Fellowship Clearinghouse2018-12-01T00:44:20+00:00

The fellowships listed here have been provided by the training organizations; please direct all questions to the contact provided in the listing.

If you would like to list a fellowship on this page, please email erin_emerytiburcio@rush.edu

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging

MADISON WI:
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging
William S Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital – Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)

University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health

We have an open position starting in 2019 for a 2-3 year post-doctoral fellowship at the Madison VA and University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine & Public Health. The position involves both clinical and research experiences and is ideally suited for candidates who envision a clinical-research oriented career in the field of aging and dementia.

The research focus is on presymptomatic AD utilizing data from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Participants in these longitudinal cohort studies undergo serial neuropsychological, biomarker (CSF), genetic and neuroimaging (e.g., amyloid and tau PET imaging, cerebral blood flow, diffusion tensor imaging) investigations in addition to detailed lifestyle and medical histories. The fellow should have sufficient background in experimental design, psychometric theory and statistical analysis to contribute to the data analyses, interpretation and write-up of these rich datasets for publication. Some experience in neuroimaging analysis methods (e.g. SPM/Matlab, FSL, shell scripting etc.) is preferred, though training in imaging analysis will be a key component of the fellowship.

Supervised clinical neuropsychological experiences sufficient for licensure are available within the VA Memory Disorders and Neuropsychology clinics and the VA Teleneuropsychology service. Clinical experiences are focused on geriatric cognitive disorders and will include primarily assessment experiences (clinical interview and neuropsychological testing) within an interdisciplinary team setting under the supervision of a geriatric neuropsychologist (Lindsay Clark, PhD). UW-Madison offers an outstanding research environment and this position provides an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative team science environment. Didactic experiences are plentiful and include the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center biweekly seminar, Neurology and Geriatrics grand rounds, Brain cutting, and Medical physics seminars. The fellow shall have completed a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with Neuropsychology specialty training at the graduate school and/or internship level. The fellow should already have some experience in the neuropsychology of aging and dementia during graduate and/or internship training.

We will accept applications through January 2019. Interviews may be arranged for the annual INS meeting, in-person in Madison, or via internet or telephone. The starting fellowship salary is $45K and is funded by the VA Advanced Geriatrics Fellowship (https://www.va.gov/oaa/SpecialFellows/programs/SF_AdvGeriatric.asp). Funding to attend and present at one to two conferences per year is also provided. Interested applicants should send a CV, representative publications, a research statement and two letters of recommendation by email to Sterling Johnson, PhD, Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Please see www.brainmap.wisc.edu to get an idea of our multidisciplinary research team and our recent publications.

Interested applicants please contact:
Sterling Johnson. PhD

scj@medicine.wisc.edu

Wisconsin ADRC
K6/466, Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI, 53792
(608) 262-9549

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Neuropsychology/Geropsychology Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Late Life Depression/Neurodegenerative Disease at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Position Description: This Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center emphasizes the development of specific skills and competencies in conducting research related to cognitive dysfunction in Major Depressive Disorder in older adults and diseases of aging.  The research training focuses on the evaluation of cognitive dysfunction, accelerated cognitive decline, and structural and functional brain abnormalities associated with late life depression and neurodegenerative disease.  The core faculty member for this fellowship is a Neuropsychologist.  Fellows will devote 75% time to research and can allocate up to 25% percent of their time for clinical, educational, and administrative activities.  In collaboration with their mentor, fellows will develop and implement a research project, present their findings at meetings, and publish their work. Additionally, fellows will participate in grant development and grant writing.  Clinical training focuses on neuropsychological assessment in a veteran population. For more information regarding this Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, please contact Dr. Scott Mackin (Scott.Mackin@ucsf.edu).

Training Term: The research fellowships are full-time, two-year, 52 week commitments (2080 hours per year) beginning either July 1 or September 2, 2019.

Stipend and Benefits: The current stipend is $55,565 for the first year.  VA offers individual and family health insurance plans for fellows on a matching basis.

Eligibility: Candidates MUST be US citizens and graduates of APA-accredited doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology and MUST have completed an APA-accredited internship.

Application Procedure : To apply for this fellowship, please submit application materials listed below to the following email address: Scott.Mackin@ucsf.edu.  Please do not mail any materials in hard copy form.

  1.  Letter of interest, clearly indicating which fellowship to which you are applying (Neuropsychology/Geropsychology/Dr. Mackin) as well as where you found the job posting.
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three letters of Recommendation
  4. A letter of support from your Dissertation chairperson describing your dissertation status and timeline if you have not completed your graduate degree. All requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed prior to the start of the fellowship year.
  5. A letter of support from your current Internship Training Director indicating that you are in good standing to successfully complete your predoctoral internship, including the expected completion date.
  6. After all application materials are emailed to please send an email confirmation of completed application to Dr. Scott Mackin at Scott.Mackin@ucsf.edu

Employer Name: 

Scott Mackin, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist

(415) 476-7067

Scott.Mackin@ucsf.edu

Position Location:

San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center

4150 Clement St,

San Francisco, CA 94121

Application Deadline Date: Applications should be submitted by December 15, 2018. Applications received after December 15, 2018 will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Disclaimers:  This position is subject to background investigation.

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Post-doctoral research associate for NIH-funded research on Sleep and Memory in Aging with Dr. Rebecca Spencer in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Post-doctoral research associate: The candidate must have completed or be in the process of completing a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, or other related discipline. Training in statistical methods, mastery of English speaking and writing, reliable transportation, and experience working with human subjects are required. Successful candidates must have keen attention to detail; ability to work professionally with participants; and strong organization, problem solving, and analytic skills.

We seek a post-doc who is motivated and ambitious, who is prepared for a hands-on research experience including the use of new tasks and techniques, and who is prepared to be an intellectual contributor to the research. Responsibilities will include: (1) conducting experiments in young and older adult participants (behavioral and physiological data collection); (2) data processing and analysis; (3) training and supervising graduate students, undergraduate students, and project assistants; (4) contributing to administrative duties of the lab; (5) assisting with research protocols and compliance; and (6) contributing to data dissemination (poster presentations, manuscript submissions).

This lab is in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences and part of the Neuroscience and Behavior Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Amherst is in the beautiful western part of Massachusetts with plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities and scenery. Situated close to Boston, Providence, and New York City, the lab offers many opportunities to attend lectures and workshops and visit labs in the New England region.

