The Division of Medical Psychology-Neuropsychology has developed a broad range of administrative, clinical, teaching and research activities. The program provides administrative oversight for over 200 faculty, staff, and trainees throughout the UCLA Health System. Psychologists provide clinical service across all the divisions of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, and diverse divisions in other departments (Neurology, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, and various surgery programs). The faculty is actively involved in teaching at all levels from pre-doctoral through post-doctoral, both for physicians and psychologists in training.
Our postdoctoral fellowships, internships and externships for clinical psychology and neuropsychology are internationally renowned and among the largest in the world. The Psychology faculty maintains a broad and diverse portfolio of funded research programs across the many Semel Institute Centers and Programs. Noteworthy examples among these research initiatives spearheaded specifically within the Medical Psychology-Neuropsychology program, include:
- The Consortium for Neuropsychiatric Phenomics, supported by the NIH Roadmap Initiative, is is helping to define cognitive phenotypes that may one day replace conventional psychiatric diagnoses in the search for genetic bases and effective treatments for neuropsychiatric syndromes.
- The Center for the Biology of Creativity, supported by the Tennenbaum Family Initiative and complemented by participating investigator resources, brings together a campus-wide team of scientists to pursue highly innovative interdisciplinary research on the molecular, cellular, neural systems, and cognitive bases of exceptional abilities.
Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
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