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

We are now accepting announcements for 2020-2021 fellowships. If you would like to list a fellowship on this page, please email erin_emerytiburcio@rush.edu

The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center at Penn State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to assist Drs. Mogle and Hill on a NIA-funded grant examining the precursors to modifiable risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease. The current project leverages large daily diary datasets on aging to conduct analyses linking subjective and objective cognition. Scholars with interdisciplinary interests and training in aging and cognition, developmental trajectories in cognition, or daily cognitive assessment in older adults are invited to apply. Primary responsibilities of the position include: data management; data analysis (including multilevel modeling) and interpretation; developing and assisting in manuscript preparation; preparing and delivering scientific presentations for regional, national, and international conferences; and working collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team. The Postdoctoral Scholar will assist with project management, coordinating communications across the research team regarding project-related tasks, maintaining internal analytic procedures and quality control, and preparing team, University, and funding agency project reports. Additionally, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to develop a complementary research program building on the ongoing project. Qualifications: Strong candidates will have a PhD in psychology, nursing, cognitive aging, or a related field with an area of expertise within aging science that matches or complements the proposed project. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as contribute to a lab (www.remindlab.org) consisting of undergraduate and graduate students as well as other postdoctoral researchers and faculty. They will have proficiency in multilevel modeling (preferably in SPSS, SAS, Mplus), scientific writing, manuscript development, and related skills (e.g., scientific presentations). Other requirements include excellent communication, writing, time management, and organizational skills. Competitive candidates will have demonstrated success with scholarly writing including peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals. To be considered for this opportunity, candidates must apply electronically by completing an online application and uploading the following: a cover letter describing specific interest in the position and fit with the project; a curriculum vitae, selected articles as a writing sample, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This is a fixed-term 48 week appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of renewal.  The link to the jobs site for application: https://psu.jobs/job/90644  Please contact Jacqueline Mogle, Ph.D., jam935@psu.edu with questions.

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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. As such, 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 6, 2019. 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.

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Gundersen Health System is pleased to offer a post-doctoral fellowship in Adult Health and Rehabilitation Psychology for the upcoming training year that includes ample work with older adults, particularly in rehab.

The Adult Health and Rehabilitation Psychology fellow will work under the supervision of licensed, board-certified Clinical Health and Rehabilitation Psychologists primarily in the Departments of Behavioral Medicine (outpatient) and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The program is one year of full-time training with the option to extend the position to two-years based on the fellow’s training needs and performance during the first year. 

The Health Psychology Rotation includes opportunities to conduct psychological evaluations, personality testing, crisis evaluations, and individual and group therapy services, with many referrals coming from specialty medical clinics. Collaboration with multi-disciplinary medical teams is also expected. The fellow will have opportunities for evaluation and treatment of patients in the following areas: weight management (bariatric surgery, medical/behavioral weight management), eating disorders, pain management, audiology/tinnitus, insomnia, and general mental health conditions that may be occurring in the context of adjusting to or experiencing a chronic medical condition.

The Rehabilitation Psychology Rotation includes neuropsychological and psychological evaluation, treatment and consultation within a 20-bed, acute rehabilitation unit servicing the full spectrum of rehabilitation populations across the adult lifespan. The primary population served consists of individuals with stroke, followed closely by those with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The remainder of the patient populations served includes those with debility, chronic and significant medical illnesses that compromise physical and/or cognitive functioning, limb amputation and spinal cord injury. The fellow will work closely with the multidisciplinary rehabilitation team. The fellow will also have the opportunity to be a part of the Spinal Cord Injury Service Line, where the Rehabilitation Psychology Service follows all patients with traumatic spinal cord injury across the continuum of care, often intervening in the Critical Care Unit/ICU as well as the Neurosciences Unit prior to admission to the Rehabilitation Unit. There will also be opportunities for the fellow to see clinic patients for routine follow-up from acute rehabilitation and for outpatient neuropsychological evaluation. Opportunities also exist for the fellow to carry a small, outpatient psychotherapy caseload.

For more information, please see https://www.gundersenhealth.org/medical-education/fellowship-programs/psychology/.

