The Department of Psychiatry within the Institute of Neurosciences at Geisinger Health System anticipates openings for postdoctoral fellowship residency training in adult clinical neuropsychology beginning July or September of 2019. Geisinger Medical Center is a 404-bed tertiary/quarternary healthcare facility, a Level One Trauma Center, and provides care to more than two million residents throughout central and northeastern Pennsylvania. Neuropsychology faculty in the Department of Psychiatry includes six full-time neuropsychologists. The postdoctoral resident will gain comprehensive clinical neuropsychological experience and training, will encounter a full array of medical, neurologic, and psychiatric conditions and will provide inpatient and outpatient neuropsychological evaluations and consultations to various specialty medical services. The postdoctoral resident will have opportunities to participate in pre-surgical assessments including Wada procedures, Deep Brain Stimulation, and potentially intra-operative language mapping. The postdoctoral resident will attend didactics in the Neuropsychology Section, Psychiatry Grand Rounds and the integrated Neuropsychology/Neurology/Psychiatry conference series for residents. There are several multidisciplinary treatment teams in which the postdoctoral resident can expect to be involved, including the Memory and Cognition Program, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, and the Tumor Board. There is active research ongoing within the Section of Neuropsychology and there are opportunities for internal grant funding. The postdoctoral resident will be responsible for participating in scholarly activities, such as a research project and educational presentations on topics related to the practice and science of Clinical Neuropsychology. This is a two-year residency. The postdoctoral resident will have the opportunity to interact with a large Department of Psychiatry staff including psychiatrists, physician’s assistants, clinical psychologists, postdoctoral residents in clinical psychology/behavioral medicine and pediatric/child clinical psychology, and doctoral interns.
The annual stipend is $47,486 plus continuing education allowance and benefits. Requirements include: Doctoral candidate at an APA accredited program in clinical, counseling, or school psychology; APA accredited pre-doctoral clinical internship with experience in neuropsychology or an internship that meets APPIC criteria and/or allows for listing in the National Register of Health Service Providers and has specialized training in neuropsychology; letter from dissertation chair stating anticipated completion of dissertation by June, 2018 if a July start date or August 2018 if a September start date. Experience in a medical setting is preferred but not required. Send curriculum vitae, cover letter, 3 letters of reference, 2 sample reports, and copy of graduate school transcript by December 1, to Bradley J. Wilson, PhD, ABN, Program Director, Geisinger Medical Center, Division of Psychiatry, 100 N. Academy Avenue, Danville, PA, 17822-1335 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Check our website: http://www.geisinger.edu/fellowships/neuropsychology/