Sports Neuropsychology Postdoctoral FellowshipUpdated October 10, 2023
The Children’s Health Andrews Institute Sports Neuropsychology Fellowship gives fellows the opportunity to provide neuropsychological services in an acute concussion care setting with children, adolescents, and adults. The fellowship emphasizes a patient-centric approach to concussion treatment and management, providing individualized and specialized care. Upon completion of the two-year, full-time fellowship, trainees will have established a relevant research agenda and be adequately prepared for independent practice in the field of sports neuropsychology.
Clinical duties will include detailed clinical interview of concussion patients with varied backgrounds and mechanisms of injury, with specific attention given to biopsychosocial factors that may contribute to injury risk and recovery. Fellows will administer and interpret computerized and traditional neuropsychological assessment measures and neurologically based vestibular and ocular-motor screening assessment measures. Patients will receive individualized feedback, including clinical management of symptoms, return to school and return to play recommendations, and therapeutic exercise programs for vestibular and ocular motor dysfunction.
In addition to clinical duties, fellows will spend a portion of their time fulfilling research and educational requirements intended to further develop the clinical neuropsychologist specializing in the field of concussion. Fellows will have the opportunity to provide sideline and on-call coverage at a variety of sporting events, including events at the high school and collegiate level. Further outreach efforts may include educational presentations, sports physicals, and pre-season baseline testing.
Application and Selection Process:
Qualified applicants will have completed a doctoral degree in an APA/CPA-accredited doctoral program, as well as completion of an APA/CPA-accredited pre-doctoral internship. Successful completion of all degree requirements prior to the fellowship start date are required.
Applicants for the postdoctoral fellowship are asked to submit the following materials:
- Cover letter detailing interest in the sports neuropsychology fellowship program at Children’s Health Andrews Institute.
- An updated CV.
- Three letters of recommendation.
Deadline for receipt of all materials is November 17th by 11:59 PM CST. Please send all application materials, including letters of recommendation sent directly from letter writers to:
Sarah Brackens, ATC, LAT
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Selected applicants for interview will be notified by December 1, 2023. Interviews will be held in early December 2023.
Please send any questions regarding the fellowship to:
Sarah Boucher, PsyD
For more information, please see the fellowship brochure link below:
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sports Neuropsychology Brochure
Additional Fellowship Opportunities
A postdoctoral neuropsychology fellowship in Lifespan Sports Neuropsychology is also available through Children’s Health Andrews Institute (CHAI) in partnership with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). In addition to the clinical opportunities available through CHAI, fellows will provide neuropsychological services through the adult outpatient neuropsychology clinic at UTSW. Specific rotations may include general outpatient neuropsychology, epilepsy, neuromodulation, disability, and inpatient assessment.
Fellows will participate in all CHAI educational and research activities, in addition to the weekly didactic requirements at UTSW. Didactics incorporate case conferences, mock ABPP fact-finding and practice sample exercises, and special topic presentations.
Applicants for this two-year, full-time post-doctoral fellowship, focusing on pediatric and adult sports neuropsychology, beginning in the Fall of 2024, will need to register with the APPCN match (program #9142; natmatch.com/appcnmat/index.html). Applicants must have completed an APA approved pre-doctoral internship and all degree requirements prior to their start date.
Please direct questions regarding the CHAI/UTSW post-doctoral neuropsychology fellowship to:
Laura Lacritz, PhD, ABPP
Neuropsychology Fellowship Program Director