To apply, go to: https://www.gundersenhealth.org/medical-education/fellowship-programs/psychology/application/

Fill out the form on the webpage and send the required materials to AHRPFellowship@gundersenhealth.org.

If specific questions arise, you may contact the training director at bjkolber@gundersenealth.org or email the program’s general inquiry address at AHRPFellowship@gundersenhealth.org

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Columbia University Medical Center, NYC, NY; Geriatric Psychiatry; T32 Post-Doctoral Position,
We are recruiting an MD or PhD for a T32 Fellowship in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NY. The candidate should have strong and demonstrable interests in aging, neurodegenerative disease, genetics of Alzheimer’s disease (including APOE), and psychiatric disorders in older individuals. He or she should have a robust background in cognitive neuroscience, biomarkers, neuroimaging, and statistics. A cover letter should address the degree to which the candidate fits the criteria noted above, along with a summary of his or her relevant skills, background, future career goals, grant writing, productivity, and prior experiences.
This postdoctoral position is primarily focused on the area of the cognitive system in aging and early stage Alzheimer’s disease and will work on developing early behavioral and neuroimaging markers of Alzheimer’s disease and integrating structural and functional MRI, PET, cognitive, genetic, and biofluid measures from ongoing or completed projects. Fellows will have ample opportunities to explore and gain experience with multidisciplinary and clinical research in aging and Alzheimer’s disease and to interact with core faculty members in the Division.
The candidate must be a US citizen or hold a Green Card. The position is up to three years in length. Pay is commensurate with experience and degree in accordance with NIH stipend levels.
The candidate will be expected to apply for a K Award.

Applications must be made via this link: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/4557

Please contact Dr. Terry Goldberg, PhD at teg2117@cumc.columbia.edu or 646-774-5215 with questions.

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The VA Palo Alto Health Care System is pleased to offer an APA-accredited* Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship with focus in Geropsychology. The aim is to ensure attainment of advanced general professional competencies as well as competencies consistent with the Pikes Peak Model of Geropsychology Training: 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) Interfacing with other disciplines, and 13) Special ethical issues in providing services to older adults. The Fellow works with their Primary Preceptor and the Geropsychology faculty to develop a training plan that meets the Fellow’s goals. There are opportunities for supervised-supervision, geriatric seminars/didactics at the VA and Stanford University, research/program evaluation, program development, continuing education development, teaching, and other professional opportunities.

The Fellow may select from among twelve Geropsychology rotations: Cardiovascular Clinic; Geriatric Primary Care Clinic; Geriatric Memory Assessment Clinic; Community Living Center; Geropsychiatric Community Living Center; Home-Based Primary Care; Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center; Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center; Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Unit; Outpatient Spinal Cord Clinic; Western Blind Rehabilitation Center; and Geriatric Outpatient Mental Health.

The Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship is a full year, full-time position with a stipend of $55,656. Vacation, health insurance, sick leave, and authorized leave for conferences and other professional activities are available.

The fellowship brochure, eligibility requirements, and application instructions are available at the VA Palo Alto Psychology Training website: http://www.paloalto.va.gov/services/mental/PsychologyTraining.asp, or by emailing the Postdoctoral Coordinator at William.Faustman@va.gov. Preference is given to candidates with prior Geropsychology experience, but it is not a requirement. You may contact Dr. Erin Sakai (Erin.Sakai@va.gov) and/or Dr. Elaine McMillan (Elaine.McMillan@va.gov) with questions about the Geropsychology Fellowship.

Application deadline: December 26, 2019

Interviews: January and early February 2020

Initial fellowship offers by telephone on the APPIC Uniform Notification Date: February 24, 2020.

*The Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship program at VA Palo Alto is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The next site visit is scheduled in March 2020. 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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The VA Boston Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 fellowship class. The application deadline is December 16, 2019.

