NYU Lutheran, Department of Neurology, Pediatric Neuropsychology Externship

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Last Update

October 11, 2017

Contact Information

Name of Externship: NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn Pediatric Neuropsychology Externship

Name of Director/Coordinator: Gianna Locascio, Psy.D., ABPP-CN

Street Address:

NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn
150 55th Street
Department of Neurology
Third Floor Station 3-31
Brooklyn, NY 11220

Telephone: (718) 630-7316

Fax: (718) 630-6329

Email: Dr. Gianna Locascio

Webpage: http://nyulangone.org/doctors/1457537870/gianna-locascio

General Information

Start Date: July 1
End Date: June 30

Appropriate for:

  • Pediatric Neuropsychology
  • Clinical Neuropsychology

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

Trainees are required to commit at least 2 days per week (16 hours). Either Tuesday or Thursday is required for assessment and attendance at our Neuropsychology Division didactics, held at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center in Manhattan (transportation provided).

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

The NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn Pediatric Neuropsychology Externship is an advanced placement. Candidates best suited for this externship will have completed assessment and neuropsychology coursework, as well as 2 years of practicum with at least 1 year devoted to neuropsychological assessment in a hospital/medical facility. Applicants with strong clinical assessment experience from school psychology graduate programs are welcome.

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

Third year or above

Is there a stipend for externs?

No.

Application Process

Additional dates for applications?

No

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • One redacted neuropsychological assessment writing sample

How should it be submitted?

E-mail to Dr. Locascio.


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

Once applications are reviewed, selected students will be offered an interview.

Description of Externship

Pediatric neuropsychology training experience with emphasis on neurologic, medical, and neurodevelopment etiologies, with a wide range of ages (infants through young adults). In addition to one outpatient evaluation per week, externs have the opportunity to participate in brief, focused evaluations of children admitted for epilepsy video EEG monitoring. Because of significant variability of inpatient admissions, students with some degree of flexibility in their schedules will have the greatest opportunity for inpatient experiences.

NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn serves a highly diverse patient population drawn from the Brooklyn community and larger NYC area. Prior experience working with interpreters is not required, but desirable.

Populations commonly served:

  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient
  • Pediatrics
  • Epilepsy
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Ethnic minorities

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

Not specified

Training models offered:

  • Neuropsychological assessment

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

Not specified

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

  • Assessment only

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: Not specified


Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

  • Neuropsychological Interviewing
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Report writing


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):

Varies.

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

Approximately one per week, with additional brief inpatient reports as available.

Supervision:

Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1-2 per week
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: Varies
Estimated hours/week of didactics: Varies dependent upon extern availability. 1 hour/week is the minimum


Other Comments

The NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn Pediatric Neuropsychology Externship focuses on assessment; there is no intervention component.