Geisinger’s Adult Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Residency/Fellowship program is a two-year training experience designed to provide graduates with the skillset necessary to excel in their future careers as clinical neuropsychologists. This training program is a member of the Academy of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology and is adherent to Division 40/Houston Conference guidelines for postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology. The Neuropsychology Division currently has seven full-time faculty members, six full-time trainees (two predoctoral interns and four postdoctoral residents). Our faculty are actively engaged in many areas of professional neuropsychological practice (e.g., traditional outpatient assessment, inpatient assessment, memory disorders and presurgical assessment) and as such, residents can expect a dynamic and varied training experience. Residents will gain experience with range of different clinical populations including neurodegenerative disorders, stroke, traumatic brain injury, movement disorders, MS, cognitive impairment secondary to medical illness (e.g., cardiovascular disease, liver, renal and autoimmune diseases), brain tumor, epilepsy and psychiatric disorders. Traditional outpatient neuropsychological assessment forms the core of the training experience, but residents can also expect exposure to dementia evaluations (within a multidisciplinary memory disorders clinic staffed by neuropsychology and behavioral neurology), rehabilitation neuropsychology, inpatient neuropsychological assessment and consultation within the context of multidisciplinary treatment teams (e.g., movement disorders, epilepsy, tumor board).
Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) is located in Danville, Pa. It is a Level 1 trauma center and a 404-bed tertiary/quaternary healthcare facility. It is also home to a wide variety of primary care and specialty care services. GMC serves as the home base for the neuropsychology residency and more broadly as a primary training site for the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s medical students, residents and fellows. The medical school provides a variety of interprofessional training experiences and a broad range of didactic opportunities for Geisinger’s neuropsychology residents. In addition to the training opportunities at GMC, neuropsychology residents will have training experiences at several of Geisinger’s satellite clinics in Wilkes Barre, Pa., State College, Pa., and Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital, where neuropsychology care is embedded among primary care, specialty and rehabilitation services.
Geisinger has a strong commitment to the provision of clinical neuropsychology training. The clinical neuropsychology residency was created in the early 2000s and has been running continuously since that time. It has successfully graduated dozens of neuropsychologists, many of whom have obtained board certification in clinical neuropsychology. In addition, Geisinger houses a successful American Psychological Association (APA) accredited clinical psychology predoctoral internship, which includes a competitive neuropsychology specific track. The internship has been APA accredited since 1989 and at its most recent APA site visit in 2017 received a 10-year accreditation. Geisinger also offers a clinical neuropsychology externship/practicum to PhD students from Penn State University’s clinical psychology program.
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Director of Training
Anthony S. Junod, PhD, ABN
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Division of Neuropsychology
100 N. Academy Ave.
Danville, PA 17822