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 and 2018, the Geropsychology Track won CoPGTP’s 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!
  • Consult Liaison
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Individual and Group Psychotherapy
  • Interdisciplinary Team Care
  • Long Term Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Home-Based Primary Care
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Capacity Assessment
  • Supervision

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

  • Adjustment and coping with chronic illness and disability
  • Decision making capacity assessment
  • Geropsychology training and geriatric education
  • Caregiving and caregiver interventions
  • Mental health integration and interdisciplinary care
  • Third wave therapies (e.g., acceptance and commitment therapy) for treatment in late life
  • Ethics in geropsychology
  • LGBT and aging
  • Suicide prevention in late life
  • Palliative care and end-of-life care
  • Evaluation of CLC, Outpatient Geriatric Mental Health, & Home-Based Primary Care programs

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

  • Learn about and get connected to organizations that advocate for older adults
  • Participate on a journal’s editorial team and learn about the editorial process
  • Co-review manuscripts for journals
  • Co-write book chapters and review articles when available
  • Co-coordinate local or regional seminars and conferences

 Training Faculty

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

Kate Hinrichs, PhD, ABPP
Jennifer Moye, PhD, ABPP
Patty Bamonti, PhD
Michelle Mlinac, PsyD, ABPP
Colleen Jackson, PhD, 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 2020-2021 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 Durham VA Health Care System is excited to announce an APA accredited Postdoctoral Fellowship position with emphasis in clinical geropsychology awarded by the VA Office of Academic Affiliations. One position is available in the Geropsychology Track beginning in August of 2020.

The primary aims of the clinical geropsychology emphasis area include the development of general clinical and research competencies, as well as specialized competencies in geropsychology as outlined in the Pikes Peak Model for Training in Professional Geropsychology (Knight, Karel, Hinrichsen, Qualls, & Duffy, 2009). As such, training for the clinical geropsychology fellow occurs across diverse clinical settings that serve aging Veterans and their families/support systems. Training experiences within the Durham VA Health Care System include:

·        Community Living Center – Rehabilitation & Long-Term Care

·        Palliative and Hospice Care

·        Neuropsychology Clinic

·        Home Based Primary Care Program

·        Late-Life PTSD & General Outpatient Mental Health

Fellows will receive advanced training in selecting, adapting, and implementing assessments and evidence-based interventions for older adults and their supports. Interdisciplinary teamwork and provision of consultation to other healthcare professionals are also emphasized across training settings.

Four days (32 hours) per week are devoted to clinical training and one day (8 hours) per week is devoted to geriatric research. Numerous research opportunities are available at the Durham VA HCS through the VISN 6 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinic Center (MIRECC), the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinic Center (GRECC), and through our academic affiliation with the Duke University Medical Center.

The Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship is a full year, full-time position with a stipend of $47,757 per annum + benefits. 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. Applicants must be U. S. Citizens from APA-Accredited programs in clinical or counseling psychology who have completed an APA-accredited internship or are at an internship at a VA. No applicants from programs awarding degrees in areas other than psychology will be accepted. All requirements for the doctoral degree, including dissertation defenses, must be completed prior to beginning fellowship. For additional eligibility requirements please see our brochure. This program supports and adheres to Equal Employment Opportunity policies and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applications from racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities and women are strongly encouraged. No applicant will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, place of national origin, or age.  Preference is given to candidates with prior geropsychology training but it is not a requirement. Applications will be due on January 5, 2020. Applicants should be available for interview in early February 2020 either in-person or via telephone. Initial fellowship offers by telephone on the Uniform Notification Date of Monday, February 24, 2020.

Please see Durham VAHCS fellowship’s webpage (https://www.durham.va.gov/services/psychology-postdoc.asp) , postdoctoral brochure (https://www.durham.va.gov/Documents/2019-2020DVAMCFellowshipBrochure_.pdf), our APPIC directory listing, and the other standard online resources (i.e., UPPD; APPA CAS) related to application.

For questions about the larger fellowship program, you may contact the Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Director, Dr. Carolina Clancy, Carolina.Clancy@va.gov. You may also contact Dr. Rachel Rodriguez, Rachel.Rodriguez2@va.gov for questions about the Geropsychology Fellowship.

