Brooklyn Learning Center

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Last Update

11/1/2017

We have two openings for the 2018-2019 training year.

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Pediatric Neuropsychology Externship

Name of Director/Coordinator: Erica Miller, Ph.D.

Street Address:

142 Joralemon Street, Suite 3E
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Telephone: 718-935-0400

Fax: 718-935-0405

Email: mailto: erica@brooklynlearningcenter.com

Webpage: Please read our website for a detailed description of the different services we provide. http://www.brooklynlearningcenter.com

General Information

Start Date: July 2018
End Date: June 2019

Appropriate for:

Clinical
Counseling
Child clinical
School
Combined school/child clinical

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

2 days per week, with evenings required to see children after school

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

Trainees at all levels are welcome to apply, but we prefer trainees to have at least basic assessment courses and some clinical experience; more advanced students are encouraged to apply - training is tailored to the individual level of readiness of each student. Candidates who have an interest in working with schools and children are encouraged to apply.


Is there a stipend for externs?

A stipend is not provided

Application Process

Additional dates for applications?

Brooklyn Learning Center abides by the the following guidelines established by the externship consortium. Thus, applications not accepted before January 2016. Please consult the guidelines for all infomration regarding submission time frame and interview offers._

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Letter of readiness
  • Sample assessment report
  • Cover letter

How should it be submitted?

All applications should be submitted via email, preferably in one email.

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

Please view the established consortium guidelines

Description of Externship

Brooklyn Leaning Center is a group of clinicians who specialize in working with children from the preschool age through college, their families and their schools. We help provide students with tools for learning success. Externs receive training in assessment administration and scoring, interpretation and report writing, as well as providing feedback to students and families. Additionally, externs will have the opportunity to conduct school observations. When treating students, our externs learn how to create individualized treatment plans based on strengths and weaknesses.

• Individual treatment providing a mix of cognitive remediation, psychotherapy and tutoring
• Cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety, mood, and attention disorders
• Neuropsychological and educational evaluations
• School consultation
• Family consultation : planning, implementing, and monitoring of behavioral interventions
• Psychological writing - Progress reports and Evaluations
• Opportunities to participate in research projects

The Center serves individuals age 4 to adult, with a focus on school aged children and adolescents. Common diagnoses include Neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, LD, ASD, etc.), Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Depressive Disorders.

Neuropsychological and Educational Assessment and Report Writing Assessments include neuropsychological, cognitive, achievement, and social-emotional evaluation. Individuals age 6 to adult are seen.

Populations commonly served:

Children
Adolescents
Ethnic Minorities
Developmental Disabilities
Outpatient

Training models offered:

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

cognitive behavioral
family systems
psychodynamic

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Individual Psychotherapy
Assessment
School Consultation


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: 3-4, please note that students are often seen after school hours


Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Neuropsychological Testing
Psychoeducational Assessment
Assessment Report Writing
Personality/Psychopathology Assessment
Cognitive Assessment

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

_Not specified_

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

_Approx 3 full batteries_

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

_Approx 3, you may elect to do more, it’s up to the student to request._

Supervision:

Clinical supervision (Individual at least one hour per week):

Psychodynamic supervision related to individual treatment cases and assessments
Supervision incorporates neuropsychological, psychoanalytic, and family therapy theories

Clinical supervision (Group):

Case presentations
Direct instruction on providing a mix of cognitive remediation and psychotherapy

Neuropsychological assessment supervision (Group, 1.5 hours per week):

Case presentations
Direct instruction on assessment

Didactics:

School Neurobiology Seminar – Study current neuroimaging research relevant to child development and school function


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