The position is set to begin as soon as possible. If interested, please send CV, letter describing research interests and goals, and the names and contact information for 3 references to rspencer@umass.edu.

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Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment

Sierra Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center

The Sierra Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) at VA Palo Alto is now accepting applications from Psychologists for its two-year Post-Doctoral Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment. The mission of the Sierra Pacific MIRECC is to build an integrated system of clinical, research, and educational efforts designed to improve the clinical care for aging veterans with dementias and with PTSD. Dementia and PTSD share common clinical symptoms including cognitive difficulties, sleep disorders, and agitation and the Sierra Pacific MIRECC aims to evaluate current approaches and develop new treatments for these clinical problems. In support of this mission, the Sierra Pacific MIRECC Fellowship provides specialized training in two emphasis areas: Geropsychology and PTSD

Fellows devote the majority of their time to patient-oriented research and education activities and 25% to direct patient clinical care. In collaboration with their mentors, Fellows will develop and implement a research project, publish and present findings, participate in grant writing, and utilize the latest technology for educational activities and clinical service delivery. The Sierra Pacific MIRECC is formally affiliated with Stanford University School of Medicine.

Applicants must have received a doctorate from an APA or CPA accredited graduate program in Clinical, Counseling, or Combined Psychology or PCSAS accredited Clinical Science program. Persons with a doctorate in another area of psychology who meet the APA or CPA criteria for respecialization training in Clinical, Counseling, or Combined Psychology are also eligible. Applicants must have also completed an APA or CPA accredited psychology internship program. Fellows must be U.S. citizens. The current annual postdoctoral fellowship stipend is $55,656.

In order to apply to our fellowship program, you must submit via email the required application elements listed below. The fellowship brochure is updated in the fall of each year and can be accessed through the Sierra Pacific MIRECC’s website (https://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn21/fellowship.asp).

This year the due date will be December 10, 2018. All application materials must be received by us on or before this date.

  1. A signed letter of interest that details your previous educational, clinical, and research experiences; your areas of clinical and research interest and its alignment with the MIRECC emphasis area(s) and mission; specific clinical and research goals for your fellowship; and your career goals.
  2. A current curriculum vitae
  3. A work sample, such a published manuscript on which you are first author or other written product that highlights your work relevant to the identified emphasis area
  4. Three signed letters of recommendation. One of these letters must be from your primary research mentor.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Fellowship Director preferably by email at JenniferKaci.Fairchild@va.gov or at (650) 493-5000 X 63432.

Sierra Pacific MIRECC Fellowship Faculty Interests

 Sherry Beaudreau, PhD, ABPP: late life subsyndromal psychiatric symptoms and cognitive impairment; behavioral interventions with a strong interest in problem solving therapy; predictors of treatment response; male sexual dysfunction and sleep disorders

 Tim Durazzo, PhD: Evaluation of repetitive transcranial magnet stimulation (rTMS) for treatment for alcohol use disorders; neurobiological and neurocognitive predictors of relapse in alcohol/substance use disorders; neurobiological and neurocognitive consequences of cigarette smoking

 Amit Etkin, MD, PhD: basic neurosciences of emotional and cognitive neurocircuitry; cross-sectional neuroimaging of psychiatric disorders; neural mechanisms of psychotherapeutic, pharmacological and brain stimulation treatments; neuroscience-based brain training interventions

 Andrea Goldstein-Piekarski, PhD: to identify novel sleep and neuroimaging related biomarkers of treatment response; use of machine learning; transdiagnostic subtypes of dysfunction; advanced neuroimaging and computational methods to examine the role of sleep physiology in psychopathology across lifespan

Kaci Fairchild, PhD, ABPP: effects of physical activity on cognitive function; psychosocial interventions for dementia and TBI caregivers; biological and neuropsychological mechanisms of physical exercise; cognitive training

Michelle Madore, PhD: environmental and biological influences on brain function, mood regulation, and cognition; neurostimulation (e.g., rTMS); clinical neuropsychology

Claudia Padula, PhD: providing novel, innovative, and exciting science to improve treatment outcomes for Veterans with addiction; use of multimodal brain imaging techniques, cognitive and neuropsychological measures, socio-demographic and clinical information in personalized medicine

Allyson Rosen, PhD, ABPP-CN: understanding, preventing, and treating age-related brain degeneration through structural and functional neuroimaging, clinical neuropsychology, and non-invasive brain stimulation

Blake Scanlon, PhD: management of neurodegenerative disease and dementia; caregiver education and skill building; mobile technologies; cognitive, neuropsychiatric, and biological markers for neurodegeneration

Joy Taylor, PhD: modifiable risk factors for dementia; genetic risk factors, and correlates of brain/cognitive reserve; cognitive aging; multivariate analysis of longitudinal data

Julie Weitlauf, PhD: women Veteran’s physical and mental health; impact of interpersonal violence and PTSD on psychosocial functioning; preventative women’s health care; factors associated with women’s peri- and post-menopausal health and mortality risks

Lea Williams, PhD: advanced imaging and computational approaches (e.g., MRI, EEG; genomics; tests of emotional and cognitive performance); neural mechanisms of mental illness; translational medicine; predictors of treatment response

Jamie Zeitzer, PhD: effects of light on human health; artificial lighting and circadian system, alertness centers, and mood regulators; role of circadian and sleep systems in brain-based diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer, SCI, PTSD, and TBI

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NIMH T32 Research Fellowship in Geriatric Mental Health at University of California San Diego

(PIs: Dilip V. Jeste, MD and Elizabeth W. Twamley, PhD)

This research fellowship, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, focuses on basic and applied research on older adults with psychosis and other forms of serious mental illness. We are seeking talented post-doctoral scholars interested in developing a research career as an independent investigator focused on this population. Continuously funded for over two decades, many graduates from our fellowship program have gone on to become leaders in the field of geriatric mental health. More than 15 of our prior trainees have obtained K Awards, and many of them are now tenured faculty at UC San Diego or elsewhere.

The fellowship setting is a multidisciplinary research environment (e.g., psychiatry, psychology, neuroscience, pharmaceutical science) that is part of a larger research training program within UCSD’s Division of Geriatric Psychiatry. The T32 Fellowship is also affiliated with the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging, the Center for Healthy Aging and Senior Care, and the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) at UCSD.

