Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Externship in Neuropsychology

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Last Update

December 28, 2015

Contact Information

Name of Externships: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - Neuropsychology Externships
Department of Neurology and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Name of Directors/Coordinators:

Department of Neurology: Denise D Correa, PhD, ABPP-CN

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: Elizabeth Ryan, PhD, ABPP; James Root, PhD

Street Address:

1)Department of Neurology

1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Telephone: 212-610-0487

Fax: (646) 888-3177

Email: [1]

2)Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

641 Lexington Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Telephone: 646-888-0140

Fax: (212) 888-2584

Email: [2]

Webpage:

General Information

There are two externship practica within Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, one in the Department of Neurology, and one in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Students planning on applying may apply to either one or both, but accepted applicants would work in one site only.

Start Date: Neurology - July 2017; Psychiatry - July 2017 or September 2017
End Date: Neurology - June 2018; Psychiatry - June 2018 or August 2018

Appropriate for:

Graduate Students in Clinical Neuropsychology

The externship within the Department of Neurology has an emphasis in the neuropsychological assessment of adults with brain tumors, but also provides experience in the assessment of survivors of non-central nervous system cancers, as well as geriatric patients.

The externship within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has an emphasis on the neuropsychological assessment of adults with non-central nervous system cancers, as well as geriatric patients.



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

16 h/wk, 2 days

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

Graduate students currently enrolled in a doctoral training program are eligible.

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

Second year or more advanced graduate student..

Is there a stipend for externs?

No

Application Process

The externship site follows the guidelines approved by PSIDNYS and NYNJADOT

Do you permit applications before January 17?

No

What materials need to be submitted?

Interested applicants should send:
1. A cover letter
2. A CV
3. A list of neuropsychological tests you have administered
4. A neuropsychological assessment report (if you have neuropsychological assessment report writing experience; if you do not have experience, please send a :psychodiagnostic assessment report if available)
5. Days of the week applicant will be available for the externship
6. For Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Neuropsychology Externship - Preferred start times of externship (July or September). All positions are 1 year time commitments.
7. Two recommendation letters

How should it be submitted?

Applicants interested in an externship within the Deparment of Neurology should email applications to Dr. Denise Correa at corread@mskcc.org.
Applicants interested in an externship within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences should email materials to Ms. Caitlin Carr: carrc2@mskcc.org with the applicant's name and the words "Externship Application" e.g., Jane Doe - Externship Application, in the subject line


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

Interviews as scheduling allows beginning January 19. Externship offers will be made beginning Monday, February 29 at 9:00 AM

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

Adults
Geriatric
Ethnic Minorities
LGBT
Young Adult/Adolescent (Psychiatry and BehavioralSciences only)


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

n/a

Training models offered:

The externships offer training in neuropschological assessment and does not utilize a psychotherapeutic theoretical orientation


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

n/a

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

Externs gain experience in providing feedback to patients about their neurocognitive functioning and can learn about cognitive remediation (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences).


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

n/a

Expected number of cases seen at any one time: Externs will complete one to two neuropsychological assessments per week


Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Neuropsychological Assessmsnt
Participation in Intake Interviews
Intake Report Writing
Personality/Psychopathology Assessment (more limited experience of this nature; Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences only))


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

n/a

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

Externs will complete one to two assessments per week throughout the practicum

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

Externs will complete one to two reports per week throughout the practicum

Supervision:

Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1-2
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: N/A
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 2



Other Comments

Memorial Sloan-Kettering is CURRENTLY RECRUITING clinical externs interested in gaining specialized experience in neuropsychological assessment for the 2017-2018 training year.

There are two externship practica within Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, one in the Department of Neurology, and one in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Students planning on applying may apply to either one or both, but accepted applicants would work in one site only.

1) Department of Neurology - Dr. Denise Correa

Responsibilities involve the neuropsychological assessment of adults with brain tumors and survivors of non-central nervous system cancers, as well as geriatric patients. Training and weekly supervision in test administration, scoring and report writing will be provided. Didactics include neurology grand rounds and Neurocognitive Research Laboratory meetings. There is opportunity to learn about brain-behavior relationships. We also encourage participation in ongoing clinical research projects including cognitive assessment, and structural and functional brain imaging. The externship provides a unique opportunity to work with adult and geriatric cancer patients, and learn about the emerging field of cancer and cognition.


Graduate students currently enrolled in a doctoral training program are eligible. Advanced students with prior experience in neuropsychological assessment are preferred. A weekly commitment of 2 days per week is required. Externs have the opportunity to attend Neurology Grand Rounds and Neurocognitive Research Meetings. Weekly individual supervision is provided with Dr. Denise Correa, PhD, ABPP. The externship will begin in July 2016 and extend through June 2017. The earliest date students can submit applications is January 19, 2016.


Applicants interest in the externship in the Department of Neurology should email or send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample reports, list of neuropsychological tests the applicant has experience administering, 2 recommendation letters and the days of the week the applicant will be available for the externship to:

Denise D Correa, PhD, ABPP-CN Associate Attending Neuropsychologist Department of Neurology Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065

Email: corread@mskcc.org


2) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Dr. Root and Dr. Ryan.

Externs learn to administer, score, and interpret neuropsychological test batteries with adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients. Patients are currently undergoing cancer treatment or are cancer survivors. In addition to assessing the neurocognitive effects of treatment, referrals also encompass a wide range of diagnoses including leaning disorders, ADHD, and dementia. Additionally, there is emphasis on the differential diagnosis of the contribution of Axis I disorders to cognitive functioning. Externs gain experience in providing feedback to patients about their neurocognitive functioning and can learn about cognitive remediation. The externship is ideal for students interested in working with medically ill patients across a broad age range. Students in neuropsychology or health psychology programs or who are curious about assessing and treating the interplay of cognitive and emotional effects of medical illness are well-suited for this externship. There is ample opportunity to learn about brain-behavior relationships. There is also experience to participate in research including neurocognitive outcomes as well as fMRI research.


Graduate students currently enrolled in a doctoral training program are eligible. Neuropsychological assessment experience is preferred. A weekly commitment of 2 days per week is required. Externs have the opportunity to attend Grand Rounds, Neurocognitive Research Laboratory meetings, and several weekly didactic research symposia as part of our larger fellowship training program. Weekly individual supervision is provided with Elizabeth Ryan, PhD, ABPP or James Root, PhD. The externship will begin in July or September 2017 and extend through June or August 2018. The application deadline is January 17, 2016.


Applicants interested in the Externship in Neuropsychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences should send:
1. A cover letter
2. A CV
3. A list of neuropsychological tests you have administered
4. A neuropsychological assessment report (if you have neuropsychological assessment report writing experience; if you do not have experience, please send a :psychodiagnostic assessment report if available)
5. Days of the week applicant will be available for the externship
6. Preferred start times of externship (July or September). All positions are 1 year time commitments.
7. Two recommendation letters
to Ms. Caitlin Carr: carrc2@mskcc.org with the applicant's name and the words "Externship Application" e.g., Jane Doe - Externship Application, in the subject line