Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Neuropsychology


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. Our program is designed as a Major Area of Study following the Taxonomy for Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology[1].

We currently have 12 fellows participating in 9 tracks.  For recruitment in 2021, we anticipate openings in the following tracks: Clinical Neuropsychology Track (General) [1]; Clinical Neuropsychology Track (Child) [1]; Clinical Neuropsychology of Brain Injury and Sports Concussions Track [1]; Hispanic Neuropsychiatric Center of Excellence (HNCE) Cultural Neuropsychology (CNP) Track [1]; and Clinical Neuropsychology of Neurodegeneration Track [1]. Additional fellows may be admitted into the Neuropsychology Research Track with funding independent of these offerings.

Other programs

 The Division of Psychology 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.


[1] Scott A. Sperling, Cynthia R. Cimino, Nikki H. Stricker, Amy K. Heffelfinger, Jennifer L. Gess, Katie E. Osborn & Brad L. Roper (2017) Taxonomy for Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology: past, present, and future, The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 31:5, 817-828, DOI: 10.1080/13854046.2017.1314017 




Applicants must have completed all requirements for their degree prior to enrolling including completion of coursework and a dissertation from a regionally accredited university and satisfactory completion of an internship meeting APA/APPIC standards. The program will not participate in the APPCN match process.

Application process:

See attached brochure, below, for detailed application process through APPA CAS. For questions or further information please contact Robert Bilder, PhD, ABPP-CN (program director; or Jennifer Haydn-Jones (administrator; 


Application deadline: 4th January, 2021


Coordinator: Jennifer Haydn-Jones,

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