Fellowships are for two years, with the possibility of a third year, and carry 12-month stipends in accordance with NIH rates. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and have completed a doctoral degree in any relevant discipline. PhDs, MDs, MD/PhDs, and PharmDs with previous research experience are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be considered until all positions are filled. To apply, please submit a statement of research interests and CV to:

Dilip V. Jeste, MD (djeste@ucsd.edu)

Elizabeth W. Twamley, PhD (etwamley@ucsd.edu)

For more information, visit this website.

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VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship with Clinical Geropsychology Focus
The VA Palo Alto Health Care System is pleased to offer an APA accredited* Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology with focus in Geropsychology awarded by the VA Office of Academic Affiliations. The starting date for this Fellowship is early September of each calendar year. The Program will involve training in thirteen areas of Clinical Geropsychology competence: 1) Research and theory in aging, 2) Cognitive psychology and change, 3) Social/ psychological aspects of aging, 4) Biological aspects of aging, 5) Psychopathology and aging, 6) Problems in daily living, 7) Sociocultural and socioeconomic factors, 8) Special issues in assessment of older adults, 9) Treatment of older adults, 10) Prevention and Crisis intervention Services with older adults, 11) Consultation, 12) Interface with other disciplines, and 13) Special ethical issues in providing services to older adults. Opportunities for research, learning to conduct supervision, program development, administration and teaching are available. Consistent with the scientist-practitioner training in Psychology, Fellows are expected to dedicate one day per week to research. Fellows are expected to participate in supervision of interns and/or practicum students.

The Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship is a full year, full-time position with a stipend of $55,656 per annum. Vacation, health insurance, sick leave and authorized leave for conferences and other professional activities are available. Malpractice claims are covered; no additional professional insurance needs to be purchased. U.S. citizens who are candidates in (or have completed) an APA- or CPA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology, or have received a doctorate from a PCSAS-accredited Clinical Science program, and who are enrolled in or have completed an APA- or CPA-accredited internship are eligible to apply. All doctoral degree requirements, including dissertation defense, must be completed prior to beginning the fellowship. Preference is given to candidates with prior Geropsychology training but it is not a requirement. Applications will be due on December 27, 2018. Applicants should be available for interview in January and early February 2018. Initial fellowship offers by telephone on the Uniform Notification Date of Monday, February 25, 2019.

Rotations from among eleven Geropsychology Programs may be selected for training experiences. Our diverse training rotations include: Cardiovascular Clinic, Geriatric Memory Assessment Service, Geriatric Primary Care Clinic, Community Living Center (long-term care unit), Geropsychiatric Community Living Center, Home Based Primary Care, Geriatric Outpatient Mental Health, Mental Illness Research and Education Center, Inpatient and Outpatient Spinal Cord Injury Unit/Clinic, and the Western Blind Rehabilitation Center. The specific training plan will be developed with the assistance of a Primary Preceptor, to be selected from among our fifteen Clinical Geropsychologists. The aim is to ensure attainment of general clinical competencies as well as competencies delineated in the Pikes Peak Geropsychology Knowledge and Skill Assessment Tool (published by the Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs). The Clinical Geropsychology staff are: Sherry Beaudreau, Ph.D., ABPP, Kaci Fairchild, Ph.D., ABPP, Margaret Florsheim, Ph.D., Christine Gould, Ph.D., ABPP, Kimberly Hiroto, Ph.D., Stephen Katz, Ph.D., Lisa Kinoshita, Ph.D., Geoffrey Lane, Ph.D., Steven Lovett, Ph.D., James Mazzone, Ph.D., Kathy Rasmussen, Ph.D., Jon Rose, Ph.D., Erin Sakai, Ph.D., and our geropsychology fellowship co-coordinators: Laura Peters, Ph.D. (Laura.Peters@va.gov) and Elaine McMillan, Ph.D. (Elaine.McMillan@va.gov).

The fellowship brochure and application instructions may be obtained by accessing the VA Palo Alto Psychology Training website at http://www.paloalto.va.gov/services/mental/PsychologyTraining.asp, or by emailing the Postdoctoral Coordinator at William.Faustman@va.gov.

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VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship with Palliative Care Focus Area

The VA Palo Alto Health Care System is pleased to offer an APA-accredited* Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology with focus in Palliative Care awarded by the VA Office of Academic Affiliations. The starting date for this Fellowship is early September of each calendar year. The psychology fellow will obtain training in general clinical psychology competencies as well as training in the following emphasis areas: (1) psychological, sociocultural, spiritual and interpersonal factors in chronic, advanced, life-limiting and terminal illness; (2) biological aspects of illness and the dying process; (3) normative and non-normative grief and bereavement; (4) communication and facilitation of advance care planning; (5) assessment of common physical and mental health conditions; (6) psychotherapy for patients with chronic, life-limiting or terminal illness; (7) assessment and treatment of families and social systems; (8) interprofessional teams functioning and consultation; (9) socioeconomic, health services and systems issues in palliative care; (10) ethical issues in palliative care. Particular attention is also paid toward issues of social justice, cultural diversity, and professional development.

The Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship is a full year, full-time position with a stipend of $55,656 per annum. Vacation, health insurance, sick leave and authorized leave for conferences and other professional activities are available. Malpractice claims are covered; no additional professional insurance needs to be purchased. U.S. citizens who are candidates in (or have completed) an APA or CPA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology, or have received a doctorate from a PCSAS-accredited Clinical Science program, and who are enrolled in or have completed an APA or CPA-accredited internship are eligible to apply. All doctoral degree requirements, including dissertation defense, must be completed prior to beginning the fellowship. Preference is given to candidates with prior Geropsychology training but it is not a requirement. Applications will be due on December 27, 2018. Applicants should be available for interview in January and early February 2018. Initial fellowship offers by telephone on the Uniform Notification Date of Monday, February 25, 2019.

The fellowship involves a year-long, part-time rotation on the interdisciplinary Hospice and Palliative Care Center (inpatient hospice and subacute units; hospital-wide palliative care consult team) and available elective rotations including: Community Living Center; Home Based Primary Care; Spinal Cord Injury Center; Cardiovascular Clinic; Oncology/Hematology, Pain and Infectious disease clinics, and outpatient Geriatric Mental Health Clinic. There are additional opportunities in the Family Therapy Program at the Menlo Park Division. The staff includes Jessica Cuellar PhD, Stacy Dodd PhD ABPP, Margaret Florsheim PhD, Stephen Katz PhD, Jessica Lohnberg PhD, Steven Lovett PhD, Elisabeth McKenna PhD, Elaine McMillan PhD, Gary Miles PhD, Jonathon Rose PhD, and Erin Sakai PhD. Fellowship coordinator is Kimberly Hiroto PhD and can be contacted at Kimberly.Hiroto@va.gov.

