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Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, although this may make your application significantly less competitive. If possible, include additional information in your application. For example, if your graduate program or internship is in the process of applying for accreditation, include a letter from your Training Director that explains this. We are looking for the best overall "fit" to our program, but in general, an APA/CPA-approved graduate program is required and an APA-/CPA-approved internship is strongly preferred.
Please contact us for current salary information. Children’s National Hospital offers an excellent benefits package. Postdoctoral residents accrue four weeks of annual leave (vacation) per year. We also allow one week professional/ conference leave and a professional expense budget of $1,000/year. There are nine paid federal holidays and one "floating" holiday (employee can choose). The hospital provides health insurance, optional dental and vision coverage, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance program, back-up child care assistance, optional life and disability insurance.
This is a two-year, full-time training position.
This is primarily a clinical training position. Following the scientist-practitioner model, however, our fellows are actively involved in ongoing clinical research as well, and have 20-30 percent of their time protected for this.
The requirements for your application to be competitive:
- A doctoral degree from an accredited graduate program, in a health service delivery area of psychology. Usually this would be an APA- or CPA-approved Ph.D. or Psy.D. program in clinical psychology or neuropsychology. We will also consider applicants from accredited school or counseling psychology programs if they have substantial, relevant clinical experience.
- A clinical psychology internship. We strongly prefer APA- or CPA-approved internships.
- Substantial prior clinical experience in both neuropsychology and in child and adolescent psychology. Most applicants have several relevant pre-doctoral externship placements, as well as a major rotation in pediatric neuropsychology on internship.
- Experience conducting research, such as completion of an empirical dissertation.
The start date is September 1st.