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Welcome to the Fellowship Training Program in Clinical Neuropsychology. The program is a two-year, full-time clinical training experience focused on neuropsychological evaluation intended for individuals pursuing a career in clinical neuropsychology. The program is compliant with Houston Conference Guidelines for training in clinical neuropsychology and prepares fellows for psychology licensure and board certification in clinical neuropsychology through ABPP.
The fellow will conduct all aspects of outpatient neuropsychological evaluation of adults with a variety of neurological conditions, including neurodegenerative diseases, movement disorders, cerebrovascular disease, brain tumors, and co-morbid mood/adjustment disorders. The fellow will spend at least 20% time conducting evaluations of children and adolescents with genetic/neurodevelopmental syndromes and learning disorders. The metropolitan New York City area, and the surrounding community in particular, allows fellows to see patients from a wide variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Supervision experience with pre-doctoral externs is also included in the second year of training.
Didactics include neuropsychology seminars inclusive of clinical, professional issues, and ethics topics, fact-finding and ABPP-CN exam preparation, case conferences, clinical pathological conferences, diagnostic consensus conferences, neurology grand rounds, psychiatry grand rounds, neuropathology conferences, and an enormous number of other didactic experiences available throughout the medical center and larger Columbia community.
Requirements and Eligibility
Candidates must have completed all doctoral degree requirements as well as internship training in clinical neuropsychology and be eligible for a limited permit to practice psychology in New York before the start date of July 1st, 2020. A September start date can be arranged if the matched applicant completes internship in August.
Applications are reviewed by a diverse committee. On-site interviews are required. Interviews via video conferencing can be arranged in the event of extenuating circumstances.
The program is a member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN) and will participate in the APPCN Match operated by National Matching Services (NMS). For more information, please visit the APPCN web site.
We require submission of application materials via e-mail when possible, including:
- Cover letter with a statement of interest and career goals;
- Curriculum vitae;
- Three letters of recommendation, which must be emailed from the recommender's institutional email address;
- Official transcript of all graduate academic work, to be mailed to the address below;
- Doctoral Training Verification form, available at http://www.appcn.org/doctoral-training-verification; and
- Two redacted sample neuropsychological reports
Fellowship positions are dependent on funding, and we anticipate funding for one (1) position for the 2020-22 training cycle.
Deadline for receipt of materials is: January 1, 2020.
Please submit application materials and questions to:
Jason Krellman, PhD, ABPP
Columbia University Medical Center
710 West 168th Street, Box 116
New York, NY 10032
Phone: (212) 342 – 1565
Fax: (212) 305 – 1145
Dr. Caccappolo is the clinical director of the Neuropsychology Service, and Drs. Krellman and Assuras manage the administrative and didactic aspects of the fellowship with input from Dr. Caccappolo. Drs. Assuras, Caccappolo, and Krellman supervise fellows for evaluations of adult patients, and Dr. Fee supervises pediatric evaluations.
Meghan Lechuga, PsyD
PsyD in Clinical Psychology with neuropsychology specialization from William James College
Internship in Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology at Staten Island University Hospital/Northwell Health System