Two-Year Postdoctoral Training in Pediatric Neuropsychology – Fall of 2022
The Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center (PNC), a private practice in Portsmouth, NH, has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow starting in the fall of 2022. Portsmouth, which is located in the beautiful Seacoast region of New Hampshire one hour north of Boston, is well-known for its rich history, outdoor recreational opportunities, restaurants, strong schools, and cultural offerings. The Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center has earned the reputation of providing the highest quality evaluation and treatment services for children, adolescents, and adults. We have a highly collaborative team-based approach and collegial work environment.
The training program provides extensive supervised experience in conducting neuropsychological evaluations in an outpatient private practice setting. The resident’s clinical service will primarily focus on the evaluation of children, adolescents, and young adults. There is also the opportunity to provide evaluations to older adults as well as provide psychotherapeutic services across the life span. Our patient population is diverse and the resident will be exposed to a range of neurodevelopmental and acquired disorders, including Learning Disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, TBI, and other psychiatric and neuromedical disorders. Patients are generally referred from psychiatrists, neurologists, pediatricians, psychologists, and school professionals. Residents are expected to conduct 2-3 evaluations per week. Additionally, residents participate in educational team meetings and conduct school observations when needed. Residents also participate in weekly case conference meetings and monthly staff meetings as well as structured training opportunities. There will be opportunities for the resident to participate in community outreach. The post-doctoral fellow opening is a two year position.
At a minimum, the resident will receive 2 hours of direct supervision weekly. There will also be informal supervision and peer mentorship available on a daily basis. Supervision will focus on the process of neuropsychological evaluations, report-writing skills, providing effective feedback, special education law, and evidence-based psychotherapy. Professional development is a focus of training and mentoring will be provided regarding private practice competency including models of private practice, business and marketing procedures, and billing issues.
PNC residents will participate in a variety of didactic experiences that include training on specific tests/instruments/procedures, psychotherapy techniques, case conceptualization, and ethics. In-house didactics and seminars include clinical staff meetings, case conferences, journal clubs, ethics and professional development, and formal presentations on neuropsychology/psychotherapy topics. PNC also coordinates training with webinars
facilitated by experts in the field. Didactic experiences are augmented with directed readings and can be tailored to the training needs and interests of the resident.
Candidates for the PNC postdoctoral residency must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree prior to beginning the residency. Applicants must have completed a pre-doctoral internship accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). Candidates should have experience in pediatric neuropsychological evaluations.
Anticipated start date is flexible but likely to be September 6, 2022.
Compensation and Benefits:
The Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center offers competitive compensation including 401K and company match, excellent administrative support (e.g., office manager, psychometrist, etc.), and flexible scheduling.
Applicants must submit the following: letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and 2 de-identified pediatric neuropsychological assessment reports by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.