Postdoctoral Fellowship in
Expert Psychological Evaluations
We are a forensic psychology private practice located in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. We conduct psychological evaluations across a range of referral questions, which broadly fall into the areas of criminal, personal injury, employment, disability, immigration, and family law.
About Our Fellowship
Our fellowship provides intensive training in forensic psychological assessment and offers the 5-year ABPP forensic postdoctoral fellowship waiver. Fellows focus their training in the areas of criminal, disability, and immigration law cases. Fellows receive supervision, opportunities to testify and observe testimony; assessment experience in prisons, jails, and hospitals; and training across a year-long forensic psychology didactic sequence.
Evaluations Available for Fellows
Criminal Forensic Evaluations
Criminal evaluations fellows conduct and receive training in include criminal responsibility, fitness to proceed, culpable mental state, restorability, and violence risk.
What We Offer
In addition to the training, supervision, and forensic/clinical experience, fellows will receive benefits (e.g., health, vision, and dental insurance), vacation, and an annual income of $65,000, with additional opportunities for earning income if desired.
Along with your own office, you will be given access to the office tower gym, conference rooms, and break room (pictured to the left). We also offer intensive preparation for board certification in forensic psychology.
Our office is located in the middle of downtown Little Rock near a variety of restaurant options.
Training Goals & Objectives
You will learn how to administer and interpret Forensic Assessment Instruments (FAIs), testify effectively, work with attorneys, utilize interpreters, write forensic reports, consult, and integrate research and best practices into your forensic and clinical work. Fellows have the opportunity to work in the office, prisons, jails, and virtually.
Didactic topics for the fellowship year include criminal responsibility, malingering, fitness to proceed, mitigating circumstances, establishing a private practice, threat assessment, violence risk assessment, neuropsychological assessment, disability, assessment, culpable mental state,
psychometrics and test limitations, report writing, board certification preparation, capacity to waive Miranda rights, landmark case law, testimony, death penalty cases, neurological bases for morality, personal injury, the phenomenology of hallucinations, and the Arkansas legal system, amongst other relevant forensic psychology topics.
Conference attendance is also available for additional training.
and dedicated passion for forensic psychology and continues to pursue advanced training. He is certified as a Specialist of the American Board of Professional Psychology in Forensic Psychology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. He has supervised postdoctoral fellows in forensic psychology at the Arkansas State Hospital and now does so in his private practice.
Supervision is provided at least weekly by Benjamin Silber, Ph.D., ABPP. Supplementing the supervision and didactics he provides, didactic training is provided by several other forensic psychologists and neuropsychologist. Following training in psychological assessment and forensic evaluation at Patton State Hospital, Dr. Silber completed a predoctoral internship at the federal correctional complex in Butner, NC where he received further training in forensic psychology and the treatment of serious mental illness. He completed a formal postdoctoral fellowship in forensic psychology at the Arkansas State Hospital and obtained a position as a forensic psychologist there the following year. That same year, he also started Expert Psychological Evaluations. Dr. Silber has a tireless
ABOUT LITTLE ROCK
Little Rock, Arkansas is a vibrant and welcoming city that offers a high quality of life to its residents. With a population of just over 200,000, Little Rock is the capital of the state and the largest city in Arkansas. Known for its southern charm, natural beauty, and rich history, Little Rock is a great place to call home. In addition to its many attractions, Little Rock is also known for its friendly and welcoming community. The city has a strong sense of community, and residents enjoy a high quality of life thanks to its excellent schools, thriving economy, and natural beauty.
One of the biggest draws of Little Rock is its natural beauty. The city is located on the banks of the Arkansas River, and it is surrounded by stunning natural scenery. The city has several parks and green spaces, including the popular Pinnacle Mountain State Park, which offers hiking, fishing, and camping opportunities. Residents also enjoy the Big Dam Bridge, a pedestrian and bike bridge that spans the Arkansas River and offers stunning views of the city.
The offices of Expert Psychological Evaluations are located in downtown Little Rock within easy walking distance of both the federal and county courthouses. Given our central downtown office location, there are dozens of dining options within our office building and within the surrounding blocks.
To apply, you must have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited university, an APA accredited pre-doctoral internship, and eligibility to work in the US. Prior experience with forensic assessment is preferred. The fellowship year begins September 1.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your CV, a letter of interest, two letters of recommendation, and a psychological report writing sample by July 31st to Benjamin Silber, Ph.D., ABPP at Benjamin.Silber@psychological-evaluations.com.