Neuropsychology Track (1 Intern)
Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) is excited to offer one full-time neuropsychology internship opportunity for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicants will be required to satisfy the internship program requirements of our generalist program, but also further acquire competencies in the subspecialty of Neuropsychology. The doctoral internship at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (Lovell FHCC; formerly the North Chicago Veterans Affairs Medical Center) is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.
Overview of neuropsychology track emphasis training
The emphasis training will allow for a greater breadth and depth of neuropsychological skill development, while also achieving the overall internship goal of becoming a competent, general clinical psychologist. This training is focused on meeting Houston Conference Guidelines and providing a foundation for board eligibility from the American Board of Professional Psychology in clinical neuropsychology (ABBP/CN). At least fifty percent of the intern’s time during internship will be spent engaging in neuropsychological assessment or related activities (e.g., psychotherapy services to cognitively impaired, attending content-specific didactics, etc.). The core domains identified by the Houston Conference are addressed through specific rotations and educational opportunities. Core domains include assessment, treatment and intervention, consultation, research, teaching, and supervision. In sum, this internship position is reserved for trainees that wish to progress to post-doctoral training and ultimately a career in neuropsychological services. Neuropsychology-specific rotation offerings include inpatient neuropsychological assessment, outpatient neuropsychological assessment, TBI/Polytrauma, and geropsychology.
This program is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and it participates in the Matching Program. The application deadline is November 15, 2019. Applicants requesting to be considered for the neuropsychology track position must have prior, subspecialty clinical training and coursework in neuropsychology. Neuropsychology applicants are also required to provide a letter of recommendation from a neuropsychology training supervisor.