Monument Valley in Arizona

Neuropsychology Residency Program

From the Program Director

Dear Clinical Neuropsychology Residency Applicants,

The Department of Neuropsychology at Barrow Neurological Institute offers a 2-year postdoctoral residency program in adult clinical neuropsychology that is APA accredited, an APPCN member, and meets the Houston Conference Guidelines for postdoctoral fellowship training in clinical neuropsychology. Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is an ideal training setting for neuropsychologists since it has long been recognized for providing innovative care for people with disorders of the brain and spine and consistently ranks among the best hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery.

Our Department of Neuropsychology faculty consists of 13 neuropsychologists (including six ABPP and one ABN board-certified neuropsychologists) and three rehabilitation psychologists (including one ABPP board-certified) who see both inpatients and outpatients on neurosurgical, neurological, and rehabilitation services. Barrow is a high-volume neurosurgical center and is home to one of the nation’s busiest deep brain stimulation programs, a comprehensive epilepsy surgery center, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, one of the most active brain tumor treatment centers in the U.S., and a Level I Trauma Center with a 46-bed inpatient neuro-rehabilitation unit. The Institute also provides care to more stroke patients than any other center in the Southwest and participates in the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium. There are prestigious residency programs in neurosurgery, neurology, and neuroradiology, in addition to our postdoctoral training program for advanced clinical work and research in human neuropsychology.

Barrow neuropsychology residents are valued members of our team whose time is spent acquiring neuropsychological knowledge and skills required for eventual independent practice. We offer residents a wide breadth and volume of patients with neurological disorders as well as dedicated educational seminars and research training. Barrow offers two tracks of training within the Residency Program in Clinical Neuropsychology:

  • General clinical neuropsychology
  • Neuro-rehabilitation with a specialty in neuropsychological rehabilitation

The residency training program exposes residents to a wide variety of neurological and neurosurgical disorders to familiarize them with the most meaningful way of assessing patients and developing practical and meaningful treatment programs and/or recommendations. In doing so, residents learn to convert assessment information into practical healthcare decisions for patients and to communicate with physicians in a manner that illuminates the neuropsychological understanding of the patient. (View Neuropsychology Residency Handbook)

The faculty and staff of the Department of Neuropsychology are committed to providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art training to our neuropsychology residents. We are an equal opportunity program and encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or other minority status. We hope you will consider Barrow Neurological Institute for your professional training.


Krista Hanson, PhD, ABPP-CN
Director, Barrow Clinical Neuropsychology Residency Program

Krista Hanson, PhD
Krista Hanson, PhD, ABPP-CN
Director, Clinical Neuropsychology Residency Program

Important Application Dates

  • Applications due: December 8, 2023
  • Interview notifications sent: Early January 2024
  • Interviews (rehabilitation track): Beginning the second week of January 2024
  • Interviews (general track): January 12 and January 19, 2024

Postdoctoral Residency Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: