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Training Settings

Training settings will vary based on the program the resident is in. For those in the general adult track (APPCN 9502), the resident typically completes one year of training at OUHSC in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and one year at the VA. For the resident who is in the neuropsychology residency with emphasis in geropsychology (APPCN 9501), both years will be completed within the VA Medical Center. This resident will complete two 6-week rotations at OUHSC in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

  1. Within each training setting, a resident may work with several different clinical neuropsychology supervisors for specified periods of time. The specific activities, the time spent with each supervisor, and the portion of a year spent in each setting are identified at the beginning of a year in the Resident's Training Plan (RTP), which is jointly composed by the resident and a faculty supervisor. For example, an adult track neuropsychology resident may spend ten (10 ½ ) months of a year in an adult oriented assessment setting and six (6) weeks in the VA setting. Briefer training experiences (e.g. 8-10 hours per week) for a portion of a year in a different setting including pediatric neuropsychology may also be negotiated.

Opportunities for assessment, intervention/psychotherapy, and consultation exist within all major training settings. The relative amount of each type of activity for each resident is based upon the resident's prior experience and training needs. All Residents will have some experience in all three types of activities.

  1. Residents in both the adult track and the g​eropsychology emphasis track will evaluate three patients per week. They are primarily responsible for interviewing, selecting the test battery, scoring, and writing up the report. Residents are responsible for testing one patient per week, which is typically about 6-8 hours of face-to-face testing per week. A psychometrist will typically complete testing for the other two patients each week.
  2. Residents in both settings will also have the opportunity to complete supervised feedback sessions.
  3. All residents will have some clinical experiences with the child/pediatric population under the supervision of Jessica Holster, Ph.D. 
  4. Opportunities to conduct individual and group therapy are also available at OUHSC and the VA.

As indicated above, the residency consists of (a) general and neuropsychology core didactics; (b) required and elective clinical ​placements; and (c) research and other departmental or related activities.