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Sanford Health – Dept. of Neuropsychology
Post-Doctoral Training Program
Fargo, North Dakota

The Sanford Health post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology is a full-time two-year program that will provide competency-based post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology which is appropriate for persons seeking ABPP board certification in the specialty. The fellowship program is not accredited by the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology at this time.

Goals and Objectives
Our main goal is that our fellows will be prepared to practice clinical neuropsychology with a variety of adult patient populations in accordance with the Houston Conference Guidelines. In addition, our objective is to aim for the fellow to be prepared to pursue ABPP board specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology.

Clinical Training
The fellow will receive advanced training in the assessment and evaluation of a diverse range of adult and geriatric patients. Our Department staffs a general neuropsychology clinic which evaluates patients with a wide variety of presenting complaints and medical histories including traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, seizure disorder, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, and hypoxic brain injury, along with various co-morbid psychiatric disorders. Daily supervision is provided by one of four adult neuropsychologists, and overall training supervision is provided by an ABPP board-certified clinical neuropsychologist.

Didactic Opportunities
The fellowship offers didactic opportunities within the Department to include presentations scheduled on a weekly basis. There are also weekly Neurology Grand Rounds presentations and an annual Neuroscience Symposium. There is an opportunity for the fellow to attend a 3-day Neuroanatomical Dissection Course: Human Brain and Spinal Cord, at Marquette University in July.

Scholarly Activity
Fellows are urged to remain actively involved in research throughout their residency. As per APPCN guidelines, fellows will have at least 10% protected research time (4 hours per week). Fellows are expected to produce at least one scholarly project (i.e., submission of a study or literature review for publication, presentation, or submission of a grant proposal) during their two-year term.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD or PsyD from an APA- or CPA-approved program in Clinical Psychology, and to have completed an APA- or CPA-approved internship. It is expected that the applicant will have internship level training in adult neuropsychological assessment.

Stipend and Benefits
Competitive salary and full benefits.

Susan M Wood PhD ABPP
Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
Chair & Training Director| Department of Neuropsychology
Adjunct Clinical Full Professor | University of North Dakota Dept of Psychology

Sanford Health – Brain & Spine Center
Fargo, ND

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