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Psychology and Neuropsychology Training Programs

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offers the following training programs in rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology:


Postdoctoral Residencies in Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology

The postdoctoral residencies are full-time, two-year programs focused on the assessment and treatment of adult patients with a wide range of injuries, illnesses, disabilities, and acute and chronic health conditions. The goals are to provide an organized sequence of didactic and experiential education and training activities, with focused supervision and mentoring, whereby residents can develop advanced competencies in the specialty area sufficient for independent practice and eligibility for board certification, and leadership in patient care and research. Training experiences include:

  • Inpatient stroke and neurologic rehabilitation
  • Spinal cord and orthopedic disorders
  • Inpatient complex medical rehabilitation
  • Outpatient rehabilitation / neuro-rehabilitation

For more information, please view Residency in Rehabilitation Psychology or the Residency in Neuropsychology.

Fellowship director: William Stiers, Ph.D.


Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Psychology Doctoral Research Externship

The Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Research Program hosts a year-long clinical psychology research externship for two to three doctoral level students. The externship program provides the opportunity for doctoral-level students to:

  • Learn about the behavioral, psychological, and cognitive aspects of multiple sclerosis.  
  • Learn psychological interventions, such as cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), in the context of ongoing research studies.
  • Learn and administer neuropsychological testing batteries in the context of ongoing research studies.
  • Learn clinical research skills.
  • Collaborate on research presentations and publications.

Externship coordinators: Meghan Beier, Ph.D. and Abbey Hughes, Ph.D.

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