• Pediatric Neuropsychology Fellowship Position 2024-2026 (start date September 1, 2024)

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    Advanced Neurobehavioral Health of Southern California 

    San Diego, California

    National Matching Service Program Code: 8271


    Advanced Neurobehavioral Health of Southern California (ANH) is accepting applications for our combined hospital and private practicebased Pediatric Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship for the 2024-2026 training period. We are currently recruiting for one position which begins September 2024.

    Program Overview

    • Our residency program is a member program of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN)
    • Pediatric focus, with primary hospital-based placement (outpatient clinic at Rady Children’s Hospital) and secondary private practice placement (Advanced Neurobehavioral Health).
    • Patient population spans ages 4 through 24 and includes a wide variety of complex medical and developmental conditions.
    • Approximately 70% of the fellow’s time is spent on clinical services, with the remainder focused on educational, didactic, and research experiences.

    Clinical Rotations. The major focus of the training program is to provide supervised experience in outpatient pediatric neuropsychological evaluations, and approximately 70% of the fellow’s time is spent in the delivery of clinical services. Our program features primary hospital-based rotations at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego providing outpatient evaluation services for the Rehabilitation Medicine, Neurology, and Hematology/Oncology Departments. Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego has been named by U.S. News & World Report to its 2023-2024 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll and is nationally ranked in 10 pediatric specialties. Fellows also participate in a private practice rotation at Advanced Neurobehavioral Health. Fellows will work with a wide range of patient populations including children with epilepsy, brain injury, concussion, brain tumors, cancer, ADHD, ASD, learning disabilities, prematurity, movement disorders, and genetic/metabolic diseases. Additional rotation/experiences include school observations, school conferences, IEP consultation, and legal/forensic cases.

    Didactic, Research, and Professional Development. Educational/didactic and research experiences constitute the remaining 30% of the fellow’s time. Didactics include an emphasis on professional development, and trainees participate in ABPP exam preparation, journal club, neuroanatomy course, brain cutting, monthly epilepsy surgery conference, and rounds/seminars at area universities and hospitals. Fellows are required to participate in and/or develop a research project within the field of child neuropsychology. Fellows will also be required to observe/shadow Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine team clinicians as well as other allied health professionals.

    Compensation. Salary is commensurate or above median salaries for postdoctoral residencies throughout the southern California region. Health care and employer sponsored savings options are available for employees.

    Interviews. Interviews for the neuropsychology fellowship will be held at the annual North American INS meeting in February 2024 – New York City. Interviews will also be available via online format and will be scheduled from January to early February 2023. Candidates are welcome to interview on site at our San Diego ANH office as well, but we do not reimburse travel costs.

    Program/Match Information. The program is structured to reflect as closely as possible the INS/APA Division 40 and Houston Conference Guidelines for postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology. Additionally, the fellowship program provides trainees with experiences required to meet eligibility requirements for the ABPP Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology through the ABCN. Our residency program is a member program of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN) and participates in the APPCN Resident Matching Program. Our residency program is approved by the California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC), a state agency involved with credentialing of both internship and postdoctoral residency programs. The fellowship program at ANH was established in 2008 and our program is the only pediatric focused APPCN membership training program in California. 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. Details about the Matching Program can be obtained at the APPCN website (http://www.appcn.org). Please note that all applicants for this position must register with the National Matching Service. Our Program Code Number is: 8271.

    How to Apply. Candidates must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree prior to beginning the fellowship. They shall have completed a predoctoral internship accredited by the American/Canadian Psychological Association. Only graduates of programs accredited by the American/Canadian Psychological Association will be considered. Candidates for postdoctoral fellowship should have well-established clinical and research interests in pediatric neuropsychology.

    Applicants must submit the following:

    • Letter of interest (no longer than two single-spaced pages) stating professional and academic preparation and work experience, along with career goals and interests.
    • Curriculum vita.
    • Graduate transcripts (must be sent directly from the applicant’s university)
    • Three (3) letters of reference.
    • Copies or reprints of publications.
    • Two (2) de-identified assessment reports. At least one (preferably both) should be assessment of children.
    • Doctoral Training Verification Form available from the APPCN website, signed by your training director or dissertation director.

    It is preferred that application materials be forwarded via email to Robert M. Gray, PhD, ABPP at [email protected]

    Materials may also be sent via mail to:
    Robert M. Gray, PhD, ABPP
    Advanced Neurobehavioral Health of Southern California
    9968 Hibert Street, Suite 105San Diego, CA 92131