The fellowship brochure and application instructions may be obtained by accessing the VA Palo Alto Psychology Training website at http://www.paloalto.va.gov/services/mental/PsychologyTraining.asp, or by emailing the Postdoctoral Coordinator at William.Faustman@va.gov.

*The postdoctoral training program at the VA Palo Alto is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation can be reached at the APA, 750 First St. NE, Washington DC 20002-4242; phone number 202 336-5979.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Aging, Health, and Robotics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Applied Health Sciences

Description: The Human Factors and Aging Laboratory (www.hfaging.org) is seeking a postdoctoral research associate with interests in aging, health, and robotics. Our overall goal is supporting successful aging through research in healthcare technologies; design for aging; technology acceptance; human-automation interaction; aging-in-place; human-robot interaction; cognitive aging; aging with disabilities; and skill acquisition and training. The laboratory is funded by: the National Institutes of Health as part of the Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (www.create-center.org); and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Community Living) Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-term Disabilities (www.techsage.gatech.edu). The position is expected to be for two years, pending funding and satisfactory performance. (Additional years possible.)

Research Focus: The research for this position will focus on human-robot interaction, very broadly defined. Specific projects will be determined based on shared interests but will involve assistive robots, social robots, telepresence robots, or personal robots to support the needs of older adults. Projects will be guided by theory, be methodologically sound, and advance both fundamental knowledge and practice.

Qualifications: Successful candidates must have an earned doctorate in an affiliated discipline such as gerontology, health, human-centered computing, human factors, psychology, or robotics, biomedical engineering, computer science. Candidates must possess a commitment to interdisciplinary research collaborations and be interested in pursuing grants from NIH, NSF, NIDILRR, PCORI, AHRQ, and private foundations. Strong communication skills – spoken and written – are critical, and should be evidenced by publications and presentations. Experience mentoring undergraduates and junior graduate students is a plus.

Applications: To apply, please send the following materials to Wendy Rogers at wendyr@illinois.edu
• Curriculum Vitae
• Cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in aging, health, and robotics
• Three reference letters sent directly to Dr. Rogers via email.

For initial consideration, please send your materials by December 7, 2018. The anticipated starting date is March 1, 2019 (negotiable).
For additional information, contact Wendy Rogers at 217-300-1470 or wendyr@illinois.edu.

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Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Zucker Hillside Hospital (Northwell Health)

APA-Accredited Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology: We expect one opening beginning in September 2019 for candidates with strong clinical and interpersonal skills to work in our Clinical Psychology postdoctoral fellowship with Geropsychology Emphasis. The program includes experiential training in intensive and general outpatient settings at Zucker Hillside Hospital of Northwell Health (formerly the North Shore-LIJ Health System). Zucker Hillside Hospital is located on the campus of Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Glen Oaks, New York on the border of Queens and Nassau counties and serves a highly diverse patient population. For further information please see our online brochure. which is expected to be updated by November 2018. Our most recent admission, support and placement data was updated 9/1/18 and can be found here.

Prerequisites: Minimum requirements include completion of Ph.D. or Psy.D. program in applied psychology and a completed one-year, full time psychology internship. Interested applicants must possess clinical experience in psychotherapy and psychodiagnostic assessment, prior experience in geropsychology psychology, and be interested in specializing in a career in geropsychology. Applicants must be eligible for a New York State limited permit to practice psychology. On entry into the Fellowship all application materials for a New York State limited permit to practice psychology must have been submitted. Preference will be given to applicants who have graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology program, completed an APA accredited internship, and show evidence of experience in geropsychology. Foreign applicants who require work authorization permits will be required to present them before starting work. Persons historically under-represented in psychology are strongly encouraged to apply. The position includes an annual salary of $37,500 and a generous benefits package which is in place at the beginning of the fellowship year. Please submit cover letter/professional narrative, resume, copy of student transcript, and three recommendation letters (one from DOT of internship).

Program Details

  • Program Name: Clinical Psychology with Geropsychology Emphasis
  • Start: Sept 3, 2019
  • City: Glen Oaks
  • State: NY

Application Deadline: January 17, 2019

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Multidisciplinary Research Training in GERONTOLOGY

Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Center at USC

The Multidisciplinary Research Training in Gerontology Program supports predoctoral and postdoctoral students whose research focus is on factors influencing human physical and mental health and aging. The aim of this program is to support the next generation of scientists working on aspects of aging. This program is supported by a grant from the Behavioral and Social Science Division of the National Institute on Aging to the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Center at USC. It is directed by Eileen M. Crimmins, AARP Professor of Gerontology.

This program supports seven predoctoral trainees and five postdoctoral trainees per year. Postdoctoral trainees can be from a variety of fields with relevant research including Gerontology, Demography, Sociology, Economics, Public Health, Medicine, Public Policy, Psychology, Biology, Social Work and Neuroscience. Predoctoral trainees can be in the Gerontology, Medicine, Public Policy, Psychology, Biology, and Neuroscience. All trainees are expected to become familiar with the study of aging across multiple disciplines. Trainees are mentored by a member of the training faculty. These awards consist of fellowship stipends, tuition, health insurance, and a travel allowance.

