Adult neuropsychology residents spend 50% of their time engaged in clinical work, 30% in research and 20% in didactic or supervision experiences.
The adult neuropsychology rotations are at the UT Health Austin clinics in the Health Transformation Building on The University of Texas at Austin campus. Residents’ clinical work takes place primarily in the Comprehensive Memory Center at the UT Health Austin Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences.
The Comprehensive Memory Center is an outpatient dementia specialty center that serves adults and their families who have concerns about cognitive, behavioral or personality changes that may be indicative of neurodegenerative conditions. Residents have the opportunity to learn about the full spectrum of dementia care within an integrated practice setting and value-based care model. The interprofessional team consists of specialists from neurology, geriatric psychiatry, neuropsychology, nursing, clinical social work and speech-language pathology.
Residents also have opportunities to see patients from other centers at the Mulva Clinic, including the Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center, the Bipolar Disorder Center and the Neurosurgery clinic.
Pediatric neuropsychology residents spend 60% of their time in clinical work, 20% in research and 20% in didactic and supervision experiences.
The pediatric neuropsychology rotations take place at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, which houses both inpatient and outpatient services, and outpatient clinics at nearby satellite locations. Rotations are available in the Dell Children’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, TBI/concussion clinic and general medical outpatient clinic.
Additional experiences are also available in several areas:
- Blood and Cancer Center
- Comprehensive Care Clinic
- Cochlear Implant Program
- Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
- Neurodevelopmental clinic
Throughout the two-year Postdoctoral Residency in Clinical Neuropsychology, residents have two to three clinical days per week and at least one research day per week.
A clinical day can follow various formats, such as a full neuropsychological evaluation, a more focused evaluation or consulting. In the second year, residents may expect an increase in clinical productivity along with increased psychometry support.
Residents complete two research projects, one each year throughout the program. At least one project must be a manuscript submitted to a peer-reviewed journal. Adult neuropsychology residents must submit two manuscripts, one each year.
Residents also have opportunities to supervise a graduate student and/or psychometrist and to provide didactic instruction for a variety of students and trainees.