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The VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, American Lake division is pleased to offer an APA-accredited Post-Doctoral Residency in Geropsychology for the upcoming training year. The mission of the Geropsychology program is to prepare residents to function as independent practitioners in the field of Geropsychology. This residency provides clinical, didactic, and academic training to develop advanced knowledge of biopsychosocial issues related to aging and treatment of those issues, using treatment modalities befitting an ever-changing health care system. The resident will work within an interprofessional context including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, dieticians, physical therapists, chaplains, and speech pathologists. The program adheres to the Pikes Peak Model for specialty training in professional Geropsychology, as described by Division 12, Section II of the American Psychological Association (APA), and meets post-doctoral training requirements for board certification, as specified by the American Board of Geropsychology. Our Geropsychology residency program received the 2016 Excellence in Geropsychology Training Award from the Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs (CoPGTP).

The resident and supervisors will collaborate to devise a training plan that is based on the resident’s training goals and needs, previous experience, and patient care needs. The resident works 40% in rotations under the Geriatrics and Extended Care service line, 40% in Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) with the remaining 20% spent within Telemental Health, Home-Based Primary Care, or research. The resident also will have multiple teaching opportunities throughout the year, including the provision of professional presentations to the psychology service line, Geriatrics and Extended Care service line, and University of Washington Grand Rounds.

The Geropsychology residency is a full year, full-time position with a stipend of $49,994. Vacation, sick leave, and authorized absence for conferences and other professional activities are available.

Application deadline: December 12, 2019

Interviews: In-person or telephone interviews are held in early February 2020, with an optional in-person open house for the program on February 5

Initial fellowship offers are made telephone on the APPIC Uniform Notification Date (February 24, 2020).

Please refer to VA Puget Sound Healthcare System’s Post-Doctoral residency brochure (https://www.psychologytraining.va.gov/seattle/) for more information.

Please contact Dr. Annie Mueller (anne.mueller@va.gov) for additional questions.

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The VA St. Louis Health Care System is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for an APA-Accredited Post-Doctoral Residency position in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Geropsychology. This program is consistent with the Pikes Peak model for Geropsychology training. Our Clinical Geropsychology resident is supervised by an enthusiastic and cohesive team of Geropsychologists who are passionate about offering top-notch, evidence-based training with diverse older adults.  We offer rotations that span the spectrum of service settings, including:

· Community Living Center (CLC, primarily a short-term inpatient medical rehabilitation setting)

· Senior Veterans Clinic (an outpatient mental health clinic for older adults)

· Inpatient and outpatient Palliative Care

· Home-Based Primary Care

Depending upon the trainee’s specific interests and goals, the resident may also have the opportunity to train within the Neuropsychology outpatient clinic and/or to gain exposure to other areas such as Geriatric Primary Care, Inpatient Geropsychiatry, Spinal Cord Injury, and others. Training will occur at the Jefferson Barracks and John Cochran campuses in Saint Louis.

All rotations involve significant opportunities for ongoing interdisciplinary collaboration with team members including nurses, physicians, chaplains, physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, dietitians, and pharmacists.

The resident will have the opportunity to offer a breadth of clinical services to older adults, including:

· evidence-based individual, group, and family psychotherapy (including ACT, PST, CBTI, CBT)

· environmental/behavioral modification (including STAR-VA)

· caregiver support (including REACH VA)

· cognitive assessment

· capacity evaluation

· hypnotherapy

· pain management services

In addition to providing clinical services, the resident will complete a scholarly activity with a special focus on Geropsychology. The Geropsychology Resident will also have the opportunity to participate in our psychology residency didactic series, Enrichment Seminars (focused upon Diversity, Supervision, and Evidence-Based Practice) as well as the Geropsychology journal club, and other specialty didactics and training opportunities.

Come join our team of over 50 psychologists and 12 trainees in a VA environment with a health promoting work/life balance!  There is an excellent and affordable quality of life in the St. Louis metro region, with plentiful recreation opportunities including biking and hiking trails, a free Art Museum, Zoo, and Science Center in world-class Forest Park, along with a thriving music, dining, and professional sports scene, as described at: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/04/travel/what-to-do-in-st-louis-vacation.html

Application deadline: January 3rd: https://appic.org/Postdocs/Universal-Psychology-Postdoctoral-Directory-UPPD/Detail/id/4088

Visit our training website for more information: https://www.stlouis.va.gov/careers/STL_VA_Health_Care_System_Psychology_Training_Programs.asp

St. Louis VA Psychology Training program is a member of the Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs.

