Memphis VA Medical Center

Name of ProgramMemphis VA Medical Center
First Year of APPCN Membership2000
Program AddressPsychology Section, Mental Health Service (116A4), Memphis VA Medical Center
1030 Jefferson Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
United States
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Director's Name and CredentialsBrad L. Roper, PhD
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Director's Phone Number901-523-8990
Director's Extension5783
Program's Primary ContactDirector
Primary Emphasis
  • Adult
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Program Phone Number901-523-8990
Program's Extension5783
Program Fax Number901-577-7371
Residency BrochureMemphis-psych-postdoc-Clinical-Neuro.pdf
Does Program Interview Applicants at INS?No
Does Program Offer Phone or Video Interviews?Yes
Does Program Offer On-Site Interviews?Yes
Additional Notes About InterviewsAlthough applicants have generally been interviewed at the North America Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are exclusively doing virtual interviews for the 2020-2021 recruiting year. After written materials are reviewed, in mid-January we will invite a selection of applicants for interviews.
Application Deadline4-Jan
Residency Start Date16-Aug
Clinical Neuropsychology Adult Residency Openings For This Cycle2
Clinical Neuropsychology Residents In Program3
Clinical Neuropsychologists Full-Time5
Clinical Neuropsychologists Part-Time7
Clinical Neuropsychologists Full-Time With ABPP3
Clinical Neuropsychologists Part-Time With ABPP3
Other Psychologists Full-Time40
Other Psychologists Full-Time With ABPP1
Graduate Training of Residency Applicants (Preferred)clinical psychology, counseling psychology
Graduate Training of Residency Applicants (Not Accepted)school psychology, programs not accredited by the APA or CPA
Emphases of Training Opportunities (Adult, Strong)Adult neuropsychological assessment and consultation, inpatient consultation (e.g., medicine, spinal cord injury, psychiatry, other), interprofessional geriatric memory clinic, didactics in preparation for board certification, and teaching opportunities (other psychology trainees, UT psychiatry or neurology residents). Rotations also available outside of the Memphis VA at the Semmes-Murphey Clinic (SMC) and at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (SJCRH).
Emphases of Training Opportunities (Adult, Moderate)Research (including a data repository of 5,000 neuropsychological assessments), feedback sessions, group cognitive rehabilitation using either “Your Brain: An Owner’s Manual” (mild or no impairments) or AgeSmart (MCI or mild dementia and family members), individual cognitive rehabilitation, child/peds assessment through SJCRH, forensic psychology assessments regarding competency to stand trial available through the University of Tennessee Psychology Training Consortium, supervision of neuropsychology interns and/or other interns via the Neuropsychology Program and/or Geriatric Memory Clinic.
Emphases of Training Opportunities (Adult, Weak)Traditional psychotherapy, forensic neuropsychological evaluations (although limited workers comp and NFL cases through SMC).
Availability of Patient Populations (Adult, Strong)Returning vets with mild TBI and/or psychiatric conditions, stroke and cerebrovascular disease, dementia, geriatric medical conditions, psychiatric disorders, neuropsychology in general medical illness, racial/ethnic minorities (African-American).
Availability of Patient Populations (Adult, Moderate)Multiple sclerosis and related conditions, Parkinson's and related conditions, ADHD/learning disabilities
Availability of Patient Populations (Adult, Weak)Organ transplant, epilepsy
Emphases of Training Opportunities (Pediatric, Moderate)Possible experiences at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, but opportunities may be limited due to the pandemic.
Additional Notes

To apply to the neuropsychology program:

Applicants submit materials using the APPA CAS (APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application). After entering basic information, select the Memphis VAMC Clinical Neuropsychology Program. Letters of recommendations, referred to as “Evaluations” are requested electronically within the APPA CAS system and uploaded by letter-writers. Please refer to information within the APPA CAS for more information. Submit the following required information through APPA CAS:

1. Cover letter regarding current/past training and training/career goals. Please include the following:
Clinical training experiences during the doctoral program and internship.
Expected date of internship completion.
Current progress of completing all degree requirements, including dissertation research (if applicable).
Research/scholarly experience.
Career goals and how our fellowship program contributes to meeting those goals.
2. Curriculum Vita. Please be sure to include any employment, internship experiences, teaching, and presentations/publications relevant to clinical neuropsychology.
3. Copies of graduate transcripts.
4. Verification of Completion of Doctorate (to be completed by Dissertation Chair or Director of Clinical Training). The form may be downloaded from:
5. Letters of Reference:
Three letters of recommendation from current or former clinical supervisors, preferably from supervisors who are clinical neuropsychologists.
Applicants who are currently on internship should include an additional letter from their Director of Internship Training verifying their standing in the internship program and the expected date of completion.
If you have not defended your dissertation, letter from the chairperson of your dissertation indicating the status of your research project (e.g., completed data collection) and the anticipated date of completion. Note: If your dissertation chairperson is also writing a letter as a clinical supervisor, information regarding dissertation status can be included in that letter.

Last Updated11/6/2020
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