Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Name of ProgramMichael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
First Year of APPCN Membership2009
Program AddressMichael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
2002 Holcombe Blvd. (RECL 117)
Houston, TX 77030
United States
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Director's Name and CredentialsNicholas J. Pastorek, PhD, ABPP
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Director's Phone Number713-578-5261
Program's Primary ContactDirector
Primary Emphasis
  • Adult
Program Websitewww.va.gov
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Program Phone Number713-578-5261
Program Fax Number713-794-7631
Residency BrochureMEDVAMC-Neuropsych-Residency-brochure-2022-2024-final.pdf
Does Program Interview Applicants at INS?Yes
Does Program Offer Phone or Video Interviews?Yes
Does Program Offer On-Site Interviews?No
Additional Notes About InterviewsWhile we have historically strongly encouraged interviews at INS, this year we will offer video-based interviews because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In-person interviews at INS may also be offered if pandemic-related conditions allow.
Application Deadline01/03/2022
Residency Start Date08/15/2022
Clinical Neuropsychology Adult Residency Openings For This Cycle2
Clinical Neuropsychology Residents In Program4
Clinical Neuropsychologists Full-Time6
Clinical Neuropsychologists Part-Time1
Clinical Neuropsychologists Full-Time With ABPP2
Clinical Neuropsychologists Part-Time With ABPP1
Other Psychologists Full-Time120
Other Psychologists Full-Time With ABPP5
Graduate Training of Residency Applicants (Preferred)Clinical Psychology with Neuropsychology emphasis
Graduate Training of Residency Applicants (Accepted)Counseling Psychology with Neuropsychology emphasis
Graduate Training of Residency Applicants (Not Accepted)Non APA/CPA-approved graduate programs or internships
Emphases of Training Opportunities (Adult, Strong)Inpatient and outpatient neuropsychological assessment and consultation (neurology, polytrauma/rehabilitation, psychiatry, and primary care); supervision of junior trainees; didactics (neuropsychology case conference and seminar, grand rounds, brain cuttings, ABPP preparation)
Emphases of Training Opportunities (Adult, Moderate)Capacity evaluations; research; psychotherapy; pre-surgical evaluations
Emphases of Training Opportunities (Adult, Weak)Forensics
Availability of Patient Populations (Adult, Strong)Dementia; stroke/cerebrovascular (inpatient and outpatient); epilepsy and psychogenic non-epileptic; traumatic brain injury; comorbid psychiatric conditions; general medical illness
Availability of Patient Populations (Adult, Moderate)Multiple Sclerosis, movement disorders, spinal cord injury
Last Updated11/17/2021
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