Postdoctoral Neuropsychology Fellowship
Post Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Departments of Psychiatry (including the Massachusetts Mental Health Center; MMHC) and Neurology, and the Harvard Medical School (HMS)
The BIDMC/MMHC Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology is seeking qualified candidates for 2017-2019. The MMHC and the BIDMC Neurology Department share rich traditions of excellence in clinical work and research. Core faculty at these institutions have made ground breaking contributions to our current knowledge of major mental illnesses and the neural substrates of neurocognitive disorders. This tradition forms the foundation for the BIDMC/MMHC Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology, which is a uniquely integrated program within the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology. The Fellowship includes a broad range of in-depth training experiences to enhance knowledge of clinical psychology, neuropsychological theory, neuroanatomy, cognitive neuroscience, clinical neurology, neuropsychiatry, neuroimaging, and therapeutic interventions. Consistent with the Houston Conference on Specialty Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology, the Fellowship promotes development of core neuropsychological competencies in assessment, intervention, consultation, supervision, research and professional development. Training involves a combination of clinical, academic and research experiences to prepare students for board certification through the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN).
Clinical rotations include neuropsychological evaluations of individuals with a broad array of disorders including major psychiatric illness, mood disorders, epilepsy, stroke, head injury, multiple sclerosis, mild cognitive impairment, various forms of dementia, sleep deficits, metabolic disturbances, diabetes, and major organ failure. Comprehensive assessments of adults with ADHD, learning disabilities or other neurodevelopmental disorders are also emphasized. Fellows work closely with neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, and cognitive neurologists and other professionals in a multi-disciplinary team approach. Training focuses on the integration of medical, psychological, and social factors in the formulation of treatment plans to enhance individual’s quality of life, and to help families understand and cope with ongoing challenges presented by chronic neuropsychiatric problems. Fellows will participate in year-round didactics that emphasize clinical, academic, and professional aspects of neuropsychology. Scholarly development is an important component of the program, with research mentorship provided by HMS faculty. Fellows will submit a paper for publication by the end of their second year of training and will present their papers orally in a hospital-based clinical or research oriented seminar. Their research interests will be matched with those of participating HMS faculty.
Fellows will receive academic appointments at Harvard Medical School, work in a major academic medical center and participate in a variety of in-depth training experiences that includes seminars, clinical case conferences and intensive supervision. Employee benefits are included, plus a competitive stipend.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and a current CV, three letters of recommendation, college transcripts and de-identified samples of two reports. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged, to William Stone, Ph.D., ABPP, firstname.lastname@example.org. Paper submissions should be sent to Dr. Stone at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, 75 Fenwood Road, Boston, MA 02115. Contact Dr. Stone (617-754-1235; email@example.com), Dr. Margaret O’Connor (617-667-8968) or Dr. Nancy Moczyinski (617-667-4755) for further information about the program. Completed applications are due by December 15, 2016.
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