South Texas Veterans Health Care System

APPCN MEMBER SINCE 1995

SAN ANTONIO, TX

Karin J. M. McCoy, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Director of Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Psychology Service (116B)
7400 Merton Minter Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78229-4404
Telephone: 210-617-5121 FAX: 210-949-3301
E-mail: karin.mccoy@va.gov
Web: http://www.southtexas.va.gov/psychology
Full brochure available on the website.

Program will do interviews at INS in 2019: Yes

Policy regarding on-site interviews: On-site interviews are not required. Of course, if an applicant is interested in an on-site interview, we will be happy to accommodate the request. 

2019 application deadline: January 2, 2019
2019 fellowship start date: August 5, 2019

Clinical neuropsychology residency openings for 2019: 2

Clinical neuropsychology fellowship positions: 4

Total fellowship positions in psychology: 13

Clinical neuropsychologists: 7 full-time; 0 part-time; 2 consultants
With ABCN/ABPP: 5 full-time; 0 part-time; 2 consultants

Other psychologists: 80+ Full-time; 0 Part-time; 0 consultants
With ABPP: 3 Full-time; 0 part-time; 0 consultants

Graduate training of fellowship applicants:

Required by VA policies (see VA eligibilty criteria at: https://www.psychologytraining.va.gov/eligibility.asp):

1. Doctorate from an APA-accredited or CPA-accredited graduate program in Clinical, Counseling, or Combined Psychology or PCSAS-accredited Clinical Science program. Persons with a doctorate in another area of psychology who meet the APA or CPA criteria for respecialization training in Clinical, Counseling, or Combined Psychology are also eligible.

2. Completion of an APA-accredited or CPA-accredited internship program or a VA-sponsored internship.

Must be a citizen of the United States to work at VA

Primary emphasis: Adult and Geriatric

Emphases of training opportunities:
Strong: neuropsychological assessment with outpatients and inpatients, consultation, capacity assessment, program development, psychology administration, teaching, research with collaborators at VA, affiliated medical school with Epilepsy Center of Excellence, and functional imaging center, supervision of other providers, and cognitive rehabilitation (group and individual), didactics
Moderate: group and individual psychotherapy,  collaboration with Neurology
Weak: forensic assessments

Availability of patient populations:

Strong: geriatrics and adults; TBI (Polytrauma center with inpatient, outpatient, and transition services) CVA, dementias, substance abuse, major psychopathology, sleep disorders, Veterans, Hispanic/Latino
Moderate: HIV/AIDS, seizure disorders including Wada testing, neurosurgical patients, active-duty personnel, and African Americans

Weak: pediatric neuropsychology

Our program is listed on the APPIC Universal Psychology Postdoctoral Directory (UPPD).

Applications submitted through the APPA CAS (APPIC's Psychology Postdoctoral Application System).

Updated 11/18/18