Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program (PFTP)

Elizabeth McQuaid, PhD, ABPP, Director

The Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Consortium in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (DPHB) at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University has three Divisions.  Elizabeth McQuaid, PhD, ABPP provides oversight over all postdoctoral training within the Consortium.

1) The Clinical Psychology Program (CPP) provides general training in clinical psychology (Traditional Practice Program) within a hospital-based setting. This program offers emphasis tracks in Adult, Child, and Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine. Postdoctoral fellows who have completed the one-year APA-accredited program may elect to stay a second year for additional clinical/research training.  (Elizabeth McQuaid, PhD, ABPP, is Director of this program)

Click here for Clinical Psychology Program (CPP) information.

2) The Clinical Neuropsychology Specialty Program (CNSP) provides training in clinical neuropsychology within a hospital-based setting that is consistent with Houston Conference Guidelines.  The CNSP was formerly the Neuropsychology Track within the CPP.   As of October 28, 2018, the CNSP is “accredited, on contingency” as a new specialty program in clinical neuropsychology by the American Psychological Association (APA).   In accordance with APA guidelines, the CNSP is eligible for full accreditation status after submitting trainee outcome data on or before September 01, 2022 to APA for review.    Current and incoming CNSP postdoctoral fellows complete two years of accredited training in the CNSP program.    (Stephen Correia, PhD, ABPP-CN, is Director of the CNSP and Jennifer Davis, PhD, ABPP-CN, is Associate Director)

Click here for Clinical Neuropsychology Specialty Program (CNSP) information.

3) The Research Fellowship Program (RFP) provides postdoctoral research training for individuals from various disciplines related to behavioral science. These research-focused fellowships are typically hospital-based and are funded by individual faculty research grants or NIH T32/F32 Training Grants.  This program offers emphasis tracks in Adult, Child, Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine, and Neuropsychology. (Elissa Jelalian, PhD, is Director of this program)

Click here for Research Fellowship Program (RFP) information.

Fellowships which offer experiences in Integrated Primary Care/Behavioral Health are clearly noted on the Available Fellowships page. 


The Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program is listed as a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).  

Clinically focused fellowships are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).  Our program was re-accredited in 2016; our next site visit will be in the academic year 2022.  Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC  20002
Phone: 202-336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org
Web:  www.apa.org/ed/accreditation 

The Brown Clinical Psychology Training Consortium is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science (APCS) and promotes a clinical science approach to training.