University of Utah Rehabilitation Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
We are excited to have you join our team and for us to be involved in your continued development as a psychologist, researcher, and professional. We strongly believe that professional practice in rehabilitation psychology benefits from supervised postdoctoral training providing both foundational and functional competences expected of a specialist in rehabilitation psychology.
Michelle Accardi-Ravid, Ph.D. (she/her/hers) is a rehabilitation psychologist in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation who works across the inpatient medical rehabilitation units at the Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital with patients who have had spinal cord injuries/disorders, amputations, stroke, and/or brain injury. Her special interests include interdisciplinary management of pain as well as stigma and bias, especially as it relates to chronic pain and substance use disorders. She has lived in 5 states and dreams of visiting every national park. She enjoys making pizza and exploring local parks and restaurants with her toddler, husband, and dog. She is the Training Director of the Rehabilitation Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
Our purpose is to help adult patients with acquired injuries and disabilities rebuild, reimagine, and reinvent themselves and their lives to fully realize their purpose. Our dedicated teams are composed of regionally and nationally respected specialists dedicated to supporting patients and families from acute rehabilitation through wellness and independence. After patients leave our inpatient center, we continue to provide specialized rehabilitation care through outpatient physician services in our outpatient therapy services, wellness programs, ongoing patient education, and access to support groups. We are also the only CARF accredited Brain Injury, Stroke, and TBI specialty programs in Utah.
Our rehabilitation services are primarily located in a brand new facility — Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital. This new building features the latest advances in rehabilitation technology to help patients recover quicker from serious life-changing injuries and conditions. The values and goals of the University of Utah Rehabilitation Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program fall under the mission of the University of Utah Hospital and Health Care System.