Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology Fellowship

Michigan Medicine, Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology (RPN) division, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is announcing 2 fellowship positions, 1 pediatric focused training position and 1 adult focused training position.

The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Michigan Medicine is announcing 2 postdoctoral fellowship positions in our neuropsychology/ rehabilitation psychology training program, one adult track and one pediatric track. Positions will begin September 1, 2021.

Below is the brochure for our training program. Please note, our program is a participating member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN). The program is designed to provide postdoctoral training experiences in accordance with the Houston Conference guidelines, and prepare candidates to meet eligibility requirements for the ABPP Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology through ABCN.

Michigan Medicine’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology is based in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation www.med.umich.edu/pmr, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology-Neuropsychology. Ranked among the best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report, Michigan Medicine is nationally known for excellence in clinical services, education and research. We are proud to offer a range of excellent training opportunities as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Pediatric Track

Candidates interested in specialized pediatric neuropsychology within a rehabilitation context will be best suited to our pediatric training program. The primary goal of the pediatric fellowship training program is to prepare high quality neuropsychologists for leadership roles and independent work in rehabilitation settings or with rehabilitation populations. Fellows provide care in inpatient and outpatient settings, including multidisciplinary teams. Primary referral sources include physiatrists, neurologists, neurosurgery, pediatrics and the craniofacial anomalies program through plastic surgery among others. Fellows are also expected to become comfortable with the competencies needed to provide high quality care within a rehabilitation setting including the evaluation and treatment of individuals with chronic physical disability, spinal cord injury, burns, orthopedic injuries, limb loss, and chronic pain. Fellows will develop an expertise in the complex interplay between neuropsychological functioning and coping with disability. Our fellows also have opportunities to participate in research and, pending availability in their second year, supervise practicum students.

Prospective candidates may contact Danielle Shapiro, PhD, ABPP-CN with questions: dnshap@med.umich.edu Phone: (734) 936-7052 

Adult Track

Candidates interested in the Adult Rehabilitation Neuropsychology Track will have the opportunity to work with patients with various disorders that require rehabilitation, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, encephalopathies, brain and spinal tumors, hematological cancers, limb loss, orthopedic injuries, burns, developmental disorders (e.g. spina bifida), multiple sclerosis, and rarer autoimmune disorders such as Guillain-Barré or neuromyelitis optica.  The primary rotations will involve psychological/neuropsychological services within a multidisciplinary acute inpatient rehabilitation team and outpatient psychological /neuropsychological services.  The fellow will have the opportunity for collaborative clinical research and, pending availability, tiered supervision of more junior trainees.  RPN fellows receive comprehensive supervision and mentoring of their clinical work, preparation of presentations, and career planning.  Program graduates are expected to pursue a career in rehabilitation neuropsychology, and recent graduates have been awarded positions in several well-known academic medical centers. 

Prospective candidates may contact Katharine Seagly, PhD with questions: kseagly@med.umich.edu Phone: (734) 936-7052 

Stipend and Benefits

All fellows are offered a competitive stipend with a very attractive benefits package, including professional development funds and 22 days of vacation time, in addition to paid holiday and seasonal days. Health care benefits are included, and fellows have access to a number of campus services as a member of the University of Michigan community.

Selection Timeline and Notification

Our program is a participating member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN) and will be participating in the APPCN Resident Matching Program. Details about the Matching Program can be obtained at the APPCN website http://www.appcn.org. Please note that all applicants for these positions must register with the National Matching Service and abide by the posted timeline. Interviews will be conducted virtually in 2021 and will be scheduled after the application deadline.  This residency site agrees to abide by the APPCN policy that no person at this facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant. 

Application Process

Applicants are required to submit the following materials: 

  1. Letter of interest 
  2. Curriculum Vitae, including status of your dissertation
  3. Three letters of recommendation (At least two from recent/current clinical supervisors; including one from your graduate program training director.) Letters should be on letterhead and signed.
  4. The APPCN Verification of Completion of Doctorate form
  5. 1-2 relevant clinical neuropsychology reports (appropriately de-identified) that are representative of the applicant’s current report writing skills
  6. An official graduate transcript (These can be sent directly and separately from the electronic submission.)

 

SEND APPLICATION MATERIALS TO:

Aaron Quillen  aquillen@med.umich.edu

Attn: Post-Doctoral (Indicate Pediatric or Adult) Fellowship Application

Mailing address for transcripts, as applicable:

Aaron Quillen
325 East Eisenhower Parkway, 3rd Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: (734) 763-6496
Fax: (734) 936-7048 

Application Deadline: December 18, 2020