Address questions to lindah@usc.edu
More information can be found on our website: http://gero.usc.edu/mrtraining-in-gero/apply/
Applicants should indicate an appropriate mentoring team.
Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.
Appointments Available: February 1, 2019
Applications due by: January 15, 2019

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Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency, Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Starts on Monday, August 19, 2019

Applications due Friday, January 18, 2019

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, GA has two funded postdoctoral Fellow positions in Interprofessional Psychology for 2018-2019. Both positions have a major emphasis in Primary Care/Mental Health Integration (3 days per week all year) and a minor emphasis in Geropsychology (1 day per week all year). The residency is a one-year, full-time training program with an expected workload of 40 hours per week of direct service delivery and other training activities. Residents successfully completing the program will meet the requirement for the Post-Doctoral Supervised Work Experience needed for professional licensure as a Psychologist in the State of Georgia. Interested applicants can review the brochure here: https://www.augusta.va.gov/careers/Psychology_Training.asp

Additional Information

Agency Type: VA Medical Center

APPIC Membership: No

APA Accredited: No

Recognized Specialty: Clinical Psychology

Emphasis or focus area: Primary Care

Other Emphasis: Geropsychology

Research Focus: Less than 20% of time is allocated for research activities

Training Director: Dustin Wright, PhD, dustin.wright@va.gov; 706.733.0188 x5265

Duration in Months: 12

Hours Per Week: 40

Full time doctoral supervisors: 2

Number of Positions: 2

Applications received last year: 10

Stipend: $46,102

Will follow APPIC Selection Guidelines: Yes

Date offers will be made to applicants: Monday, February 25 2019

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VA New York Harbor Postdoctoral Residency in Geropsychology

We are recruiting 2 fellows for our one year Postdoctoral Residency in Geropsychology.  Geropsychology Fellows will have experiences in neuropsychological assessment, geriatric primary care and memory disorders clinic, geriatric cognitive rehabilitation, palliative care, psycho-oncology, and home-based primary care. Research opportunities are available as well.

The VA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applicants from diverse backgrounds regarding ethnic, racial, gender and personal backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for submission of application materials:  January 4, 2019

Start Date: September 3, 2019

Stipend:  $52,799

Benefits: 13 days annual leave, up to 13 days sick leave, health insurance

The Postdoctoral Residency Program in Geropsychology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.

General Qualifications

Eligible candidates must:

  • be a U.S. citizen.
  • be a student in good standing in an APA or CPA-accredited Clinical, Counseling or Combined Psychology or PCSAS accredited Clinical Science program, or
  • have completed a doctoral degree, including dissertation defense, from an APA or CPA-accredited Clinical, Counseling or Combined Psychology or PCSAS accredited Clinical Science program prior to the start date of the fellowship. Note: Persons with a Ph.D. in another area of psychology who meet the APA criteria for respecialization training in Clinical or Counseling Psychology are also eligible to apply.
  • successfully complete an APA or CPA-accredited psychology internship.  Exceptions: new VHA psychology internship programs that are in the process of applying for APA accreditation are acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement, provided that such programs were sanctioned by the VHA Central Office Program Director for Psychology and the VHA Central Office of Academic Affiliations at the time that the individual was an intern.  

Policies

The VA New York Harbor postdoctoral fellowship program complies with all guidelines set forth by the Association of Psychology, Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). These policies can be accessed at the APPIC website www.appic.org.

Application, Selection and Interview Process

We participate in the APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application Centralized Application Service (APPA-CAS)  (https://appicpostdoc.liaisoncas.com.

All materials must be received by January 5, 2018.

All completed applications are reviewed by the Training Committee. Based on a systematic review of all applications, some candidates are invited to interview. Interviews are normally held on the VANYHHS Brooklyn Campus, but telephone or video interviews can be arranged. We aim to notify all applicants regarding their interview status by January 25.

Please note: We will make offers on Monday, February 25, 2018.  An applicant receiving an offer will be allowed to hold the offer for 24 hrs. Prior to February 25, we will consider making a reciprocal offer if a top applicant receives a bona fide offer from another postdoctoral training program.

For more information please see our brochure: http://www.nyharbor.va.gov/docs/ClinGeropsychPostdocResBK.pdf

Valerie Abel, PsyD, ABPP, Director of Training

Postdoctoral Residency in Geropsychology

VA NY Harbor Healthcare System

Brooklyn

718-836-6600 X4795

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The VA Maryland Health Care System Postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology.

We will recruit two fellows for the 2019-2021 training cycle.

The program is briefly outlined below. Additional information can be found at: http://www.maryland.va.gov/services/mentalhealth/TrainingProgram.asp

Goal: The goal of the postdoctoral fellowship is to provide trainees the breadth of knowledge and specific skills to become board-certified clinical neuropsychologists.

Clinical Experiences: Our program offers several major rotations in neuropsychology, including geriatrics and polytrauma. In addition, fellows will be integrated into two multidisciplinary Neurology-based treatment teams [Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence (MSCoE) and Epilepsy Centers of Excellence (ECoE)]. Fellows also support the general Consultation-Liaison service throughout their two-year tenure. Fellows will also receive training in providing neuropsychological interventions including individual and group cognitive rehabilitation and psychotherapy for patients with comorbid psychiatric, neurologic, or cognitive disorders. Opportunities to provide clinical services remotely via telehealth technology may also be available. The neuropsychology service has a number of active research programs, all with a clinical focus and involving a high level of patient interaction. Distribution of effort will be 70% clinical and 30% research/didactics/program development.

Didactics/Training Experiences: Didactics include separate weekly group supervision meetings for discussion of assessment and treatment cases, review of journal articles, fact-finding exercises, and report critique discussions. In addition, fellows attend three staff-led Neuropsychology didactic retreats per year, as well as Neurology Grand Rounds and a weekly 2-hour neuropsychology video teleconference with other VA/DoD training sites designed to prepare fellows for board certification. Fellows receive individual and group supervision on a weekly basis, and provide tiered supervision to pre-doctoral trainees. Fellows also provide consultative services within the context of a multidisciplinary team. Our staff is active in research and fellows are expected to become involved in ongoing research.

Setting: Training occurs in a large VA Medical Center with multiple specialized programs (GRECC, MIRECC, VA Research Centers of Excellence, Polytrauma Support Clinic Team), which has a strong relationship with the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Training Model and Philosophy: Our program adheres to the scientist-practitioner model. The process and content of clinical training are focused on teaching the developing neuropsychologist to apply scientific method and knowledge (based on research, VA clinical practice guidelines, and expert consensus) to the assessment and treatment of patients with conditions that affect central nervous system functioning.

Staff: VAMHCS has 70 psychologists on staff with various areas of practice specialty. The faculty for this fellowship will be drawn primarily from the neuropsychology service. Our service is comprised of 7 neuropsychologists, 4 postdoctoral fellows, 3 predoctoral interns, 2-4 graduate student externs, a psychology technician and an administrative assistant.

Start Date: On or about September 1, 2019

Stipend: $51,237

Benefits:  Health Insurance, 13 days paid vacation, all federal holidays, and up to 13 days of sick leave.

