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Postdoctoral Fellowship Curriculum

Consistent with Houston Conference and APPCN guidelines, the fellowship curriculum involves the following content domains:

Knowledge foundations for the study of brain-behavior relationships (didactic training):
  1. Functional neuroanatomy
  2. Neuropathology including considerations relating to disease etiology, pathology, course, and treatment
  3. Neuroimaging techniques including CT, MRI, EEG, and functional imaging
  4. Neurochemistry of behavior, including psychopharmacology
  5. Neuropsychology of behavior
  6. Neurological disorders including etiology, clinical presentation, neurological evaluation, course, and treatment
  7. Neurobehavioral syndromes unique to the military setting
  8. Non-neurologic conditions affecting the CNS
Knowledge foundations for the practice of clinical neuropsychology (didactic training):
  1. Neuropsychological assessment techniques
  2. Neuropsychological intervention techniques
  3. Research design and analysis in neuropsychology
  4. Ethics and professional practice issues in neuropsychology
  5. Impact of neuropsychological conditions on day to day functioning
  6. Specific applications of neuropsychological techniques to military relevant issues
Neuropsychological skills (experiential training):
  1. Assessment: determination of referral issues
  2. Assessment: obtaining pertinent historical, demographic, and medical information
  3. Assessment: selection of appropriate tests
  4. Assessment: test administration and scoring
  5. Assessment: interpretation of tests and integration with neurobehavioral diagnosis
  6. Assessment: determination of appropriate referrals
  7. Assessment: communication of results to patients, family members, referral sources, and other colleagues
  8. Treatment and interventions: identification of target issues for intervention
  9. Treatment and interventions: specification of intervention needs
  10. Treatment and interventions: formulation of intervention plan
  11. Treatment and interventions: management of cognitive disorders
  12. Treatment and interventions: neuropsychological aspects of disability adjustment counseling
  13. Treatment and interventions: neuropsychological aspects of academic and vocational counseling
  14. Treatment and interventions: family training
  15. Consultation: neurology and neurosurgery
  16. Consultation: psychiatry
  17. Consultation: rehabilitation medicine
  18. Consultation: internal medicine
  19. Consultation: attorneys and sanity boards
  20. Consultation: physical evaluation boards
  21. Research: critical literature review
  22. Research: design and analysis
  23. Research: communication of results
  24. Teaching and supervision: effective teaching
  25. Teaching and supervision: curricula and course design
  26. Teaching and supervision: effective supervision methodologies (assessment, intervention, research)
  27. Program development and administration in the military setting
  28. Cross-cultural issues in clinical neuropsychology
Participation in clinical service delivery in multi-disciplinary clinics or units (experiential training):
  1. Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
  2. Epilepsy Program
  3. Rehabilitation Medicine Multidisciplinary Rounds


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