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Neurorehabilitation Psychology Residency

We prepare and train committed clinicians who specialize in providing neurorehabilitation psychology care.

About the Neurorehabilitation Psychology Residency

Our residency offers a mix of advanced clinical training, teaching and supervisory experience. Past residents have gone on to become successful practitioners in rehabilitation centers/hospitals, academic medical centers, VA hospitals and outpatient Department of Defense settings.

We are pursuing accreditation by the American Psychological Association. For more information, visit the APA accreditation website.

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Mission

The goal of this postdoctoral residency position is to provide a unique and relevant practitioner-scholar training experience in neurorehabilitation psychology.

Core competencies

The candidate will be expected to perform psychological assessments and interventions in rehabilitation and medical settings and demonstrate the following core competencies consistent with APA-accredited postdoctoral residency programs, including the following 3 profession-wide core competencies:  

  • Individual and cultural diversity
  • Ethical and legal standards
  • Integration of science and practice 

Clinical activities include:

  • Assessments of cognitive, emotional/behavioral functioning, and pain management
  • Individual, family, and group interventions and education
  • Multidisciplinary team staff meetings
  • Psychological first-aid with staff members

Medical diagnoses include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Brain neoplasm and cancer
  • Burn injury
  • Polytrauma
  • Encephalopathy
  • Neurological conditions including Multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, etc.
  • Orthopedic injuries and illnesses
  • Pre- and post-transplant (solid organ and bone-marrow)
  • Post-Covid
  • Many other medical diagnoses and acute and chronic co-morbid psychiatric diagnoses

Community and staff education are also performed.

Training information

This specialty training position combines advanced clinical experience within rehabilitation, burn, and medical/surgical trauma inpatient acute settings and the opportunity to supervise and train psychology interns and graduate students.

To ensure a robust training experience, residents participate in our psychology postdoctoral didactics series during the year as well as a variety of clinical didactics offered by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and KU Medical Center. Training is also provided in other important professional skills, including interdisciplinary practice, advocacy and public policy.

Engaging in relevant research activities is encouraged but isn’t a primary component of the residency. Our residents will receive supervision toward licensure in the state of Kansas and are required to obtain provisional licensure in Kansas.

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Our program is strongly committed to supporting all aspects of cultural and individual diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, including marital or parental status, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its recruitment, retention, or development of residents, faculty or staff.

Well-qualified individuals with a commitment to diversity are invited to apply for positions in our program. We foster an attractive and nurturing atmosphere of learning where diverse residents, faculty, staff and patients can understand, learn from, accept and appreciate one another.

We offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package that includes:

  • Paid holidays
  • Health insurance
  • Vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Authorized leave for conferences

Eligibility
Here are the eligibility requirements for our Neurorehabilitation Psychology Residency.

  • U.S. citizenship or eligible for and pursuing U.S. citizenship
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology or related degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Psychological Association that includes completion of an internship accredited by the American Psychological Association.
  • All degree requirements, including dissertation defense, must be completed prior to beginning the fellowship

This position requires extensive experience working in medical settings, focusing on psychological and cognitive assessment and intervention with individuals with various medical disorders. Experience working with people with disabilities and/or rehabilitation populations such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke or burn is preferred.

Application materials
To be considered for our residency, please provide the following application materials:

  • A letter of interest
  • Current CV
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Graduate transcripts
  • A clinical work sample

Candidates should submit all application materials via email to Dr. Monica Kurylo, Professor and Program Director, at mkurylo@kumc.edu and Charlotte Iannaci, Senior Coordinator, at ciannaci@kumc.edu.

Application deadline: December 10, 2021
Salary:
$47,476
Start date:
September 1, 2022

Interested in additional information?

For more information, contact Charlotte Iannaci, Senior Coordinator, at ciannaci@kumc.edu.

You may also send inquiries to:
Monica Kurylo, Ph.D., ABPP
c/o Charlotte Iannaci, Senior Coordinator
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Kansas School of Medicine, MS 4015
mkurylo@kumc.edu

ciannaci@kumc.edu


Residency leadership
Edward E. Hunter, PhD, ABPP
Director of Training, Psychology Division

Monica F. Kurylo, Ph.D., ABPP
Director, Division of Psychology
Program Director

Charlotte Iannaci
Training Program Administrator
ciannaci@kumc.edu
913-588-6428

More about the fellowship

Here are some more resources that will help you become more familiar with this fellowship program.

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

University of Kansas Medical Center
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Mailstop 4015
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6433
Fax: 913-588-6414