neuropsychological assessment of children and clinical research in leukemia, epilepsy, learning disabilities/disorders, HIV/AIDS, CNS injury, and neuro-oncology.

Postdoctoral fellows are involved in direct clinical service in the Neuropsychology Program for at least 50% of their time and participate in focused research activities in areas of current investigation in our program. Clinical experiences include rotations in Epilepsy Service, Neuro-oncology, Brain Injury Center, Children’s Hospital AIDS Program; Predoctoral Intern Clinic, and Learning Disabilities Program as well as outpatient and inpatient neuropsychological assessment and consultation with a range of children and young adults with medical, neurological and developmental disorders. Opportunities are available for fellows to enhance culturally competent practice skills providing neuropsychology services in community and international service learning projects. Training in neuropsychological assessment of Latino children and adolescents is also available for residents who speak Spanish. Supervision is provided by the faculty in the neuropsychology program and involves in vivo observation as well as one-to-one meetings. Intensive training using a developmental systems approach to pediatric neuropsychology is provided. The assessment strategy emphasizes the close relationship of evaluation and management, broad-based data gathering, the importance of ecologically-valid interventions, and parent/child/teacher education. Consultation with a wide variety of professionals in medical, educational and mental health settings and short-term interventions with children and parents around issues of adjustment, learning strategies, and behavioral management related to problems arising from neuropsychological deficits are provided as needed. Progress, competencies, and training needs goals are evaluated on a regular basis. Opportunities to participate in specialty clinics in the hospital can be arranged and tailored to the fellow’s training goals and interests. Second year fellows participate in supervision of predoctoral psychology interns rotating in the Neuropsychology Program.

The program offers a range of didactic seminars including Neuropsychology Seminar coordinated by the neuropsychology faculty, journal club, Functional Neuroanatomy tutorial, and group supervision/rounds. Fellows also attend Clinical Brain Science Collaborative Seminar, the Center for Brain/Mind Medicine Seminar Series (Brigham & Women's Hospital) and the Longwood Area Neuropsychology Seminar. Fellows may attend Children's Hospital Neurology, Neuropathology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry Rounds and are expected to participate in the many conferences and seminars offered in the hospital, Harvard Medical School, and local institutions.

The starting date for the fellowship is September 4, 2012. Children’s Hospital provides full benefits, 9 paid holidays, and 20 days vacation/professional leave time. Fellows receive an academic appointment to the Harvard Medical School and have access to Harvard Medical School resources. Information about Children’s Hospital is available on the hospital web page, More detailed information about neuropsychology training is available at: The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an APA/CPA accredited program in clinical psychology or school psychology with an emphasis in clinical neuropsychology, and have completed a predoctoral internship in an APA/CPA accredited program. In addition to these general requirements, all applicants must present evidence of substantial clinical experience with children, including use and interpretation of basic psychological tests, of course work in physiological psychology, neuroanatomy, and neuropsychology, of training and competence in addressing issues of diversity and individual differences, and of a commitment to clinical research. The Children's Hospital, Boston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We place a strong emphasis on the values of equality, diversity, and compassion. Application Information: Interested candidates are asked to forward the following materials via email: Letter of interest, application information sheet, curriculum vitae, certified transcript of all doctoral work, copies of two neuropsychological evaluation reports, and three letters of reference. Please contact Ms. Carol Berne, Department of Psychology, Fegan 8, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, 617 355-4563, email to obtain more information. Please submit application materials electronically to Ms. Berne by January 11, 2012 and send original of letters of reference and transcripts of graduate studies by mail. Early application is encouraged.

The Children’s Hospital Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Training Program is a member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology and participates in the Resident Matching Program administered by the National Matching Service. Information about the APPCN Resident Matching Program is available at Instructions about the match and a copy of the Applicant Agreement form required to register for the match are available at this web site. APPCN member programs expect applicants to have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree prior to beginning a postdoctoral residency. All registered applicants in the APPCN Match should download the Doctoral Training Verification Form from the APPCN web site ( ) and have the form completed by their dissertation advisor or Director of Clinical Training. This form should be submitted with application materials. Only those applicants who register for and participate in the Match can be matched to our program. Applicants must register for the Match by January 12, 2012. Results of the match will be released on February 29, 2012. Further information is available on the APPCN Web Site Our program code number is: 9673

INTERVIEWS: We will be available to interview prospective candidates at the International Neuropsychological Society annual meetings in February, 2012 in Montreal, Canada. Interviews at Children's Hospital can be arranged with competitive candidates if desired before the INS meeting. Please indicate in your cover letter/information form if you will be attending the meetings. If you will not be attending the INS meetings, let us know if you would be available for a local interview before INS. For further information contact Celiane Rey-Casserly, PhD, ABPP/ABCN, Director, Neuropsychology Program (617 355 6708); fax 617 730-0319; Celiane Rey-Casserly, PhD, ABPP-CN Director, Neuropsychology Program Children’s Hospital 300 Longwood Avenue Boston, MA 02115 617 355-6708 617 730-0319 (fax)

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh PA, - 4 Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowships in Clinical Psychology

Application Due Date: January 4, 2012

The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is recruiting applicants for our APA-Accredited post-doctoral fellowship program in clinical psychology.

