Mount Sinai Epilepsy Center Neuropsychology Externship

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Neuropsychology Externship at the Mount Sinai Epilepsy Center

The Mount Sinai Epilepsy Center, N.Y., N.Y. is recruiting doctoral-level externs interested in a two-day-a-week placement focused on clinical neuropsychological assessment and research. Trainees will predominantly specialize in the evaluation of inpatients and outpatients with epilepsy across the lifespan; participation in special procedures, such as Wada testing, intra/extra-operative functional language mapping and fMRI paradigms, will also be an integral part of the training experience.

In addition to working with individuals with epilepsy, externs will have the opportunity for supervised testing experiences with children and adults with cancer, chromosomal/congenital disorders, AD/HD, learning disorders, and other neurological sequeale. Interested bilingual students will also be given the opportunity to learn Spanish-language assessment measures and receive supervision by Spanish-speaking faculty, if desired.

Approximately 20-25% of the placement will focus on the treatment of individuals with neuromedical disorders. Participating in individual and group cognitive remediation treatment sessions will be a significant component of the training experience.

Multi-disciplinary surgical conference, Grand Rounds, brain cutting and journal club(s) occur weekly at Mount Sinai Medical Center; release time will be provided to facilitate extern attendance. Additionally, multiple research studies (i.e., WTC First Responders, breast cancer patients, urea cycle disorders, fMRI/electrocorticography, clinical trials and others) are being conducted that provide opportunities for extern involvement, if desired.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter detailing their coursework, specific clinical experiences in neuropsychology, and interest in working with the populations served by this site. A recent curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, and a neuropsychological test report is also requested. Please ensure that the report has been carefully de-identified. Please note that an application sent in a single PDF format is strongly preferred

Externships will be offered for both the summer (June 12, 2017 – August 25, 2017) and the 2017-2018 academic year (September 12, 2017 – May 24, 2018). No externship activities other than didactics will be held on Fridays. Mandatory orientation for all new students will be held the week of June 5th, 2017.

In accordance with published guidelines, applications will not be accepted before January 17, 2017 (9am). Documents received after 4pm on January 25, 2017 will not be considered.

All questions should be directed to Heidi Bender, Ph.D., ABPP-CN at Heidi.Bender@mssm.edu

E-copies of materials can be sent to the above email address or hard copies sent to:

H. Allison Bender, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, Director of Neuropsychological Services & Clinical Training, The Mount Sinai Epilepsy Center, 1468 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, NY NY 10029