Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center



Nicholas J. Pastorek, PhD, ABPP

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
2002 Holcombe Blvd. (RECL 117)
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 713-578-5261
Fax: 713-794-7631
email: Nicholas.Pastorek@va.gov

Web site: http://www.houston.va.gov/Education/Psychology_Internship_and_Postdoctoral_Fellowship/Psychology_Internship_and_Postdoctoral_Fellowship.asp

Program will do interviews at INS: Yes

Policy regarding on-site interviews: Interviews at INS are strongly encouraged 

Application deadline: January 10, 2020
Residency start date: August 17, 2020

Clinical neuropsychology residency openings: 2
Clinical neuropsychology residency positions: 4

Residency/fellowship positions in psychology: 7 other residents

Clinical neuropsychologists 4 Full-time; 1 Part-time
With ABCN/ABPP: 1 Full-time; 1 Part-time
(see webpage for faculty) 

Other psychologists: Approximately 107 Full-time
With ABPP: 5

Graduate training of residency applicants:

Preferred: Clinical Neuropsychology with Neuropsychology emphasis
Accepted: Counseling psychology with Neuropsychology emphasis
Not Accepted: Non APA/CPA-approved graduate programs or internships

Primary emphasis: Adult

Emphases of training opportunities:

Strong: Inpatient and outpatient neuropsychological assessment and consultation (neurology, polytrauma/rehabilitation, psychiatry, and primary care); supervision of interns; didactics (case conference, grand rounds, brain cuttings, ABPP preparation)
Moderate: Psychotherapy; capacity evaluations; pre-surgical evaluations; research
Weak: Forensics

Availability of patient populations:

Strong: Dementia; stroke/cerebrovascular (inpatient and outpatient); epilepsy and psychogenic non-epileptic; traumatic brain injury; comorbid psychiatric conditions; general medical illness
Moderate: Multiple Sclerosis, movement disorders, spinal cord injury
Weak: Pediatrics 

updated 09/23/2019