The Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Neuropsychology aims to prepare the next generation of scientist-practitioners for careers in academic research and clinical applications within the specialty area of neuropsychology. The program achieves its goals through training in a series of tracks, including both Academic/Research and Clinician/Educator emphases. Tracks with an Academic/Research emphasis are designed to prepare applicants for academic careers in teaching and clinical research, and tracks with Clinician/Educator emphases are designed to prepare applicants for private or hospital-based practice providing neuropsychological services and advanced training in clinical neuropsychology. All Fellows, regardless of track, will receive broad training and experience in both research and clinical practice. The difference between tracks is their allocation of major rotation and elective time. All tracks individually tailor the Fellow's training program to achieve these goals in light of the Fellow's prior competencies and experiences.
We currently have 12 fellows participating in 6 tracks. For recruitment in 2015, we anticipate openings in the following tracks: Clinical Neuropsychology Track (General) ; Clinical Neuropsychology Track (Child) ; HIV/AIDS Clinical Research Track ; Cognitive Neuropsychology of Dementia Track ; and new this year, a Clinical Neuropsychology of Stress & Trauma Track ; and also new this year, a Clinical Neuropsychology of Brain Injury and Sports Concussions Track ; and the Outpatient Neurology – Neurodegeneration Track . Additional fellows may be admitted into the Neuropsychology Research Track with funding independent of these offerings.
The Division of Medical Psychology-Neuropsychology offers internship and externship programs, in addition to the program as described above; UCLA also supports a wide diversity of training programs in disciplines highly relevant to psychology and neuroscience. Please be sure to look for offerings through other departments and programs in the David Geffen School of Medicine, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior , UCLA Brain Research Institute , and the UCLA Department of Psychology .