Application Procedure:  All application materials must be received by January 4, 2019 in order to be considered. Except under very unusual circumstances, all application materials must be submitted through the APPA CAS. The following documents must be uploaded to the APPA CAS and are required for application to our program:

  1. A letter of interest outlining career goals, expectations, and goodness-of-fit with the VA Maryland Health Care System Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  2. A current curriculum vitae.
  3. Official graduate transcripts.
  4. A letter of status from academic program and anticipated completion date.
  5. Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from an internship supervisor. Please note that letters of recommendation are referred to as “evaluations” within the APPA CAS portal.
  6. A de-identified assessment report appropriate to the neuropsychology fellowship.
  7. An example of research or other scholarly work (e.g., abstract, poster, manuscript) if available.
  8. Federal form: Application for Associated Health Occupations (10-2850C), which may be obtained via the website: va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf.

Note:  Fellows must be US Citizens and must have completed doctoral training in an APA- or CPA-approved clinical or counseling psychology program and an APA- or CPA-approved psychology internship.

Interviews will occur on site and at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS).  The fellowship does not participate in the APPCN match.

Inquiries regarding our training program or application procedures can be directed to:

Anjeli B. Inscore, Psy.D., ABPP-CN, Co-Director of Training, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology
VA Maryland Health Care System
anjeli.inscore@va.gov
410-637-1391 – office

or

Kristen Mordecai, Ph.D., Co-Director of Training, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology

VA Maryland Health Care System

kristen.mordecai@va.gov

410-637-1388 – office

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The VA Boston Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Accepting applications for the 2019-2020 fellowship class. The application deadline is December 17, 2018.

In the Geropsychology Track, we prepare students to enter the workforce with a wide variety of skills for a growing population of older adults and their families. Our training program is consistent with the Pikes Peak Model for Training in Professional Geropsychology and is a member of the Council of Professional Geropsychology Programs (CoPGTP). In 2017, the Geropsychology Track won CoPGTP’s annual award for Excellence in Geropsychology Training.

We welcome applications from individuals with a career-long interest in geropsychology as well as those from other subspecialities (e.g., general mental health, rehabilitation psychology, medical psychology) potentially interested in focusing their training on older adults. VA Boston Healthcare System also hosts an Advanced Fellowship in Geriatrics via the GRECC, which presents opportunities to stay for additional training in research, quality improvement, and education.

Develop your skills in many areas!

o          Consult Liaison

o          Hospice and Palliative Care

o          Individual and Group Psychotherapy

o          Interdisciplinary Team Care

o          Long Term Care

o          Rehabilitation

o          Home-Based Primary Care

o          Inpatient Mental Health

o          Cognitive Assessment

o          Capacity Assessment

o          Supervision

Engage in quality improvement, program evaluation, and research that makes a real-world difference!

o          Adjustment and coping with chronic illness and disability

o          Decision making capacity assessment

o          Geropsychology training and geriatric education

o          Caregiving and caregiver interventions

o          Mental health integration and interdisciplinary care

o          Third wave therapies (e.g., acceptance and commitment therapy) for treatment in late life

o          Ethics in geropsychology

o          LGBT and aging

o          Suicide prevention in late life

o          Palliative care and end-of-life care

o          Evaluation of CLC, Outpatient Geriatric Mental Health, & Home-Based Primary Care programs

Build your leadership skills and professional service in the field of geropsychology!

o          Learn about and get connected to organizations that advocate for older adults

o          Participate on a journal’s editorial team and learn about the editorial process

o          Co-review manuscripts for journals

o          Co-write book chapters and review articles when available

o          Co-coordinate local or regional seminars and conferences

Training Faculty

Lindsey Jacobs, PhD, MSPH Track Coordinator, Mary.JacobsDodson2@va.gov

Kate Hinrichs, PhD, ABPP

Jennifer Moye, PhD, ABPP

Scott Fish, PhD

Michelle Mlinac, PsyD, ABPP

Patty Bamonti, PhD

Colleen Jackson, PhD, ABPP

Maggie Murphy, PsyD, ABPP

Deepa Acharya, PhD, ABPP

We are recruiting two fellows for the geropsychology track.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Brochure and application instructions can be downloaded from the following website: http://www.boston.va.gov/psychologytraining/fellowship.asp. VA Boston Healthcare System is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing diversity within our staff and trainees.

The Fellowship Program is affiliated with Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. Of note, for the 2019-2020 training year, VA Boston is recruiting postdoctoral fellows in the following tracks:

  • 12 fellows in the Clinical Psychology Training Program:
    • Geropsychology
    • Interprofessional General Mental Health
    • Behavioral Medicine
    • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    • Dual Diagnosis
    • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Care
    • Post Deployment Readjustment
    • Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorders.
  • 2 fellows in the Clinical Neuropsychology Training Program

The VA Boston Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation can be reached at the APA, 750 First St. NE, Washington DC 20002-4242, (202) 336-5979.

For additional information or questions about the Postdoctoral Program, please contact Amy K. Silberbogen, Ph.D. at amy.silberbogen@va.gov

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The VA San Diego Healthcare System

Geropsychology slot within our APA-accredited Postdoctoral Residency in Empirically Based Psychotherapy. The primary rotation is within Home-Based Primary Care, with dedicated research time and the possibility of a minor rotation.

By serving as a mental health provider on the Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) team, the resident will receive excellent training in the three aspects of care evaluated for ABPP certification in Geropsychology: intervention, assessment, and consultation. HBPC provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary primary care services in the homes of older veterans with chronic and disabling disease, particularly those at high risk of recurrent hospitalization or nursing home placement. Because most of these veterans are unable to access outpatient services, HBPC residents and psychologists provide a wide array of services: individual psychotherapy using CBT, PST, ACT, and other empirically based therapies to treat the full range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment to illness and disability, and end-of-life concerns; behavioral medicine interventions for sleep, pain, obesity, and adherence to treatment regimens; brief neuropsychological assessment and dementia evaluations with an emphasis on using test results to inform interventions; evaluations of capacity to live independently and to make treatment decisions; and couples and family therapy with patients and their caregivers. This position also offers residents a unique opportunity for multidisciplinary collaboration. In addition to weekly multidisciplinary team meetings, home visits are made both individually and in conjunction with team members from medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, physical therapy, and nutrition. The team looks to psychology for consultation and guidance in dealing with mental health issues affecting medical care for HBPC’s complex patients. Didactic education specific to the position includes the weekly National VA Geropsychology Seminar and presentations on geriatric issues available through UCSD’s Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, the Stein Institute for Research on Aging, and Geriatric Medicine. The primary supervisor for this resident position is Julie Wetherell, Ph.D., ABPP.