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The VA Palo Alto Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) is accepting applications for a two-year Postdoctoral fellowship in Advanced Geriatrics. The goal of the Fellowship is to develop outstanding academic and/or health care leaders in geriatrics. Fellows will complete 2 years in a personalized curriculum developed with their mentor including a supervised research experience with a research mentor, research training opportunities, and clinical activities to enhance skills in geriatrics. Fellows spend 75% of their time in research, education, and career development and 25% of their time engaged in clinical work with older adults. Affiliated faculty mentors conduct research in diverse areas relevant to aging adults, including dementia and mental health disorders, chronic kidney disease, chronic disease management, palliative care, implementation science, and others.  Please review our brochure for information about the fellowship.

Description of our Center: GRECC researchers investigate a range of aging research areas spanning basic mechanisms of aging metabolism and diseases of aging, including Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis, to applied clinical and health services research in chronic kidney disease and technology-delivered mental health interventions.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have completed a Ph.D. in a field relevant to health services.

To apply: Applications should include (1) Statement of interest describing your research experience and identifying potential mentors; (2) CV; and (3) Three letters of reference. Please submit application materials by Friday, December 6th.

Questions can be directed to Fellowship Director, Manjula Tamura, MD, MPH, at Manjula.Tamura@va.gov or Associate Director, Christine Gould, PhD, ABPP, at Christine.Gould@va.gov.

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The Bedford VA is excited to announce recruitment for a Postdoctoral Fellowship position in Geropsychology at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veteran’s Hospital in Bedford, MA. One position is available in the Geropsychology track beginning in September of 2020.

The Geropsychology Fellowship at the Bedford VA utilizes the Pikes Peak Model for training in Professional Geropsychology.  The overall goals of the residency are to : 1) to provide the most current evidenced-based treatments and interventions for older veterans and their families who are involved in long-term care, short term inpatient care, home-based primary health care, palliative/hospice care and outpatient care; 2) provide in-depth clinical evaluations for veterans and their families; and  3) to provide comprehensive training in the clinical aspects of Geropsychology  and understanding of the interaction between cognitive, emotional and physical challenges that accompany the aging process.

The resident will work concurrently in three to four clinical settings depending on interest and training goals.  Training settings in the program  included in this training experience:

  • Community Living Centers (CLC)
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Center (inpatient unit and hospital-wide palliative care team)
  • Home-Based Primary Care Team (HBPC)
  • Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit (GEM)
  • Outpatient Geropsychology Clinic
  • Geriatric Psychiatric Inpatient Unit (GPU)

Each of these settings provide trainees the opportunity hone their clinical skills seven major core competencies modeled following the Pike’s Peak Model for Geropsychology Training (Theoretical/Conceptualization Skills, Psychological Assessment, Psychological Intervention, Consultation, Program Development and Evaluation, Clinical Supervision, and Teaching).

Residents are trained in the use of evidenced-based treatment in planning and delivering services and will work with inter-professional teams that share decision-making, treatment planning, and treatment implementation responsibilities.

Opportunities for research, program development, administration and teaching are available. The resident will have one half-day per week dedicated to research and/or an educational dissemination project.  Residents are also offered the opportunity in program development throughout the four specific programs as well as other units affiliated with Geriatrics at Bedford. This includes the Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Unit (GPU) and collaboration with the hospital’s on site assisted living facility, Bedford Green. The resident will also participate in supervision of interns and/or practicum students as well as receive training in supervision, and participate in a variety of teaching, educational and professional development activities (e.g. gerontology seminars and didactics).   Previous Geropsychology experience is strongly preferred.

ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION

Applicants must be U. S. Citizens from APA-Accredited programs in clinical or counseling psychology who have completed an APA-accredited internship or are at an internship at a VA. No applicants from programs awarding degrees in areas other than psychology will be accepted. All requirements for the doctoral degree, including dissertations, must be completed prior to starting. For additional eligibility requirements please see our brochure. This program supports and adheres to Equal Employment Opportunity policies and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applications from racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities and women are strongly encouraged. No applicant will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, place of national origin, or age. The start date is expected to occur on September 1, 2020. Fellowship stipend: $50,939  + benefits. 

