Blythedale Children’s Hospital-Neuropsychological Assessment

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Last Update

February 3, 2012

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Blythedale Children's Hospital Neuropsychological Assessment

Name of Director/Coordinator: Dr. Chris Rackley

Street Address:

95 Bradhurst Ave
Valhalla, NY 10595

Telephone: 914-592-7555x71519

Fax: Not Given



General Information

Start Date: Standard start dates
End Date: Standard end dates

Appropriate for:

Neuropsych, Clinical

Scheduling (e.g., required/optional days of week, # hrs per day, total hours per week, flexibility in scheduling):

2 full days at least

Required level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants):

Take third years above, need to have neuropsych assessment experience and coursework

Preferred level of readiness(any prior experiences preferred for applicants):

Not Specified

Is there a stipend for externs?


Application Process

What materials need to be submitted?

  • CV
  • copy of one test report
  • 2 Letters of Reference

How should it be submitted?

Preferred via email

Any details of the application process (e.g., interviewing, time frame, how decisions are made):

Cant interview everyone since they get a lot of applicants, so he sees level of interest and level of qualification then offers interview to best applicants. One interview round, then makes offer.

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

Ethnic Minorities
TBI/Cog impairment

Training models offered:

evidence based assessment models
evidence based treatment models

If any of these models are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate:

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Potential for brief intervention training experiences.

If any of these intervention experiences are only available to students under certain circumstances, please indicate:

Not specified.

Expected number of cases seen at any one time: Depends. Can be several.

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Intake Report Writing
Psychological Assessment and Report Writing
Neuropsychological Assessment and Report Writing

Expected number of full assessment batteries completed during externship (defined as administration of a battery of standardized tests):

Expect at least 1 a week

Expected number of assessment reports completed during externship (defined as writing reports based on a battery of standardized tests:

1 per week. Teach how to write brief and to the point reports to answer the referral question


Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: depends on # pf assessment. Could be up to 3 hours based on number of cases.
Estimated hours/week of group supervision:
Estimated hours/week of didactics: Some psychopharmacology, assessment, how to read Medical charts. Working in hospital setting.

Amichaelides 13:47, 29 Nov 2009 (EST)

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