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Welcome to the Yale Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Residency Program! Our program is anchored in a scientist-practitioner tradition, providing residents with training in clinical and academic practice. Our program meets all requirements of the Houston Conference Guidelines and is fully accredited by the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN).

The mission of the Neuropsychology Residency Training Program is to develop advanced competencies in the clinical practice of Neuropsychology with the following key goals:


  • To learn the principles and methods of neuropsychological evaluation, in accordance with the foundational and functional competencies of neuropsychology, as outlined in Taxonomy for Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology (Sperling et al., 2017)
  • To develop an advanced understanding of brain-behavior relationships in the context of a variety of neurological, psychiatric, and medical diseases
  • To become skilled at providing culturally sensitive, neuropsychological evaluation of patients from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • To design and execute clinical neuroscience research

The Department of Neurology administers the Program, and within the Yale School of Medicine, this postdoctoral program is called a Residency Training Program. Each year, this is a first year (junior) resident and second (senior) resident. These residents join other neuropsychology trainees and neurology residents. Our program emphasizes the assessment of cognitive symptoms stemming from medical and neurological disorders in a diverse patient population. After successful completion, residents will also be eligible for board certification by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

You can find more information on our complete APPCN listing, which includes a full copy of our brochure.

If you have questions, please email Dr. Stephanie Towns.

Best Wishes,

Stephanie Towns, PsyD, ABPP-CN, Residency Training Director
Emily Sharp, PhD, ABPP-CN, Associate Training Director & Chief, Division of Neuropsychology