VA Maine Health Care System

APPCN Member Since 2016


Director: Joshua E. Caron, PhD, ABPP-CN

VA Maine Healthcare System
15 Challenger Dr. (116B) Lewiston, ME 04240
Ph: 207-623-8411 e.2840
Fax: 207-330-2791

For a detailed program description click on this link:

Program will do interviews at INS in 2019: Yes

Policy regarding on-site interviews:   Optional

2019 application deadline: January 7, 2019 (4pm Eastern)
2019 residency start date
: The start date is the first week of September

Clinical neuropsychology residency openings for 2019: 1
Clinical neuropsychology residency positions: 3 (two neuropsychology residents from the 2018-2020 cohort and one 2019-2021 resident)

Residency/fellowship positions in psychology: VA Maine has 5 clinical psychology postdocs in addiiton to our 3 neuropsychology postdocs

Clinical neuropsychologists: 4 Full-time; 0 part-time; 0 consultants
: 1 Full-time; 0 part-time; 0 consultant
(see webpage for faculty)

Other psychologists: 15 Full-time; 0 part-time; 0 consultants
: 2 Full-time; 0 part-time; 0 consultants

Graduate training of residency applicants:

Preferred: Clinical psychology, neuropsychology
Accepted: Counseling psychology
Not Accepted: School psychology, non APA/CPA approved graduate programs or internships

Primary emphasis: Adult

Emphases of training opportunities:

Strong:  Outpatient neuropsychological assessment, neuropsychological consultation, working with rural and low-income population (including teleneuropsychology), preparation for board certification.
Moderate: Inpatient neuropsychological assessment and consultation, research, supervision of other trainees, teaching/presenting opportunities, program development
Weak: Child assessment/consultation, neurorehabilitation, psychotherapy.

Availability of patient populations:

Strong:  Traumatic Brain Injury, neurodegenerative and other neurological disorders (e.g., DAT, FTLD, seizure disorder, CVA), psychiatric, rural and low income Veterans
Moderate: Inflammatory (MS), immunocompromise conditions, medically-related and substance induced neurocognitive disorders
Weak: Epilepsy Surgery, perinatal and congenital conditions, racial/ethnic minorities

updated 10/04/18