Post Doctoral Neuropsychological Fellowship
Institutions and Program DescriptionJFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute offers a two-year Post-Doctoral Residency in Neuropsychology with a concentration in the assessment and/or rehabilitation of adults with acquired neurological illness. The Director of Neuropsychology is Monique Tremaine, Ph.D. The Director of Clinical Training is Sara Michaud, Ph.D., ABPP-CN.
Two Tracks are Offered
Neuropsychology - General (NMS Program Code # 9951)
1 OPENING FOR 2024-2026
This track offers a concentration in neuropsychological evaluation of adults with memory disorders and dementia, stroke syndromes, movement disorders, brain tumors, epilepsy, etc. Residents perform DBS evaluations and participate in periodic special procedures (i.e., Wada and cortical mappings).
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (Adult) (NMS Program Code # 9952)
1 OPENING FOR 2024-2026
The first year of this track includes: 1) neuropsychological evaluation of patients on an inpatient brain trauma unit (40%) and; 2) outpatient neuropsychological evaluations (60%). The inpatient component (2 days/week) provides specialized training in the evaluation of patients with severe brain injury, including assessment of post-coma and related disorders of consciousness. Neuropsychological consultation is also provided to patients on the Extended Recovery Unit, which provides continued care for medically stable patients with persistent cognitive limitations. The Resident will conduct neuropsychological evaluations on an outpatient basis (3 days/week) for patients with a wide variety of neurologic conditions.
The second year is spent in a post-acute neurorehabilitation center (100% outpatient). In addition to neuropsychological assessments, the Resident will provide individual intervention for cognitive disability and will participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning and coordination of services.
Residents are expected to participate in research and demonstrate scholarship consistent with a scientist-practitioner model of training in neuropsychology. All residents are expected to spend approximately 10% of their time devoted to research activities. Residents are expected to complete an individual research study or participate in ongoing research projects through the department.
Educational opportunities are offered through individual and group supervision and a variety of didactics. Neuropsychologists participate in monthly Neuropsychology Rounds, Journal Club, and Research Meetings. Residents are also expected to participate in regular mock ABPP examinations. Additional educational opportunities are available through attendance at epilepsy case conferences and support for continuing education.
Supervision is provided by Dr. Tremaine and Dr. Michaud, as well as Georgianna Dart, Psy.D., Tasha Mott, Ph.D., Amy Hradil, Ph.D., and Maria Wedin, Ph.D. The residency meets the post-graduate clinical and supervision requirements for licensure as a psychologist in the State of New Jersey. For residents who intend to use their experience toward New Jersey licensure, it is necessary to obtain a 3-year permit directly from the New Jersey Board of Psychological Examiners.
Salary is $47,486 annually. Residents are salaried through JFK Medical Center and receive the same comprehensive benefits packages offered to full-time employees, which includes medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage.
Our program is a member of the Association of Post-Doctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN) and participates in the computerized match operated by the National Matching Services (NMS). For more information, please visit http://appcn.org.