To be considered for the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology, the applicant must be an Active Duty Army psychologist who is a citizen of the United States and must have completed an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited or Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) accredited doctoral program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Applicants must have also completed an APA or CPA accredited internship program that includes some training in neuropsychology. It is advantageous for applicants to have had coursework in neuropsychology and neurosciences in graduate school and clinical experience in neuropsychology during the practicum years as well. In all cases, candidacy for postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology must be based on demonstrated skills as a health service provider in the scientist practitioner model. Applicants must possess the Army 73B specialty skills indicator and meet other requirements for selection as determined by the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Long Term Health Education and Training (LTHET) program based upon the discretion and guidance of the Psychology Consultant to the United States Army Surgeon General. Typically, one active duty United States Army psychologist is accepted for the WRNMMC Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Clinical Neuropsychology each year. Applicants must also possess an unrestricted license to practice psychology in one of the fifty states or the District of Columbia. The military beneficiary population includes a wide range of cultural and ethnic groups, so knowledge and experience in cultural and individual diversity is therefore highly desirable.
The knowledge base upon entry into the fellowship should include doctoral level competency in the following substantive areas of psychology consistent with Houston Conference guidelines:
- Statistics and methodology
- Learning, cognition, and perception
- Social psychology and personality
- Biological basis of behavior
- Life span development
- Cultural and individual differences and diversity
- Psychometric theory
- Interview and assessment techniques
- Intervention techniques
- Professional ethics
Applicants are invited to contact the Program Director and current Fellows to learn more about the program.