All application materials are to be submitted via the APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application portal (APPA CAS).

The following materials are required:

  1. Cover letter (which includes a brief description of internship rotations)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation (at least one from an internship supervisor, and at least one    from doctoral program faculty).
  4. Official undergraduate and graduate degree transcripts
  5. Description of the status of your dissertation, including details related to phase of the project and expected dates for subsequent phases and/or completion

Applications are due by January 5, 2020.

The application materials of candidates are reviewed by the staff psychologists and current fellows. Early submission of applications is encouraged as interview slots will be filled on a rolling basis. Reviewers evaluate the applicant’s ability, record of achievement, and degree of potential compatibility with the fellowship program. These rankings are used to prioritize interview offers. Applicants who do not qualify for consideration will be notified promptly. Telephone interviews and video interviews may be used,  but In-person interviews are recommended. Our start date is expected to occur on September 3, 2019. Communication with applicants for the clinical psychology fellowship will follow the suggested APPIC guidelines for residency selection.

If there are questions about the fellowship program or if you need to check the status of your application, please call the psychology office at 781-687-2378. You may also contact Dr. Brian Zuzelo, Brian.Zuzelo@va.gov for the Geropsychology Fellowship.

Please see our brochure: http://www.bedford.va.gov/careers/psychologytraining.asp

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The VA Palo Alto Health Care System is pleased to offer an APA-accredited* Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology with a focus in Palliative Care. This fellowship is part of a larger Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship Program and works in collaboration with medicine fellows from Stanford University. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary training, our Fellow is immersed with other disciplines including: medicine, nursing, social work, chaplaincy, pharmacy, occupational and physical therapy, massage therapy, recreation therapy, dietetics, and community volunteers. The Fellow will obtain training in general clinical psychology competencies as well as 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.

This fellowship emphasizes clinical care and professional development. The primary rotation includes the inpatient acute hospice setting, the subacute Community Living Center, and the inpatient palliative care consultation service. The fellow remains in these settings throughout the year with two elective rotations in other settings. This allows the Fellow to establish themselves on the primary teams, supervise interns on multiple cases, and have opportunities for long-term therapy. Training in professional development also includes: learning to market oneself for jobs, presenting to multiple audiences (journal club, nursing in-services, conferences), and getting involved in policy-related discussions and activities through the Primary Preceptor’s (Kimberly Hiroto, Ph.D.) current roles on an APA Board and various local and national VA committees. Graduates of this program have gone on to successful careers in psycho-oncology, geropsychology, palliative and hospice care, private practice, and primary care.

Elective rotations available for the year include: the Community Living Center; Home Based Primary Care; Spinal Cord Injury Center; Cardiovascular Clinic; Oncology/Hematology Clinics, and outpatient Geriatric Mental Health Clinic. There are additional opportunities in the Family Therapy Program at the Menlo Park Division. Training supervisors include 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, Jonathon Rose PhD, Erin Sakai PhD, and Eliza Weitbrecht, Ph.D. The fellowship coordinator can be contacted at Kimberly.Hiroto@va.gov.

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. The fellowship brochure, eligibility requirements, and application instructions are available at the VA Palo Alto Psychology Training website: https://www.paloalto.va.gov/services/mental/PsychologyTraining.asp, or by emailing the Postdoctoral Coordinator at William.Faustman@va.gov. Applications will be due on December 26, 2019, with interviews in January and early February 2020. Initial fellowship offers by telephone on the Uniform Notification Date of Monday, February 24, 2020.
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The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center (a VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System facility) is accepting applications for the Geropsychology focus area within our APA accredited Clinical Health Psychology residency. We have applied for separate accreditation in Geropsychology and recently completed a favorable site visit as part of the application. LSCVAMC is the 3rd largest VA Medical Center. Psychology Service sponsors five separately accredited training programs including one of only ten APA accredited Clinical Health Psychology residency programs nationwide. Cleveland is a very affordable city rich with cultural, educational, culinary, musical, and recreational opportunities.

