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Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Residency) in Adult Clinical Neuropsychology

Medical psychology faculty play a major role in the education of medical students and resident physicians in psychiatry, neurology, medicine, and other disciplines. The Division does not offer a psychology degree program. We sponsor a Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Residency) in Adult Clinical Neuropsychology.

This program provides two years of advanced training and supervision in the clinical application of scientific knowledge of normal and abnormal brain function and behavior, across the life span, to postdoctoral psychologists. The program includes didactic and practicum experiences in assessment and intervention that are consistent with the Policy Statement of the Houston Conference on Specialty Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology. Its aim is to develop in psychologists the clinical competencies that enable them to qualify for certification in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN/ABPP).  The residency program was one of the original members of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN), but is no longer participating in the match program.

Program Brochure

Graduate Student Externship in Clinical Neuropsychology 

The Division of Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for graduate student externs for the 2022-2023 training period.

Externs will assist Division faculty and postdoctoral residents in the psychological and neuropsychological assessment of adults seen in our Cortical Function Laboratory and Medical Psychology Clinic. The major referral sources for outpatients are the Johns Hopkins specialty services, particularly the Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry service, Parkinson's disease and Movement Disorders Clinic, Epilepsy Center, Cerebral Fluid Center, Cancer Center, and the Frontotemporal Dementia and Young-Onset Dementias Clinic. In addition, outpatients are referred by generalist and specialist physicians in the community, government agencies, and insurance company case managers. Inpatients are referred from the specialty units of the Phipps Psychiatric Service, as well as the Hospital’s medical and surgical units.

Working alongside our psychometrists (credentialed psychology associates) and postdoctoral residents, externs observe and learn to administer and score a wide variety of tests including measures of intellect, academic achievement, various domains of cognition, psychiatric symptoms, and functional capacity. Externs also participate in Morning Report (our daily case conference), where they will learn how test results are combined with aspects of the patient's history and other diagnostic tests to arrive at a case formulation and recommendations for intervention. There is also the opportunity to attend additional educational activities including Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Psychiatry Seminar, Medical Psychology Seminar, and Journal Group.

We require a minimum two day per week commitment. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested graduate students should send a brief statement of interest and a resume or CV. 

For further information or to apply, contact:

Tracy D. Vannorsdall, Ph.D., ABPP/CN
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Training Director, Division of Medical Psychology
The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
600 N. Wolfe Street, Meyer 218
Baltimore, MD 21287-7218

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