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Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Psychotic Disorders Program

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Nashville, Tennessee

The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychotic Disorders provides flexible, experiential training in treatment, assessment, and research of individuals with a psychotic illness, especially the early stage of psychosis.  The fellowship adheres to the scientist-practitioner training model and is designed to prepare individuals for careers as clinical psychologists in academic and/or research settings, based on their individual interests and career goals.  The fellowship is well-suited for individuals that: 1) Have pre-doctoral clinical training in assessment and/or intervention of individuals with a psychotic illness; 2) Have a strong record of research experience; and 3) Are scientist-practitioners intending to pursue a clinical and/or academic research career in psychiatry. 

Additional Information

Agency Type
Medical School/Health Science Center
APPIC Membership
APA Accredited
Recognized Specialty
Clinical Psychology
Emphasis or focus area
Serious Mental Illness
Other Emphasis
Research Time
Training Director
Neil Woodward, Ph.D.
Contact Email
Contact Phone
Duration in Months
Hours Per Week
# of Licensed Supervisors
Number of Positions
Applications recieved last year
Will follow APPIC Selection Standards
Unfilled Positions
Fringe Benefits
Health, vision, dental, and disability insurance.
Research opportunities
Engagement in clinical research is a core component of the fellowship. Fellows will have the opportunity to become involved in several on-going, federally funded studies, as well as participate in the design and implementation of new studies. Current areas of investigation include: functional MRI investigations of working memory, attention, and hippocampal functioning; cross-sectional and longitudinal studies of brain structure and brain structure-phenotype correlations; neuroimaging investigations of brain dysconnectivity using resting-state fMRI, task-based fMRI, and diffusion tensor imaging; nosology of psychotic disorders and comorbidity in psychosis; and intervention studies investigating the impact of CBTp on persecutory delusions and associated cognitive processes.
Application Instructions
To apply for the position, please submit an application, including a CV, letter of interest, and letters of recommendation through APPIC’s Centralized Postdoctoral Application System. Note, start date is flexible.

This record was last updated on Friday, July 29, 2022

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