Geropsychology curriculum is consistent with the Pikes Peak Model standards of practice in geropsychology. We offer a wide variety of training opportunities in interdisciplinary treatment settings. Supervision is coordinated by an ABPP boarded geropsychologist and provided by licensed psychologists covering health psychology operations in more than 20 medical/surgical areas. Residents on the Geropsychology focus will gain experience in multiple clinical settings including the geriatric inpatient treatment unit, the geriatric outpatient clinic, and the driving evaluation clinic.  Additional options include our long-term inpatient rehabilitation unit, neuropsychological evaluations, or hospice/palliative care.

Please review our brochure at: http://www.cleveland.va.gov/internship/psychology/

APPA – CAS Online The Clinical Health Psychology Residency is registered with the online APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application Centralized Application System, where applicants should place application materials. Be sure to indicate you are applying for the geropsychology focus. Applicants must have completed accredited programs and internships, please see our brochure for details.

Application materials required are:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter with statement of interest in the specialty and focus area(s) to be pursued. Please be clear about your priorities if applying to more than one focus area
  • Letter of good standing from the Director of Training of your APA accredited internship
  • Two letters of recommendation from supervisors who can address your clinical capability in the specialty area to which you are applying
  • A work sample of psychological assessment related to geropsychology
  • Official transcripts of graduate work
  • Other requirements are stipulated in our brochure, be sure to review it

We believe a variety of individual differences enhances your experience as trainees and ours as trainers. If you would like to disclose your unique background, personal characteristics, or cultural heritage in your application, we will consider it during application review and ranking.

Applications Due: First Friday in January

Please contact James DeLamatre, Ph.D., Director of Training with questions: james.delamatre@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 and individual and group psychotherapy to residents in 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 2020-21 training year and the application deadline is January 3, 2020.  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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Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital Postdoctoral Fellowship: Geropsychology in Integrated Care. 2020-2021 Training Year

The Hines VA Hospital (in a near western suburb of Chicago) is currently accepting applications for 1 postdoctoral fellow in Geropsychology in Integrated Care.  The application deadline is December 30, 2019. The fellowship program is APA-accredited, and the fellowship relies on the Pikes Peak Model for training in Geropsychology.  The Fellow will have various training opportunities, including:

  • Experience working on large interdisciplinary teams in geriatrics
  • Opportunity for home-based care, joint visits with other disciplines, possibility of working with the full range of mental health concerns from adjustment to chronic illness, behavioral medicine, serious mental illness, neurocognitive concerns, caregiver support
  • Training in goals of care conversations, per the national Life Sustaining Treatment Decisions Initiative
  • Inpatient consults as part of a highly functional interdisciplinary Palliative Care Consult Team (physicians, social work, chaplaincy, psychology)
  • Outpatient experience in an interdisciplinary Palliative Care outpatient clinic embedded within Oncology
  • Outpatient experience in Geriatric PACT (part of PCMHI) including assessment and intervention with patients and caregivers
  • Inpatient experience in the Community Living Center (including rehab, respite, long-term care patients)
  • Assessment and intervention on a 15-bed inpatient hospice unit
  • Assessment of decision-making capacities
  • Teaching and seminar opportunities with medical residents and trainees at the VA and Loyola University Medical Center
  • Supervision of psychology interns
  • Program development/evaluation via completion of an administrative project

About Hines VA: The Edward Hines, Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital, in suburban Chicago, is one of the largest and most diversified medical and surgical hospitals in the Department of Veterans Affairs system. Hines is located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago, on a 147 acre campus. Hines is authorized to operate 471 hospital beds, and logged over 1,588,476 outpatient visits in Fiscal Year 2018. The hospital staff and students saw approximately 58,000 unique patients in FY 2018.

To Apply: Applications for this fellowship position are accepted via APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application System, due on December 30, 2019. Applicants may be offered phone or in-person interviews in early February. The Hines VA adheres to the Uniform Notification Date. If you have any questions, please contact Anne Day at anne.day2@va.gov

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