Clinical Neuropsychology

The Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Clinical Neuropsychology within the Division of Cognitive Neuroscience is a two-year postdoctoral specialty training program. Clinical cases involve outpatient neuropsychological assessment of pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics with a variety of neurologic conditions. Populations served include patients with neurodegenerative disorders, movement disorders, epilepsy, cerebrovascular disease, tumors, and psychiatric disorders. Didactics include case conferences, clinical pathological conferences, consensus conferences, neurology grand rounds, psychiatry grand rounds, brain cuttings, and a variety of other teaching conferences throughout the medical center. Exit criteria for the fellowship program include evidence of the skills necessary for independent neuropsychological practice. Fellows must demonstrate capability in independent practice of neuropsychological assessment, consultation, advanced knowledge of brain-behavior relations, and scholarly activity submitted for publication, presentation, or grant proposal.

Individual and group supervision is provided to fellows by the postdoctoral fellowship program faculty. Supervision is provided by clinical and research faculty, as listed on the following page.


Eligible candidates will have completed all doctoral requirements as well as internship training in Neuropsychology before the start date. Applications will also be accepted from individuals who have completed all requirements of a university based APA-approved program of postdoctoral education for retraining in clinical psychology. Applications will be considered from graduates from outside the United States or Canada on a case-by-case basis.

A competitive stipend, including medical benefits and vacation, is available. On-site interviews will be arranged once applications are processed and will be held on-site or at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychology Society.

Each applicant is asked to submit:

  • a cover letter with a statement of interest and career goals;
  • original and one copy of a curriculum vitae containing background information, academic and field experience;
  • three letters of recommendation. We prefer electronic submissions of application materials via e-mail. Letters of recommendation sent electronically must be emailed directly from the recommender's institutional email address;
  • an official transcript of all graduate academic work;
  • original and one copy of the Doctoral Training Verification form; and
  • two copies each of two work samples without identifying information.

Deadline for receipt of materials is: January 1st.

Our fellowship is a member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN). As an APPCN program, we participate in the computerized Match operated by National Matching Services (NMS). For more information please visit the APPCN Web site. Externship and Post-doctoral Fellowship Supervision provided by our faculty.


Elise Caccappolo, PhD, ABPP-CN
Clinical Director, Clinical Neuropsychology Service
Division of Cognitive Neuroscience
Columbia University Medical Center
710 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
P: 212-305-6939
F: 212-305-1145