DSH - Patton: Psychology Fellowship Overview

Welcome to the Patton State Hospital Psychology Fellowship Web Site. We offer two distinct fellowship training programs at Patton: Forensic Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology. Both fellowships provide training in assessment, treatment, and research related to specialty practice in the subfield.  We aspire to train leaders in these two subfields and both fellowships are designed to facilitate board certification through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in the respective subfields.
Patton’s Clinical Neuropsychology fellowship is a member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN) and is a two-year program directed by Steve Nitch, Ph.D., ABPP-CN and Dominique Kinney, Ph.D.  Highlights of the neuropsychology fellowship include:

  • Completion of approximately 50 supervised neuropsychological assessments over a two-year period.  We have a diagnostically diverse patient population that includes opportunities to assess the following conditions among others:
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Dementia
    • Effort/Motivation
    • Infectious Disease
    • Intellectual Disability
    • Movement Disorders
    • Psychiatric Disorders (primarily psychotic-spectrum disorders)
    • Substance Use Disorders
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Seminars in the following areas:
    • Advanced Neuropsychological Practice
    • Neuropsychology Research and Theory
    • Professional Development
  • Weekly facilitation of cognitive remediation treatment programs
  • Individual cognitive remediation treatment
  • One-year full-day rotation in a neurology clinic.
  • Supervised research experiences providing access to IRB-approved archival data in the following areas:
    • Psychometric Utility of Neuropsychological Assessment Instruments
    • Neuropsychological Functioning of Individuals with Severe Mental Illness
    • Development of Normative Neuropsychological Data for Forensic and Psychiatric Populations
    • Development of Program Evaluation Projects for Cognitive Remediation Programs

Our Forensic Fellowship is a one-year full-time training program directed by David Glassmire, Ph.D., ABPP.  Highlights of the forensic fellowship include:

  • Completion of approximately 20 supervised forensic assessments in the following areas among others:
    • Competence to Stand Trial
    • Violence Risk Assessment
    • Sex Offender Risk Assessment
    • Assessment of Malingering and Deception
    • Mentally Disordered Offender Assessment
    • Note: although we do not conduct mental state at the time of the offense (e.g., insanity) evaluations at Patton State Hospital, forensic fellows receive extensive didactic training and case presentations related to conducting these evaluations.
  • Seminars in the following areas:
    • Landmark Mental Health Case Law
    • Advanced Forensic Topics
    • Professional Development
    • Research and Theory
  • Supervised training in the treatment of forensic populations
    • Individual Therapy
    • Group Therapy
  • Supervised research experiences providing access to IRB-approved archival data in the following areas:
    • Competence to Stand Trial
    • Violence Risk Assessment
    • Forensic Applications of the MMPI-2-RF and PAI
    • Psychometric Assessment of Feigning and Deception
  • Participation in a Mock Court experience

We hire two Forensic fellows and one Clinical Neuropsychology fellow every year (as a result, we have a first-year and a second-year neuropsychology fellow during each training year) for a fellowship class of four fellows per year. We also train four interns and four practicum students yearly, which provides fellows with the opportunity to receive training in supervision of one or two cases during their fellowship.  I hope that this web site provides a glimpse into our extended professional family. The guide to the right provides a convenient means of navigating this site so that you can learn more about our two fellowship training programs. Please contact me if you have any questions about fellowship training at Patton.

David Glassmire, Ph.D., ABPP
Psychology Internship and Fellowship Director