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

Program will do interviews at INS in 2018: 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. 

2018 application deadline: January 2, 2018
2018 fellowship start date: August 6, 2018

Clinical neuropsychology residency openings for 2018: 2

Clinical neuropsychology fellowship positions: 4

Total fellowship positions in psychology: 13

Clinical neuropsychologists: 6 full-time; 0 part-time; 3 consultants
With ABCN/ABPP: 4-5 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: clinical or counseling psychology (APA-accredited Programs)

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

Updated 11/6/2017