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Post-Doctoral Residency in Clinical Neuropsychology


Maitland, FL, United States

Maitland Psychology
  • P.A.


04/08/2013

Contact Rebecca C. Villar, Psy.D.
Phone: 407-628-5354
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02/05/2013

The Maitland Psychology Post-Doctoral Residency Program has been designed to provide advanced level clinical training for the development of the necessary skills for a successful career as a Clinical Neuropsychologist. This two-year full-time residency was created using the recommended guidelines from the Houston Conference and Division 40 of the APA. The program trains and educates the neuropsychology residents in preparation for board certification in neuropsychology and state licensure in psychology.



The Maitland Psychology Clinical Neuropsychological Post-Doctoral Residency provides the

neuropsychology resident with the necessary training to competently perform outpatient psychological and neuropsychological assessments with adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations with a wide variety of neurological, neurosurgical, medical and psychological disorders. The training experiences will include the supervision of comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological evaluations, which includes supervised interview and feedback sessions with patients and their families; cognitive retraining; supervision of graduate student trainees; and individual psychotherapy. Additional training, teaching, and research opportunities are available depending on the interests, goals, and clinical expertise of the psychological resident.

Upon successful completion of the program, the postdoctoral resident will be able to: a)demonstrate the necessary skills in psychological and neuropsychological assessment, cognitive retraining, and consultation sufficient for independent clinical practice; b)demonstrate competency in providing empirically supported assessment and psychological services to diverse clientele with a high standard of ethical practice and an understanding of the role of clinical neuropsychology within the health care environment; and c) demonstrate and display a desire for continuing personal and professional growth through increased autonomy and enhanced ability to make sound and ethical clinical decisions in providing services to others.

This residency subscribes to the scientist-practitioner model, emphasizing the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that encourage a scientific approach to clinical practice. The residency requires a minimum of 24 hours per week of direct patient contact, which includes supervised clinical interviews, neuropsychological and psychological test administration, psychotherapy, cognitive retraining, and supervised feedback sessions. The remaining time is divided between report writing, supervision, and didactics. Didactics are offered in-house and externally through journal clubs, grand rounds, and local conferences. While the fellowship is primarily clinical, research opportunities are available both in-house and in conjunction with outside organizations and academic institutions. The first year of residency is structured to meet requirements for Florida licensure, which is strongly encouraged after the completion of the first year. Supervision will consist of direct observation and individual supervision, with a minimum of two hours of clinical supervision per week. Post-licensure (usually the second year) allows for greater flexibility and opportunity to tailor clinical experiences to the resident’s interests.

Successful completion of an APA or CPA accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology, including an APA or CPA accredited internship program with training in clinical neuropsychology is strongly recommended.

Applicants must provide:

1. A letter of interest

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Three letters of recommendation sealed with signature across the flap

4. An official transcript of all graduate academic work

5. Two sample neuropsychological reports

Information regarding the schedule, salary, and benefits will be provided to qualified candidates during the interview process. Professional individual liability insurance is required and is the responsibility of the neuropsychology resident.

For more information regarding our practice, please visit us at www.MaitlandPsychology.com.

Please direct application materials and inquiries to:

Rebecca C. Villar, Psy.D.

Maitland Psychology, P.A.

500 N. Maitland Avenue, Suite 110

Maitland, FL 32751

Phone: 407-628-5354

Fax: 407-628-0254

Email: RebeccaVillar@live.com

    When applying for this position, please mention you saw this ad in the APS Postdoc Exchange.

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