Rehabilitation Psychology Fellowship Application

We are not accepting applications for the 2024-2026 training cycle. We will recruit for the 2025-2027 training cycle.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Rehabilitation Psychology Application Information

Shepherd’s Rehabilitation Psychology Fellowship Program welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and lifestyles. We offer one 24-month fellowship position, available to individuals who: 

  1. Have completed their Doctoral degree, including defense of a dissertation, from a clinical or counseling psychology doctoral program accredited by the American Psychology Association (APA) or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) before the start date of the fellowship. 
  2. Have completed an APA/CPA-accredited psychology internship program. 
  3. Are eligible to work in the United States and can complete the required employment eligibility verification upon hire. Shepherd is unable to commit to sponsoring H-1B visas currently. 

Application Submission Instructions 

Individuals wishing to apply for admission to the fellowship must submit the following documents, in a single compressed PDF file, via email to

  • Letter of interest including training and clinical experiences and an explanation of your specific interests in our fellowship program 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • One de-identified case (limit 5 pages) discussing conceptualization and assessment/intervention summary, preferably one relevant to our clinical populations

The following materials should also be submitted, directly from the source:  

  • Unofficial graduate school transcripts sent directly from the program. After the formal offer and acceptance, the fellow is required to send official transcripts to the Fellowship Director.* 
  • Three letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with your academic or clinical work, at least one of which is from a current supervisor.

*For applicants who have not completed their dissertation defense, a letter from the chairperson of the dissertation indicating the status of the research project (e.g., completed data collection) and the anticipated date of completion is required. If the dissertation chairperson is also writing a letter as a clinical supervisor, information regarding the dissertation status can be included in that letter. No applicant will be permitted to begin fellowship training if the dissertation has not been completed. 

Official graduate transcripts and letters of recommendation can either be emailed directly to or mailed to the following address: 

Punam Rahman, PsyD, ABPP 
4th Floor
Shepherd Center 
2020 Peachtree Road 
Atlanta, GA 30309 

Selection will be based on a letter of intent, the qualifications of the applicant, and letters of recommendation. After the initial review process, top candidates will be offered interviews via video conference or on-site (expenses paid). Fellows typically begin training the Tuesday after Labor Day, but the start date is negotiable. 

Fellowship Salary and Benefits 

Salaries for postdoctoral fellows are based on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) pay scale, based on years of postdoctoral experience. For the first year of the fellowship, fellows receive a full-time stipend of $55,937; for the second year, fellows receive $57,056. Additionally, fellows are eligible for comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as basic life and disability insurance. 

Fellows receive 24 days of paid time off per year and professional development funds are available for conference presentations and travel for educational purposes. Fellows are also given three educational days per year to attend conferences, in addition to an educational day to take the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP). Fellows will be reimbursed for the EPPP test fee once they successfully pass the exam during the fellowship range of dates.  

Other benefits include free parking, access to dictation software, full access to medical library services, and numerous perks (e.g., discounts) in the community. 


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