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Clinical Neuropsychology Training

The Clinical Neuropsychology postdoctoral program at IU School of Medicine is designed to educate and train doctoral-level psychologists in brain-behavior relationships and the competent ethical practice of clinical neuropsychology. This program has a long-standing affiliation with the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN) and follows an apprenticeship-type model for clinical training that involves both inpatient and outpatient settings. The program is staffed by seven neuropsychologists.

Training includes clinical service, didactics, research opportunities and various professional opportunities, including Grand Rounds, conferences and a seminar series. Residents have the opportunity to develop a scholarly project for a variety of presentations while also receiving didactic experiences occur throughout training.

Adult Track

Residents on the adult track see patients in multiple outpatient locations, including two traditional neuropsychology clinics, and receive referrals from clinical departments within IU Health and the Indianapolis community. Patients present a wide range of conditions, including concussions/traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer disease, Lewy Body disease, frontotemporal degeneration, multiple sclerosis, stroke, brain tumors, brain infections, epilepsy, occupational exposures, cancer, chronic kidney disease and psychiatric disorders. Residents have direct roles in clinical interviewing, testing, report writing and providing feedback to patients, families and referral sources. Residents also gain experience with inpatient consultations from medical, surgical and psychiatric services. On average residents see three to five consultations per week.

Pediatric Track

Residents on the pediatric track see children and adolescents in outpatient and inpatient locations through the IU School of Medicine Department of Neurology. A range of referral sources, including pediatric neurology and psychiatry, oncology, developmental pediatrics, genetics, neurosurgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and disorders are encountered during training. These may include seizures/epilepsy, concussion/traumatic brain injuries, stroke, cancer, chromosomal abnormalities, spina bifida, neurofibromatosis, transplant, learning disabilities and ADHD. In addition, residents have the opportunity to work with preschool-aged children and see inpatient evaluations on the Rehabilitation Unit at Riley Hospital for Children.