CHP NP Post-Doc

University of Florida

Adult Neuropsychology

Post-Doctoral Residency Program

2021-2023 Training

NPCHP

The Neuropsychology Area of the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida is seeking applicants for a two-year fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology, focused on adults, particularly older adults.   The fellowship meets Houston conference guidelines, and is preparatory for meeting eligibility requirements for board certification with ABPP/ABCN.  This program does not participate in the APPCN-sponsored computerized match.

Training Setting: Training occurs within the UF Health System, the largest and most comprehensive academic Health Center in the Southeastern US.  The Department of Clinical & Health Psychology’s Neuropsychology Service has a free-standing clinic within the UF Health Complex and additional sites at the Norman Fixel Institute of Neurological Diseases and the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital.  We have longstanding and close programmatic ties with Neurology, Neurosurgery, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Psychiatry, and other medical/surgical departments (https://ufhealth.org/) and the McKnight Brain Institute.

 

Training Faculty:

Russell M. Bauer, Ph.D. ABPP/CN  Adult Neuropsychology, Concussion-TBI Clinic, Epilepsy-Wada

Dawn Bowers, Ph.D., ABPP/CN, Adult NP, Movement Program, Triage Clinic, NP Fellowship Director

Erika Cascio, Ph.D., Life Span Neuropsychology

Duane Dede, Ph.D., Adult NP, Neuropsychology Area Head

Shelly Heaton, Ph.D.,  Adult Cortical Mapping-Tumor Resection

Kristin Hamlett, Ph.D.  Adult NP  (PECAN Program

Shellie-Anne Levy, Ph.D.,  Adult NP

Catherine Price, Ph.D., ABPP/CN,  Adult NP,  Director PECAN Program (Perioperative NP)

Glenn Smith, Ph.D., ABPP/CN,  Adult NP,  Director, Peace of Mind Program

John Williamson, Ph.D., ABPP/CN,  Adult NP,  Stroke Program

 

Our Training Goals:  Our primary goal is to foster development of competencies that enable successful transition to independence as a professional neuropsychologist.  To achieve this goal, our program provides fellows with depth and breadth of assessment, education, consultative, intervention, and research experiences that result in advanced professional competency.  This includes acquiring expertise in  questions related to age-related neurodegenerative disorders including typical and atypical dementias, various movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease, MSA, PSP,  pre-post deep brain stimulation), and TBI.  Experiences are acquired with psychiatric conditions (Tourettes, OCD, psychogenic disorders), epilepsy, legal cases, and pre-post-operative cognitive evaluations.  Some rotations involve integrated multidisciplinary clinics with neurology, psychiatry & neurosurgery, and perioperative anesthesiology.  Fellow are encouraged to assist with Wada administration and interpretation, observe Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) lead implantation, seizure surgery/tumor mapping, and observe surgeries associated with common patient referrals (e.g., left ventricular assist device placement) and other surgeries that indirectly change brain function (e.g., cardiac surgery, orthopedic surgery).  Fellows can participate in a unique cognitive intervention program for older adults with MCI (known as PEACE OF MIND), as well as a Brain Health/Triage Clinic.   A secondary goal is for each trainee to acquire mentored clinical supervision experiences; i.e., postdoctoral fellows will provide mentored supervision to varying levels of graduate and intern trainees.  As part of the mission towards independence, Fellows participate in and direct a Triage Clinic.

 

Clinical Training/Didactics 80%

  • Required clinical rotations involving outpatient adult neuropsychology with psychometry support, inpatient epilepsy, Triage Clinic.
  • Elective rotations (Brain Mapping, Subacute inpatient Rehabilitation, Peace of Mind intervention)
  • Post-docs will become familiar with telehealth delivery of neuropsychological services.
  • Didactics include: weekly pathology brain cuttings, weekly grand rounds in Neurology, Psychiatry,  Dementia Case Conference, DBS consensus rounds; Epilepsy rounds;   Weekly neuropsychology faculty-ANST meetings;  Bimonthly Rigor Rounds;  Courses in  Higher Brain function, Neuroanatomy, and Classics in Neuropsychology.
  • Professional mentoring vis a vis ABPP-CN practice exams (written and oral) and development of a clinical portfolio
  • Interdisciplinary Training Seminar for all Post-Docs in the Department of Clinical & Health Psychology.  The cohort will consist of a minimum of  6 post-docs/year across 3 areas (child-pediatric, adult health, neuropsychology).

 

Research   20%

  • Rich opportunities to develop research skills via faculty mentored projects that can vary in scope and topic.
  • At least two first author publications during the post-doc’s tenure, and presentations at professional meetings
  • Clinical research databases are available
  • Mentoring for K and other grant applications is available.

 

Stipend and Benefits:  The stipend for a full-time postdoctoral associate (1.0 FTE) is commensurate with the NIH salary for postdoctoral trainees and fellows with 0 years of experience (currently at $52,704). The Postdoctoral Associate is also eligible for health insurance and 5 hours of personal leave biweekly. They will also receive $500 in professional development funds per training year.

 

Start Date:  August 2, 2021 (two year appointment) – some flexibility in start date.

 

Gainesville Community:  Gainesville, Florida, is a beautiful Central Florida town (http://www.cityofgainesville.org/) with excellent cost of living, affordable housing, schools, and numerous outside activities.

 

Application Materials:  Interested applicants should have completed APA Accredited graduate and clinical internship programs and have a background of course work and training in Adult Neuropsychology. The application requires submission of:

  • A statement regarding professional goals
  • CV/biosketch
  • Graduate transcript (official)
  • 3 letters of recommendation (including 1 from the internship site)
  • 2 de-identified work samples

 

Application Deadline:   December 30, 2020.  Submit earlier if you can. Interviews will be conducted virtually during early January 2021.  Successful applicants will be eligible for provisional licensure in the State of Florida.

Questions about this position should be directed to Dawn Bowers, Ph.D., ABPP-CN at dawnbowers@phhp.ufl.edu; 352-222-0100 (cell; please text).

 

Application Instructions:   Interested applicants should visit https://facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu/posting/81488 for more information and detailed application instructions. This institution is using Interfolio (https://account.interfolio.com/login) for the application submission process. The following are required: (1) cover letter/statement regarding professional goals and why the fellowship is a match for the applicant, (2) CV, (3) 3 references, including 1 from your internship site, (4) 1 de-identified sample of your clinical writing (i.e., a clinical report), and (5) graduate school transcripts. Graduate school transcripts should be sent to Lyndle Toth at PO Box 100165, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610-0165.

 

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

 

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