Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

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Last Update

January 16, 2018

Contact Information

Name of Externship: Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Name of Director/Coordinator: Thomas Mayer, Psy.D.

Street Address: Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Department of Rehabilitation, 585 Schenectady Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11203

Telephone: 718 604-5270

Fax: 718 604-5699

Email: Thomas Mayer, Psy.D.

Webpage: None.

General Information

Start Date: Beginning of September
End Date: End of August

Appropriate for:


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

2 days required. Externship is 16 to 20 hours depending on doctoral program expectations. It is preferred that applicant have experience administering, scoring, interpreting neuropsychologicl assessment tools.

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

Applicant should have coursework in intelligence/cognitive testing.

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

Applicant should have taken coursework in intelligence/cognitive evaluationbr>

Is there a stipend for externs?


Application Process

Do you permit applications before January 15?


What materials need to be submitted?

  • CV
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Sample report (adult preferred), unofficial transcript

How should it be submitted?

Via email to

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

Applicants will be notified by email or telephone of decision to interview. Offers follow the PSYDNYS Guidelines.

Description of Externship

The Kingsbrook externship program consists of supervised training experiences with inpatient and outpatient populations. Externs perform neuropsychological and psychological evaluations and offer individual psychotherapy. The primary focus of the externship is neuropsychological evaluation and treatment on the acute rehabilitation inpatient TBI Unit and on the General Rehabilitation Unit. They also evaluate patients on the inpatient adult and geriatric psychiatric units. Externs primarily work with multicultural patients who have survived acquired brain injuries (traumatic injuries as well as vascular and neurological conditions). Externs will learn to conduct neuropsychology screens and battery assessments on adults ranging from young adults through the geriatric population. They will also acquire and use cognitive retraining skills.

Populations commonly served:

Ethnic Minorities

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

Not specified.

Training models offered:

Cognitive Rehabilitation

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

Not specified.

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Individual Psychotherapy
Group Therapy

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: Externs carry 3 to 4 Outpatient evaluation/therapy cases, and 1 to 2 Inpatient evaluation/therapy cases.

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Neuropsychological Testing
Psychoeducational Assessment
Assessment Report Writing
Personality/Psychopathology Assessment
Structured Interviewing
Mental Status Exam

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):

Approximately 20.

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

Approximately 20.


Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 1

  • 1 hour per 2 Outpatients, 1 hour per group, 1 hour per rotation, and 1 hour for externship didactics
Amichaelides 20:35, 8 Dec 2009 (EST)

Other Comments

0 of the 3 extern positions remain available