Postdoctoral Fellowship Entry Criteria

Entry Criteria 

All applicants for the fellowship have been active duty United States Army psychologists. Entry into the WRNMMC forensic psychology fellowship is based upon completion of an APA accredited doctoral education and training program in clinical or counseling psychology. Fellows will also have successfully completed an APA accredited internship. In all cases, candidacy for postdoctoral training in forensic psychology must be based on demonstration of skills as a health services provider in the scientist practitioner model, and an interest in and capacity for the specialty of forensic psychology. Applicants to the fellowship must possess an unrestricted license to practice psychology in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia, must possess the US Army 73B Military Functional Code (MFA) designating the applicant as a clinical psychologist, and must 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. Currently active duty United States Army psychologists are accepted for the WRNMMC Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Forensic Psychology on an annual basis. 

The knowledge base upon entry into the fellowship will ordinarily include doctoral level competency in the following substantive areas:

  1. General psychology core

    1. Statistics and methodology
    2. Learning, cognition, and perception
    3. Personality and social psychology
    4. Biological basis of behavior
    5. Life span development
  2. General clinical core

    1. Psychopathology
    2. Psychometric theory
    3. Interview and assessment techniques
    4. Intervention techniques
    5. Professional ethics

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