Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship
The mission of the Neuropsychology Division is to deliver neuropsychological and psychological services meeting the highest standards of the profession and contribute to UTHealth’s mission to provide exceptional educational training, clinical services, and advancements in research.
The division specializes in the comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation and psychodiagnostic assessment of adults with a broad range of disorders that include Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, cerebrovascular disease, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, and psychiatric disorders. Pre- and post-surgical evaluations for deep brain stimulation (DBS) are also significant components of the program’s clinical service. The division’s Brain & Behavioral Health Clinic provides individual and group cognitive rehabilitation and psychotherapy services, including to patients with minor and major neurocognitive disorders, sleep disorders, and psychogenic non-epileptic events. In addition to serving a population of individuals with diverse neurological and psychological conditions, our location in a large metropolitan area allows us to serve individuals from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses.
The division’s primary outpatient clinic is located in the Neurocognitive Disorders Center, which also houses the Neuropsychiatry Program. Ancillary outpatient clinics include the Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center for Excellence, one of only 39 across the country and the only center in Texas with the prestigious designation. The training hospital for the neuropsychology is Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center. Minor rotations in clinical neuropsychology are offered at various sites in the Texas Medical Center, including MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine.
Neuropsychology Fellowship Program Mission and Goals
The Neuropsychology Fellowship Program offers a structured two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology. The mission of the fellowship program is to prepare fellows for independent practice as scientist-practitioners through a curriculum that enhances knowledge and clinical skills in neuropsychology. The training curriculum was intentionally designed to adhere to the Houston Conference Guidelines for Specialty Training in Neuropsychology and to meet requirements for board-certification in clinical neuropsychology as defined by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). The program also meets Texas’ licensure requirements and is a member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN). Robert L. Collins, PhD, ABPP-CN is the board-certified consultant for our program. Aspects of the curriculum are also tailored to the fellows’ career interests through creation of an individual development plan (IDP) at the start of the first fellowship year in collaboration with the Fellowship Director. The IDP is reviewed yearly and adjusted accordingly.
The fellowship program accomplishes its mission through several goals, including advanced education and training in the competencies necessary for the specialized practice of clinical neuropsychology, emphasizing advanced training in clinical evaluation, cognitive rehabilitation, and psychotherapeutic intervention with adult and geriatric patients with a range of neurocognitive and psychological disorders, and providing opportunities to engage in research in the field of neuropsychology. Clinical services will comprise at least 80% of the fellows’ effort, educational activities will comprise 10%, and clinical research/scholarly activity will be 10%.
Program Administrative Structure
The Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is administered by the Neuropsychology Division in the Neurology Department of McGovern Medical School. Dr. Bethany R. Williams serves as both the Director of the Neuropsychology Division and Neuropsychology Fellowship and Dr. Christina L. Burrows serves as the Fellowship Assistant Director. Katina Carson-Pratt and Rimma Brokhin provide administrative support to the program. Fellows are primarily trained in the Neurocognitive Disorders Center, but also have opportunities for research collaboration, clinical training, and completion of minor rotations with other faculty at UTHealth, as well as other locations within the TMC.
Core Neuropsychology Faculty
Bethany R. Williams Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology
Christina L. Burrows, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology
M. Agustina Rossetti, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Neurology
Stella H. Kim, Psy.D, Assistant Professor of Neurology
*APPCN Program Consultant: Robert Collins, PhD, ABPP-CN
For detailed information, please view our:
2019-2021 Fellowship Training Manual
The fellow will participate in advanced didactics to foster learning and growth in clinical neuropsychology, including program-based lectures and a nervous system and behavior course. Our location in the prominent Texas Medical Center (TMC), the largest medical center in the world, also affords the fellow access to an array of other educational opportunities across hospitals and medical schools within the TMC that include neurology and neuropsychology seminars, conferences, and invited lectures. Additional learning opportunities include Neurology and Psychiatry Grand Rounds, inpatient neurology rounds, shadowing with specialists in neurology, and observation of DBS and other brain surgeries.
*Applications are due by Friday, January 22, 2021*
The Neuropsychology Division will participate in the Match. This residency site agrees to abide by the APPCN policy that no person at this facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant. To be considered, applicants must have completed an APA or CPA-accredited doctoral program and a 1-year APA-or CPA-accredited predoctoral internship with rotations in neuropsychology prior to the scheduled start of the fellowship. Individuals with a doctoral degree, but without formal training in neuropsychology will not be considered. Applicants are expected to have had formal training in neuropsychological assessment of adults, including standardized test administration and scoring, interpretation, and report preparation both in graduate school and on internship.
Applicants are required to submit the following:
- A 1-2 page letter of intent describing your experience in neuropsychological assessment and research, as well as your interest in the Neuropsychology Fellowship Program
- An up-to-date curriculum vitae
- Two de-identified sample reports
- An official transcript mailed or emailed directly from your graduate institution. Copies provided directly from applicants will not be accepted.
- Three letters of recommendation, with at least one from a training supervisor from your graduate program and one from a supervisor at your predoctoral internship. *all signed letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Dr. Williams from the referents either by email or mail
- APPCN’s Completion of Doctoral Training Form https://appcn.org/doctoral-training-verification/
- Please send your application to the Director of Fellowship Training, Dr. Bethany Williams, at Rimma.L.Brokhin@uth.tmc.edu or mail to:
1941 East Rd, Suite 4358
Houston, TX 77054
Applications received by each yearly deadline will be reviewed by the Division faculty. Selected applicants will be invited to interview virtually via videoconferencing.
*Robert L. Collins, PhD, ABPP-CN is the board-certified consultant for our program