Postdoctoral Fellowship Curriculum

Consistent with Houston Conference and APPCN guidelines, the fellowship curriculum includes content for acquiring knowledge and skills necessary for an independently practicing clinical neuropsychologist:

A. Foundations for the study of brain-behavior relationships

  • Functional neuroanatomy
  • Neurological and related disorders including their etiology, pathology, course, and treatment
  • Non-neurologic conditions affecting the CNS 
  • Neuroimaging and other neurodiagnostic techniques
  • Neurochemistry of behavior, including psychopharmacology
  • Neuropsychology of behavior     

B. Foundations for the practice of clinical neuropsychology

  • Specialized neuropsychological assessment techniques
  • Specialized neuropsychological intervention techniques
  • Research design and analysis in clinical neuropsychology 
  • Professional issues and ethics in neuropsychology
  • Development of a professional identity and self-reflection
  • Practical implications of neuropsychological conditions      
    Specific applications of neuropsychological techniques to military relevant issues     

C. Neuropsychological assessment skills

  • Information gathering
  • History taking
  • Selection of tests and measures
  • Administration of tests and measures
  • Interpretation and diagnosis
  • Treatment planning
  • Report writing
  • Provision of feedback
  • Recognition of multicultural factors that influence procedures and conceptualization 

D. Neuropsychological treatment and intervention skills

  • Identification of intervention targets
  • Specification of intervention needs
  • Formulation of an intervention plan
  • Implementation of the plan
  • Monitoring and adjustment to the plan as needed
  • Assessment of the outcome
  • Recognition of multicultural issues

E. Neuropsychological consultation skills

  • Effective basic communication (e.g. listening, explaining, negotiating)
  • Determination and clarification of referral issues
  • Education of referral sources regarding neuropsychological services (strengths and limitations)
  • Communication of evaluation results and recommendations
  • Education of patients and families regarding services and disorder(s)

F. Neuropsychological research with application to the military

  • Selection of appropriate research topics relevant to the military
  • Review of relevant literature
  • Design of research
  • Execution of research
  • Monitoring of progress
  • Evaluation of outcome
  • Communication of results

G. Teaching and supervision skills

  • Methods of effective teaching
  • Plan and design of course lecture
  • Use of effective educational technologies
  • Use of effective supervision methodologies

Contact Us


Monday thru Friday 0730 - 1600


Main:(301) 400-2228DSN:400-2228
Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.