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Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology Training Programs

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Division for Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology, offers the following training programs in rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology:

For additional inquiries, please refer to the following faculty contact information:

Director, Postdoctoral Training in Rehabilitation Psychology: William Stiers, Ph.D., wstiers1@jhmi.edu
Director, Postdoctoral Training in Neuropsychology: Pegah Touradji, Ph.D., ptourad1@jhmi.edu
Director, Postdoctoral Training in MS Rehabilitation Research: Meghan Beier, Ph.D., mbeier1@jhmi.edu
Director, Externship Training: Abbey J. Hughes, Ph.D., abbeyjhughes@jhmi.edu


Clinical Postdoctoral Residencies in Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology

Postdoctoral residencies are full-time, two-year training programs open to individuals who have completed APA-accredited doctoral and internship training. The training programs are focused on the assessment, treatment and consultation regarding adult patients with a wide range of injuries, illnesses, disabilities and acute and chronic health conditions, as well as the development of skills in teaching/supervision, research and practice management.

The goals are to provide an organized sequence of didactic and experiential education and training activities with focused supervision and mentoring. Residents will develop advanced competencies in the specialty areas of rehabilitation psychology or neuropsychology sufficient for independent practice, eligibility for board certification, and leadership in patient care and research.

Residency positions include:

  • Rehabilitation Psychology (adheres to the Baltimore Conference Guidelines)
  • Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN Member, adheres to the Houston Conference Guidelines)

All residency positions include monthly topical seminars with division faculty and predoctoral externs, and weekly didactic seminars with division faculty and invited speakers.

Application Process: 2019-2021 Training Year

Questions may be directed to William Stiers, Ph.D. for Rehabilitation Psychology and Pegah Touradji, Ph.D. for Clinical Neuropsychology.


Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation

The Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Research Fellowship is a full-time, two-year, mentor-based fellowship funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Learn more about the Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Research Fellowship.

Application Process

  • Deadline: December 1, 2018
  • Application materials: cover letter stating your research interests, relevant research experience, training goals, and career plans; and your CV with contact information for three references
  • Please submit application materials to Meghan Beier, Ph.D.

Clinical Externships for Doctoral Trainees in Clinical/Counseling Psychology

Students enrolled in doctoral clinical psychology or counseling psychology training programs accredited by the American Psychological Association may apply for nine-month clinical externships. These training programs involve assessment, intervention and consultation regarding adult patients with a wide range of injuries, illnesses, disabilities, and acute and chronic health conditions in inpatient or outpatient settings.

We currently offer two types of clinical externships:

  • Inpatient rehabilitation-focused psychological assessment and intervention (Locations: Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview)
  • Outpatient rehabilitation-focused neuropsychological testing (Locations: Johns Hopkins Hospital and Greenspring Station)

As scheduling permits, externs will be invited to participate in monthly seminars and didactics with division faculty and postdoctoral fellows.

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning 12/1/18. Application deadline: 1/31/19

Application materials:

  • A one-page cover letter stating your: (1) preferred externship position (inpatient or outpatient); (2) relevant professional training to date; (3) training goals; and (4) contact information for two references
  • A CV not to exceed five pages

Please submit application materials to Abbey J. Hughes, Ph.D.


Research Externships for Masters and Doctoral Trainees in Clinical/Counseling Psychology

Students enrolled in masters or doctoral clinical or counseling psychology training programs may apply for nine- or twelve-month research externships. Availability of these positions varies each year, depending on faculty research activities. These training programs involve participation in a wide range of clinical research activities, including training in research design and analysis, preparation of IRB documents, recruitment of research participants, administration of study assessments, delivery of study interventions, collaboration on conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications.

We currently offer two types of research externships:

  • Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation (PIs: Meghan Beier, Ph.D.; Abbey J. Hughes, Ph.D.)
  • Intensive/Critical Care Rehabilitation (PI: Megan Hosey, Ph.D.)

As scheduling permits, externs will be invited to participate in monthly seminars and didactics with division faculty and postdoctoral fellows.

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning 12/1/18. Application deadline: 1/31/19

Application materials:

  • A one-page cover letter stating your: (1) preferred externship position; (2) relevant professional training to date; (3) training goals; and (4) contact information for two references
  • A CV not to exceed five pages

Please submit application materials to Abbey J. Hughes, Ph.D.

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