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    POSTDOCTORAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM IN CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY VA Maine Healthcare System 15 Challenger Dr. (116B) Lewiston, ME 04240 Ph: 207-623-8411

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    APPLICATION DUE DATE ........................................................................................................................................ 3

    NUMBER OF POSITIONS OFFERED ........................................................................................................................ 3

    ACCREDITATION STATUS ....................................................................................................................................... 3

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION ................................................................................................................................................. 3

    RESIDENCY ADMISSIONS, SUPPORT, AND INITIAL PLACEMENT DATA ..................................................... 3

    Postdoctoral Program Admissions ............................................................................................................................ 3

    Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year .......................................................................... 5

    Initial Post-Residency Positions ............................................................................................................................... 6

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES .................................................................................................................................. 7

    FELLOWSHIP SETTING ............................................................................................................................................. 7

    Patient population and characteristics ....................................................................................................................... 8

    Training community and socialization ...................................................................................................................... 8

    PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION ................................................................................................................................ 8

    Administrative Policies and Procedures ................................................................................................................... 9

    Conflict Resolution Procedures ............................................................................................................................. 9

    FACILITY AND TRAINING RESOURCES ............................................................................................................. 12

    TRAINING MODEL AND PROGRAM .................................................................................................................... 13

    Clinical Training ..................................................................................................................................................... 13

    Individual and group supervision ............................................................................................................................ 14

    Seminars and didactics ............................................................................................................................................ 14

    The Rotating seminar .......................................................................................................................................... 15

    The Neuropsychology Seminar ........................................................................................................................... 15

    The brain cutting experience .............................................................................................................................. 15

    The Interdisciplinary Professional Education (IPE) seminar ................................................................................ 15

    Research and program development ....................................................................................................................... 15

    Supervision and teaching opportunities .................................................................................................................. 16

    PROGRAM AIMS AND COMPETENCIES .............................................................................................................. 16

    ROTATION REQUIREMENTS AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ............................................................ 18

    Rotation Completion Requirements ........................................................................................................................ 18

    Competency Rating Levels .................................................................................................................................. 18

    Competency Expectations .................................................................................................................................. 18

    Graduation Requirements ....................................................................................................................................... 19

    TRAINING STAFF ..................................................................................................................................................... 19

    CURRENT AND PAST RESIDENTS ........................................................................................................................ 21

    LIVING IN MAINE .................................................................................................................................................... 21

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    APPLICATION DUE DATE: January 7, 2019 (4pm Eastern) NUMBER OF POSITIONS OFFERED: 1

    ACCREDITATION STATUS

    The program has specialty accreditation in clinical neuropsychology through the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association. It is currently accredited on contingency because it is a new program. For questions related to VA Maines accreditation status, please contact CoA using the information below: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION

    The Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship at VA Maine is a fulltime, two-year, adult clinical neuropsychology training program that is a member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN). Using the Taxonomy for Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology, our postdoctoral fellowship offers a Major Area of Study in clinical neuropsychology, to include relevant didactics, clinical experiences, and research activities. While the program is uniquely positioned to prepare residents for a clinical neuropsychology career within VA and/or rural settings, the training program offers very generalizable training in adult clinical neuropsychology that prepares its residents for a broad range of independent practice settings. As VA Maine is an APPCN-member program, it participates in the matching program for clinical

    neuropsychology postdoctoral residencies as administered by National Matching Services (NMS). We

    adhere to all policies regarding the matching program. For more information on the matching program,

    see the websites for APPCN (www.appcn.org) and National Matching Services

    (www.natmatch.com/appcnmat).

    We encourage applicants to attend the annual North American Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS). We will interview applicants at INS who have successfully completed their application materials and met our eligibility requirements. See the INS website (www.the-ins.org) for more information on the meeting. For those unable to attend INS, we usually arrange a telephone or on-site interview prior to the NMS deadline for submission of rank-order lists.

    RESIDENCY ADMISSIONS, SUPPORT, AND INITIAL PLACEMENT DATA

    CoA requires accredited programs to provide this information in the standardized tables below

    Postdoctoral Program Admissions

    Date Program Tables are updated: 9/5/2018

    Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the programs policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:

    1) Have received a doctorate from an APA or CPA accredited graduate program in Clinical,

    Counseling, or Combined Psychology or PCSAS accredited Clinical Science program. Persons with

    a doctorate in another area of psychology who meet the APA or CPA criteria for respecialization

    mailto:apaaccred@apa.orghttp://www.apa.org/ed/accreditationhttp://www.appcn.org/http://www.natmatch.com/appcnmathttp://www.the-ins.org/
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    training in Clinical, Counseling, or Combined Psychology are eligible.

    2) Have completed an internship program accredited by APA or CPA or have completed a VA-

    sponsored internship.

    3) Must be U.S. citizens. 4) All VA appointees must have a U.S. social security number (SSN) prior to beginning the on-boarding

    process at the VA. 5) Male applicants born after 12/31/1959 must have registered for the Selective Service by age 26 to

    be eligible for U.S. government employment, including selection as a paid or WOC VA trainee. For additional information about the Selective Service System, and to register or to check your registration status visit https: