Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program (PFTP) Manual

Overview

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program (PFTP) offer advanced training at the postdoctoral level for qualified individuals. The primary purpose of the PFTP is to provide training that assures the development of advanced competency in a specific area of clinical psychology, with emphasis on clinical research and clinical service.  It is the philosophy of the PFTP that all postdoctoral fellows in clinical psychology should have both clinical and research exposure during their training

Elizabeth McQuaid, PhD, ABPP provides oversight over all postdoctoral training within the Consortium.  The PFTP has three components:

1) The APA-accredited 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)

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.  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.  (Stephen Correia, PhD, ABPP-CN, is Director of the CNSP and Jennifer Davis, PhD, ABPP-CN, is Associate Director)

3) The postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program (RFP) provides postdoctoral research training for individuals from various disciplines related to behavioral science. These primarily research focused fellowships are hospital-based fellowships funded by individual faculty research grants or NIH T32/F32 Training Grants (Child Mental Health, Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine, and Adolescent/Young Adult Biobehavioral HIV) .  This program offers emphasis tracks in Adult, Child, Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine, and Neuropsychology. (Elizabeth McQuaid, PhD, ABPP, is Director of this program and Geoffrey Tremont, PhD, ABPP-CN, is Associate Director)

In order for someone to receive a certificate of completion as a postdoctoral fellow, he/she must spend 12 months as a postdoctoal fellow.  


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

The Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Program (CPP)  is and APA-accredited Traditional Practice Program.  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: [email protected]
Web:  www.apa.org/ed/accreditation 

The Clinical Neuropsychology Specialty Program (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.  

The Brown Clinical Psychology Training Consortium is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science (APCS).