Patton State Hospital

Name of ProgramPatton State Hospital
First Year of APPCN Membership2017
Program AddressPatton State Hospital
3102 East Highland Ave.
Patton, CA 92369
United States
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Director's Name and CredentialsSteve Nitch, PhD, ABPP-CN
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Director's Phone Number909-425-6573
I. Co-Director's Name and CredentialsDominique Kinney, PhD
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I. Co-Director's Phone Number909-425-6580
Program's Primary ContactDirector
Primary Emphasis
  • Adult
Program Websitedsh.ca.gov
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Program Phone Number909-425-6573
Program Fax Number909-425-6573
Does Program Interview Applicants at INS?Yes
Does Program Offer Phone or Video Interviews?Yes
Does Program Offer On-Site Interviews?Yes
Additional Notes About InterviewsVideoconference interviews will be used for the current application cohort due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Application Deadline15-Dec
Residency Start Date1-Sep
Clinical Neuropsychology Adult Residency Openings For This Cycle1
Clinical Neuropsychology Residents In Program2
Clinical Neuropsychologists Full-Time5
Clinical Neuropsychologists Full-Time With ABPP2
Other Psychologists Full-Time72
Other Psychologists Part-Time3
Other Psychologists Full-Time With ABPP4
Graduate Training of Residency Applicants (Preferred)Clinical Psychology
Graduate Training of Residency Applicants (Accepted)Clinical Psychology
Graduate Training of Residency Applicants (Not Accepted)Non APA/CPA approved graduate programs or internships
Emphases of Training Opportunities (Adult, Strong)neuropsychological assessment, neuropsychological consultation, cognitive remediation, research, forensics
Emphases of Training Opportunities (Adult, Weak)psychotherapy
Availability of Patient Populations (Adult, Strong)Psychiatric Illness, Post-Acute Traumatic Brain Injury; Dementia; Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Groups
Availability of Patient Populations (Adult, Moderate)Stroke/Cerebrovascular Diseases, Neurologic Disorders, Epilepsy
Availability of Patient Populations (Adult, Weak)Children (not available)
Additional Notes

Patton State Hospital’s Postdoctoral Residency in Neuropsychology is a two-year training program in neuropsychology that provides advanced training in the specialized practice of psychiatric neuropsychology in a forensic setting. The neuropsychology residency program meets the requirements of the Houston Conference and is designed to prepare fellows for the board certification process in clinical neuropsychology through ABPP-CN.

Although Patton is one of the few training sites in the country that provides in-depth training in psychiatric neuropsychology, the fellowship also provides training in traditional medical neuropsychology issues, such as traumatic brain injury, dementias, and a wide array of other medical conditions. As a function of the Patton patient population, neuropsychology fellows will learn to consider the interplay of neuropsychology, psychiatry, and forensic mental health issues with each assessment or treatment case from within the hospital.

Program Highlights:

- Emphasis on process model of neuropsychological assessment utilizing a hypothesis-testing approach.
- Seminars in Advanced Neuropsychology, Neuropsychology Research and Theory, and Case Conferences.
- Evaluations of patients with a diverse set of neuropsychological conditions and risk factors/issues:
-- Dementia and neurodegenerative conditions
-- Traumatic brain injury
-- Chronic viral infection
-- Chronic mental illness

- In-depth training in the assessment of feigned cognitive symptoms.
- Training in cognitive-remediation treatment
- Neurology clinic rotation
- Active research program in clinical neuropsychology
- Opportunity to supervise interns and practicum students under supervision

Last Updated10/08/2020
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