Student & Post-Doctoral Resident Committee



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About the NAN Student & Post-Doctoral Resident Committee

The purpose of developing a NAN Student & Post-Doctoral Resident Committee (NANSPRC) was to create a central group led by trainees (students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows) under the auspice of the larger organization of NAN to enhance NAN’s current resources for future neuropsychologists; keep the NAN Board, committees, and committee student representatives apprised of trainee needs within NAN and the field of neuropsychology; increase student, intern, and post-doctoral fellow membership and help facilitate their transition to full membership; and create an interactive environment that enriches the relationship between trainees and current professionals.

The mission of the NAN Student & Post-Doctoral Resident Committee is to: a) promote the professional development of trainees in neuropsychology as both a clinical practice and a science, by providing resources and guidance for their academic and professional growth; and b) to empower trainees to become leaders and advocates within NAN, other organizations, and the profession of neuropsychology.

Who We Are:
The NAN Student & Post-Doctoral Resident Committee is a standing NAN Committee that reports directly to the Board of Directors. We are composed of 10 trainees (graduate students, pre-doctoral interns, and postdoctoral fellows), two professional NAN members that serve in mentorship/guidance roles, and a Board Liaison.
Current Committee Members:

  Chair: Julia Maietta (Hussey), M.A. - 4th year doctoral student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
  • Co-chair: Chad Gaudet, M.S. - Intern at the VA Boston Healthcare System
  • Haley Bednarz, M.A. - 5th year doctoral student at the University of Alabama Birmingham 
  • Lauren Bolden, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Partners Consortium
  • Jacob Koudys, M.A. - 1st year doctoral student at the University of Toronto 
  • Micah Savin - doctoral student at Fordham University 
  • John B. O'Hara, Psy.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital
  • Tasha Rhoads, M.S., 4th year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Student at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Brandon Frank, M.S., M.A., Intern at the University of Florida 
  • Victor Tran, M.S., Psychology Intern, Nova Southeastern University 

Current Initiatives:
NANSPRC & Women in Leadership (WIL) Sponsorship Program

  • The NANSPRC and the Women in Leadership (WIL) Committee are excited to announce the joint Year-Long Sponsorship Program! The NANSPRC and WIL Sponsorship Program will recruit four trainees in 2018 to be paired with a designated NAN professional member (“Sponsor”) based on overlapping goals and professional interests. Sponsorship interactions will occur at least three times during the year via phone, Skype, and/or at the annual NAN conference (note: conference attendance is not a requirement). Applicants will work with Sponsors to enhance their professional identity within neuropsychology, to network, and to develop leadership qualities. 

A Call for Contributions to the NAN Foundation Website

NANSPC Trainee Education Series

Canadian Student Representative Pilot Program

  • NANSPRC is working hard to increase engagement with Canadian trainees and is reaching out to better address the training needs and academic/career goals that matter to you. To this end, the NANSPRC aims to create an email group of Canadian trainees who are interested in and want to receive exclusive e-mail blasts containing information from NAN with information relevant to Canadian trainees with interests in neuropsychology. We look forward to providing our Canadian trainee members with this direct means of communication with NAN to support you and your continued training. 

Communication Enhancement

  • The NANSPRC has overhauled our process for how we communicate with trainees, including the content of this webpage. Stay tuned for a new NANSPRC newsletter coming soon! 

2018 Annual Conference

  • We work hard to make sure trainees have an enriching conference experience. Each year we host three events: A trainee conversation hour, a student luncheon, and a student and post-doctoral social. Check back here for the upcoming 2018 NAN conference and as it gets closer.

    How do I get involved?

 NANSPRC’s success is owed to the students and trainees who collaborate on the many ongoing projects tailored to enhance students’ familiarity with NAN, foster professional development and growth, and encourage students’ leadership within the neuropsychology field.  

Please email us at to inquire about joining the committee or becoming involved in one of our many ongoing projects.

What are some of these projects?

As a NANSC member, you have the opportunity to…

  • Team up with members of the NAN Foundation and contribute meaningfully in the expansion and improvement of the NAN Foundation website. 
  • Write or contribute to sections for trainee newsletters.
  • Volunteer at the annual conference.
  • Network with trainees and professionals.
  • Collaborate with other committees to carry out the mission of NAN.

The most significant role of NANSPRC members is to serve as a source of information for students and trainees, striving to address individual concerns and enhance students’ access to important educational/professional resources. 

Stay connected!



    Student & Post-Doctoral Resident Membership 

Membership Benefits:

  • Student workshops: attend workshops planned with students, trainees, and early career professionals in mind 
  • Professional development: gain knowledge and skills in neuropsychology
  • Networking: opportunity to meet other neuropsychologists and students
  • The Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology (free access to online journal)
  • 20% discount on all Oxford University Press  books
  • Learn from leaders in the field by attending workshops at the annual conference
  • Conference: receive discounts at workshops and other seminars
  • Volunteer: student volunteers receive free conference registration and shared hotel accommodations
  • Service: opportunities to serve on committees
  • Research: present research at annual conference
  • Online Educational Offerings available at discounted NAN member rates. Recent topics include “Clinical Neuroanatomy” and “ Clinical Psychopharmacology”
  • Achievement Awards: compete for student awards (e.g., Tony Wong Diversity Award or NAN Student Poster Awards)
  • Stay informed: keep up with professional issues affecting the practice of neuropsychology with updates on email and social media

Eligibility for Membership:

  • Post-Doctoral Resident Membership is available for two years after completing a doctoral degree in psychology for individuals who are completing post-doctoral training/supervision leading to psychology licensure.
  • Student Membership is available for full-time undergraduate or graduate students of a regionally accredited college or university.

How to Join:
Please click here to view more information and to download the NAN Membership Application.



Please stay tuned as information on the upcoming Annual Conference becomes available.



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