University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine offers a two-year Postdoctoral Residency in Clinical Neuropsychology. This residency position is located on the hospital's main campus in midtown Omaha, Nebraska. The department staff includes six full-time neuropsychologists, one part-time neuropsychologist, eight full-time clinical psychologists, six psychometrists, and two administrative assistants. One adult-focused residency position is available beginning August or September 2018.
August or September, 2018
Length of Program
$40,000 per year
Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance is available. Basic life and disability insurance is provided. One day of sick leave is accrued each month, and each year, twenty days of paid vacation and up to five days of leave with pay for approved professional or educational meetings are granted.
Training is based on the Houston Conference guidelines for specialty training in clinical neuropsychology. Depending on the trainees' interests and rotations, supervision opportunities exist with all department neuropsychology staff. Residents will receive a minimum of two hours per week of individual face-to-face supervision with a clinical neuropsychologist. In addition, the department clinical psychologists are available to supervise residents' therapy cases or other clinical cases as appropriate. Residents will have 4 primary major clinical concentrations (6 month rotations), which will account for 60 to 75% of residency activities. Residents will attend and present their relevant evaluation findings at multidisciplinary team meetings consistent case conference, Geriatric Evaluation and Management case conference, DBS surgery conference, Epilepsy surgery case conference, Brain Tumor Board, and Solid Organ Transplant selection conference.
- Memory and movement disorder
- Epilepsy and pre-neurosurgical assessment
- General neurology (including multiple sclerosis, stroke, brain injury, neuro-oncology)
- General medical disorders (including solid organ transplant evaluation and psychiatric illness)
Residents will receive substantial clinical training in general adult neuropsychology. The patient population is diverse and includes both inpatients and outpatients. Patients present with a broad range of medical conditions treated in a tertiary care hospital. Specific emphases and specialty populations include:
- Adult epilepsy, including pre-surgical assessment and Wada evaluation
- Memory disorders, including participation in a multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment clinic
- Movement disorders, including pre-surgical assessment for deep brain stimulation placement
- Multiple sclerosis
- Central nervous system (CNS) tumor
- Brain injury
- Solid organ transplant evaluation
- Psychiatric illness
The program emphasizes clinical training with opportunity for clinical research. Research activities will be accomplished within existing clinical research, with the expectation that the resident will co-author at least one paper or poster during their two year tenure.
Didactic Training Opportunities
Residents will be expected to attend and participate in a weekly neuropsychology seminar as well as additional educational programming offered by UNMC, including neurology grand rounds and neurology resident lecture series, throughout their postdoctoral residency. Residents will be expected to present once monthly at the weekly neuropsychology seminar on topics pertaining to the focus of their major rotation, as well as present at neurology grand rounds once during their residency. Opportunities can also be arranged for shadowing behavioral neurologists, movement disorder specialists, and neuroradiologists to further the resident's knowledge regarding the neurological examination and differential diagnosis of relevant disorders.
The Clinical Neuropsychology Residency Program is designed to fulfill the Nebraska state psychology licensure requirements and to ensure that trainees are prepared for future board certification in clinical neuropsychology. By the completion of the 24-month residency, residents will be expected to be proficient in conducting neuropsychological assessments with a wide variety of patient populations, including conducting clinical interviews, selecting and administering neuropsychological test batteries appropriate to the referral question and population, and conducting feedback sessions to explain results to patients and family members. General knowledge of neurological and psychiatric disorders and associated neuropsychological assessment patterns is expected by completion of the training program, with administration of a practice written examination and mock fact-finding oral examination similar to those used for ABPP board certification at the completion of the program. The resident is also expected to pass the EPPP by the completion of the 24-month residency. Professional practice evaluations are completed and reviewed with trainees every six months. Any identified training needs are incorporated into subsequent rotations.
About Nebraska Medicine
Nebraska Medicine is the primary teaching partner for the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Nebraska Medicine includes two highly respected hospitals, Nebraska Medicine - Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine - Bellevue; Nebraska Medicine Clinics, a physician group of 450 dedicated to teaching, research, and quality patient care; as well as approximately 40 specialty and primary care clinics in Omaha and the surrounding area. We have an international reputation for solid organ and bone marrow transplantation services and we are a leader in oncology, cardiology and neurology services. Nebraska Medicine employs more than 6,100 employees and has a medical staff of more than 1,000 students each year. Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center has more than 350 medical and surgical residents and trains and educates approximately 1,000 students each year. U.S. News and World Report named Nebraska Medicine - Nebraska Medical Center one of the nation's best hospitals in six medical specialties including neurology and neurosurgery. Read more about the Best Hospitals rankings. For more information about the medical center and hospital milestones please visit About Us page or review hospital publications.
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Nebraska Medicine is a member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN) and participates in the APPCN match. To be considered for the Postdoctoral Residency in Clinical Neuropsychology, applicants must have completed an APA/CPA-accredited doctoral program and an APA/CPA accredited internship. The following materials are required to be submitted no later than Jan. 22, 2018.
- A letter of application outlining specific training and eventual professional goals, as well as the status of your dissertation
- Vitae or resume describing background training and experience, including a description of internship and other scholarly activities and research
- Two sample de-identified neuropsychological evaluation reports
- Three letters of recommendation, at least one from an internship supervisor
- Official graduate transcripts
- Verification of Completion of Doctorate (to be completed by Dissertation Chair or Director of Clinical Training). The form may be downloaded here.
Please submit all materials through the U.S. mail or by email to:
Amelia Nelson Sheese, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Training Director, Clinical Neuropsychology Residency Program
Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Nebraska Medical Center
988425 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-8425