Seattle VA Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship

This two-year Neuropsychology Residency offered by The VA Puget Sound Health Care System emphasizes the neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation of adults who have acquired cognitive disorders.

The Seattle Division of VA Puget Sound Health Care System offers a 2 year APA-accredited Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship. This fellowship is designed to provide comprehensive training that will result in advanced professional practice and competency in Neuropsychology. Training in clinical neuropsychology and brain-behavior relationships takes place through didactic and experiential training in Neuropsychological Assessment/Consultation, Cognitive Rehabilitation Interventions, Consultation/Liaison, Scientific Practice and Research, Didactics/ Teaching/Supervision, and demonstration of knowledge of Ethics and Diversity.  The fellowship maintains a core curriculum, but there is some flexibility in the breakdown of time depending on the goals of the fellow.  Most time is spent in clinical activities, while research activities can account for up to 40% of the fellow’s time (this percentage is negotiable depending on prior experience and research goals, with most fellows engaging in research for 30% of their time). Approximately 10% of time is spent on didactics and 5% is spent on administrative duties. The rigor of this fellowship is consistent with the Division 40/Houston Conference Guidelines in providing the foundation for trainees to pursue board certification in Clinical Neuropsychology.

Fellowship Type(s):
Clinical Fellowship, Psychology Fellowship

Department Faculty
Emily H Trittschuh, PhD

Supervisors for this Residency include Pamela Dean, PhD (ABPP-CN), Katherine Pagulayan, PhD, and Emily Trittschuh, PhD, faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

In addition to clinical work and didactic opportunities, each Fellow spends 20-40% of effort in research activities.

VA Puget Sound, Seattle

Required didactics include:

  • Neuropsychology Seminar (weekly, includes a combination of didactics, journal club, and case conference)
  • Neuropsychology Board Prep Seminar (weekly)
  • Seattle VA Psychology Postdoctoral Fellows Meeting
  • A wide range of additional optional clinical and research focused seminars are available to fellows through the VA and University of Washington

Please see brochure located at for current salary and benefit information.

Requirements include: (1) Attendance at APA, CPA and/or PCSAS accredited doctoral programs in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, (2) Completion of APA or CPA accredited internship, and (3) US Citizenship. Additional requirements are described in the fellowship brochure.

Please refer to fellowship brochure for application instructions.

For additional information, please contact:

Kati Pagulayan, PhD
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Director of Neuropsychology Fellowship Track

Steve McCutcheon, PhD
Director of Psychology Training