Program Structure

The University of Utah Rehabilitation Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is a 24-month full-time appointment at the University of Utah School of Medicine. We anticipate having two fellows each year, one in each year of training. The fellow is expected to provide clinical services Monday through Friday during normal business hours, although schedule adjustments may be required to accommodate evening groups or other program activities. The total weekly time commitment is estimated at approximately 40-50 hours per week to the training program. However, completion of clinical and research duties may require additional hours. The fellow may be at the hospital, clinic, or medical center after hours to complete paperwork or research activities, but direct patient care should not be provided when a supervisor is not physically present or available.

The University of Utah Rehabilitation Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is divided into two core rotations (inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient rehabilitation) and two minor six-month rotations in neuropsychology (through the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) and primary care psychology (through the Department of Family & Preventive Medicine). While the program is focused heavily on rehabilitation psychology (60-75% of clinical treatment time), 20-25% of the fellow’s time will be dedicated to further training in closely related fields of neuropsychology and primary care psychology. Research and teaching time are somewhat negotiable, but research time will likely be at least 5-10%.

The fellow will begin his or her training on the University of Utah Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation Unit in one of the following treatment teams: Stroke Team, Traumatic Brain Injury Team, and Spinal Cord Injury Team. Fellows will rotate through each team for about 6 months. The fellow will likely build a small outpatient clinic over time during these rotations. The last 18-24 months may be more heavily weighted towards outpatient treatment, to be negotiated based upon training needs and interests. The fellow will also begin his/her first minor six-month rotation in either neuropsychology or primary care psychology. Every six months, the fellow will rotate through each inpatient rehabilitation team while continuing the minor rotation and building a research and teaching portfolio. Having more designated and focused training time on the inpatient unit should allow additional time for the fellow to work on a clinical project, ideally one project per inpatient team/rotation. A brief overview of the rotations is provided below:

Month 1-6

Inpatient Rehabilitation – Traumatic Brain Injury Team
(22-30 hours per week)

Outpatient Rehabilitation Psychology Clinic
(0-8 hours per week)

First Minor Rotation:
Neuropsychology
(8-10 hours per week)

Month 6-12

Inpatient Rehabilitation – Stroke Team
(22-30 hours per week)

Outpatient Rehabilitation Psychology Clinic
(0-8 hours per week)

Second Minor Rotation:
Primary Care/Behavioral Health Psychology
(8-10 hours per week)

Month 12-18

Inpatient Rehabilitation – Spinal Cord Injury Team
(22-30 hours per week)

Outpatient Rehabilitation Psychology Clinic
(0-8 hours per week)

Third Minor Rotation:
Neuropsychology
(8-10 hours per week)

Month 18-24

Inpatient Rehabilitation – Across all Teams
(10-20 hours per week)

Outpatient Rehabilitation Psychology Clinic
(10-20 hours per week)

Fourth Minor Rotation:
Primary Care/Behavioral Health Psychology
(8-10 hours per week)

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Rehabilitation Psychology

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85 N Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


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Salt Lake City, UT 84132


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