The University of Michigan, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology (RPN), Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation  is announcing 3 fellowship positions, 1 pediatric training positions and 2 adult training positions.

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan is announcing 2 postdoctoral fellowship positions, one in the pediatric neuropsychology/ rehabilitation psychology program and one within the adult rehabilitation psychology program. One adult rehabilitation psychology position is open immediately, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The other adult and pediatric positions will begin September 1, 2017. Below are the attached brochures for the two separate programs.  Please note the pediatric fellowship program is a participating member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN). The program is designed to provide postdoctoral training experiences in accordance with the Houston Conference guidelines, and prepare the candidate to meet eligibility requirements for the ABPP Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology through ABCN. The adult fellowship program focused on rehabilitation psychology/neuropsychology does not participate in the match and is not a member program of the APPCN at this time.

The University of Michigan Health System’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Rehabilitation Psychology is based in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology-Neuropsychology.  Ranked among the best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report, the University of Michigan is nationally known for excellence in clinical services, education and research. 

Pediatric Fellowship Program

Candidates interested in specialized pediatric neuropsychology within a rehabilitation context will be best suited to our pediatric training program. The primary goal of the pediatric fellowship training program is to prepare high quality neuropsychologists for leadership roles and independent work in rehabilitation settings or with rehabilitation populations including traumatic brain injury, acquired brain and CNS disorders, and neurodevelopmental disabilities. Primary referral sources include physiatrists, neurologists, neurosurgery, pediatrics and the craniofacial anomalies program through plastic surgery among others. Fellows are also expected to become comfortable with the competencies needed in order to provide high quality care within a rehabilitation setting including the evaluation and treatment of individuals with chronic physical disability, spinal cord injury, burns, orthopedic injuries, limb loss, and chronic pain. Fellows will develop an expertise in understanding the complex interplay between neuropsychological functioning and coping with other forms of disability, particularly in the case of acquired and traumatic brain injury, neurological disorders and neuromuscular disease.

2017-2019 RPN Pediatric Fellowship Brochure

Contact Abigail Johnson, Ph.D., ABPP for further inquiries regarding the pediatric program:, Phone: 734.936.7052

Adult Fellowship Program

Our adult fellowship program is accepting applications for 2 positions within the Adult Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowship. One with an immediate start date and one with expected start date September 2017.

The fellowship conforms to APA Division 22 guidelines and includes didactics in core topics in rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology. The primary rotations will involve psychological/neuropsychological services in multidisciplinary acute rehabilitation for patients with spinal cord injury and related disorders, brain cancer, stroke, polytrauma, and other medical conditions (e.g. limb loss, critical illness myopathy). Minor rotations will include outpatient services at UM MedRehab, a multidisciplinary outpatient neurorehabilitation clinic. The Fellow will have the opportunity for collaborative clinical research. RPN fellows receive comprehensive supervision and mentoring of their clinical work, preparation of presentations, and career planning.  Program graduates are expected to pursue a career in rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology, and recent graduates have been awarded positions in several well-known academic medical centers.  
Applicants should have completed all requirements for a PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology in an APA-accredited program and APA accredited internship, and be eligible for a limited license in Michigan. Proficiency and strong interest in psychotherapy, including health psychology interventions, is expected, as well as practical background in neuropsychology. Length of fellowship is two years, contingent upon satisfactory performance in the first year of training.  The fellowship offers a competitive stipend plus an excellent benefits package. 

All application materials must be in electronic format. Send a letter of interest that clearly states whether application is for immediate consideration or for Fall 2017, CV, and a copy of 2 relevant and representative de-identified clinical reports, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Rebecca Breitner, Administrative Assistant, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology & Neuropsychology, Dept. of PM&R, .

2017-2019 RPN Adult Fellowship Brochure

Prospective applicants may contact Carrie Pilarski, PhD., 734-936-7052, with further questions.

Stipend and Benefits

All fellows are offered a competitive stipend with a very attractive benefits package, including professional development funds and 20 days paid time off. Health care benefits are included, and fellows have access to a number of campus services as a member of the University of Michigan community.

Selection Timeline and Notification

The pediatric fellowship program is a participating member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN) and will be participating in the APPCN Resident Matching Program. Details about the Matching Program can be obtained at the APPCN website ( Please note that all applicants for this position must register with the National Matching Service and abide by the posted timeline. Interviews will be conducted at the North American Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society in New Orleans, LA, though alternate interviews can be arranged if necessary.  This residency site agrees to abide by the APPCN policy that no person at this facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant. 

The adult program will be accepting applications on a rolling basis for the immediately open position. Interviews are expected to be held in December for the 2017 fellowship position. As an independent program we will make every effort to communicate openly with fellows who are interested in participating in the match regarding our timeline and expectations for extending offers.

Application Process

Applicants are required to submit the following materials:

1. Letter of interest
2. Curriculum Vitae, including status of your dissertation
3. Three letters of recommendation (at least 2 from recent/current clinical supervisors)
4. The APPCN Verification of Completion of Doctorate form (pediatric program applicants only)
5. 1-2 relevant clinical neuropsychology reports (appropriately de-identified) that are representative of the applicant’s current report writing skills
6. Official Graduate transcript

Rebecca Breitner
Attn: Post-Doctoral Pediatric Fellowship Application

Application deadline: December 30, 2016