Investigator-Funded Fellowships & APA-Accredited Fellowships
The program offers training in four specific areas (tracks) of clinical psychology: (1) Adult Clinical; (2) Child Clinical; (3) Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine; and (4) Neuropsychology. All fellows are admitted to the training program within one of these areas of specialization which represents their career focus or interest.
ADULT CLINICAL TRACK
Risa Weisberg, Ph.D., Track Coordinator
The focus of the adult clinical track is on the application of basic experimental behavioral, cognitive, and psycho-physiological science to the understanding and treatment of adult behavior disorders. The general goals are to promote expertise in the assessment and treatment of adult psychiatric disorders, and to prepare fellows for careers that integrate clinical research with clinical practice. Adult clinical fellowships are typically offered at the Brown Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital, Butler Hospital and the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
CHILD CLINICAL TRACK
Christopher Houck, Ph.D., Track Coordinator
The general goal of the child clinical track is to allow the fellow to gain greater depth of knowledge and clinical experience in specific areas of clinical or research interest within clinical child or pediatric psychology. Clinical child training, with an emphasis on developmental psychopathology is available at Bradley Hospital, a children's psychiatric hospital. Training in Pediatric Psychology at Rhode Island Hospital provides a broad exposure to clinical services across chronic and psychosomatic illness and focused research with a specific pediatric population. At Women & Infants Hospital training is provided with neonates and infants.
HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY/BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE TRACK
Carolyn Rabin, Ph.D., Track Coordinator
The primary purpose of the Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine track is to enable fellows to gain a thorough understanding of the relationship between behavior and physical health/illness, the role of behavior change in chronic disease prevention and the biopsychosocial model of illness, and the application of this knowledge to clinical practice and research. These fellowships are typically available at The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, Butler Hospital and the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Holly Westervelt, Ph.D., Track Coordinator
The neuropsychology track fellowship is designed to provide both didactic and experiential training in assessment, consultation, and treatment methods in neuropsychology. Specialization in a specific area, such as rehabilitation, gerontology, child, general medicine or neuropsychiatry, is available at the various training sites. Fellows are exposed to both quantitative and qualitative approaches to neuropsychological assessment and undertake a specific research project during training. Consistent with INS/APA Division 40 guidelines for neuropsychology training, fellows are also required to participate in didactic training. These fellowships are usually available at all of the consortium hospitals.