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Training & Curriculum

The training program is designed to meet six primary objectives. Specifically, developmentally appropriate proficiency is expected in six primary areas of competency:

  1. Neuropsychological assessment
  2. Brief psychotherapeutic interventions
  3. Consultation/supervision/teaching
  4. Professional and ethical behavior
  5. Diversity and multiculturalism
  6. Scholarly inquiry with critical, empirically based engagement in clinical research activities.

Residents completing the program will have solid foundational preparation to initiate ABPP certification in clinical neuropsychology. Pursuing board certification in clinical neuropsychology following fellowship is an expectation. The Neuropsychology Program is designed to be consistent with recommendations of the Houston Conference for Training in Clinical Neuropsychology. The overall training goals are consistent with our program’s mission to provide excellence in clinical training and empirically based competencies to help the community at large.

Program Overview

Postdoctoral Training Experience

Postdoctoral fellows will have the opportunity to participate in outpatient consultations, outpatient programmatic involvement (i.e., ALS Clinic; Movement Disorders Clinic; Neurobehavioral Clinic; Post-ICU and PASC Clinic), specialized inpatient rehabilitation services and clinical research. The postdoctoral fellow will be integrated into multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary treatment team models. The faculty members provide neuropsychology services for pediatric, adult and geriatric populations. The patient populations are inclusive of, but not limited to: traumatic brain injury, stroke and cerebrovascular disease, cortical and subcortical dementia syndromes, movement disorders (i.e., Parkinson’s disease and atypical Parkinson’s syndromes), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), neuroendocrine diseases, encephalopathy, post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC), neoplasm and other cancer subtypes, orthopaedic injury, and a variety of comorbid psychiatric conditions. Responsibilities will include:

  1. Conducting neuropsychological evaluations, including clinical interviewing, reviewing medical records, conducting psychometric testing, scoring, preparing data tables, and interpreting data and report writing.
  2. Conducting psychodiagnostic evaluations and facilitating brief psychotherapy in the context of the patient’s overall psychological wellbeing and adjustment to their medical condition in the acute phase of recovery (predominantly inpatient rehabilitation rotation, with some opportunities for outpatient psychotherapy)
  3. Participating in clinical research
  4. Facilitating supervision of predoctoral-level trainees

Research Opportunities

Although the program emphasizes clinical activity, research activities are an expectation. Residents will co-author at least one manuscript or poster during their fellowship.

Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have questions or wish to learn more about the Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Training Program, send us a message.

8700 Beverly Blvd., Suite 7215
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Jeffrey Wertheimer, PhD, Program Director
Ann Gottuso, PhD, Program Associate Director