NYU Child Study Center - Institute for Learning and Academic Achievement Neuropsychology Externship

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Last Update

January 3, 2018

Contact Information

Child Study Center at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone NYC Campus
One Park Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Child Study Center at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone LI Campus
1991 Marcus Avenue,Lake Success Ste104
North New Hyde Park, NY 11042

NYC Telephone: (646)754-5054

LI Telephone: (516)358-1808

Fax: (646)754-9538

Name of Director/Coordinator New York Campus: Daniela Montalto, Ph.D.

Name of Director/Coordinator Long Island Campus: David Marks, Ph.D.

Webpage: Institute for Learning and Academic Achievement Neuropsychology Externship

Externship Description

The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Health seeks experienced graduate students to complete a year-long externship in neuropsychology. There are neuropsychology extern positions at our Long Island campus, located in Lake Success on the Queens Nassau County border, and at our New York City campus, located at One Park Avenue. David Marks, Ph.D., is the primary coordinator at the Long Island campus and Daniela Montalto, Ph.D., is the main contact at the New York City campus.

General Information

New York Campus: 4 Externship Positions Available
Long Island Campus: 2 Externship Positions Available

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Testing:The position will primarily involve performing neuropsychological, psycho-diagnostic, developmental, and psycho-educational evaluations. Patient populations include children with various learning disabilities, ADHD with comorbid learning problems, and other neurodevelopmental and neurological conditions affecting cognitive development and learning. The extern will be required to administer, score, and write reports based on test results. Externs will also participate in intake and feedback sessions. Opportunities for classroom observations to supplement the clinical evaluation are also available.
  • Seminars/Didactics: Externs are required to attend the weekly NYU Child Study Center neuropsychological seminars and welcome to attend the case conferences that are held \weekly.
  • School Visits:Externs are expected to attend monthly school visits in which they are educated about specialized programs throughout the city.

Non-Clinical Responsibilities

  • Weekly ILAA Neuropsychology Training Seminar
  • Weekly individual and group supervision for testing cases
  • Weekly Case Conference (Fridays 9:00AM-11:00AM)
  • Weekly Grand Rounds (Fridays 11:00AM-12:15PM)
  • Participation in seminars and other educational opportunities


The extern will receive training in neurodevelopmental and cognitive-behavioral case conceptualization. With the guidance and support of a staff neuropsychologist, the extern will prepare a case presentation to present at a team meeting. Case presentations usually consist of a conceptualization, brief literature review, and overview of the evaluation data. This practice exercise aims to help prepare students for advanced training requirements of internships. Externs can also assist in presentations given to the NYU academic community, as well as to local community organizations and professional groups.

Psychotherapy (Optional)

Psychotherapy experience may be arranged on an individual basis if other supervisors have the availability, though this cannot be guaranteed. Any interest in doing psychotherapy should be discussed during the interview process so that the possibilities can be assessed. Patient populations primarily include children and adolescents with ADHD, ODD, and Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Staff orientation is generally cognitive-behavioral in therapeutic approach.

Research (Optional)

Opportunities may arise for externs to participate in clinical research projects that are being conducted by staff psychologists.

Time Requirement

  • 2 full days per/wk, 9:00am–5:00pm
  • The schedule is coordinated in accordance with your supervisor at each site.

Application Process and Contact Information

Those interested in applying for the The Institute for Learning and Academic Achievement Externship Position should submit the following via csc-psychtraining@nyumc.org and set the subject line of your email to read which externship so that your application is sorted properly.

1.) Letter of interest
2.) CV
3.) Writing sample (intake report preferred)
4.) Attestation letter from your graduate program stating your eligibility for externship
5.) 2-3 Letters of recommendation (from professors or clinical supervisors)

The applicant should also include a list of tests divided into three categories:

(1) Tests that can be administered proficiently,
(2) Tests that the applicant has some experience with, but requires more training in, and
(3) Tests that the applicant has no experience with but would like to learn about if possible.

Applicants with further questions should contact Daniela Montalto, Ph.D. at 646-754-5054

Important Notice

Applications will not be accepted before January 16th .
Please note if you are interested in applying to more than one externship within the Child Study Center you must submit an application to each externship separately. Please set the subject line of your email to read which externship so that your application is sorted properly. Applicants are limited to 2 application per services within the NYU Child Study Center during each application cycle.