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Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Program Description

Liv E. Miller, Psy.D, ABPP-CN 
Director of Training

Application Deadline: January 3, 2020

The Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at West Virginia University School of Medicine offers training at the post-doctoral level in Clinical Neuropsychology. A PhD or PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA/CPA-approved program with an APA/CPA-approved internship is required. Clinical and research activities are available with both adult (primarily) and child populations. There are two resident positions with one opening each year.

The post-doctoral training follows the scientist/practitioner model and the Houston conference guidelines for post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology. The program is a member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN). The residency is two years in length.

Although the majority of the training during the residency focuses on clinical activities, the Resident is also required to engage in research activities. Teaching activities under supervision are also required. The Resident is expected to take part in didactic experiences offered in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, the Department of Neurology and in other departments of the School of Medicine at the Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University. The goal of the training program is to produce individuals who are board eligible in clinical neuropsychology and able to function autonomously as clinical neuropsychologists in the provision of patient care, in conducting professional research, and in training future clinical neuropsychologists.

Due to the variety of professional goals of the different postdoctoral residents, the mix of clinical, research, and teaching activities may be somewhat different across individuals. However, all post-doctoral residents are expected to engage in all areas of activity. The Resident will participate in a major rotation with each of the core faculty members. Interactions with other faculty members may be possible during that time; however, the majority of the experience during each rotation will be with one individual. The amount of time spent with each core faculty and the specific experiences under the supervision of each faculty is determined on the basis of a plan of study developed by Resident and the faculty.

Program Overview

The Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Residency Program at West Virginia University is a clinically focused program of two years duration. The strengths of the program include:

  • Training focused
  • Individually developed plan of study
  • Broad range of clinical populations
  • Specialty Clinics: brain tumors, dementia, epilepsy, DBS, ALS, MS
  • Adult focus with child and adolescent experience
  • Neuroanatomy training
  • Neuroimaging: clinical and research
  • Training in supervision
  • Support for licensure
  • Neuropsychology Competency Examination