The Department of Psychology at Hurley Medical Center (HMC) invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral fellowship position in Adult Rehabilitation Psychology for the training years September 2017- August 2019.
The fellowship program at Hurley Medical Center is participating 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/.
This is a two-year post doctoral fellowship in adult Rehabilitation Psychology that exposes the trainee to an even mixture of inpatient and outpatient practice experiences. Fellows work closely with Drs. Stucky, Johnson, and Dennis who maintain an office on the inpatient rehabilitation unit. HMC strives to provide interdisciplinary care and fellows are expected to become integral members of the rehabilitation team and regularly attend rounds, team, and family conferences. Because HMC is a level one Trauma Center, fellows routinely evaluate and treat patients who have sustained traumatic brain injury, polytrauma, spinal cord injury, and burn injury. Individuals with stroke, amputation, debility, multiple sclerosis, dementia, delirium, and chronic pain are also often seen. Additionally, the service is frequently called upon to perform capacity evaluations and or assist in differential diagnosis. Consequently, fellows learn to provide efficient, evidence based neuropsychological and psychological assessment at the bedside. Adjustment to disability psychotherapy, pain management, behavioral management, and family counseling are among the primary clinical services provided in collaboration with the hospital staff.
In the outpatient setting, fellows provide treatment and neuropsychological assessment primarily to patients who have been discharged from the hospital. External referrals for psychotherapy or neuropsychological assessment are often taken for individuals with a rehabilitation related diagnosis. Previous graduates of this postdoctoral track have secured positions in hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation settings, private practice, and administration. Thus, this fellowship track allows the trainee to develop broad clinical skills which should qualify them for a variety of professional roles and practice opportunities.
Kirk Stucky, PsyD ABPP (Rp, Cn), Program Director
Marcia Johnsonn PsyD Adult Neuropsychologist
Shannon Dennis, PhD, Pediatric Neuropsychologist
To apply, click here.