Application deadline is December 9, 2018. For more information, our website is located at: http://www.sandiego.va.gov/careers/psychology_training.asp.

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Michigan Medicine – VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Consortium in Clinical Neuropsychology

The Michigan Medicine – VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Consortium in Clinical Neuropsychology is accepting applications for two-year residencies in adult neuropsychology, starting September 2019. The program follows the scientist-practitioner model and emphasizes the training and development of psychologists who can assume leadership roles in research, teaching, and clinical service. Postdoctoral residents participate in a core curriculum, general clinical training, and programmatic research. We are currently recruiting three residents for research emphases in Geriatric/Dementia (Michigan Medicine) and Adult/Geriatric Neuropsychology (VA):

Michigan Medicine Geriatric/Dementia: (1 Position Available)

The Neuropsychology Section maintains a strong research program related to the early identification of disorders involving cognitive impairment (e.g., Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders). The program is closely related to the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center (MADC – see above description) housed in the same building as the Neuropsychology Section. The MADC aims to:  a) conduct and promote research on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders; b) enhance the clinical care of patients and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias; and c) provide information and education on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. In close collaboration with the MADC, the Neuropsychology Section conducts and supports innovative memory and aging research to enhance our understanding of a) biomarkers used for early detection; b) disease modifying treatments; c) basic disease mechanisms in AD and other dementias; and d) effective strategies to help individuals with memory loss and family members cope with memory or thinking changes. Several large databases provide numerous opportunities for research on already collected data and provide well characterized, potential research participants for postdoctoral resident and faculty-initiated research projects. Recent and ongoing projects in the Neuropsychology Section include comparisons of healthy controls, MCI, Alzheimer’s, and other related dementia patients on a) techniques to enhance driving performance using the Section’s driving simulator, b) simple and complex walking conditions involving increasing cognitive load using the Section’s Mobility Laboratory, c) the relationship of neuropsychological performance and positron emission tomography measures, d) studies of caregiver burden and service utilization, and e) the utility of neuroimaging, ERP measures, and computer-based neuropsychological screening batteries in the early identification of cognitive difficulties in community dwelling African Americans. Ongoing federally funded studies investigate the effects of cognitively oriented treatments (e.g., Cognitive Rehabilitation, Cognitive training) and/or non-invasive brain stimulation on cognition and functional connectivity in older adults.

VAAAHS Adult/Geriatric Neuropsychology: (2 Positions Available)
Both residents will have similar clinical opportunities but will vary in terms of research focus. An academic/research track is available for trainees with interests in geriatrics and spend up to 50% of training engaged in research. Residents can participate in ongoing federally funded research studies investigating the effects of cognitively oriented treatments (e.g., Cognitive Rehabilitation, Cognitive training) and/or non-invasive brain stimulation on cognition and functional connectivity in older adults across the dementia spectrum. Residents will have access to a growing database of neuropsychological and neuroimaging data (both structural and functional MRI; amyloid and tau PET data collection will begin in Fall 2018). Opportunities for both prospective and retrospective neuromodulation and neuroimaging work are available and will be developed based on mutual interests. Residents will be expected to present research at national or international meetings and to publish study results.

For up-to-date information, full program brochure, and application materials, see the Consortium Web Page:

https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/psychiatry/education/psychology-postdoctoral-training/specialty-areas/clinical-neuropsychology-consortium

Deadline for applications is December 14, 2018.

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The Milwaukee VAMC

3 Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowships with an emphasis in training with the older adult population. Tracks include:

  • 2 Geropsychology Fellowships with varying levels of emphasis in inpatient and outpatient settings
  • 1 Palliative Psychology Fellowship with opportunities to work in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Fellowships are APA accredited and utilize the Pikes Peak Model for training in professional geropsychology.  Psychology Fellows have the opportunity to play an integral role on multiple interdisciplinary treatment teams that focus on treating older adults and/or individuals with chronic health conditions. Training opportunities include:

  • Assessment of decision making capacity
  • Psychodiagnostic and neurobehavioral evaluations
  • Individual and group psychotherapy with Veteran, families, and caregivers
  • Behavioral management interventions utilizing STAR-VA
  • Teaching and seminar opportunities with medical residents and trainees at the VA and Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Supervising practicum students and lateral supervision of psychology interns
  • Training in multiple settings: Community Living Center (Geriatric Evaluation and Management, Subacute Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, Long-Term Care, Green Houses), Rehabilitation, Outpatient Mental Health, Adult Day Health Care, Home Based Primary Care

We offer a flexible approach to training in order to meet the individual Fellow’s goals and training needs. For additional information about Postdoctoral Fellowships offered at the Milwaukee VA, please see the full brochure at: https://www.milwaukee.va.gov/careers/Fellowship_Brochure_2019.pdf

Additional information about Milwaukee and the surrounding area is available here: https://www.visitmilwaukee.org/

Applications are due December 15th, 2018 and all application materials should be submitted through the APPIC online application system for postdoctoral programs (APPA CAS).

If you have any questions about the Geropsychology Fellowship, please contact Heather Smith, PhD, ABPP at Heather.Smith7@va.gov or Allison Jahn, PhD at Allison.Jahn@va.gov. For questions about the Palliative Care Fellowship, please contact Amy Houston, PsyD at Amy.Houston@va.gov.

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VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Professional Geropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

The mission of the Professional Geropsychology fellowship program is to provide advanced training in the science and practice of geropsychology.  Consistent with the Pikes Peak Model and the Training Guidelines for Postdoctoral Training in Professional Geropsychology Education, the aim of our fellowship is to prepare geropsychologists for independent clinical practice with older adults in a range of professional roles and health service settings using evidence-based practices.  Thus, the focus of training is on developing advanced competence in geropsychology and it is expected that incoming fellows will possess at least intermediate level knowledge and foundational skills in professional geropsychology.  During the postdoctoral year, fellows will gain increased knowledge and skill through their supervised clinical and scholarly activities.  Individual supervision sessions at minimum of two hours per week with staff geropsychologists will promote an integration of case conceptualization, clinical findings, testing results, and psychological interventions.  The fellowship program will be truly interdisciplinary in that a portion of clinical activities will occur when working not only with psychologists, but also a variety of other healthcare professionals.  Our training philosophy reflects the scholar-practitioner model in that fellows are expected to develop proficiency in both clinical work and scholarly thinking.  Consistent with this model, fellows will become familiar with state-of-the art, evidence-based practice in geropsychology and will integrate scholarly research into clinical practice.  It is expected that, by the conclusion of the fellowship year, fellows will develop skills within the following core competency areas: Integration of science and practice; Individual nad cultural diversity; Assessment; Intervention; Consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills; Professional values, attitudes and behaviors; Supervision skills.

