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Welcome to the Fellowship Training Program in Neuropsychology. The program is a two-year, full-time clinical training experience focused on neuropsychological evaluation intended for individuals pursuing a career in clinical neuropsychology. The program is compliant with Houston Conference Guidelines for training in clinical neuropsychology and prepares fellows for psychology licensure and board certification in clinical neuropsychology through ABPP.
Fellowship training will take place on the Neuropsychology Service in the Department of Neurology at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in northern Manhattan, NYC. The Service is staffed by five clinical neuropsychologists, three of whom are ABPP board certified and provide fellows with clinical supervision and professional mentorship. The clinical team also includes two bilingual neuropsychologists (English/Mandarin and English/Spanish) with whom interested fellows will have the opportunity to see some patients. Fellows with experience and interest will also have the opportunity for occasional involvement in evaluations of children and adolescents with genetic and/or medical conditions supervised by a pediatric neuropsychologist.
Clinical Training: The program is a two-year, full-time clinical training experience focused on neuropsychological evaluation and intended for individuals pursuing a career as a clinical neuropsychologist. The fellow will conduct all aspects of outpatient neuropsychological evaluation of adults with a variety of neurological conditions, including neurodegenerative diseases, movement disorders, cerebrovascular disease and stroke, brain tumors, and co-morbid mood/adjustment disorders. Fellows receive at least three hours of individual clinical supervision per week throughout their training, which is designed to provide fellows with gradually increasing levels of independence as training progresses. Relatedly, fellows will be provided with training and experience in practice aspects, such as billing and administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of a neuropsychology service, and clinical supervision of junior trainees.
New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia and Cornell is ranked #3 in neurology and neurosurgery by US News & World Report, and the department’s reputation as a national leader in neurological care allows fellows to see patients with atypical and rare conditions while also solidifying their expertise in the evaluation of common conditions. In addition, the diverse nature of the New York City metropolitan area and the surrounding community, as well as the department’s renewed commitment to providing equal care for all patients regardless of insurance type, allows fellows to see patients from a wide variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. The program is compliant with Houston Conference Guidelines for training in clinical neuropsychology and prepares fellows for psychology licensure and board certification in clinical neuropsychology through ABPP.
Research: the Division of Cognitive Neuroscience is comprised of multiple world-renowned researchers, and fellowship faculty serve as investigators or consultants on several research studies. Fellows can collaborate with faculty on existing projects, design and conduct a secondary analysis of our existing clinical database, and/or co-author a literature/systematic review.
Didactics include neuropsychology seminars covering clinical, professional, and ethics topics, mock fact-finding and ABCN exam preparation exercises, and clinical case conferences. Weekly or monthly didactics offered through the Neurology Department include clinicopathological conference, neurodegenerative diagnosis consensus conference, multidisciplinary movement disorders rounds, neurology grand rounds, and brain cuttings. Fellows can also attend any of the enormous number of other didactic experiences available throughout the medical center and larger Columbia University community.
Requirements and Eligibility
Candidates must have completed all doctoral degree requirements as well as internship training in clinical neuropsychology and be eligible for a limited permit to practice psychology in New York before the start date of July 1st, 2024. A September start date can be arranged if the matched applicant completes internship in August.
- Applications are reviewed by a diverse committee. We will conduct in-person interviews on-site. Interviews via video conferencing will be considered for applicants with extenuating circumstances.
- The program is a member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN) and will participate in the APPCN Match operated by National Matching Services (NMS). For more information, please visit the APPCN website.
- We require submission of application materials via e-mail when possible, including:
- Cover letter with a statement of interest and career goals;
- Curriculum vitae;
- Three letters of recommendation, which must be emailed from the recommender's institutional email address;
- Official transcript of all graduate academic work, to be mailed to the address below:
- Jason Krellman, PhD, ABPP
710 West 168th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10032-3784
- Jason Krellman, PhD, ABPP
- Doctoral Training Verification form, available at http://www.appcn.org/doctoral-training-verification; and
- Two redacted sample neuropsychological reports
- Interviews will be conducted in-person on-site, but we will consider Zoom interviews for applicants with travel limitations or other extenuating circumstances.
- Next application training cycle will be for the 2024-2026. Application materials are due on January 1, 2024 and should be sent in a single .pdf file to Jason Krellman, PhD, ABPP at email@example.com.
- Stephanie Assuras, PhD, ABPP-CN
- Elise Caccappolo, PhD, ABPP-CN
- Jason Krellman, PhD, ABPP (CN, RP)
- Robert Fee, PhD
Dr. Caccappolo is the clinical director of the Neuropsychology Service, and Drs. Krellman and Assuras manage the administrative and didactic aspects of the fellowship with input from Dr. Caccappolo. Drs. Assuras, Caccappolo, and Krellman supervise fellows for evaluations of adult patients. Fellows with experience and interest will have the opportunity for occasional involvement in pediatric evaluations supervised by a pediatric neuropsychologist.