Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Professional Psychology

The Vanderbilt University Department of Psychiatry Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Professional Psychology offers multiple tracks within the clinical and research programs affiliated with the department.  The Fellowship is described in detail in the Vanderbilt University Department of Psychiatry Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Manual which can be downloaded below:

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Professional Psychology- Training Manual for 2019-2020

The majority of fellows’ time is spent at their primary sites, with one-half day per week (typically on Fridays) spent in collective training activities with other members of the Postdoctoral Fellow cohort and/or with advanced trainees and faculty members in other disciplines, such as psychiatry residents and fellows. These combined training activities include didactic presentations, research seminars, case conferences, and weekly Grand Rounds presentations.

The specific constellation of activities is determined by the primary sites, which are described in detail in the Fellowship Training Manual. However, all tracks include a minimum of two hours of individual weekly supervision provided by a licensed psychologist, a combination of clinical and research activities, and opportunities to specialize in a particular area of intervention.

There are presently three training tracks:

  1. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child Welfare and Trauma-Informed Care at the Vanderbilt Center for Excellence
  2. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychotic Disorders at the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital
  3. Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt

 

Key Information for the 2019-2020 training year

Application Deadline: January 1, 2019

Start Date: August 1, 2019 (negotiable)

Notification Date: February 25, 2019

Stipend: $48,432

Anticipated Number of Slots: 4

Visit the APPIC Membership and Universal Postdoctoral directories for more information.

 

Woodward.jpg

Neil Woodward, PhD

Director, Post-doctoral Fellowship Training

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

 

 

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR SCHEDULE

Seminar held 11:00-12:00 on 1st Friday of the month.                                                                       

Date Topic Presenter Location

7-Sep-18

Everything you wanted to know about being a psychologist in an academic medical center (but were afraid to ask)

Neil Woodward

VPH

5-Oct-18

Cultural Identity in Psychotherapy

Frances Niarhos

PCC

2-Nov-18

Professional Wellness & Self-Care

Jon Ebert

COE

7-Dec-18

#MeToo:  The ethics of treating violence against women and children

Linda Manning

Osher

11-Jan-18

Prescription Privileges for Psychologists

Neil Woodward

VPH

1-Feb-19

TBD

Linda Manning

Osher

1-Mar-19

Professional Identity Development

Frances Niarhos

PCC

5-Apr-19

TBD

Linda Manning

Osher

3-May-19

Transformational Supervision

Jon Ebert

COE

7-Jun-19

Dark Side of Professional Ethics

Neil Woodward

VPH

12-Jul-19

Closing - Clinical Termination & Post Doc Training Reflections

Jon Ebert

COE

2-Aug-19

TBD

Frances Niarhos

PCC

COE=Center of Excellence
Osher=Osher Center
PCC=Psychological & Counselling Center
VPH=Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital