Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Rehabilitation Psychology
The Rehabilitation Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program aspires to develop professional psychologists who are competent, ethical and prepared for independent practice in rehabilitation settings. Training occurs via didactic as well as clinical exposure, with direct supervision provided to facilitate the learning process.
Based on guidelines for meeting competencies for board certification as a rehabilitation psychologist (ABPP-RP), primary competencies are developed in assessment of individuals and families experiencing adjustment and coping issues related to physical and cognitive impairment, ability limitations, and participation restrictions; short term, solution focused interventions to promote optimal outcome; multidisciplinary collaboration; clinical consultation; advocacy/consumer protection and ethical and professional issues.
There are two, one-year full-time Rehabilitation Psychology Fellow positions. There are two major six-month post-doctoral clinical rotations - brain injury rehabilitation and spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Minor rotations will be optional in conjunction with major rotations to meet the individual interests of fellows.
Pre-Doctoral Intern External Rotations
Training opportunities for interns from the region’s APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship programs are available within pediatric inpatient and outpatient settings, acute trauma/burn, adult rehabilitation, chronic pain management program and bariatrics.