During the course of the training year, the fellows complete two six-month rotations:

1.      GRECC Rotation—Fellows have the opportunity to provide psychological services to older adults in their homes through the Home Based Primary Care Clinic and in an outpatient setting.  These services include diagnostic evaluation, individual psychotherapy including interventions with caregivers, and cognitive assessments, including decisional capacity evaluations.  In addition, fellows complete cognitive screening evaluations with older adults through 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 Program-CLC Rotation—Fellows have the opportunity to conduct comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations with older adults, develop and facilitate a memory skills group, and provide psychological consultative services to the Community Living Center.

In addition to clinical experiences, fellows provide supervision to doctoral interns, are members of the Clinical Training Committee, and attend didactics to facilitate development as a supervisor.  Fellows also attend weekly didactics with the fellows in our clinical psychology program in addition to Geropsychology Journal Club, GRECC didactics, Neuroanatomy Seminar Series, and Neuropsychology Case Conference.  Our training program has numerous strengths, including training in supervision and working with various interdisciplinary teams.

How to Apply: We are recruiting for two postdoctoral fellowship positions for the 2019-2020 training year and the application deadline is January 3, 2019.  The stipend for the training year is $47,293.  Given the diversity of the veterans receiving treatment through the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, we encourage applicants from graduate and internship programs with a multicultural focus and experience with ethnic, cultural, and social minority groups.  Our fellowship program values cultural and individual diversity and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.  Fellows are encouraged to join our Diversity subcommittee of the Clinical Training Committee, which promotes diversity training for staff and trainees as well as appreciation for the diversity of Pittsburgh.  The diversity of Pittsburgh can be enjoyed through the various links available on our website.  Interested applicants can obtain additional information from our website: http://www.pittsburgh.va.gov/Trainee/psychology.asp

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must have received a doctorate from an APA or CPA accredited graduate program in Clinical, Counseling, or Combined Psychology or PCSAS accredited Clinical Science program. Persons with a doctorate in another area of psychology who meet the APA or CPA criteria for respecialization training in Clinical, Counseling, or Combined Psychology are also eligible.  Applicants must also have completed an internship program accredited by APA or CPA or have completed a VA-sponsored internship.  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 Professional Geropsychology specialty postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.  Our next site visit will be in 2021.  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. Bernadette Pasquale at Bernadette.Pasquale@va.gov

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Washington University in St. Louis, Psychology Department

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN AGING will be available the Summer of 2019.  Fellowships, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging, are for 1 to 3 years and are designed to train psychologists for academic and research careers in the psychology of aging.  Fellows carry out their own research under the supervision of a faculty preceptor.  Current faculty interests related to aging include memory, attention, emotion, decision making, perception, hearing, social/personality, clinical psychology, neuropsychology, neuroimaging, and Alzheimer’s disease.  Prior training in aging is not required.  Fellows must be citizens, noncitizen nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.  Send curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to David A. Balota, Ph.D., Department of Psychology (Box 1125), Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO  63130 or to dbalota@wustl.edu.  Initial review will begin immediately.  Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Employment eligibility verification required on hire.

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Fellowship in Mental Health Services Research for an Aging Population

Applications are now being accepted for admission to an NIMH-funded multi-site T-32 two-year postdoctoral training program in geriatric mental health services research. This multi-site collaborative is led by a team of senior geriatric mental health services researchers: Martha Bruce, PhD, MPH (Dartmouth College), Yuhua Bao, PhD (Cornell University in New York City), Fred Blow, PhD (University of Michigan), and Patricia Arean, PhD (University of Washington). This postdoctoral training program offers fellows the unique opportunity to receive concurrent training from several experts in the field of geriatric mental health services research, while also experiencing individual mentorship.

We have recently been refunded for another five years, reflecting the extraordinary success of our fellows: In the first 10 years of our program, 25 fellows have published over 500 publications (abstracts, book chapters, and articles), including 210 peer-reviewed journal articles (97 as first author), 327 abstracts, posters, and presentations, and 34 book chapters. Almost half (48%) of our fellows have obtained independent research funding, of which three-quarters are as the principal investigator. Two-thirds (68%) of our graduates have successfully obtained academic positions, with the remainder having obtained research positions in government, hospital, or other health care settings.

This two-year collaborative postdoctoral fellowship is designed to train a total of two postdoctoral fellows at each site in geriatric mental health services research. The program will recruit fellows with a completed doctoral degree in medicine, nursing, psychology, social work, sociology, epidemiology, public health, health economics, or a field related to social science. This fellowship program strives to quickly and efficiently develop a new generation of early career investigators
in the field of geriatric mental health services research, substantively adding to the capacity of a field that currently has few full-time researchers. Fellows must be committed to becoming independently supported mental health services researchers.

The two-year training program for each fellow includes the following components:

  • Mentored geriatric mental health services research training, and design and completion of a research project;
  • Cross-site seminars, research presentations, and training curriculum via videoconferencing and internet-based communication and curriculum capacity; and
  • Formal coursework at each site, including potential funding toward a Master’s in Public Health or Master’s of Science in the field of evaluation health sciences and health services research.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The Fellowship begins as early as July 1st of each year but the start date is flexible.

The Fellowship application includes:

1. A current curriculum vitae
2. Three letters of reference
3. A Training Prospectus: Brief statement of interest that includes career goals and personal expectations for the
fellowship (Limited to 5 single-spaced pages). This must include:
a. A summary of research interests;
b. A statement of professional goals;
c. A statement of post-doctoral training goals; and
d. A brief description of a research study that you would like to conduct in five years
4. A sample of written work

For additional information or to apply:
Contact Peter DiMilia, Program Coordinator
(603) 653-6830
peter.dimilia@dartmouth.edu
Visit us online: http://www.mentalhealthtrainingnetwork.org/institutes/t32/home

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