We are currently recruiting for two fellows in our Geropsychology track, one fellow in our PTSD Track, and one fellow in our Substance Use Disorders Track. In all tracks, fellows have the opportunity to combine clinical and scholarly experiences with didactic seminars within a scholar-practitioner model to develop advanced practice skills in clinical psychology.

Geropsychology Track: Fellows complete two six-month rotations:

1. GRECC Rotation—Fellows have the opportunity to provide psychological services to older adults in their homes thru the Home Based Primary Care Clinic. In addition, fellows complete cognitive screening evaluations with older adults thru the outpatient GEM team, including driving safety evaluations in the Geriatric Driving Safety Clinic. Fellows are also active members of interdisciplinary teams on this rotation.

2. Neurobehavioral Rotation—Fellows have the opportunity to conduct comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations with older adults, develop and facilitate a memory skills group, co-facilitate a caregiver stress group, and provide psychological consultative services to the community living center. In addition to clinical, scholarly, and didactic experiences, fellows provide supervision to predoctoral interns and are members of the Clinical Training Committee. Our training program has numerous strengths, including training in supervision, training in neuropsychological assessment utilizing a wide range of assessment instruments, and working with various interdisciplinary teams.

PTSD Track: Fellows will gain experience with diagnostic evaluation and evidence-based individual and group psychotherapy for PTSD, such as CPT, PE, and Seeking Safety. In addition to spending one year with the outpatient PTSD Clinical Team (PCT), which includes an intensive outpatient program (IOP), several elective training experiences can be combined with the primary training in the PTSD clinic, including training with military sexual trauma, PTSD research, and clinical experience at a community Vet Center. In addition to clinical, scholarly, and didactic experiences, fellows provide supervision to predoctoral interns and are members of the Clinical Training Committee. Our training program has numerous strengths, including training in supervision, expert diagnosis of combat-related PTSD, and evidence-based treatment.

Substance Use Disorders Track: Fellows have the opportunity to work with veterans with Substance Use Disorders and frequently occurring co-morbid psychological disorders within the Center for the Treatment of Addictive Disorders (CTAD). Mastery of evidence-based practices in Substance Use Disorders treatment is emphasized as a core skill, particularly motivational interviewing. Fellows provide core clinical services across each of the three clinical components within CTAD, which include the Residential Rehabilitation Program, the Outpatient Recovery and Aftercare Clinic, and the Opioid Substitution Therapy Program.

Fellows will complete diagnostic interviews, perform psychological testing, formulate treatment plans, conduct individual and group psychotherapy, and provide consultative services to other Behavioral Health Teams and Medical Specialty Outpatient Clinics. In addition to clinical, scholarly, and didactic experiences, fellows provide supervision to predoctoral interns and are members of the Clinical Training Committee. Our training program has numerous strengths, including training in supervision, mastery of motivational interviewing techniques, working within an interdisciplinary team, and providing treatment to veterans with comorbid psychiatric and medical disorders.

How to Apply: We are recruiting for postdoctoral fellowship positions for the 2012-2013 training year. The stipend for the training year is $43,057. Interested applicants can obtain additional information from our website:

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be US citizens and have completed an APA-accredited internship. Furthermore, applicants must have completed all degree requirements from an APA-accredited doctoral program prior to start of the fellowship year. A CERTIFICATION OF REGISTRATION STATUS, CERTIFICATION OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP, and DRUG SCREENING are required to become a VA postdoctoral fellow. The Federal Government requires that male applicants to VA positions who were born after 12/31/59 must sign a Pre-appointment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration before they are employed. All postdoctoral fellows will have to complete a Certification of Citizenship in the United States prior to beginning the fellowship. VA will not consider applications from anyone who is not currently a U.S. citizen. VA conducts drug screening exams on randomly selected personnel as well as new employees.

Postdoctoral Fellows are not required to be tested prior to beginning work, but once on staff they are subject to random selection as are other staff. Postdoctoral Fellows are also subject to fingerprinting and background checks. Selection decisions are contingent on passing these screens. Accreditation Status: The postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The next site visit will be during the academic year 2014. For accreditation questions, please contact APA at: American Psychological Association Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation 750 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20002-4242 202-336-5979 Questions: Contact Dr. Lauber at

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