Hurley's Pediatric Rehabilitation Psychology Fellowship

CAPT invites applications for one full-time postdoctoral fellowship position in Pediatric Rehabilitation Psychology for the training years 2014-2016 to start September 2014.  This fellowship position is part of the APA accredited program in Rehabilitation Psychology at Hurley Medical Center. The fellowship program participates in the Association of Postdoctoral Program in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN) Resident Matching Program (Match Number: 879).  All applicants to APPCN programs should register for the match; information about registration can be found at the web site: www.natmatch.com/appcnmat/.

The fellowship training opportunities span acute/ICU, inpatient brain injury rehabilitation and outpatient services that facilitate the development of skills in assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with a variety of acquired neurological and developmental disorders. In addition to didactics specific to rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology, fellows participate in a curriculum that provides broad education and training in areas pertinent to psychology practice (e.g., psychopharmacology, health/medical psychology, pathophysiology, medical education). The fellowship position additionally provides opportunities to participate in medical education of Pediatric resident physicians. Fellows will receive academic faculty appointments through Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Hurley Medical Center is an urban teaching hospital for Michigan State University/Flint Area Medical Education and is host to a NICU, PICU, Regional Burn Unit, general and brain injury rehabilitation program, and Level One Trauma Center.  Hurley Medical Center is the primary provider of subspecialty care in the region.  Additionally, Hurley Medical Center is one of three hospitals within the Consortium for Advanced Psychology Training and an APA accredited fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology.  Fellows receive appointments through the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

While the primary training emphasis for this position is of a pediatric nature, the fellow will also be provided with exposure to treatment and assessment of adults with neurological conditions within acute and inpatient rehabilitation settings.  Pediatric opportunities span acute/ICU, inpatient brain injury rehabilitation and outpatient services that facilitate the development of skills in assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with a variety of acquired neurological and developmental disorders.  The Neuropsychology program receives referrals from numerous medical services such as: trauma/surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatrics, and hematology/oncology.  Outpatient referrals are generated from inpatient services as part of a continuum of care, as well as community pediatricians, psychiatrists, nurse-case managers, and other community sources.  In addition to didactics specific to neuropsychology, fellows participate in a core postdoctoral curriculum that provides broad education and training in areas pertinent to psychology practice (e.g., psychopharmacology, health/medical psychology, medical education).  The focus of this fellowship is on clinical training; however, research opportunities are available through collaboration with various subspecialty departments.