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Clinical Neuropsychology Residency

Clinical Neuropsychology Residency

Indiana University School of Medicine is proud to offer a two-year residency in clinical neuropsychology, designed to prepare residents for independent practice and ABPP-ABCN board certification. The program was founded in 1997 and has been APPCN-affiliated since 2005. The program is staffed by adult and pediatric faculty, appointed across the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, functioning collectively within the discipline of neuropsychology. The program is comprised of an Adult Track and a Pediatric Track, with residents sharing workspace areas, attending lifespan neuropsychology didactics together and jointly participating in the program’s professional development series. The neuropsychology program is located at the IU Health Neuroscience Center, which is part of the larger IU Health campus in downtown Indianapolis. Most outpatient and didactic activities occur at this location, with pediatric residents completing multidisciplinary rotations at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

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Adult Track

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Pediatric Track

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Salary and Benefits

Salary is $50,004 for the first year and $50,376 for the second year. 

Benefits are offered at no cost to the resident and include:

  • Family health insurance
  • Vision and dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Malpractice insurance

Campus parking is provided at no extra cost.

PTO is 15 days (plus three professional days) in the first year, and 20 days (plus five professional days) in the second year. These are in addition to the nine standard IU holidays.

Professional funds total $3,000 across the entirety of the two-year residency.

Application Procedures

The adult track typically recruits two residents and the pediatric track one resident annually. Preferred applicants are doctoral candidates in an APA-accredited graduate program in clinical, counseling, or school psychology, and are currently completing an APA-accredited internship. Applicants must participate in the APPCN-affiliated National Matching Service. Interested applicants should submit their materials via email to Fred Unverzagt, PhD ( All materials must be received by December 15, 2020.

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Graduate transcript (copies issued to student are acceptable)

Interviews will take place after initial screening of applications. Interviews typically occur during the International Neuropsychological Society Annual Conference, but will be conducted virtually (by phone or videoconference) in 2021.


Elizabeth L. Begyn, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Jana B. Dykstra, PhD, MA

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Courtney B. Johnson, PhD

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

David A. Kareken, PhD

Professor of Neurology

Kate Kingery, PhD, MA

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Brenna C. McDonald, Psy.D.

Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Ty Owens, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Angelina Polsinelli, PhD, MA

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Daniel F. Rexroth, MS, Psy.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Christopher C. Stewart, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Frederick W. Unverzagt, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

Current Residents

Matthew C. Aalsma, PhD, HSPP

Professor of Pediatrics

Joshua M. Aaron, MD

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

Vasantha D. Aaron, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Abdul Rahman Aasar, MD

Diagnostic Radiology, PGY 4
Indiana University School of Medicine

Nadeem Abbasi, MD, MBA

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Mohammad Yaseen Abbasi, PharmD

Postdoctoral Fellow in Medicine

Rania K. Abbasi, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

Hayder A. Abbood, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

April N. Abbott, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology