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Rehabilitation Psychology Fellowship:
Requirements for Completion

Postdoctoral fellows spend approximately 80% (UWMC) – 90% (HMC) of their time engaged in direct clinical services, while the remaining time is available for various scholarly and research activities. As part of the research component, postdoctoral fellows will have opportunities to complete independent reviews of the literature, design and carry out independent research projects, work on collaborative interdisciplinary projects with faculty, write research grants, prepare scientific manuscripts, and present papers at professional meetings. At a minimum, fellows are expected to present the outcome of their scholarly activity at our local journal club. Fellows are encouraged and provided support to present their research at local, regional and national scientific meetings.

As part of the clinical component, postdoctoral fellows will receive training in both inpatient and outpatient settings with various rehabilitation populations, problems and procedures. Fellows will learn the role and function of neuropsychologists and psychologists in the rehabilitation medicine setting, as a consultant, as well as a treatment team member. Fellows will receive specific training in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological, neuropsychological and emotional factors impacting on the rehabilitation process. In addition to hands-on clinical training experiences, fellows will be provided with training opportunities through participation in didactic seminars, research seminars, journal club, rounds, group and individual supervision, and consultation to community-based agencies (Department of Vocational Rehabilitation).

In order to successfully complete this fellowship, fellows must demonstrate successful acquisition of advanced competencies in Rehabilitation Psychology including assessment, intervention, consultation, research and evaluation, supervision and teaching, and management and administration. The minimal levels of achievement for our fellows to maintain good standing and to progress satisfactorily through and complete the program are ratings of “A” (Advanced), “HI” (High Intermediate), or “I” Intermediate, for no less than 80% of ratings by the mid-fellowship evaluation as measured by the Fellowship Competency Assessment Form. In addition, by the end of fellowship evaluation, no “E” (Entry Level), “R” (Remedial) or “I” (Intermediate) ratings will be present.

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