2 year program
About Our Program
The Northern California Neuropsychology Resident Training Consortium offers two-year benefited Postdoctoral Residencies that meet the Houston Guidelines for Clinical Practice in Neuropsychology. Successful residents will be eligible for Board Certification in Clinical Neuropsychology or Rehabilitation Psychology.
Two Possible Tracks
- Vallejo Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Residency in Neurorehabilitation and Sports Concussion: Two- year program at Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center (KFRC) with integrated rotation in Sports Concussion at Kaiser Vacaville
- Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Residency: Two-year program with one year at each site (KFRC Vallejo and San Francisco)
The basic training philosophy is a scientist-practitioner model of clinical neuropsychology and neurorehabilitation. The approach to training is an apprentice model with a commitment to training resident to function as independent practitioners by the end of the residency. Training consists of provision of neuropsychological, psychological, and behavioral consultation services to a broad range of inpatients and outpatients within a larger medical system. Diagnoses include traumatic brain injury, cerebral vascular disorder, brain tumor, spinal cord injury, sports concussion, and other neurological conditions.
Populations served include adults, geriatrics, and adolescents (age 14 and older). The resident receives training in all aspects of neuropsychological evaluation, behavioral consultation, psychological evaluation, and individual psychotherapy as part of a rehabilitation interdisciplinary team.
The resident is provided with opportunities to evaluate and treat culturally-diverse patients with a variety of complex neurological and medical conditions. The resident may also have an opportunity to supervise one or two advanced neuropsychology practicum students. In addition, the resident will participate in a variety of scholarly activities that may include research, community outreach, professional presentations, training non-psychologist professionals, and participation in regional neuropsychology case conferences.
The primary supervisors are responsible for completing the resident’s performance evaluation in collaboration with the rest of the training staff. There are quarterly evaluations. All efforts will be made to provide ongoing feedback to residents throughout the year. Residents will also have an opportunity to evaluate this program twice a year.